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​​Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom sage’s wills explained

​​Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s sage's wills are a collectable with an unclear use at first, but we’ve got all the details so you know exactly what to do.

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​​Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s sage’s wills are mysterious. Supposedly remnants of a former sage’s resolve, it’s unclear how to find a bunch and what to do with them, at least at first. So, we’re gathering all the details together to try and make it a little clearer.

So, head below to learn about TotK’s sage’s wills, and once you’re done there, we’ve got more where that came from. There’s our Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom review for a full deep dive. Or, check out our ​​Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom armor, ​​Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom bubbul gems, and ​​Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom korok guides for even more on the endless in-game collectables.

Anyway, let’s give some sage advice on ​​Zelda: TotK’s sage’s wills.

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What are Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s sage’s wills?

Sage’s wills are a collectable item in-game. The description says that they’re “remnants of a former sage’s resolve.” Apparently, if you gather enough and offer four of them to a goddess statue, you can “deepen your connection with the sages.”

Now, this “deeper connection” isn’t some sort of in-game dating sim – it has a mechanical effect. Given that after each of the main dungeons – where you explore and battle with one of the sages – you receive a vow (the special power the character gives you), the two are naturally connected.

What are Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s sage’s wills used for?

Offering four sage’s wills to a goddess statue will improve one of the abilities which you gain after completing a dungeon. For example, after the wind temple, you get Tulin’s vow, which gives you his archery skills in the form of a ghostly companion as well as a special gust of wind ability to help you fly farther. Giving four sage’s wills to a godess statue increase Tulin’s fighting prowess.

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How do I find more sage’s wills in Tears of the Kingdom?

Sage’s wills appear to be invariably present on sky islands. The best way to find more is to explore these, though you have to be sure to look everywhere. For example, a rotating sphere in the sky with a whole in it may appear to only have a shrine within, but if you get below the platform the shrine is sat on, you’ll likely find a sage’s will (this has happened twice to us, at least!). Just keep your eyes open for well-hidden chests.

Anyway, ​​Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom’s sage’s wills are still a little unclear now, so be sure to check back when we know more. For something else, check out our Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom shrines, Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Lookout Landing, and Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Misko’s treasure guides.