Extending Blow


Description

Extending Blow is a trick that sends Link hurtling towards a map's origin at a speed proportional to the distance from that origin. It is triggered by performing a Final Blow on an enemy which the game considers to be dead.


How To

The setup for an extending blow is generally quite precise. The idea is to have an enemy who is standing close to the edge of a void (or a ledge over sinksand or lava), then perform a spin attack or jumpslash to knock them down. If the enemy lands correctly on the very edge, the game will allow you to perform a Final Blow, but then also calculate that the enemy is over invalid territory and kill that enemy. The result is trying to perform a Final Blow on an enemy that no longer exists, and so the game default's Link's target for the Final Blow to the origin, (0,0,0).

As Link's speed during a Final Blow animation depends on how far away he is from his target, the further Link is from the origin, the faster and farther an Extending Blow will take him.


Uses

Currently there are two possible uses for an Extending Blow:

  1. To skip the entirety of Deep Woods.
  2. To skip to the fourth and fifth key shards while climbing Eldin Volcano.

While the first trick saves a fair amount of time, the second saves 2 seconds at best; thus, generally only the first is attempted during runs.

Last updated 04/16/2018 – indykenobi