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We now have a website: https://cadence.link, it provides in-depth information about various tech, general info, skips and more.
I (CloudMax) no longer keep skips/strats updated here!
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LocationSkip/StratRequired ItemsLink
Alternative Links/Notes
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Gerudo RuinsFloor 1 SkipCane, Din's Fire, BombLink
You need to have full stamina for 2 Cane Blocks and one Din's Fire. Last input must be non-movement
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Floor 1 SkipCane, Bomb, NOT Flippers (and NOT snorkel? TODO: test)Link
No seriously, if you have Flippers you will get stuck in the lava. It's dumb
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Floor 1 SkipGoron Charm, Cane, Snorkel
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Gear + Floor 1 SkipHover Boots, BombLink
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Gear + Floor 1 SkipHover Boots, Haste
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Gear + Floor 1 SkipGoron Charm, Flippers
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Gear + Floor 1 SkipHover Boots, Pegasus AnkletLink
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Gear + Floor 1 SkipFreddy
Just walk over the lava while you're a ghost
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Cactus SkipLink
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Lost SwampFloor 1 SkipPower Glove, Torch/Fire/CaneLinkCane VersionWith chest, glass
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Floor 1 SkipHookshot/Bow/Boomerang/Deku Leaf/Cane/Cadence 4, Torch/FireLinkBow VersionLeaf VersionCane Version
Cadence 4 Version
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Floor 1 SkipHover BootsLink
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Temple of StormsFloor 1 SkipPower Glove, CaneLinkBow VersionBomb Version
Pegasus Anklet Version
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Floor 1 SkipPower Glove, Bomb, Link/Pegasus AnkletLinkPegasus Anklet Version
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Floor 1 SkipPower Glove, 2 BombsLink
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Floor 1 SkipPower Glove, 1 BombchuLink
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Floor 1 SkipPower Glove, Bomb, HasteLink
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Floor 1 SkipCane, Bow/Pegasus Anklet, BombLink
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Floor 1 SkipCane, Link, Cadence 2/Long Sword, BombLinkLong Sword version
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Floor 1 SkipCane, Hover BootsLink
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Floor 1 SkipBoomerang, Iron BootsLink
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Floor 1 SkipHookshot, Iron BootsLink
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Floor 1 SkipTower Shield
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Floor 2 SkipDeku Leaf, Cane, Hover BootsLink
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Entrance Shortcut StratBombLink
Place bomb between turbine and player, transition to the next screen at the same time as the bomb blows up
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Entrance Shortcut StratPower GloveLink
Have to enter where you pulled it out, to block the spawn on the next screen. You can pick the slab up from under the fan to do this a bit faster. Skip doesn't work on some seeds due to layout.
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Entrance Shortcut StratHover BootsLink
Not all seeds can do this, need accessible height 2 with at most a 2-tile gap to the top (can do 3-tile with a diagonal bomb boost, see Hover Boots based Gerudo Entrance skip)
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Entrance Shortcut StratDin's FireLink
Have to enter where you pulled it out. Not all seeds can do this (? todo: confirm bad seed exists), need accessible height 2
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Entrance Shortcut StratTower ShieldLink
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Entrance Shortcut StratHover Boots, HasteLinkWorks on all layouts
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Entrance Strat (Regular layout)Power Glove + 2 bombs or Din'sLink
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Entrance Strat (Mirrored layout)Power Glove + bomb or Din'sLink
Need 2 bombs to prevent having to walk up stairs and walk around
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Boss Key Room Strat1-2 BombLink
Can be used depending on trap door timings
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Frozen GrottoFloor 1 SkipPower GloveLink
By mashing glove to slide faster you're able to slide into the pot before it breaks, colliding with it. Can also pause buffer to progress the sliding while the pot throw is paused
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Floor 1 SkipPower Glove / FeatherLink
By using power glove or feather as you're above the gap with an ice block in front of you, you will stop
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Floor 1 SkipBoomerangLink
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Floor 1 SkipCaneLink
As of 1.0.2 you have to time the cane use on the ice to stop, instead of just pushing it along the ice
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Floor 1 SkipLead Boots/Glass Slippers
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Floor 1 SkipPegasus AnkletLink
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Floor 1 SkipBow, FeatherLink
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Floor 1 SkipLink, Cadence 2, FeatherLink
A fast way to do grotto skip if you want to be able to do link key room strats below
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Floor 1 SkipImpaLink
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Floor 1 SkipFreddy
Just walk over the ice while you're a ghost
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Entrance StratLink
Bait the wizzrobe to shoot ice over the lake
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Entrance StratBombLinkAlternate AngleAlternate Angle
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Boss Key (Challenge) Room StratCaneLink
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Boss Key (Challenge) Room StratPegasus AnkletLink
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Boss Key (Challenge) Room StratBombLink
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Boss Key (Challenge) Room StratLink, Cadence 2, FeatherLink
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Boss Key (Puzzle) Room StratPower Glove / Longsword / CaneLinkLongsword VersionCane Version
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Boss Key (Puzzle) Room StratBombLink
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Boss Key (Puzzle) Room StratPegasus AnkletLink
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Boss Key (Puzzle) Room StratFeather, Bow/Link&Cadence 2LinkLink & Cadence 2 Version
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Flipper Fight Quick KillNayru's LoveLink
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Hyrule CastleEntrance StratGlove, BombLink
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Early Boss KeyPerma-Death, Freeze Scroll, Confuse Scroll(?)Link
Not possible on most seeds. Need an enemy to spawn up by the boss key chest, and need it to be an enemy that can be frozen. Not sure if you can get spawns that remove need for confuse scroll
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Early Free InfuseFlippers, Power Glove/1 KeyLinkHover Boots + 2 Bomb version
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Royal RapierHookshot 2
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Royal RapierHookshot 1, Bomb/Bow/Pegasus AnkletLinkBow VersionPegasus Version
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Royal RapierHookshot 1, Link, Cadence 2/Long SwordLinkLong Sword Version
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Royal RapierHookshot 1, Power GloveLink
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Royal RapierMagic BoomerangLink
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Royal RapierHover Boots, BombLink
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Royal RapierHover Boots, Pegasus AnkletLink
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CaladbolgHover Boots
Just hover across the room as normal
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CaladbolgGlove, Hookshot, Bomb/Bombchu/Din/Bow/Deku LeafLink
Follow the same movement as the video to lure guard properly. Might have to alter movement for Bow & Leaf, especially if you also want to refill arrows from pot
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CaladbolgFeather, Freeze Scroll/Ice Rod/Ice ArrowLink
Ice wizzrobe can also hit the guard, but is not consistent
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CaladbolgFeather, Cane
Place cane block in water next to the last platform and feather onto an enemy followed by the block
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CaladbolgHookshot, Down Thrust/Feather
Down Thrust over to 2nd platform or Feather to 2nd/3rd platform and hookshot across
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Caladbolg
Hookshot, Bomb+Glove/Bombchu/Din/Bow/Deku Leaf/Freeze Scroll/Ice Rod/Ice Arrow
Make a bridge with crate or ice to 2nd platform & hookshot across
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CaladbolgCane, Bomb+Glove/Bombchu/Din/Bow/Deku Leaf/Freeze Scroll/Ice Rod/Ice Arrow
Make a bridge with cane > crate/ice > cane to get across from 1st to last platform
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MiscellaneousWall Adventure
As of 1.1.0 there several premade rooms with stairs, allowing you to wall adventure much easier. Cane/Hover Boots makes it much easier to stay up on the walls.
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Cane Hover ExtendHover Boots, CaneLink
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Hover Shrine Last Guy BowlessLinkBomb strat (faster)
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Fast Windmill MazeGlove/BombGloveBomb
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Skip Freeze on Ganon Fight
Mash skip during the cutscene to skip freeze. It is usually preferable to let the characters freeze if you have bombs, so that you don't have to worry about multiple hitboxes.
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Zelda North/South exitsSouth
North (Do not have to go to next screen)
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Pot Item DuplicationGlove, See CommentLinkBeat Version w/ Glove re-equip
As of 1.2.0 you can no longer hit the pot with your weapon, you have to use an item or ability that can break the pot
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