Forest Haven

Item Slide Clip into Forest Haven

To perform this clip you first want to Item Slide into the wall shown in the video. Shortly after starting the slide begin to hold between Up and Up Right on the left control stick. If done correctly, Link will either fall or jump through the wall and you can swim to the Forest Haven loading zone from here.

Ledge Clip to Forest Haven Entrance

It is possible to perform a Ledge Clip on the lowest level of Forest Haven and swim under the entrance loading zone to get inside quicker.

Roll Clip to Forest Haven Entrance

Discovered by Goldphnx

A roll clip can be performed at the bottom of Forest Haven in order to clip under the island and swim to the loading zone. However, this trick is somewhat precise and also requires Beedle's ship to move slightly, making it only a small timesaver in a Wind Waker HD speedrun.

Hyoi Pear Dive to Forest Haven Entrance

Discovered by Abahbob

Since Wind Waker diving only works in very few places in Wind Waker HD, one alternative to a Wind Waker dive in a Hyoi Pear dive. However, since this requires the purchase of a Bait Bag, this technique is not faster in a speedrun.

Deku Tree Cutscene Skip (Hero Mode Only)

In Wind Waker HD, dying will stop any cutscene or loading trigger from being activated. However, due to the rate that health ticks down at (1/4 of a heart per frame) we can damage ourselves right before a trigger begins loading and then die when the game loads the next area or cutscene. In this instance we can skip the Deku Tree cutscene by dying right before the game fades out to load the cutscene while we still have only 1/4 of a heart. Once the fade out begins, death will not stop it. Link will then die in the deku tree cutscene and respawn wherever a savewarp would take place him. The current method requires hero mode so that bomb damage does 1/2 of a heart instead of 1/4 of a heart.

Jumpslash to Makar

It is possible to enter the waterfall where Makar is located before the Wind Temple by using only a jumpslash. This is particularly useful if you want to grab forest water first, as you can then follow the water down and use a late jumpslash to bypass the waterfall. Though it is possible to also jump from the platform near the post and get behind the waterfall with a jumpslash from there, it would be faster to simply grapple the post from bellow.

Item Slide into Forbidden Woods

If you go through the exit the game normally expects you to go through after getting the Leaf, you can [Item Slide] into the entrance of Forbidden Woods by backing up against the left wall, charging an [Item Slide] against it and then slash forwards. Unlike what the video says, holding Up is not required when buffering the slash.

Last updated 01/30/2018 – gymnast86