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Play on Italian if you have a PAL Wii U or Spanish if you have an NTSC Wii U. If you have Japanese Wii U...I'm sorry but you'll have to use Japanese.

It is recommended to read this page of common yet subtle techniques as well as this page on common terms and abbreviations before getting started.

It is best to learn from both this written route and by watching a high level run of the game as not every single small detail is explained (otherwise this document would be like 70 pages long).

Please feel free to join our discord server if you have any questions about anything in the run.

NOTE: This run currently requires a trick that fails 99% of the time and is right at the end of the run. Many runs of this category do not finish successfully. If you are just learning this game as a beginner we highly recommend learning the All Dungeons category, but if you wish to run Any% then good luck!

Outset

  1. Sidehop off tower
  2. Roll to grandma's house, climb ladder, Hero's Clothes, Savewarp
  3. Climb Ladder, Aryll Cutscene, Telescope, zoom in on mailbox/Quill
  4. Cutscene, Sidehop off tower, roll to Orca's House
  5. Sword training, For Orca's text (and all other fast text) Hold B and Mash A
    • Hold back on analog stick right before third hit and hold forward right before fourth sword hits of first two techniques
    • Quickspins for spin attack
    • Quick Parry (Activate the Parry the first two frames you can activate it, next one should appear early)
  6. Sword, Savewarp
  7. Roll up to FoF (Forest of Fairies)
  8. Red rupee quickspin, sidehop to lure bokoblin, Rupees in grass before slanted log
  9. Bokoblin fight (3 sword hits each, then quickspin), get rupees in grass while bokoblins are dying
  10. Cutscenes
  11. Roll to grandmas house, jumpslash over fence
  12. Climb ladder, backflip down, Hero's Shield, exit house
  13. Roll to tetra and talk, cutscenes
  14. Enter inside of ship, Hold ZL and mash A, talk to Niko, Ropes game, Spoils Bag, Savewarp

Forsaken Fortress

  1. Climb Ladder, Cutscenes
  2. Skip Gossip Stone Cutscene, (use method 2)
  3. Red rupees (If fast enough do early light cycle)
  4. Navigate up stairs, Window Jump, avoid Gossip Stone text
  5. Lure bokoblin to slash pot, take stick and quickspin bokoblin off of ledge to kill
  6. Window Grab or use stick to jumpslash into window, naviagte through rooms/corridors
  7. Double moblin room, roof moblin (don't get caught :P)
  8. Quick sidling(Spam the control stick direction you want to sidle), sword, green bokoblin fight (5 sword hits and quickspin)
  9. Open door, cutscenes

Windfall

  1. Save Tingle(yes this is required to buy the sail)
  2. Buy Sail
  3. Back to King of Red Lions (KoRL), sail towards Dragon Roost Island (DRI)
  4. Arrive at DRI, Wind Waker

Dragon Roost Island

  1. Rock Jump/Skip , Blow up rock or jump past it, Quill Cutscene, Inside
  2. Delivery Bag Cutscene, Delivery Bag
  3. Navigate up to Medli, Father’s Letter, down to Komali, Show Father’s Letter
  4. Navigate out to Pond area, Talk to Medli, Throw to opposite ledge, Bottle
  5. Get Water, Pour on bomb, Blow up rock to fill pond
  6. Throw Bombs into falling statues (optional jumpslash past second statue, risky but it saves 2 seconds)
  7. Enter Dragon Roost Cavern (DRC)

Dragon Roost Cavern

  1. Pull Blocks, jumpslash over fence, take stick with fire from bokoblin, light torches, small key
  2. Open door, break wooden barrier, roll into cutscene
  3. Navigate around big room, roll into rock explosion cutscene
  4. Water Pot Cutscene skip, climb ladder until third rung from top, wait for chu to jump, then continue
  5. Let bokoblin break wooden barrier, get sword, break next 2 wooden barriers (throw sword at second one)
  6. Small Key, quickspin bomb to blow up rock, Open locked door
  7. Take stick from bokoblin, burn wooden barrier, step on switch, outside
  8. Climb ladder (wait for lava cycle if necessary), Jump over sidle gab, sidehop jumpslash over ledge moving gap
  9. Blow up rock, Rat Room, Pull blocks, KoRL text, light stick on fire, throw at wooden barrier, small key
  10. Open Door, stab Kegoroc, small key, open door
  11. Stab pots, grab torch, light on fire, burn wooden barrier, light torches
  12. Roll across bridge, triple bokoblin room (kill first one, lure second and third ones together to kill both at once)
  13. Get water pot, walk around magtail, then throw
  14. Blow up rock in front of door, Outside
  15. DRC Miniboss Fight, Grapple Hook, Savewarp
  16. Exit DRC, Savewarp

Bombs, Leaf, and Early Master Sword

  1. Item Slide Superswim from DRI to Forest Haven(FH), Item Slide clip into FH and swim to the loading zone
  2. Kill Chus and watch Deku Tree cutscene, get leaf, savewarp
  3. Item Slide Superswim from Forest Haven to Western fairy
  4. Early Quiver, savewarp
  5. Island Hop to Greatfish, watch cutscene, Item Slide Superswim from Greatfish to Windfall (Greatfish Superswim tutorial)
  6. Item Slide onto the pirate ship, Password Skip with Roll Clip
  7. Exit pirate ship and savewarp
  8. Item Slide Superswim from Windfall to Northern Fairy Isle submarine
  9. Get Caught, spawn at Forsaken Fortress Jail
  10. Go out and hit gossip stone trigger, savewarp
  11. Password Skip with Roll Clip, this time obtain bombs, Savewarp
  12. Item Slide Superswim from Windfall to Northern Fairy Isle submarine
  13. Get Caught, spawn at Forsaken Fortress Jail, Complete Dark FF1 and spawn at Windfall on overworld layer 8
  14. Item Slide Superswim from Windfall to FF2(northwestern side underwater floor), Clip into FF2
  15. Item Slide up stairs and to the corner underneath the middle light tower
  16. FF2 Item Slide, Item Slide to top of FF2, enter loading zone
  17. Cutscenes, Item Slide up the long spiral ramp, Helmaroc Skip
  18. Cutscene, down to Hyrule 2

Hyrule 2

  1. Item Slide clip past Hyrule Castle
  2. Knockback Cancel, Barrier Skip, pause for a moment and laugh at the barrier, then Item Slide onward to Ganon's Tower.
  3. Item Slide to door frame Trials Skip
  4. Get magic in skull before room with stupid useless cutscene
  5. Phantom Ganon Maze and beat Phantom Ganon for Light Arrows
  6. Shoot Phantom Ganon with Light Arrow, break the stone wall with his sword
  7. Shoot all mobs in final staircase with Light Arrows and Item Slide up the room between enemies, get max magic and arrows
  8. Enter Puppet Ganon
  9. Climb red rope and grapple to the top of the infrastructure, damage down to 1/4 heart and perform The Fairy Hover
  10. Enter Ganondorf
Last updated 04/28/2017 – gymnast86