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"This precious scale fell from the blue spirit Naydra. It contains a bitter cold within. You can use it in cooking, but just eating it seems like a waste."
— In-game description

Naydra's Scale is an item from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

It is first obtained during the shrine quest "The Spring of Wisdom" by freeing Naydra from Calamity Ganon's Malice after an airborne battle at the Spring of Wisdom on Mount Lanayru.. After freeing Naydra, Link is directed by Hylia via the Spring of Wisdom's Goddess Statue to drop the scale into the spring, causing the Jitan Sa'mi Shrine to be revealed completing the quest.

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After the quest, Naydra is freed to fly around Mount Lanayru, through the Lanayru Promenade, and Lanayru Sea allowing Link to obtain more scales by shooting Naydra's main body while it is flying around in these locations. However Naydra will drop different materials if Link shoots its mouth, horn, or claws. Link must be careful as Naydra's naturally body produces balls of ice that can freeze Link, though he can mitigate this danger by wearing the "Snowquill" armor set upgraded to Level 2 (or higher) which grants Link the "Unfreezeable" set bonus or Zant's Helmet which grants "Unfreezeable" as a standard bonus.

"I've been researching Naydra's scale, some sort of miraculous medicine that works against all kinds of aliments. From what I've read, it can be found at the Spring of Wisdom on Mount Lanayru. The legends also spoke of a spirit there, a spirit called Naydra that takes the form of a dragon."
Spoone

According to the research of the Hylian traveler Spoone, Naydra's Scales have powerful medicinal properties as he notes they are considered a miracle medicine that that work against all kinds of aliments and also claims it is a panacea that can cure any sickness or so he hears.

Like other Dragon Parts, Naydra's Scale has a variety of uses outside of the Shrine quest. It can used as a material to upgrade certain Armor via Great Fairy, sold to shops and merchants for 150 Rupees or to Kilton at the Fang and Bone for 60 Mon. Link can also use it in Cooking as an additional ingredient to increase chances of critical success boosting the effects of certain food dishes. One Naydra's Scale can be obtained from a Treasure Chest at Hyrule Castle under a stone slab located in the ruins of an outdoor area full of dead trees that can be lifted with Octo Balloons.

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