All Dungeons

Runs should start with a blank file in slots 1, 2, and 3, as all files are used during the run.

It is helpful to watch a top run on the leaderboard for reference when learning, as this route document can only go into so much detail.


Faron Province

  • S. Faron warp portal
  • Faron Vessel
  • Kill first two bugs (leave tears)
  • Bug on Coro's house
  • Bugs inside Coro's house
  • Dig under gate, kill bugs, enter loading zone after sound effect (leave tears)
  • Tunnel
  • Bugs on right wall (leave tears)
  • Bugs in tree trunk
  • Ignore bugs that dig
  • EMS
  • Save over File 1 in Grove (before howling)
  • Skull Kid chase 1
  • Skull Kid fight 1
  • Master Sword puzzle (LD UUU RR DDD LU)
  • Warp S. Faron
  • Collect missed tears
  • Enter the purple mist area and grab two tears
  • Cross purple mist with lantern
  • Transform and kill bugs before they dig
  • While waiting for tears, dig behind sign and jump attack to collect a yellow rupee (10R)
  • N. Faron warp portal
  • Kill last two bugs
  • Turn senses off, transform, burn web, and collect tears

Getting to Eldin Vessel

  • Backflip to skip text (1-frame window)
  • Savewarp on File 2
  • BiTE on bridge
    • Load File 2 (S. Faron)
  • Fight King Bulblin
  • Enter and exit sanctuary to reload Kakariko
  • Kill shadow beasts as human and/or wolf
  • Transform wolf and get Eldin Vessel

Eldin Twilight

Eldin Twilight in 1 trip is optimal. For notes on Eldin Twilight in 2 trips, see Addenda at the end of this page.

  • Enter graveyard
    • Can call Midna to learn to climb tree for safety
  • Graveyard bug (transform and collect tear)
  • Well Clip
  • 3 basement bugs (transform and collect tears)
  • Early Cannon
  • Talk to Midna about cannon
    • Say 'Yes' to Midna
  • Warp Kakariko
  • Malo Mart bug
  • 2 hotel bugs and yellow rupee behind bookcase while waiting on tear (20R+)
  • Abandoned house bug (optional RNG rupees in boxes while waiting on tear)
  • Barnes' Shop bug
  • Bomb House Skip, collect 3 tears
  • Watchtower bug (blue rupee and RNG rupees in pots while waiting on tear)
  • DMT bug
  • Death Mountain warp portal
  • 2 Death Mountain bugs
  • Vessel complete
  • Warp N. Faron
  • Ending Blow
  • Enter Forest Temple

Forest Temple

  • Early Monkeys
    • Save on File 3
    • BiT behind load zone
    • Load File 2 (S. Faron)
    • Soft reset as soon as the cutscene starts playing (Start+X+B), then mash start as soon as the screen starts to fade out to skip the cutscene (timing isn't precise)
    • Load File 3 (Forest Temple)
  • Kill one or both walltulas with deku baba nuts or as wolf by luring them lower as human
    • Alternatively, try to climb past one or both walltulas
  • Light torches
  • Cross over monkey chain to Ook
  • Ook
  • Boomerang
    • [Lantern / Boomerang]
  • Savewarp
  • Boss Key
  • Cross outdoor area and bridge room
  • LJA to the boss door
  • Diababa
  • Heart Container
  • Exit Forest Temple

Getting to Clawshot

  • Call Epona
  • Ride to Hyrule Field
  • Lanayru Gate Clip as wolf
    • [Iron Boots / Boomerang]
  • Drop into Lake Hylia as human
  • Pillar Clip into Lakebed Temple
  • Savewarp on run-file
  • Load File 1 (Grove)
  • Howl at stone, skip both cutscenes then reset
  • Load File 3 (Lakebed; no previous saves will be reused from here on)
  • Pull lever and enter next room
  • Skip stalactites
  • Descend staircase and turn the bridge at the south side of floor 1
  • Ascend staircase to Ooccoo
  • Slide off awning to the lower floor
  • Head to Deku Toad through east door of floor 1
  • Early Deku Toad
  • 1-cycle with Master Sword
  • Clawshot
    • [Iron Boots / Ooccoo]
  • Savewarp on run-file
  • Ooccoo out of Lakebed

Lanayru Twilight

  • Kargarok Skip with Iron Boots
  • Faster Kargarok flight
  • Zora's Domain warp portal
  • Warp Death Mountain
  • Transform in the corner
  • Warp rock to Zora's Domain as human
  • Rutela skip
  • Lanayru Vessel
  • Bug outside Lanayru spring
  • Lake Hylia warp portal
  • Stepping stones for bug
  • Warp Zora's Domain
  • Wall bug and Rutela skip
  • Waterfall Sidehop or drop down right wall to bug
    • [Clawshot / Boomerang]
  • 2 lilypad bugs
  • Bug on cliff (RNG rupees in grass patches and boxes)
  • Swim to UZR
  • Listen to Iza for bug
  • Down the river
  • Dash to Castle Town (zoom out to reduce lag)
  • Castle Town warp portal
  • Dash cancel through Castle Town
  • Castle Town bug
  • Warp Lake Hylia
  • Bug behind Fyer's hut
  • Howl at grass
  • 4 Kargarok bugs, bonk, and press B to say 'No' to Midna
  • Last small bug
  • Boss Bug
  • Vessel complete

Peak Province

Snowpeak Ruins

See Addenda at the end of this page for an alternative Snowpeak Ruins route with only one Ladder Freezard Cancel that is around 1s slower.

Getting to Goron Mines

  • Warp N. Faron
    • Consider saving here for safety, as failing Text Displacement and hitting the Rusl cutscene trigger makes the remainder of the route impossible
  • Rusl Text Displacement (speak to Rusl twice)
  • Warp Death Mountain
  • Climb Death Mountain (no Early Elevator)
    • [Iron Boots / Boomerang]
  • Collect 30R from ledge (70R+)
  • Speak to Gor Coron twice
  • Roll to clip past gorons
  • Enter Goron Mines

Goron Mines

Lakebed Temple

  • Roll to Barnes' shop
    • [Ooccoo / Boomerang]
  • Buy Bomb Bag for 120R (0R)
  • Sell normal bombs for 45R (45R)
  • Exit shop
  • Ooccoo back to Lakebed
  • Open Water Bomb chest in entrance room (10 WB)
  • Enter main room
    • [Clawshot / Iron Boots]
  • Boss Key Skip (top of stairs north)
  • Morpheel without Zora Armor (8 WB)
    • [Clawshot / Lantern]
  • Heart Container
  • Exit Lakebed Temple

Midna's Desperate Hour

  • Transform wolf
  • Dash to Castle Town (zoom out to reduce lag)
  • Enter Telma's bar through the door and get kicked out
  • Louise Glitch (saves about 1.7s)
  • Push box once and dash jump to window
  • Ropes in bar or rope skip
  • Poe
  • Enter sewers
  • Burn first web as wolf with the left stick
  • Transform at second web and use Lantern
  • Dig into hole
  • Bulblin Archer
  • Exit tower
  • Early Wind Cycle
  • Zelda cutscene

Desert Province

Arbiter's Grounds

  • Human entrance
  • Pull chain
  • Small Key
    • [Lantern / Boomerang]
  • Torch room
  • Poe door cutscene
  • Enter left room
  • Poe 1 Skip (7 WB)
    • Do not throw bomb if it will put bomb count below 5
  • LJA to the door
    • [Lantern / Ball & Chain]
  • Stalfos with Ball & Chain
  • Light front and left torches
  • Poe 4
  • Poe Scent
  • Leave room
  • Jump to the other side using chandelier
  • Push the large metal box 4 times and open red rupee chest (65R)
    • Only open red rupee chest if 3 red rupees will be needed to reach 300R
  • Main room
  • Pull chain, enter downstairs door
  • Small Key
  • Redead 1 (85R)
    • [Clawshot / Water Bombs]
  • Poe 2
  • Return to main room
  • Enter left room
  • Climb the destroyed stairs past the large metal box
  • Cross upper floor of main room on chandelier
    • Drown in the sand if you accidentally fall down to respawn by the upper door
  • Enter ghost rat room backwards (don't get the key)
  • Poe 3 room backwards
    • Pick up red rupee from redead if needed (105R)
  • Back to main room, enter big door
  • Boss Key Early (get blue rupee in the skull if needed)
  • Backwards spinner room as human or transform wolf
  • Get bomb chest on lowest level (15 WB)
  • Stalfos with bombs (13 WB)
    • Use Ball & Chain if starting with fewer than 15 WB
  • Death Sword
  • Spinner
    • [Clawshot / Spinner]
  • Savewarp
  • Enter boss room
  • Skip or fight Stallord (12 WB)
  • Can skip Heart Container
  • Exit Arbiter's Grounds

Getting to Temple of Time

  • Mirror Chamber warp portal
    • Only raise mirror if no Stallord Skip
  • Warp N. Faron
    • [Boomerang / Bombs]
  • Bomb Boost to Lost Woods (11 WB)
    • [Bow / Lantern]
  • Skull Kid 2
    • Light torches for bomb chest if needed
  • Strike Master Sword pedestal
  • Sacred Grove warp portal
  • Enter Temple of Time

Temple of Time

  • Pot on pressure plate
  • Small Key
    • [Clawshot / Boomerang]
  • Skip Ooccoo
  • Gate Skip 1
  • Gate Skip 2
    • [Spinner / Bomb Arrows]
  • Up stairs using spinner
    • [Clawshot / Bomb Arrows]
  • Skip using block
  • BA Armos (9 WB)
  • Small Key
  • Cross circle room and use Small Key
  • Slash crystal switch
  • Skip shooting crystal again
  • Arrow crystal switch 3 times while crossing room
    • Can spin attack surrounding enemies in the third area
  • Boss Key Early
    • [Spinner / Bomb Arrows]
    • [Clawshot / Bomb Arrows]
  • Boss Key (8 WB)
  • Jump down left and enter door
    • [Boomerang / Bomb Arrows]
  • Small Key
  • LJA past barrier
  • BA both Armos (6 WB)
    • [Ball & Chain / Bomb Arrows]
  • Darknut miniboss
  • Dominion Rod
  • Savewarp
    • [Dominion Rod / Bomb Arrows]
  • Door of Time Skip
  • Enter room before boss
  • Armogohma
  • Skip Heart Container
  • Exit Temple of Time

Getting to City in the Sky

  • Exit to Sacred Grove
    • [Boomerang / Bomb Arrows]
  • Warp Kakariko Village
  • Silver rupee in bell (5 WB, 300R)
    • Can jump up tree with Midna if learned during Eldin Twilight
  • Enter sanctuary via back door
  • Talk to Shad, skip cutscene, warp cannon
    • Say 'Yes' to Midna
  • Fix cannon
    • If you somehow are short on rupees, Fyer has 60
    • [Boomerang / Clawshot]
  • Enter City in the Sky

City in the Sky

Palace of Twilight

Hyrule Castle


2-Trip Eldin

Completing Eldin Twilight in 1 trip means getting the boomerang after Eldin Twilight, which makes the more beginner-friendly Bomb House Skip as human impossible. An alternative route completes Eldin Twilight in 2 trips, which allows for human Bomb House Skip and is slower only by a small amount of cursor movement on warps:

  • In Eldin Twilight, after saying 'Yes' to Midna at the cannon in the sanctuary basement, warp N. Faron
  • Ending Blow through Zora's Domain warp portal as described in the route above
  • After Zora's Domain warp portal, warp Kakariko and finish Eldin Twilight (from Malo Mart bug onward)
  • After Eldin Vessel complete, warp Death Mountain and routes merge (⮤ return to route)

Alternative Snowpeak Ruins route

After clawshotting up from the early HP chest:

Last updated 04/17/2024 – bewildebeest