Combat Shrines and other objectives reward you with slot upgrades. This Ori And The Will Of The Wisps Shard Slot Upgrade Location Guide will tell you how the slot upgrades work, the function they serve in the game, and where you can find them on the various maps in Ori.
Spirit Shrines award you with extra slots for Spirit Shards. Spirit Shards are scattered throughout Ori and the Will of the Wisps (Our Spirit Shard Guide has locations for all of them) and they vary in potency. Some, such as the Secret Shard, are incredible, others are a bit lacking. Either way, you will always have enough useful Spirit Shards to completely fill your Spirit Shard slots. It’s a great idea to expand on these as soon as possible as more Spirit Shards equipped, equals more power.
Ori And The Will Of The Wisps Shard Slot Upgrade Location Guide
After you meet Opher for the first time, the NPC that upgrades your abilities, he gives you a rumor of a nearby Shrine. Head East to the Combat Shrine and complete the combat challenge there. You will receive your first Shard Slot Upgrade for completing the challenge successfully.
When you visit the Wellspring Glades you’re given a mission to reach The Wellspring. On the way there, you can find this combat shrine. However, you will need to enter Wellspring Glades first so you can unlock grapple. Complete the Combat Shrine for the upgrade.
The next one I found was in Mouldwood Depths. This is a tough area, pick up the Flash Ability before you do any serious exploring. As before, complete the Combat Shrine challenge to unlock another Shard Slot Upgrade.
This Shrine can be found in the Silent Woods. It’s another combat shrine. Take out the enemies to get the additional Shard Slot.
That’s the location of every Spirit Shrine in Ori and the Will of the Wisps.