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The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Strategy Guide

Author(s): Daniel Chaviers
First Published: 25-02-2013 / 00:00 GMT
Last Updated: 10-09-2020 / 02:15 GMT
Version: 1.0 (????) 19-09-2020 / 18:55 GMT

Okay, I think you get the idea this time. Fi will go over everything again if you need to. Nothing else really to mention, except about the lava. Much like the quicksand of Nayru’s Silent Realm, it won’t prevent you from finishing the trial; you’ll just lose a few seconds of that 90-second protection (because, odds are, you fell). Okay … here we go!

– At the beginning, go straight into the tunnel. Go through it and jump across the magma platforms to the first Tear of Din.

– Now, you’ll find a Watcher-covered steep hill. First aim for the platform about half of the way uphill; going along the right wall aids in avoiding the Watchers, from my perspective. Grab the Stamina Fruit and continue to the hilltop and the ledge. Go east to the encampment to find, in the open, another Tear of Din.

– Return to the steep hill and dash down and to the right. You really better avoid those Watchers now, or you will be hit by the Guardian at the bottom, or at least the odds work that way. The Tear of Din, in fact, is next to the Guardian.

– Go back up and around to the corner, then back across the magma. Jump at the wall for the now-more-visible Dusk Relic (it is easier to spot it coming back than going forward). Go back through the tunnel, then head along the incline on your left. Go to the Guardian and grab the nearby Tear of Din.

– Backtrack a bit to the cavern. Go there and to the intersection, then left and into the whirlwind. Grab the Dusk Relic behind the wind tunnel you come out of upon landing, then take the path to the heat room (not so heated in the Silent Realm) and to the top of the incline for your fifth Tear of Din.

– Return downhill and go through the archway to the huge slide. Keep a watch out always here, because the place is littered with Waking Water. After the first jump, hold A and starting to the left air spurt. Rest there briefly, then drop down and go further downhill to the Tear of Din.

– Continue to the bottom of the slide. Once you land, go along the path to the platform, atop which is another Tear of Din.

– Continue along the path back to the whirlwind tunnel. Go into the whirlwind and back to the large slide. After the first jump, hold A and dash to the right air spurt. Rest briefly, then jump off of the ledge and dash down the right half of the hill to the ledge further below. Jump the two air vents here to find the Tear of Din.

– Once more, go to the bottom of the slide and continue along the path as before, but don’t enter the cavern. Look around for some vinery on the platform nearest the cavern entrance. Climb down them to the Tear of Din below.

– Go back up and to the nearby Light Fruit. Go to the below ledge and grab the Stamina Fruit. Dash across the skeleton bridge. At the other side, climb up the ledges on your right and head along the path to find the Tear of Din in front of a rock blockade.

– Go back down to the second skeleton bridge, this one being patrolled by a Watcher. You’ll need to time your run so that the Watcher’s light will be off of you by the time you’re in line with it. On the other side of the bridge, go left and up the ledges. Drop off of the other side and jump across the platforms on the lava to reach the Tear of Din.

– Ascend to the upper ledge again after getting the above Tear. Next, instead of going down by the bridge, go left to a higher ledge. You should find the Tear of Din in mid-air. Use the rope nearby to swing to and grab it.

– Go along the path past the rope to find a Guardian. Go past it and down to a lower ledge. There, you’ll find Tear of Din #13.

– Go down some more and west. You’ll soon come to another intersection overseen by a Guardian. Go left and uphill for the penultimate Tear of Din.

– Go back downhill and to the lower ledge on the left. You’ll find a Light Fruit nearby; a tunnel should be behind it. Crawl through said tunnel to find the Tear of Din on a ledge. Cross the tightrope to get this final Tear.

Now, to the starting point. Backtrack and go across both of the skeleton bridges, then climb the ledges and vinery after them. After climbing the vines after the second bridge, you’ll find the often-used cavern. Go into it and left at the intersection; don’t use the whirlwind or things will get a heck of a lot harder. The Trial Gate should be within sight upon exiting the cavern.

As a reward, you will receive the Fireshield Earrings. These magnificent fashion accessories allow you to withstand extremely high temperatures. Within reason, of course – you can’t swim in lava. Aww…

Anyhow, you’ll soon return to the real world.

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    25 February 2013
  • Last Updated
    10 September 2020
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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Long ago, on a dark day, the earth cracked and evil forces rushed out of the fissure. These forces mercilessly attacked the people of the earth, slaughtering them and destroying their land. They did this in search of the ultimate power, a power capable of granting any wishes of its holder. This power, passed down from the gods of old, was guarded by Her Grace, the goddess of the land. The goddess gathered the surviving humans on a piece of earth and sent it skyward, beyond the clouds. With the humans safe, the goddess joined the land dwellers and fought the evil forces in a war of unmatched scale and ferocity. They eventually sealed the evil forces away, restoring peace to the surface. However, the humans remained in Skyloft, as Hylia knew that the seal on the evil would not hold forever.

You are Link, a resident of Skyloft, who, after a strange dream, sets out on a journey to save his beloved home.

Find everything in our 100% Walkthrough from start to finish:

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