Back in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, there were three magically mysterious dragons that could be seen flying over the lands of Hyrule. Naydra the ice dragon, Farosh the lightning dragon, and Dinraal the fire dragon. Each one of them would arrive through a portal, fly along a small route, and then disappear. In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, the dragons are in Hyrule all the time as they move between the surface and the Depths. Not only that, but there’s now a fourth dragon known only as the Light Dragon. This one’s a bit tricker to find than the others, but doing so is well worth your time.
Unlike Naydra, Farosh, and Dinraal, the Light Dragon won’t ever venture into the Depths. Instead, the Light Dragon chooses to coast far above Hyrule in the midst of the Sky Islands. This is hinted at when the Light Dragon makes its first appearance in a cutscene as you leave the tutorial area of the Great Sky Island. Also unlike the other flying lizards, the Light Dragon’s flight path is much longer as it circles around on the exterior of all Hyrule. That makes it tricky to spot, but there’s a quest that makes hunting the majestic beast a breeze. Be aware that there are some slight spoilers from here on out.
The quest in question is called “Recovering the Hero’s Sword,” and it’s given to you by the Great Deku Tree after you help him in Korok Forest. Choosing to track this quest within your Adventure Log will cause the position of the Light Dragon to always be highlighted on your map. Now with a constant GPS tracker of the LIght Dragon’s location, finding it couldn’t be easier. Keep in mind that completing this quest will make tracking the dragon via glowing objective marker impossible.
Why would one want to track down the Light Dragon to begin with? For scales, talons, horns, fangs, and spikes, of course! Each dragon has these four resources that can be collected for upgrading specific armor sets or for creating powerful weapon fusions.
The Light Dragon’s resources will be of particular interest to anyone that wants to upgrade the Champion’s Leathers outfit. To acquire scales, one must shoot any scaly part of the Light Dragon’s body with an arrow. Talons come from shooting any part of the dragon’s feet, horns come from shooting the horns, fangs from shooting the mouth, and spikes actually come from landing on the dragon’s back and picking up any spikes that are clumped at the base of the dragon’s spikes. Resources that have to be shot off the dragon can only be collected one at a time. In fact, shooting the dragon a second time won’t yield any results for roughly ten minutes.
Other than upgrading the Champion’s Leathers, the Light Dragon’s materials have the unique ability to heal you when fused to a weapon. They may not be as strong as pieces from the other dragons, but keeping you in the fight is pretty useful!