Tears of the Kingdom – How to Get Falling Stars & All Star Fragment Uses

Falling Stars are a rare item to find in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and this guide shows you how to get them.

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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom contains dozens of items you need to find while you begin your adventure, with Falling Stars being one of the rare items you can discover. These objects will fall through the sky, and you can add them to your inventory.

Catching a falling star is exceptionally tricky, and it might take a bit of practice to do this while you’re exploring Hyrule Kingdom. Here’s what you need to know about how to get falling stars in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

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How You Catch Falling Stars in Tears of the Kingdom

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A single Falling Stars, known in-game as Star Fragments, will appear during each night cycle of Tears of the Kingdom. You can choose to wait for this time of day to happen naturally while playing the game, or you can visit a campfire and choose to wait there until nighttime, advancing time forward.

When night arrives, you’ll need to look up into the sky and see if you can find any Falling Stars that appear above you. You’ll typically see them as bright objects above you. Alternatively, players can force a Star Fragment to spawn by diving from a Sky Island or Skyview Tower.

When you want to try catching them, we recommend fast traveling to the nearest Skyview Tower in your area and using it. These locations will shoot you into the air to begin a skydive.

While in these locations, press R to dive toward the fragment and deploy your glider if you pass by it. Star Fragments are physical objects in the air, and if you’re close to them, you should be able to grab them as if they were a traditional item, such as any resource or flower you find on the ground while playing Tears of the Kingdom.

This process might take you a few tries to complete. Falling Stars are relatively rare in the game, so it’s a waiting game to ensure you can bide your time long enough and then catch one. Again, we recommend going out of your way to find a nearby Skyview Tower to launch you into the air, giving you the best opportunity to catch one.

All Star Fragment Uses in TotK

So you want to harness the power of the stars but aren’t sure how you can use your Star Fragments? Here is every use for Star Fragments in TotK.

Light Magic

Like Rubies, Sapphires, and Topaz, Star Fragments can be fused to weapons and wands to emit balls of light magic. This is especially effective against Gloom monsters found in the Depths.

Armor Upgrades

The primary use for Star Fragments is upgrading armor. Similar to BotW, there are a few special armor sets that require Star Fragments to upgrade. Each set is listed below, along with the number of Star Fragments required for max upgrades.

  • Hero Set – 12 Star Fragments
  • Hero of Time – 12 Star Fragments
  • Hero of Awakening – 12 Star Fragments
  • Hero of Winds – 12 Star Fragments
  • Hero of the Sky – 12 Star Fragments
  • Hero of Twilight – 12 Star Fragments
  • Hero of the Wild – 9 Star Fragments
  • Sheik’s Mask – 10 Star Fragments
  • Ruby Circlet – 3 Star Fragments
  • Sapphire Circlet – 3 Star Fragments
  • Diamond Circlet – 3 Star Fragments
  • Topaz Earrings – 3 Star Fragments

And that’s it! Check out our other The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom guides below to help with crafting, exploring, and tackling challenges across Hyrule.

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