Any% (Intermediate)

This is an Intermediate route that gets Zora Armor and does not do Pillar Clip w/o ZA, Rupee Roll, Epona Slide, or Morpheel / Zant w/o ZA. This route is 5 or more minutes slower than the fastest any% route (timing needed).

Runs should start with a blank file on 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

  • Faron Vessel
  • Kill First Two Bugs (Don't Need to Collect Tears After Killing)
  • Bug on Coro's House
  • Bugs In Coro's House
  • Kill Bugs Before Tunnel (Don't Need to Collect Tears After Killing)
  • Kill Bugs on Right Wall (Don't Need to Collect Tears After Killing)
  • Bugs In Main Tree Trunk
  • Ignore Burrowed Bugs
  • EMS
  • Save on File 1 after entering Sacred Grove
  • Howl at Stone
    • Watch cutscene after howling at stone
  • Skull Kid Chase
  • Watch cutscene before the Skull Kid fight
  • Skull Kid Fight
  • Master Sword Puzzle (LD UUU RR DDD LU)
  • Warp S. Faron
  • Collect First Two Bug Tears
  • Collect Tears Before Tunnel
  • Collect Tears in Mist Area
  • Bugs Before N. Faron (Kill Before They Burrow + Collect)
  • N. Faron Warp Portal
  • Kill last two bugs
  • Transform and burn web
  • Enter Forest Temple
  • Kill Spiders with Deku Baba nuts and as wolf by luring them lower as human
  • Light Torches
  • Cross over monkey chain to Ook
    • Void before going to Ook to get rid of Early Boss Flag for King Bulblin 1 later
  • Ook
  • Boomerang
  • Savewarp on File 2
  • Leave Forest Temple
  • Collect last 2 tears as Human to finish Faron Vessel
  • 1 frame backflip for text skip
  • Roll to Faron Escape
  • Dash to Eldin
  • Mail Man Skip
  • Enter Eldin Province

Getting to Eldin Vessel

  • Kill Twilight Messengers
  • Gorge Portal
  • Warp S. Faron (Forced Warp to Faron)
  • Faron Escape
  • Dash To Lanayru Gate
  • Lanayru Gate Clip
  • Drop into Lake Hylia as Wolf
  • Kargarok Quick Fight as Wolf (Get hit by 2 arrows during fight)
  • Kargorok Flight
  • Zora's Domain Warp Portal (Get hit by Twilight Messenger once)
  • Warp N. Faron
  • Dash into Deku Baba in the grass (Should be at 1/2 Heart)
  • Ending Blow
  • Take damage from Deku Baba to Game Over
  • Continue game
  • Save on File 3 for BiTE
  • Go to Bridge
  • BiT Ordon Bridge
  • BiTE (Load File 3)
  • Fight King Bulblin
  • Enter and Exit Sanctuary to reload Kakariko
  • Kill shadow beasts
  • Transform Wolf and get Eldin Vessel

Eldin Twilight

  • Enter graveyard
  • Kill Graveyard Bug (Don't Collect)
  • Well Clip
  • Basement Bugs
  • Midna jump back to Graveyard
  • Graveyard Tear
  • Malo Mart Bug
  • Hotel Bugs (can get 20R chest for safety)
  • Dash Cancel across roofs
  • Abandoned House Bug
  • Barnes Shop Bug
  • Bomb House Skip
  • Watchtower Bug (5/25R)
  • Death Mountain Trail Bug
  • Death Mountain Bugs
  • Vessel Complete

Lanayru Twilight

  • Warp Death Mountain Trail
  • Warp Meteor to Zora's Domain as Human
  • Rutela Skip
  • Lanayru Vessel
  • Lake Hylia Warp Portal
  • Stepping Stones For Bug
  • Warp Zora's Domain
  • Wall Bug and Rutela skip
  • Drop down right wall to bug
  • Lilypad Bugs
  • Bug on cliff
  • 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
  • Kargarok Bugs
  • Last Small Bug
  • Boss Bug

Zora Armor

  • Warp Castle Town
  • Postman Skip
  • Enter Telma's Bar (Starts Wagon Escort)
  • Bulblin 2 Skip
  • Wait For Wagon To Catch Fire And Use Boomerang
  • Open Gate and Wait For Wagon To Go Through
  • Kill All 3 Boar Riders
  • Kill Kargarok (With Boomerang)
  • Dash to Gorge Skip Area (If Done Right Bulblins Won't Respawn So You Can Leave The Wagon Behind)
  • Epona Backhop Over Fence + LJA over Gorge
  • Open Gate
  • LJA Over Midna Trigger
  • Follow Zora Queen to Graveyard
  • Zora Armor

Lakebed Temple

Midna's Desperate Hour

  • Transform Wolf
  • Dash to Castle Town (Zoom Out to Reduce Lag)
  • Enter Telma's Bar Through Door
  • Push Box once and Dash Jump to window
  • Poe
  • Enter Sewers
  • Burn First Web as Wolf With Stick
  • Transform at Second Web + Use Lantern
  • Dig into hole
  • Bulblin Archer
  • Exit Tower
  • Early Wind Cycle
  • Zelda Cutscene

Snowpeak Transition

Snowpeak Ruins

  • Enter Door on Left
  • Early Heart Piece #2 (Don't Need Heart Piece)
  • Clawshot Through Ceiling
  • Jump down or clawshot to door below
  • Ice Clip
  • Enter the main room
  • Freezard Skip
  • Darkhammer One-Cycle
  • Ball and Chain
  • Enter Back Room
  • Sidehop Twice to the Right
  • Swing Ball & Chain Around Your Head and Look Down
  • 100R from bubble (120/140R)
  • Savewarp (Equip Zora Armor)
  • 100R from armor in the Lobby (220/240R)
  • Leave Snowpeak Ruins

Gerudo Desert

Arbiter's Grounds

(Note: Alternatively you can do the old route which doesn't use Poe 1 Skip. This is around 45 seconds slower if you get Poe 1 Skip first try.)

  • Human entrance
  • Pull Chain
  • Small Key
  • Enter left room
  • Poe 1 Skip
  • LJA to the door
  • Stalfos With Ball & Chain
  • Poe 4
  • Poe Scent
  • Leave room
  • Jump to the other side using chandelier
  • Push the large metal box 4 times
  • Red rupee from chest (240/260R)
  • Main Room
  • Pull chain + Enter Door Down Stairs
  • Small Key
  • Redead 1 (260/280R)
  • Poe 2
  • Main Room
  • Enter left room
  • Take the path on the left and climb up the destroyed stairs
  • Enter Rat room backwards (don't get the key)
  • Poe 3 Room backwards (kill 2nd redead if needed) (300R)
  • Back to Main Room + Enter Big Door
  • Boss Key Early (get 5R in the skull if needed)
  • Transform Wolf
  • Stalfos
  • Death Sword
  • Spinner
  • Savewarp
  • Enter Stallord
  • Stallord
  • Exit Arbiter's Grounds

City in the Sky

Palace of Twilight

Hyrule Castle

Last updated 07/21/2023 – bewildebeest