Tears of the Kingdom: How To Get & Use Star Fragments

Star Fragments can be found while exploring Hyrule's surface, and they have a plethora of uses in Tears of the Kingdom.

Tears of the Kingdom’s Star Fragments are one of the best items that you can collect. The spawn of this item depends on RNG, and they don’t stick around for long, which is why you’ll need to be extremely quick in collecting one after you spot it during exploration.

Key Takeaways
  • Star Fragments randomly fall from the sky and can be spotted both in the sky or on the ground.
  • When they hit the ground, they release a huge beacon of light that can be spotted from afar.
  • If players spot a Star Fragment while using the Paraglider, then they should dive toward it instantly.
  • A Star Fragment disappears after a certain amount of time, so be quick in collecting it.
  • Star Fragments can be fused to both weapons and shields.
    1. Melee Weapons will start throwing ranged orbs of light once fused with a Star Fragment.
    2. Shields will act like lamps after getting fused with the Star Fragment, and that will help you explore The Depths.
  • Some armor pieces and jewelry items also require you to use Star Fragments at Great Fairies in order to upgrade them.
  • Star Fragments can also be sold at various merchants for 200 Rupees.
Important: Go collect the Star Fragment as soon as you spot one because it will disappear after some time once it lands on the ground.

How To Get Star Fragments

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Spotting A Star Fragment (Image Captured by Us)

Star Fragments will randomly spawn in the sky, and you should be able to spot them when they do; otherwise, they will also make a huge beacon of light when they hit the ground.

  • As soon as you spot a Star Fragment, start running towards it because it will disappear after some time when they land on the ground.
  • If you spot them while gliding, instantly dive toward them if you want to collect these.
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 Picking Up The Star Fragment After It Lands (Image Captured by eXputer)

After it lands, you can pick up the Star Fragment like any other item. But be quick, or it’ll disappear after some time in Tears of the Kingdom, as we’ve mentioned before.

Uses Of Star Fragments

There are a plethora of uses for the Star Fragments that range from fusing these to your weapons to using them for upgrades.

  • Fusing With Weapons
  • Fusing With Shields
  • Upgrading Armor Sets
  • Trading With Merchants

Fusing With Weapons

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Star Fragment Fused To A Melee Weapon (Screenshot Captured by eXputer)

Star Fragments can be fused to melee weapons, and the weapons will start shooting orbs of light when they are fused with this item additionally. This will allow the weapon to be used at range, and it also adds a glow effect which will help you traverse dark areas as well.

Fusing With Shields

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Star Fragment Fused To A Shield (Image Credit Copyright: eXputer)

Shields can become your personal lamps for exploration if you fuse a Star Fragment with them. That is especially useful for exploring The Depths in Tears of the Kingdom as well. 

Upgrading Armor Sets

Some armor pieces and jewelry items can only be upgraded at the Great Fairies only if you have the Star Fragments, which makes them a precious resource additionally. Obtaining the fragments is hard and mostly depends on luck, so you should save these for armor upgrades instead of fusing them with weapons.

Trading With Merchants

You can also sell these Star Fragments at different merchants found at Stables or General Stores if you’re running low on money. You’ll get 200 Rupees for selling them, which is not a lot, so you should just save these for other uses like armor upgrades.


Zelda Tears of the Kingdom is one of the creative games that you can play, and it is a definite contender for GOTY 2023 as well. Hyrule makes a return, and you can explore all of its major regions with your favorite horse. Sky Islands and The Depths play a huge role here as well. The new abilities allow you to creatively solve some of the shrine puzzles additionally.

This concludes my guide on Tears of the Kingdom’s Star Fragments. I have not only entailed the method of obtaining these but have also mentioned all of the uses for the item in complete detail. I hope that guide was helpful in learning everything that you need to know about the Star Fragments. Let me know what you think about Zelda Tears of the Kingdom in the comments below!


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