Any% RTA (Eldin EB Route)

This is the optimal route for any version of the game. It has a required use of the extending blow trick in Eldin, which has an RNG factor.

The purpose of this page is to remind runners where to go and what to do for the run. It does not go into specific detail on things such as movement or trick inputs.

Runs should start with blank Hero Mode files in slots 1 and 2, and a New Adventure file in slot 3.


Skyloft

  • Talk to Fledge (5x80 for Log in Sealed Grounds)
  • Rescue Remlit (2x10 for Skyview Crystal and 2x40 for targetting the Gate of Time(GoT))
  • Save at Upper Academy(UA) Statue
  • Use RBM to activate the Faron Light Pillar on File 1
    • BiT via Killing Post
    • Void-Out to UA
    • BiTSave File 1
    • Enter the Goddess Statue
    • Get the Goddess Sword, DON'T RESELECT FILES AFTER GRABBING THE SWORD
    • Strike the Pedestal and Place the Emerald Tablet
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1 about one second after the second camera change, as the light pillar forms
  • Enter the Goddess Statue
  • Grab the Goddess Sword and Raise the Pedestal
  • Zelda Cutscene at Goddess Statue
  • Groose Cutscene at Plaza
  • Enter and Leave Wryna's House (0x04 for Vine to Deep Woods)
  • Run through Waterfall Cave (take 4 hearts of damage from chus)
  • Watch Zelda Cutscene after the Cave
  • S&Q at the Waterfall Cave Statue, Copy File 1 to File 3, Start File 1
  • Rescue your Loftwing
  • Save at Prompt and Skip the Wing Ceremony Cutscene
  • Use BiT to Reverse BiTWarp File 2 into the Sky
    • Jump off west cliff to die and activate BiT
    • Select File 2 and go back to the Splash Screen
    • Save while opening the Splash Screen to File Dupe File 3 over File 2
    • FROM NOW ON, DO NOT RETURN TO THE SPLASH SCREEN OR SELECT FILE 2 TWICE
    • BiTSave File 1
    • Reverse BiTWarp with File 2 into the Sky
  • Fly towards Faron Pillar, watch Pillar Fi Text (unlocks Loftwing Dismount)
  • Deathwarp with Guay
  • Rescue the Loftwing again
  • Do 12 flaps, dive to the Zipper near the Faron Pillar to take 4 damage, Enter Faron

Faron Woods 1 & Skyview Temple

  • Save at the Sealed Grounds Spiral Statue
  • Use BiT to Reverse BiTWarp File 3 into Skyview Temple
    • Activate BiT with Fall Damage
    • Copy File 3 to File 1
    • Bonk tree with File 1 to open the UA Gates
    • Check the UA Statue with File 1, BiTSave File 2, but do NOT START
    • Select File 1 to Open the Gate again, jump and call the loftwing behind the Bazaar
    • Enter the Sky near the Village Windmill with File 2
    • Dive to the Faron Pillar with File 1, Enter the Pillar with File 1, Select File 2 during the Fadeout
    • BiTSave File 1 at the Sealed Grounds Spiral Statue, Delete File 3
    • Enter Behind the Temple
    • Perform the Log Jump, enter Faron Woods with File 1
    • Do not select File 1, BiTSave File 3 at In the Woods, Select File 1 during the save to bring the log down
    • Select File 2 before climbing the log, watch away from the Lake Floria Doors, Select File 1 and die to the Octorok
    • Enter Deep Woods with File 2
    • Select File 2 then skip the cutscene by holding 2, Re-select File 2 during the crystal cutscene, Copy File 2 to File 3 when the door starts opening
    • Select File 3 (make sure the Skyview Entering Cutscene has started), Start File 3 and then hold 2 to skip the cutscene to Reverse BiTWarp into Skyview Temple
      • If the Skyview Entering Cutscene didn't start then you copied too early
      • If the Staldra Room doesn't have a door, then you skipped the cutscene too quickly
  • Enter Staldra Room, Defeat Staldra
  • Get the Boss Key (skyward strike vines)
  • Defeat Ghirahim (the Heart Container is useless)
  • Save at Prompt, Manually Reset

Setup before Eldin Volcano

  • Use BiT to Reverse BiTWarp File 3 into the Goddess Statue
    • Load File 1 and Activate BiT via Fall Damage
    • Bonk tree with File 1 to open UA Gates
    • Reverse BiTWarp File 3 into the Goddess Statue by starting File 3 then running into the loading zone
  • Place the Ruby Tablet, Get the Tunic
  • Save at the Prompt, Manually Reset
  • Start File 2 and S&Q (This fixes File 2's scene flag index)
  • Use RBM to perform Song of the Hero Skip on File 1
    • Load File 1 and Save (This fixes File 1's scene flag index)
    • Activate BiT via fall damage
    • Bonk tree with File 3 to open UA Gates
    • Check the UA Bird Statue with File 1 Selected, then quickly change to and BiTSave File 2 but DO NOT START
    • Press B to menu back to the splash screen
    • Jump off platform north of bazaar with File 3, perform the dive trick, Select File 2 during the fadeout to the Sky (otherwise you will crash)
    • Dive to the Faron Pillar, Enter Pillar with File 1 selected, Select File 2 during the Fadeout
    • DON'T SELECT FILE 1, Perform the Log Trick with File 3, Enter Behind the Temple with File 2
    • BiTSave File 3 at the Behind the Temple Statue (positionning important), then check the statue again, quickly change to File 1 and BiTSave File 1 with the S&Q option.
    • Perform the Log Jump, Enter Faron Woods with File 3 selected
    • Perform the RBM by holding 2 to skip the cutscene, turning around, pressing A, Starting File 1 and turning around again to start the Floria Door CS
  • Save again (Behind the Temple), go to the Spiral and activate BiT via Fall Damage

Eldin Volcano

  • Use BiT to Reverse BiTWarp File 3 into Eldin
    • BiTSave File 2 at Bazaar, but DO NOT START
    • Run to platform behind the Bazaar and call the loftwing with File 3 selected, Switch to File 2 during Sky Fadeout (otherwise you will crash)
    • In the Sky, fly towards the zipper to Eldin, dive and then remount the loftwing with File 3 into the zipper (to load the Eldin Pillar and have a speed boost)
    • Fly loftwing to the invisible Eldin Pillar
    • Start File 3 to Reverse BiTWarp into Eldin
  • Jumpslash and take 2 hearts of damage
  • Run Out of Bounds to the Temple Entrance, take 2 extra hearts of damage when jumping down from the Cliff to Temple Entrance.
  • Save at Temple Entrance statue
  • Use RBM to open the Earth Temple early
    • Die via lava to activate BiT
    • Enter Item seller's house (next to the graveyard)
    • Sleep to night
    • Exit house with File 1/2 selected
    • Cross bridge, run to graveyard and slash back left grave
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 3, then pushing the grave back to start shed CS
  • Skip the cutscene to enter Earth Temple

Earth Temple

  • Camera manipulation for early platform cycle
  • Lower drawbridge with CS skips and with Keese Trick
  • Avoid Lizalfos and Skyward Strike bomb to loose boulder
  • Save at the statue on the island in the center
  • Use RBM to raise the platforms and skip the boulder section on File 3
    • Activate BiT via lava
    • STAY ON THE SPLASH SCREEN AT ALL TIMES WHILE YOU ARE OUTSIDE
    • Void-Out near Lower Academy Doors (LA) to respawn on the other side
    • Enter the Knight Academy on the splash screen (use the wiimotion+ tutorial prompt)
    • Perform the RBM by talking to Pipit (guy with yellow tunic) and starting File 3 as you close his 7th textbox
  • Die into the bridge cutscene in the lava to raise the peg platforms
  • Stuttersprint up slopes
  • Dragon Sculpture
  • Bomb Flower Scaldera
    • Stay on 6 hearts
    • Skip Heart Container
  • Amber Tablet
  • Cancel at prompt, use the chair if you took unnecessary damage (you need at least 5 hearts)
  • Perform the Extending Blow, watch the Mogma Cutscene (9x04 for Batreaux Door) and deathwarp
  • Damage down to 2 hearts with bomb flowers, Save at Temple Entrance
  • Use RBM to activate the Lanayru Pillar on File 1
    • Activate BiT via Lava
    • Bonk tree with File 2 to open the UA Gates
    • Collect the Rupee by jumping into it with File 3 to load the Amber Tablet
    • Enter the Goddess Statue with File 1/2, Place the Amber Tablet
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1 about one second after the second camera change, as the light pillar forms
  • Fly to Lanayru

Lanayru Desert

  • Save at Mine Entry statue
  • Use RBM to activate the Temple of Time statue
    • Activate BiT via Bomb Flowers
    • Check the Bazaar Statue with File 3 selected to open the shed via BiTMagic
    • Enter Batreaux's house with File 3 selected
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1 and clearing Batreaux's last text simultaneously
    • The last textbox is sixth after the dialogue option
  • Talk to the dead robot near the statue - this commits the RBM'd flag
  • S&Q at the Mine Entry Statue
  • Start File 3 and Enter Earth Temple
  • Save at the Earth Temple Entrance Statue (0x40 for Behind the Temple Statue Cutscene)
  • Early Gorge BiTWarp
  • Run OoB to the Lanayru Caves
  • Enter the Lanayru Gorge

Lanayru Gorge

  • Save at the Lanayru Gorge Statue
  • Use RBM to blow up the Escort Rock on File 1
    • Activate BiT with Bomb on Cactus
    • BiTSave File 2 at Bazaar, but DO NOT START
    • Press B to menu back to the splash screen
    • Jump off plaza platform and select File 2 during the fadeout to the Sky (otherwise you will crash)
    • Dive to the Faron Pillar, Enter Pillar with File 1 selected, Select File 2 during the Fadeout
    • Select File 2 to bring the Log down, Enter Behind the Temple with File 3
    • Select File 3, Go near Behind the Temple Statue, Select and Start File 1 after cutscene begins to perform the RBM
  • Commit with Skyward Strike on the Bomb on Cactus
  • Save again
  • Use RBM to Skip the Minecart Escort on File 1
    • Activate BiT via Bomb on Cactus
    • BiTSave File 2 at Bazaar, but DO NOT START
    • Press B to menu back to the splash screen
    • Jump off plaza platform and select File 2 during the fadeout to the Sky (otherwise you will crash)
    • Dive to the Faron Pillar, Enter Pillar with File 1 selected, Select File 3 during the Fadeout
    • Dodge the Deku Babas, Log Trick with File 3, Enter Behind the Temple with File 1/2
    • Open the Splash Screen to get the log pushed, Enter Faron Woods with File 2
    • Defeat the bokoblins with File 1 selected to save Machi
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1 and clearing Machi's first textbox simultaneously (this temporary flag will go away if you leave the Lanayru Gorge or save after a death)
  • Commit the flag by bonking Pillar near Thunder Dragon
  • Save at the statue and activate BiT via bomb on cactus
    • Copy File 1 to File 3
    • Bonk tree with File 2 to open UA Gates
    • BiTWarp File 1 via UA
  • Run around the northeastern out of bounds map section
  • Precise OoB Jump
  • Drop down into the escort ending damageless and drown near the door (use brakesliding to get there)
  • Wait for minecart to reach it's final resting point and then S&Q
  • Start File 3
  • Return to Sky and land at Temple of Time statue
  • Enter and exit back door of Lanayru Mining Facility for the Goddess Harp
  • Cancel at Prompt, Fi Text skip
  • Save at the Temple of Time Statue
  • Use RBM to Heal the Thunder Dragon on File 1
    • Activate BiT via the Octorok
    • BiTSave File 2 at Bazaar, but DO NOT START
    • Jump off at plaza platform, Enter the Sky near the Village Windmill with File 2 (otherwise you will crash)
    • Dive to the Faron Pillar, Enter Pillar with File 3 selected, Keep File 3 during the Fadeout
    • Wait for the Groose Cutscene to start and then select File 3
    • Enter the Sealed Temple WITHOUT SELECTING ANOTHER FILE
    • Upon entering, DO NOT PRESS A UNTIL THE CUTSCENE STARTS
    • Select File 1 and then progress through the cutscene
    • Perform the RBM by starting File 1 and then performing the final strum of the Harp tutorial
      • The last strum is the second one which has a higher pitch than the previous ones. So listen for the first higher pitched strum then start the file and perform the second one.
  • Go through Fi text (if there is no Fi text, the RBM failed)
  • Activate the minecart timeshift stone
  • Talk to the Thunder Dragon and Start the Imprisoned 1 fight (Right option on all dual options, Up on three way options; Up right and then down left on four way options)
    • Die via feet
  • Talk to the Thunder Dragon and Start the Imprisoned 2 fight (Right option on all dual options, Up on three way options; Down right and then down left on four way options)
    • Die via feet
  • Fly to Skyloft (near Bazaar)

Faron Woods 2

  • S&Q at Bazaar Statue
  • Use RBM to open the Gate of Time (GoT)
    • Load File 3 and activate BiT via the Octorok
    • BiTSave File 2 at Bazaar, but DO NOT START
    • Jump off at plaza platform, Enter the Sky near the Village Windmill with File 2 (otherwise you will crash)
    • Dive to the Faron Pillar, Enter Pillar with File 3 selected, Keep File 3 during the Fadeout
    • Wait for the Groose Cutscene to start and then select File 2/3
    • Enter the Sealed Temple WITHOUT SELECTING ANOTHER FILE
    • Upon entering, IMMEDIATELY PRESS A TO GET OFF THE SPLASH SCREEN
    • BitSave File 1 at the Sealed Temple statue
    • Run into the Ballad of the Goddess Circle with File 1
    • Skip the Gate of Time raising cutscene
    • Select File 1 asap and charge a skyward strike
    • Perform the RBM by Starting File 1 and then releasing a skyward strike onto the targetted Gate of Time (If the gate of time is open when you load in, then the RBM was successful)

Endgame


Last updated 09/08/2021 – azer67