Any% (Gorge)

This is the optimal Any% route. If you aren't consistent at Gorge Skip, then you might want to consider a BiTE route.

Furthermore, if you are inconsistent at Morpheel/Zant without Zora Armor, then you might want to consider a Zora Armor route.


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

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


Ordon


Faron Province

  • Skip Faron Vessel
  • EMS
  • Skull Kid chase
  • Skull Kid fight
  • Master Sword puzzle (LD UUU RR DDD LU)
  • Warp S. Faron
  • Purple mist
  • Enter Forest Temple
  • Early Monkeys (This will also activate Early Boss Fights for later on)
    • Save on File 3
    • BiT behind load zone
    • BiTE
      • Perform BiTE and load File 2 (outside Bo's House)
    • 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 (E Rang, Boots)
    • [Rang/Boots]
  • Savewarp
  • Warp S. Faron
  • Faron Escape
  • Dash to Eldin
  • Postman Skip
  • Enter Eldin Province

Getting to Eldin Vessel (Gorge Void)


Getting to Eldin Vessel (failed Gorge Void)


Routes merge here

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

Going to Snowpeak Ruins (NorGor)

A slight reroute is necessary if not attempting NorGor. NorGor is about 50s faster than the alternative but requires a 1 frame trick. Failing NorGor is about 95s slower than getting it, or about 45s slower than not attempting it. See Addenda at the end of this page for route without attempting NorGor.

  • Warp Zora's Domain
  • Head to Upper Zora River on land
  • Howl at UZR stone
  • Upper Zora River warp portal
  • Steal Lent Bomb Bag without Ooccoo
    • Press B to exit automatic Iza text, then press A and open the map on the same frame to warp away after saying 'Yes' (E Lent Bag/Rang)
    • (If the minimap is open, use d-pad right to open the map for warping; if the minimap is closed, use d-pad left)
    • [Lent Bag/Rang]
  • Warp Zora's Domain
  • NorGor (E Boots)
    • [Boots/Rang]
  • Swim up + exit water (you have enough air) (E Claw/Goron Bomb Bag)
    • [Claw/Goron Bomb Bag]
    • Empty Goron Bomb Bag between now and savewarping in SPR
  • Enter Peak Province (E Rang^Lent Bag)
    • [Claw/Rang]
  • Map Glitch
  • Howling Stone (exit after howling once)
  • Cave
  • Snowpeak Messenger Skip
    • Press B at Yeto's first text prompt to decline to go on a spiritual journey, as it adds more text
  • Blind snowboarding
  • Enter Snowpeak Ruins

Snowpeak Ruins

  • Enter door on the left
  • Early Heart Piece 2 (don't need the heart piece)
  • Clawshot through the ceiling (E Goron Bag^Rang)
    • [Claw/Goron Bomb Bag]
  • Jump down or clawshot to door below
  • Ice Clip
  • Enter the main room
  • Freezard Skip
  • Darkhammer 1-Cycle
  • Ball & Chain (E Ball & Chain)
    • [B&C/Goron Bomb Bag]
  • Enter back room
  • Sidehop twice to the right
  • Swing Ball & Chain around and look down
  • 100R from bubble (115R)
  • Savewarp (resets equips, loses lent bag)
    • [Ooccoo Jr./Boots]
  • Load in Snowpeak first room (E B&C^Boots)
    • [Ooccoo Jr/B&C]
  • 100R from armor in the lobby (215R)
  • Ooccoo back to Lakebed
    • [Ooccoo/B&C]

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

Desert Province

Arbiter's Grounds

  • Human entrance
  • Pull chain
  • Small key (E Lantern^Claw)
    • [Rang/Lantern]
  • Torch room
  • Poe door cutscene
  • Enter left room
  • Poe 1 Skip
  • LJA to the door (E B&C^Rang)
    • [Lantern/B&C]
  • Stalfos with Ball & Chain
  • Light front and left torches (E Clawshot/Bombs)
    • [Claw/Bombs]
  • Poe 4
  • Poe Scent
  • Leave room
  • Jump to the other side using chandelier
  • Push the large metal box 4 times
  • Red rupee from chest (235R+)
  • Main room
  • Pull chain, enter downstairs door
  • Kill redead, open small key chest
  • Red rupee from redead (255R+)
  • 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
  • Enter ghost rat room backwards (don't get the key)
  • Poe 3 room backwards (kill 2nd redead for red rupee if needed) (275R/295R)
  • Back to main room, enter big door
  • Boss Key Early (get 5R in the skull if needed)
  • Full human movement after Boss Key
    • or transform wolf (roughly 10s slower)
  • Fastest Stalfos with bombs
  • Death Sword
  • Spinner (E Spinner^Bombs or B&C)
    • [Claw/Spinner]
  • Savewarp
  • Enter Stallord
  • Skip or fight Stallord
  • Exit Arbiter's Grounds

Getting to City in the Sky

  • Mirror Chamber warp portal
    • If you didn't skip Stallord, you have to zoom in all the way on the map and press Z to enable portals from now on
  • Warp Kakariko
  • Early City in the Sky (need 300R) (E Rang^Spinner)
    • [Claw/Rang]
  • Press Z to talk to Midna about cannon
    • Press B to say 'No' to Midna
    • Map warp to Lake Hylia
  • Pay Fyer 300R to fix cannon, enter cannon
    • If you have fewer than 2 water bombs left, open underwater water bomb chest after cutscene

City in the Sky


Palace of Twilight


Hyrule Castle




Addenda

Goron Bag with water bombs (no NorGor)

This reroute is necessary if not attempting NorGor. NorGor is about 50s faster than the alternative but requires a 1 frame trick. Failing NorGor is about 95s slower than getting it, or about 45s slower than not attempting it.

After Upper Zora River warp portal:

  • Steal bombs using Ooccoo (E Lent Bag^Boots)
    • [Ooccoo/Lent Bag]
  • Empty bombs in pool
  • Open the water bomb chest (10 WB)
  • Ooccoo out (E Boots^Ooccoo Jr.)
    • [Lent Bag/Boots]
  • Warp Zora's Domain
  • Goron Bomb Bag with water bomb
  • Rocket Link (E Claw^Boots)
    • [Lent Bag/Claw]
  • (E Goron Bomb Bag^Lent Bomb Bag)
    • [Claw/Goron Bomb Bag]
    • Empty the Goron Bomb Bag between now and the water bomb chest in the second room of Lakebed Temple
  • After using Ooccoo Jr. to return to Lakebed after SPR, skip water bomb chest in first room as it has already been opened
  • In stalactite room, knock down stalactite with a bomb
  • Quick bomb disposal if any remain
  • Open the water bomb chest (10 WB)
  • Routes merge fully
Last updated 09/01/2022 – bewildebeest