Sky Keep


Sliding Puzzle Solutions

Current solutions by Bob_LobLaw_Law

By using the appropriate routing, you can skip the Earth Temple room in Sky Keep. The current route has four different instances where you shift blocks in the puzzle; the puzzle solutions and a brief route outline are below.

About the puzzle directions:

For the puzzle directions below, the direction indicates which block you should move into the blank spot. So R means take the block to the left of the empty spot and move it to the right.

Step 1: Main Room Control Panel

This puzzle takes 16 moves, as follows:

  • D R D | L U R | D R U | L L D | R U R | U

Once the rooms have shifted, proceed through the door. Clear the Skyview Temple room and make your way through the Lanayru Mining Facility Room to the control panel there.

Step 2: Lanayru Mining Facility Room Control Panel

This puzzle takes 2 moves, as follows:

  • L D

Once the room has shifted, proceed through the same door that you entered the room. Back track through the Skyview Temple room and enter the Fire Sanctuary room. Grab the Triforce of Power and exit back to the Entrance room.

Step 3: Main Room Control Panel

This puzzle takes 12 moves, as follows:

  • D R U | L D L | U U R | D L U

Once the room has shifted, proceed through the door and get the Triforce of Wisdom from the Sandship room. Return to the Entrance room.

Step 4: Main Room Control Panel

This puzzle takes 7 moves, as follows:

  • R D D | R U L | D

Once the room has shifted, run through the Skyview Room to Dreadfuse's room. Defeat him for the small key, and run through to the Cistern Room to get the Triforce of Courage.


Precise Shots in Skyview Room

In the first room, you can skip using the Beetle to knock the rope loose by using a precise bow shot.

You can also skip the first rotating vine drum by standing in a specific spot and shooting the Clawshots directly to the second rotating vine drum.


Hitting the Eyes in LMF Room

Discovered by Venick

In the LMF Room, it is possible to hit all six eye targets behind their grating without using the timeshift orb.

The First Eye

For the first target, there are two ways to hit it without the timeshift stone.

From the upper level

By standing in a specific spot next to the gate blocking the puzzle blocks, you can shoot behind the grating covering the eye and hit it. This shot is extremely precise, but saves about 3 seconds over running to the lower level.

From the lower level

After entering the area, run down to the lower level, stand underneath the target, and shoot upwards. This shot is easier than the above but slightly slower.

The Remaining Eyes

For the next five targets, by standing in specific locations and shooting at a precise angle, you can hit the eyes' hitboxes before the arrow hits the grating.

Whatever method is used, these shots skip having to use the Gust Bellows and bringing the timeshift orb with you through most of the room.


Vine Clip to skip Sanctuary Room

Discovered by PewableShift

When you enter the Fire Sanctuary room containing the Triforce of Power, clip though the vine in front of you with Clawshot Vineclip. You will land OoB; run over to the other side of the room and use the clawshot on the vines next to the Triforce symbol to get back inbound.


Bow Shot in Sandship Room

Discovered by ZFG

It is possible to hit the first bow switch while standing on the dirt patch located in the center of the room.


Dreadfuse Strategies

The strategies for Dreadfuse are exactly the same as those for Scervo in the Sandship; see that page for details. The only difference between the two is that Dreadfuse is shinier and left-handed.


Stalmaster Strategies

Because Stalmaster operates on a one hit = one damage principle, the strategies here are the same as the strategy for the Stalmaster in Ancient Cistern; see that page for details.

Killing Zombie Bokoblins

Faster method due to GreenUprooter

The fastest way to kill the Zombie Bokoblins that spawn is to fight the Stalmaster normally until they close in, then plant a bomb and slash it with your sword, killing the bokoblins while damaging yourself.

A slightly safer and slower method is to place a bomb at the very start of the fight without moving. When the Stalmaster begins to attack, shield bash if necessary and back away, letting the Zombie Bokoblins converge on the bomb; it should explode, killing all the Bokoblins and stunning the Stalmaster. You can then finish phase one in two rounds as usual.


Segmented or TAS Tricks

Knock the Iron Moblins into the void

It's possible in the Cistern Basement room to knock the Iron Moblins into the void by grabbing onto the edge of the platform and boosting into them.

The trick is inconsistent and difficult, so this would be considered segmented or TAS only.

Last updated 04/16/2018 – indykenobi