Regardless of what you have done thus far, I want you to use the Ballad of Gales to teleport to Forest Haven.

Forest Haven

From here, set to the wind to blow west and sail west one quadrant.

Ice Ring Isle

You probably haven’t passed near here like you did with Fire Mountain. This is the opposite of that place - so cold that being too close will freeze you! There isn’t an enemy nearby this time, so shoot a Fire Arrow into the place where the fog seems the thickest, so somewhere near the center of the island.

Again, a timer will appear (five minutes) and you are able to get onto the island’s icy ledges. Exit the boat and begin.

Now, climb some ledges. Go to the right and slide down the ice. Repeat this on the next ledge in front of you. As you slip, crawl to maintain control. Once you get at the end of this slide, look around.

You should see some floating blocks of ice in the water. Get a running start and jump to the nearest one. The second one moves; get a running start when it gets close (I think you can also just use the Deku Leaf). As the second moves, run and jump to the third ice block. Jump to the rocky ledge and climb the ledges and go into the hole.

Inside the island, slide down the narrow ice slide in front of you. Climb the ledges in front of you, and use the Boomerang to defeat the Keese that probably will attack you. Get onto the slide to your left, but you should crawl because it curves.

If you fall, go towards the entrance and use the Grappling Hook while on the ice ledge. Hold R and climb up the rope, then, when on top of the stick, hook onto the other and repeat, then continue as normal. After the slide, get onto the ledge and enter the mini-dragon’s mouth to find a chest.

Open the chest to stop the timer and recieve the Iron Boots!

These boots, although restricting Link’s foot speed, will make him so heavy, virtually nothing can move him. There are a few spring platforms in the game that, when Link stands on them while wearing the boots, then takes them off, he will spring into the air!

To escape, look towards the entrance. You’ll find a narrow ledge with a powerful gust of wind blowing from an alcove somewhere. I recommend using the Iron Boots while going across the ledge, then go into the alcove. You’ll find a cave, in which you have to un-freeze some enemies by hitting them with Fire Arrows, then defeat them to make a chest containing an Orange Rupee (value of 100 Rupees) appear. Whichever you do, go into the light when you’re done to escape.

Outside, search along the outer rim of the island for a frozen chest. Melt it

with a Fire Arrow, then open the chest to recieve Treasure Chart #36. Go back

to the boat and either retrieve the Power Bracelets, do the Earth Temple’s

dungeon, or do the Wind Temple’s dungeon, all depending on what you have.

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Nintendo
  • Platforms
    Wii U
  • Genre
    Action Adventure
  • Guide Release
    1 July 2014
  • Last Updated
    7 December 2020
  • Guide Author
    Daniel Chaviers

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Set hundreds of years after the events of Ocarina of Time, The Wind Waker finds the hero Link in a sea scattered with 49 islands, which necessitates frequent sailing and naval combat. Link lives with his grandmother and younger sister Aryll on Outset Island, one of the few inhabited islands in the Great Sea. The people of the Great Sea pass down a legend of a prosperous kingdom with a hidden golden power. An evil man found and stole this power, using it to spread darkness until a young boy dressed in green sealed the evil with the Blade of Evil's Bane. The boy became known as the Hero of Time and passed into legend. One day the sealed evil began to return, but the Hero of Time did not reappear. The inhabitants of the Great Sea are unsure of the kingdom's fate, but it is clear that this legend is the story of Ocarina of Time where the Hero of Time, Link, fought Ganondorf. Can you emerge as the new Hero of Time?

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