Monday, September 20, 2010

Vine Clipping

Discovered by AKA

As child link, when you grab a climbable wall from air, link will clip slightly inside the vines/gate for a few frames. If you get hit during these few frames, you will completely clip through the wall. This does not work on ladders.


Megajump and Hover Boost

Discovered by mitjitsu

These tricks are very similar so they are grouped together. Both tricks can only be done as Adult Link since they both require the Hover Boots.


As Adult Link, equip the Kokiri Boots, get next to a ledge and place a Bomb behind you. When the Bomb blows up it should push you off the ledge. On the first frame where Link starts to jump off the ledge, pause and equip the Hover Boots. If timed correctly, you should then do a Megajump.


Hover Boost

Unlike the Megajump, you only need a source of recoil for this trick. While you don't necessarily need a damage recoil, it is the most prefered way.

Method 1: Damage (preferably a bomb). When you get hit, Pause Buffer to the 2nd frame of visible damage, then equip Hover Boots. Unpause and you should be going at a high speed with the Hover Boots, allowing you to cross large gaps.

Discovered by Kazooie

Method 2: Megaton Hammer Recoil. On the frame where Link is pulling out his Hammer, back up after hitting the wall (seen to the right) pause and equip the Hover Boots. You will travel faster than with the the damage recoil method, but it is restricted to areas that are relatively close to a wall.

Method 3: Crouch Stab Recoil. This method is similar to the Hammer Recoil method, except the Hammer is replaced with a crouch stab. On the first frame Link has visibly moved backwards, Pause and equip the Hover Boots to gain speed. This is the slowest out of the 3 methods but because it requires nothing more than a Shield and a Sword, it is sometimes the only option.

Power Crouch Stabbing

Discovered by Amn Lens Dragonair


It was discovered that the crouch stab does the same damage as the previous attack, no matter what attack was previously conducted.

This is often used to a great advantage by 'storing' the amount of damage dealt by a more powerful attack (such as a jump slash) and using a power crouch stab instead.

This allows for a greater amount of damage to be conducted over a smaller amount of time.

Note: An attack to be used for the power crouch stab does not need to have conducted damage. Only the action needs to be performed for the technique to take effect.

  1. Perform an attack to store. The attack does NOT have to deal damage for the trick to work, it simply must be performed.
  2. Perform a crouch stab on an enemy by holding down R while not Z-targeted, and stab by pressing B.
    This will take the damage performed by the attack made prior to the action, and use the power from that in the crouch attack.