This page has the Qua Raym Puzzle Solution.

The A Balanced Approach Trial is a Trial in the game The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild.

This page has the walkthrough/solution to the A Balanced Approach Puzzle.


Recommended Runes[edit]



  • Head across the room ot where the braziers are, going over to the left.
  • Turn around and look back toward the entrance.
  • On the lower end of this case, you will see a large wooden box.
  • Either light an arrow on fire using one of the Braziers or use a Fire Arrow to ignite the box.
  • This will lower the other end of the scale, underneath the spikes.
  • Open the chest there to claim the Small Key inside it.
  • Go back onto the landing with the braziers and use the Small Key to open the locked door there.
  • This will give Link access to 3 Large Metal Blocks which he will need to get the second chest and reach the Monk.
  • Equip Magnesis and grab 1 of the Metal Blocks.
  • Go over to the inverted scale on the right-hand side of the room, if you are facing the entry point.
  • Use 1 of the Metal Blocks to lower the inverted scale arm on the same side as the entrance.
  • Grab the Metal Block and slide it underneath the scale arm and set it down by the stairs.
  • This creates a platform that gives Link access to the lowered scale arm.
  • Climb onto the lowered arm using the Metal Block.
  • Use Magnesis to move the Metal Block onto the other arm of this scale.
  • This will "lower" the other arm, giving access to the high ledge above Link.
  • Go over to the chest and open it it to claim the Knight's Claymore inside it.
  • Either climb back onto the scale arm, removing the Metal Block on the far side.
  • Head back to the other scale, it is time to get to the Monk.
  • Place a Remote Bomb to on the lowered end, where you got the Small Key.
  • Grab 1 of the Metal Blocks and place it on the raised end of the scale.
  • This will raise the other side up into the spikes.
  • Detonate the Remote Bomb to clear out the weakened stone blocking the way to Monk.
  • Grab the Metal Block one more with Magnesis and push down on the raised end.
  • Set the Metal Block on this lowered platform.
  • Link needs to place 2 Metal Blocks onto the raised end of the scale, 1 before he stands on the lowered end and one after to lift him up.
  • The Metal Block on the same platform as Link will stop him from getting crushed by the spikes and give him access to the Monk.
  • Climb the stairs and interact with the Monk Qua Raym.

Strategy Guide/Tips[edit]

  • Careful use of the Magnesis Rune can make this a fairly simple Shrine to solve.
  • Having a few Fire Arrows can help to quickly destroy the first wooden box.

Video Walkthrough[edit]

A Balanced Approach Video Walkthrough

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