Posted on November 17, 2011,

Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Walkthrough

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Skyview Temple Boss – Lord Ghirahim

  1. Enter the room to the left of the nearby door and open the small brown chest to pick up a red rupee, then make your way into the room opposite from you and climb up the vine-covered wall. Move right at the top and drop onto the next ledge below, then turn around and approach the gap in the left wall.
  2. Cut the rope ahead to detach it from the ledge, then jump out to grab it and swing yourself onto the system of branches to the right. Climb up the vines and move forward along the branches, then turn left when you reach a dead end and use your sling shot to unfurl the coiled vines above.
  3. Jump to the first vine and swing forward so that you can transfer over to the other one, then swing towards the opening in the stone wall and land on the ledge. Open the treasure chest to acquire the Golden Carving, then climb up the nearby wall covered in vines to reach the next ledge above.
  4. Move right along the ledge and jump across the gap to land beside the heart flower ahead, then drop to ground behind it and cross the tightrope again. Approach the door and grab the carving, then rotate it so that it lines up with the keyhole and choose to release.
  5. The door will now open and you will encounter the game’s first boss: Lord Ghirahim.
  6. After the cut scene, target LG and rush straight towards him to begin delivering a series of attacks with your sword.
  7. Ghirahim will grab the tip of sword with his bare hand before the blade can make contact. Quickly lash out again after you break the hold LG has on your sword to cause him damage.
  8. Strike at LG continuously each time he backs away and then approach you. Watch the position of his blocking hand and adjust the direction of your sword slashes to strike him in places he isn’t defending.
  9. Continue attacking Ghirahim in this way until a cut scene activates and he arms himself with a sword of his own.
  10. Keep LG targeted when he hops away to a far distance, then wait for him to dash directly towards you and press the dodge button just before he strikes to evade the attack.
  11. Stay in front of the line of projectiles Ghirahim summons into existence until they take off towards you, then quickly use a sidestepping maneuver to evade danger.
  12. Wait for LG to teleport nearby you, then strike him in an area unguarded by the sword. If he’s holding the sword across his body use a downward slash to the head. If he’s holding the weapon above his shoulders, execute a horizontal slice to the body.
  13. If you are running low on health, smash open the clay pots against the surrounding walls to refill the heart bar.
  14. Continue attacking Ghirahim’s unguarded regions, while evading his charges and projectiles, until another cutscene activates. Afterwards, collect the Heart Container in the middle of the room and exit the area through the golden doorway with a sun on it.
  15. When you reach the outside, climb the steps ahead to activate another cut scene. Afterwards, jump across the platforms ahead and stop on the last one in front of wing emblem.
  16. Raise your sword to charge it with light energy, then strike the wing emblem to activate another cut scene and acquire the Ruby Tablet. Afterwards, save your progress to complete this part of the game.

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10 Comments on Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword Walkthrough


On December 3, 2011 at 9:15 am

Great videos !
sube mas por favor me encanto la leyenda de zelda saludos desde mexico !


On December 14, 2011 at 6:35 pm

Just wated you to know that I play on grandsons games at times. I loved ALL the videos of Lengend of Zelda Sklyward Sword!

Love the way you also improvise the actions and characters.
Make it sound real:)

Thought I would just say it all here instead of comenting on each individual video.

Continue the great work, this helps quite a bit in knowing what to do and how to do it, in this game. I would have been lost without these videos. Visualizations are great.

I was up to getting the whip and discovered there are no more videos. Sure am hoping you will continue them. Feel like I am having a withdrawel moment here! LOL

This was a grwat idea for you to do this. Best walkthrough ever!

barbara bradcovich

On December 22, 2011 at 8:32 am

in the wing ceremony, when i miss the bird with the statue i cannot find the birds again. instead, i have to go back through the talking before the race. is there a place where you can locate the birds without doing this. thanks can you write my email

barbara bradcovich

On December 22, 2011 at 8:33 am

how do you find the birds when you miss them in the wing ceremony

Libby Hawkins

On December 26, 2011 at 7:14 pm

I just wanted to give kudos to Mitchell for the great job with the Legend of Zelda Skyward Sword videos. They are not only easy to follow but also entertaining. Makes you feel like you are playing along with him.
I am 50 yrs old and play this with my 9 yr old grandson.
Great job Mitchell!


On December 27, 2011 at 10:15 am

Mitchell get your ass back to work and finish Skyword Sword…Great job btw!


On December 27, 2011 at 11:17 pm

Barbara – if you look around the edge of the screen, you can see a set of arrows that point towards where the bird with the statue is, if you lose track of it. One arrow means that the bird is close, but off screen. Two arrows means it is far away, but off screen. Move Link toward the direction the arrows are pointing, and you’ll see the yellow bird icon show up. From there, climb higher than the yellow bird to be able to dive down onto it and gather speed. Don’t use your boosts (A-button) until you get closer to the yellow bird. Good luck!

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On March 24, 2012 at 10:00 pm

YEWWW! Nice fresh vid for Transworld! Respect Shawn!

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On March 24, 2012 at 10:00 pm

I really want to play this game so bad… if only theres a psp emulator for pc


On March 6, 2014 at 1:16 am

I recently came back to the game, skyward sword cause I never finished it.
Unfortunately, I am stuck in the sky keep. I got lost with those puzzle rooms. I did good at first following you, but then it seems like you may have skipped a part cause I could not find the next puzzle you did, only the one after.
I really love the way you explain things and otherwise you have made it so easy to follow. I am hoping you will be able to fill in the gap if you have time. I probably have to start over. I need the room with the lava for the last tri force. But the puzzles seem all mixed up and I end up like a circle over and over.
You are great at this, keep up the good job! :)