All Dungeons (No TD)

Note that this route is about 1m30s slower than the fastest route. The key differences are that this route does not skip Map Glitch with Universal Map Delay or do Rusl Text Displacement to get into Goron Mines.

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 reference run when learning, as this route document can only go into so much detail. The top runs on the leaderboard use the optimal route, but these older runs follow this route:


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 enter Forest Temple

Forest Temple Part 1

  • 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
  • Savewarp
  • Leave Forest Temple
  • Collect last 2 tears as human to finish Faron Vessel

Early Clawshot

Forest Temple Part 2

  • Clawshot to skip climbing vines in first room
  • Clawshot vines to right door in central room
  • Big Key (clawshot up the vines before deku baba attacks)
  • Cross outdoor area and bridge room
  • LJA to the boss door
  • Diababa
  • Heart Container
  • Exit Forest Temple

Getting to Eldin Vessel

  • Call Epona
  • Ride Epona to Eldin
  • Postman Skip
  • Enter Eldin Province
  • Kakariko Gorge warp portal
  • Warp N. Faron (forced warp to Faron)
  • Warp bridge to Kakariko Gorge
  • Avoid King Bulblin 1 trigger (dig under gate and hug the wall)
  • Enter Kakariko
  • Kakariko warp portal
  • Eldin Vessel

Eldin Twilight

Lanayru Twilight

  • 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
  • 2 lilypad bugs
  • Bug on cliff (RNG rupees in grass)
  • Listen to Iza for bug
  • Down the river
  • Castle Town warp portal
  • Dash cancel through Castle Town
  • Castle Town bug
  • Warp Lake Hylia
  • Bug behind Fyer's house
  • Howl at grass
  • 4 Kargarok bugs, bonk, and press B to say 'No' to Midna
  • Last small bug
  • Boss Bug
  • Vessel complete

Lakebed Temple

Midna's Desperate Hour

  • Transform wolf
  • Dash to Castle Town
  • Enter Telma's Bar through the door
  • Louise Glitch (saves about 1.7s)
  • Push box once and dash jump to window
  • Ropes in bar
  • Poe
  • Enter sewers
  • Burn first web as wolf with stick
  • Transform at 2nd web and use lantern
  • Dig into hole
  • Bulblin archer
  • Exit tower
  • Early Wind Cycle
  • Zelda cutscene

Peak Province

(NOTE: You will need to empty all your bombs before City in the Sky. However, you want to leave 2 bombs for Arbiter's Grounds and 1 bomb for getting the 200R in the bell at kakariko. It is recommended to leave a few spare for this rupee or save before attempting.)

Snowpeak Ruins

Desert Province

Arbiter's Grounds

  • Human entrance
  • Pull chain
  • Small Key
  • Torch room
  • Poe door cutscene
  • Enter left room
  • Poe 1 Skip
  • LJA to the door
  • 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
    • Open red rupee chest if needed
  • Main room
  • Pull chain, enter downstairs door
  • Small Key
  • Redead 1 (70R)
  • 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
  • Back to main room, enter big door
  • Big Key Early (get blue rupee in the skull if needed)
  • Backwards spinner room as human or transform wolf
  • Stalfos with bombs (13 WB)
    • Use Ball & Chain if you need to preserve bombs
  • Death Sword
  • Spinner
  • Savewarp
  • Enter Boss Room
  • Skip or fight Stallord
  • Can skip Heart Container
  • Exit Arbiter's Grounds

Getting to Goron Mines

  • Mirror Chamber warp portal
    • If you didn't skip Stallord, you have to zoom in all the way on the map then press Z to enable portals from now on
  • Warp Death Mountain
  • Early Elevator
  • Agree to Goron Bo
  • Exit and re-enter
  • Enter Goron Mines

Goron Mines

Getting to City in the Sky

(NOTE: When entering CitS, you should have an empty Bomb Bag.)

  • Midna jump To bell
  • BA the bell (empty bomb bag if not already empty)
  • Boomerang the silver rupee and sidehop down to enter sanctuary via back door (300R)
  • Early City in the Sky
  • Fix cannon
  • Enter City in the Sky

City in the Sky

Getting to Temple of Time

  • Mash B to jump attack and land on the bridge
  • Warp N. Faron
  • Bomb boost to Lost Woods
  • Skull Kid 2
  • Strike Master Sword pedestal
  • Sacred Grove warp portal
  • Enter Temple of Time

Temple of Time

Palace of Twilight

Hyrule Castle

Last updated 04/17/2024 – bewildebeest