Cave of Ordeals

The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess Walkthrough and Guide

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Cave of Ordeals - Zelda: Twilight Princess


Cave of Ordeals


The Great Fairy

Cave of ordeals is the hardest part of the entire game, and there is little reward other then bragging rights. You must face off against 50 enemies, pretty much every non-boss enemy in the game, without dyeing or being able to buy supplies between.

I'll cover all 50 floors, tips, hints, and glitches.


Preparations


Before even thinking about the Cave, you need to have
- beaten the City in the Sky (double clawshots)
- All 4 bottles (1 pink fairy and 3 blue potions/tears)
- Fully upgraded equipment (bombs bags, Giant Quiver)
- Fully stocked equipment
- Magic armor and 1000 rupees

If you're missing any one of those, don't even try.


Location


The Cave of Ordeals is located at the warp point in Gerudo Desert where you warped out the Eldin Bridge. It is under where the bridge sat.


Basics


- There are 50 floors in the Cave of Ordeals, each one has a unique combination of enemies in it. You must defeat all the enemies within the room to open the door to the next.

- At the start of any room, you are up high on a platform, relatively safe (though Bubbles and Bulblin archers will sometimes spot you) and can scope out the room before jumping in.


Room Entrance

- You will also be using this as a vantage point to snipe enemies with arrows. You need to be conservative, however, as there are 50 floors and only 100 arrows. Only use them when it makes sense.

- If you die or are forced to give up, you must restart back at the beginning.

- For every ten floors you complete, you find the Great Fairy. The Great Fairy will be pleased at your progress, and release infinite pink fairs at a Spirit Spring somewhere in Hyrule. If you complete all 50 floors, she'll give you Fairy Tears that can be refilled infinitely at any Spirit Spring.

- On floors 17, 33, and 44 are Poe souls.


Tips and Glitches


- Sometimes you need to weigh your options. Use the Magic Armor to avoid taking damage? Use an arrow/bomb arrow to take him out without getting close? Just take the hit, it wont do much damage? All things you need to consider in any one floor.

- You only actually NEED bombs on a few floors, and never Water Bombs (though Bomblings can come in handy), so you can use them like there's no tomorrow (Bomb arrows work nicely against a lot of enemies).

- Take the damage early on, don't use up your magic armor till you hit around floor 30. Enemies do drop Rupees, but not enough to ever completely refill from constant use. Also, as SOON as you don't need the armor any more, take it off. No sense wasting rupees.

- The floors are pretty unforgiving. Most enemies only drop rupees, and not very many. However, some floors have hearts buried in the dirt. I'll list the floors that do.

- There is a glitch that works around 50% of time. When you first enter a floor, take out the Gale Boomerang and blow out the torches on the left and right. Sometimes, this will open the door without having to fight the enemies.

Enter: Cave of Ordeals
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Cave of Ordeals

--== Floor 1 ==--

Enemies:
Blue Bokoblin x1

Strategy:
Jump down and swing.

Special:
None

--== Floor 2 ==--

Enemies:
Keese x?l
Rats x?l

Strategy:
Spin attacks work well

Special:
None

--== Floor 3 ==--

Enemies:
Deku Baba x6

Strategy:
Use the Gale Boomerang or clawshots to get the ones off the ceiling, then spin attacks work well on the ground ones.

Special:
Dig around for a heart


--== Floor 4 ==--

Enemies:
Skulltula x3

Strategy:
The clawshot can break their guard sometimes. Arrows definitely can, but it's not really worth it.

Special:
None


--== Floor 5 ==--

Enemies:
Bulblin Archers x4

Strategy:
You can snipe most of them from your vantage point. Be careful not to get hit in the process (if you position yourself right, they will hit the ledge)

Special:
None

--== Floor 6 ==--


Floor 6

Enemies:
Torch Slug x5

Strategy:
Use your vantage point and pick them off the ceiling with the Clawshot.

Special:
None

--== Floor 7 ==--

Enemies:
Fire Keese  x?l
Dodongos x2

Strategy:
Jump down and try to attract the Keese while ignoring the Dodongos for now. Once the Keese are down, get close to a Dodongo and wait for it to breath fire. Sidestep a couple times then use a spin attack to hit his tail.

Special:
None

--== Floor 8 ==--

Enemies:
Red Tektite x3
Blue Tektite x3

Strategy:
Spin attacks take them out in one shot.

Special:
None

--== Floor 9 ==--

Enemies:
Bulblin Archers x2
Lizalfos x2

Strategy:
The archers are cleverly hidden under your platform. Drop down close to the platform and kill them first, then use spin attacks to take down the Lizalfos.

Special:
None


--== Floor 10 ==--


Great Fairy #1

Enemies:
None

Strategy:
None

Special:
The first Great Fairy encounter. She will release fairies to the Ordon Spirit Spring.


--== Floor 11 ==--


Floor 11

Enemies:
Helmasaur x2
Rats x?l

Strategy:
Hang from the Clawshot targets on the ceiling. Lower yourself, but not to the floor. Use the other clawshot to snatch the shield off the Helmasaurs. Raise yourself back up and drop down from a height so that your roll when you land (this gets you away from the rats). The rest is cake. To get to the door, use the spinner on the track around the room.

Special:
None

--== Floor 12 ==--

Enemies:
ChuChu x?l

Strategy:
There are other colored Chus here, but it would be a hassle to get to them before they were absorbed. Instead, hang back and use the clawshot to pick them apart.

Special:
None

--== Floor 13 ==--

Enemies:
Chu Worms x5

Strategy:
Jump down and use Bomb Arrows.

Special:
None


--== Floor 14 ==--

Enemies:
Bubbles x?l

Strategy:
Spin attack can kill in one shot

Special:
None

--== Floor 15 ==--

Enemies:
Bulblin Clubbers x10

Strategy:
You can pick some off with arrows, but don't go crazy. Drop down and one swing is all it takes.

Special:
None


--== Floor 16 ==--

Enemies:
Rats x?l
Keese x?l

Strategy:
Jump down and use spin attacks

Special:
None


--== Floor 17 ==--


Floor 17

Enemies:
Poe x1
Stalhounds x?l

Strategy:
Try to keep your distance from the Poe for now and take out as many Stalhounds as you can in Human form (you don't fight as well in Wolf form). Once you're down to the Poe, use Wolf link to take it out.

Special:
Poe Soul
Dig for x3 hearts


--== Floor 18 ==--

Enemies:
Leevers x?l

Strategy:
Leevers are a nasty thing. You have to wonder around to get them to pop up, then the encircle and close in on you. Try to get out of the circle before they start spinning. Spin attacks are the best thing.

Special:
None


--== Floor 19 ==--

Enemies:
ChuChu x?l

Strategy:
There are other colored Chus here, but it would be a hassle to get to them before they were absorbed. Instead, hang back and use the clawshot to pick them apart.

Special:
None


--== Floor 20 ==--


Great Fairy

Enemies:
None

Strategy:
None

Special:
Second Great Fairy encounter. This time she releases pink fairies to Faron Woods Spirit Spring.


--== Floor 21 ==--

Enemies:
Ice Keese x?l
Blue Bokoblins

Strategy:
You can take them all out with just a couple spin attacks

Special:
None


--== Floor 22 ==--

Enemies:
Keese x?l
Rats x?l
Ghoul Rats x?l

Strategy:
Focus on the Keese first, killing only the rats that wonder near. Once they are down, turn into a wolf to kill the Ghoul Rats and the regular ones if you want.

Special:
Dig for a heart


--== Floor 23 ==--

Enemies:
Stalkin x?l

Strategy:
Spin attacks kill in one hit.

Special:
None


--== Floor 24 ==--

Enemies:
ReDead Knight x5

Strategy:
Use the Ball and Chain on them. They will only activate when you get close, so try to only wake one up at a time.

Special:
None


--== Floor 25 ==--


Floor 25

Enemies:
Bulblin Archers x3
Bulblin Clubbers x6

Strategy:
Watch out! As soon as the door opens there is a Bulbin Archer that can hit you. Take him out and use your vantage point to quickly snipe the ones on the ground.

Special:
Half-way through!


--== Floor 26 ==--

Enemies:
Stalfos x3

Strategy:
Use bomb arrows. No problem.

Special:
None


--== Floor 27 ==--

Enemies:
Skulltula x3
Bubble x?l

Strategy:
Stay close to your platform and just take out the bubbles (you can get their attention with the clawshot). Save the Skulltula for last. You can knock them down from safety with the boomerang.

Special:
None


--== Floor 28 ==--

Enemies:
Lizalfos x2
Red Bokoblin x6

Strategy:
Spin attacks

Special:
None


--== Floor 29 ==--

Enemies:
Stalkin x?
Bubbls x?

Strategy:
Spin attacks

Special:
None


--== Floor 30 ==--


Great Fairy

Enemies:
None

Strategy:
None

Special:
Great Fairy release pink fairies to Eldin Spirit Spring.

 

--== Floor 31 ==--


Floor 31

Enemies:
Beamos x5
Keese x?

Strategy:
Stay on your platform and snipe the red eye of the Beamos. You should be able to get them all.

Special:
Use the Dominion Rod to move the statues on the left and right side of the door.


--== Floor 32 ==--

Enemies:
Torch Slugs x5
Fire Keese x?
Fire Bubbles x?
Dodongos x2

Strategy:
Use the Clawshot to get the slugs off the ceiling first. Jump down and focus on the Keese and bubbles next, while staying away from the Dodongos. On the Dodongos, use spin attacks from the side while they are breathing fire.

Special:
None


--== Floor 33 ==--

Enemies:
Poe x1
ReDead Knights x4

Strategy:
Keep your distance as not to attract the Poe. Use the ball and chain on the knights then transform and take on the Poe.

Special:
Poe Soul


--== Floor 34 ==--

Enemies:
Chuchu x?
Goul Rats x?

Strategy:
Use the clawshot to pick appear the Chu first, it doesn't move very fast. Take out the rats with spin attacks as a wolf.

Special:
Dig for a heart
       

--== Floor 35 ==--

Enemies:
Ice Keese x?
Freezard x1

Strategy:
Jump down and encircle the Freezard while killing off the Keese. Once the Keese are down, wait for the freezard to finish an ice breath, then attack with the ball and chain. After two shots he breaks to mini-freezards. A couple tosses of the ball should deal with them.

Special:
None


--== Floor 36 ==--


Floor 36

Enemies:
Chilfos x3

Strategy:
Use Bomb arrows from the platform. One to break they spear then another to kill them before they draw another.

Special:
None


--== Floor 37 ==--

Enemies:
Ice Keese x?
Leever x?

Strategy:
Keep your guard up. Take out the keese as fast as possible while spin attacking any leever that appears.

Special:
None


--== Floor 38 ==--

Enemies:
Freezard x2
Ice Keese x?
Chilfos x3
Blue Bubbles x?

Strategy:
Use bomb arrows on the chilfos first. Watch the bubbles, as they may come up to your level. Jump down and try to stay at one end, away from the freezards. Use that point to take out any Keese or Bubbles that come your way. After, wait for a Freezard to finish a breath, take it out with the ball and chain, then the mini-freezards.

Special:
None


--== Floor 39 ==--


Floor 39

Enemies:
Darknut x2

Strategy:
Typical Darknut strategy. Backslice, Helmsplitter, Bomb arrows. Without armor, spam the backslice.

Special:
Dig for 200 rupees


--== Floor 40 ==--


Great Fairy

Enemies:
None

Strategy:
None

Special:
Great Fairy will release Pink Fairies to the Lanyaru Spirit Spring


--== Floor 41 ==--

Enemies:
Armos x9

Strategy:
Try to only activate one at a time. Get behind them by locking on and walking then use the clawshot if you are low on arrows. Three times in the back and they go down.

Special:
Use the double clawshot to get to the door.


--== Floor 42 ==--

Enemies:
Deku Baba x?
Red Bokoblin x?

Strategy:
Jump and slash.

Special:
None


--== Floor 43 ==--

Enemies:
Lizalfos x3
Bulblin Archers x6

Strategy:
Snipe several of the archers from the platform. Two are under your platform. Use spin attacks on the lizalfos.

Special:
None


--== Floor 44 ==--


Floor 44

Enemies:
Armored Dynofos x4
Poe x1

Strategy:
Pick off the Dynofos with bomb arrows (aim for the head). Use wolf link to take out the Poe.

Special:
None


--== Floor 45 ==--

Enemies:
Bulblin Archers x2
ReDead Knights x5
Chuchu x?

Strategy:
Snipe the archers before even entering the room. Use the ball and chain on the Knights next, then finally clawshot the chu.

Special:
None


--== Floor 46 ==--

Enemies:
Freezards x2
Chilfos x3
Ghoul Rats x?

Strategy:
Pick of the chilfos with bomb arrows. Jump down and attract as many rats as you can without getting hit, then shake them off as a wolf. Use the standard ball and chain strategy on the Freezards.

Special:
None
    

--== Floor 47 ==--

Enemies:
Red Bokoblin x?
Rats x?
Stalkin x?

Strategy:
Jump down and slash.

Special:
None


--== Floor 48 ==--

Enemies:
Aeralfos x2
Darknut x1

Strategy:
Focus on the Aeralfos first. You might want to use the Magic Armor if you're afraid of the Darknut sneaking up on you or the other Aeralfos charging you. Use the clawshot to drag the Aeralfos as it is about to charge, and slash. Two rounds takes one down.

The Darknut is new, as it is a Red Darknut. The red ones are more aggressive but cant take as many hits.

Special:
None


--== Floor 49 ==--


Floor 49

Enemies:
Darknut x3

Strategy:
You almost have to take them out all at once. Use bomb arrows to little effect (last room after all), and the Magic armor till it gives in. Proceed to attack them furiously. Whenever they swing, attack while they are recovering (very dangerous). Backslice and helm splitter still work.

Note the Blue Darknut. This is the only time you'll fight one. It exhibits the same aggressiveness as the Red variety, but even more armor then the black.

Special:
Final Room!


--== Floor 50 ==--


Great Fairy

Enemies:
None

Strategy:
None

Special:
Great Fairy gives you a bottle of Fairy Tears and the chance to refill it infinitely at any Spirit Spring.

And that's the Cave of Ordeals.



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When you get to the levels with bulblin archers on towers in front of you, you can farm arrows off of them by getting them to shoot, dodging the arrow, and picking it up. This way, you can use all the arrows you like and refill to 100 twice.

Guest
Added 21st Aug 2015, ID #600742

 
I just found a neat trick for taking care of Dynofos. If you shoot one with a bomb arrow, all the others will group around the spot where you killed the first one. This allows you to kill all the rest with a single bomb arrow.

Guest
Added 21st Aug 2015, ID #600716

 
This is also a good way to grind for rupees. I went in tonight with 12 and maxed out the largest wallet by the end. It was actually a lot easier than you would expect

Guest
Added 7th Jul 2015, ID #581041

 
I went in there with just one heart and my bare knuckles and beat the hell out of all those sorry weaknuts.

Chuck_Norris
Added 26th Apr 2015, ID #548450

 
3 hearts, 3 milks, 1000 rupees later I beat this thing. I am so exhausted. No fairies or heart pieces this entire playthrough only died on iron knuckles at the end with no magic armour.

Guest
Added 9th Apr 2015, ID #540261

 
throw bombs behind the armoured darknuts.

Guest
Added 25th Jan 2015, ID #507258

 
This was a great guide. My first time through, I was overconfident and died on the last room, but I tried it again with your tips and I made it through without even using a potion.

Guest
Added 19th Aug 2014, ID #438117

 
Your all super lame

Guest
Added 19th Jun 2014, ID #402284

 
Somehow I got lucky and the flame trick worked on both the last two rooms!! I was gonna try the last room for fun but then the aerofols came and I GTFO of there.

Guest
Added 3rd Mar 2014, ID #360557

 
i screwd up in the end by doing the torch thing i mad the two fllying things come in the room with the dark nots STILL BEAT IT but used up pretty much everything

Guest
Added 29th Nov 2013, ID #323519

 
Super easy way to beat the last room: Use the mortal draw. Get all of the darknuts together, and then run away, put your sword away and let them approach. Then hit mortal draw. Note which one you hit and consistently angle yourself so you only mortal draw the same one (since you don't really want to deal with multiple armorless darknuts). Once it has lost its armor, put on the magic armor and go to town with the back slice, ignoring the other two.

Rinse and repeat, rinse and repeat. REALLY EASY.

Guest
Added 29th Oct 2013, ID #316887

 
i got to the last floor for the second time...less fairies and more potions, right?

Guest
Added 5th Sep 2013, ID #308394

 
don't underestimate it...I kinda did and I died at floor 49

Guest
Added 4th Sep 2013, ID #308290

 
well also about thous knights there is a skill for them in order to loss not even one heart lol it is the 6th hiben skill and work every time

midna2
Added 24th Jul 2013, ID #299855

 
o and i dint have 4 botles or 1000 rupe bag

midna2
Added 24th Jul 2013, ID #299853

 
hey hey i win it without even use a bottle it is not that hard hm

midna2
Added 24th Jul 2013, ID #299852

 
Beat it with 8/20 hearts, 20/100 arrows, 119/180 bombs, 553/1000 rupees, and 32/50 slingshot pellets. I went in with a fairy, two blue potions and fairy's tears, and used a potion after beating the last floor (to make room for fairy's tears). I also used the magic armor twice, once for floors 48 and 49. I didn't find it too difficult, if only for overpreparation and the magic armor.

Guest
Added 26th Jun 2013, ID #293043

 
It really isn't all that hard. In the end I used 33 arrows, 8 bombs, 1 fairy and in the final fight with the three darknuts I had to use a rare chu jelly (not the one you get in here but another one I had). You just need to have some healing items in your bottles, then you'll be fine.

Guest
Added 9th Jun 2013, ID #289047

 
I know this is strange but the slingshot actually helps. On the last room, it's really tough to kill all three dark nuts unles they are separated. Use the slingshot (or the bow if you have leftover arrows) to shoot at them. They will dodge it. If you aim properly, they will separate, making it easier to focus on one.

Guest
Added 20th May 2013, ID #284072

 
its hard for me to get all the poes in the game

Guest
Added 23rd Mar 2013, ID #266359

 
just need to finish the palace of twilight than im into the CO

Guest
Added 12th Mar 2013, ID #263066

 
u all think u r so great? well i beat it with 20 arrows,15 bombs,no magic armour,and 3 fairies.PURE SKILL.

Guest
Added 11th Mar 2013, ID #262759

 
No offense to anyone that has or is having trouble with this, but I found it very easy. UNFORTUNATELY! I wanted it to be as challenging as people made it sound/: Although it did take a lot of concentration I walked out with almost full everything! Used maybe 15 arrows, about 4 or 5 bombs, and 12 slingshot pellets. I had four jars, one empty, one with tears (didn't use,) two with blue potion that I used one of before I went into the last room even though I didn't need it's full effect.

Guest
Added 23rd Feb 2013, ID #257856

 
went in first time 13 hearts 3 fairies and a great fairies tears, 150 bombs, 100 arrows 600 ruppees and magic armor, DIDN'T USE THE ARMOR AT ALL. came out wit a fairy a fairies tears 1 heart 40 bombs and no arrows. very nice guide, whole thing was not as hard as expected as long as you dont try to rush it.

pyrice
Added 31st Jan 2013, ID #248339

 
good guide. although i did the challenge without using the magic armor it wasn't so tough. I've done the challenge multiple times and its not as hard as people make it seem. all you have to do is use the hidden skills and not take damage simple as that (:

Guest
Added 22nd Jan 2013, ID #245535

 
Great guide. First time through with about 100 bombs and 100 arrows. 4 bottles- 2 fairies, fairy tears, and blue potion. I only used the magic armor in the last room and the whole thing wasn't as hard as I expected. I left only using blue potion,(still had my fairies and fairy tears) 600 rupees left, 30 arrows, and 20 bombs. Really a test of skill, it was really fun as well. I escaped with 16 hearts and I'm really satisfied. Let me say- you DO NOT need fully upgraded equipment, just some sort of strategy and skill.

Guest
Added 1st Jan 2013, ID #234187

 
YOU DOn't need the double claw shot, I managed to sneak past that room using a hookshot! HAHA! Just get nice and close and try for yourself!

Also, blue potion > faries

Blue potion can heal over 15 hearts, faries do only 8.

Also, dig around! There is an orange ruppee (100) and a silver ruppee (200) hidden around. My girlfriend helped me find the silver one

Guest
Added 18th Dec 2012, ID #223807

 
This is a tough dungeon the first time through. Strategy, good swordsmanship, blocking, bombing, ball n chaining, boomeranging and arrow usage are key. I can go through it in about 20 minutes now, using less than 10 hearts, 30 arrows, 10 bombs and not using one potion. Recover the buried hearts, and take your time deciding how to deal with each floor. Rushing in will leave you with little or no health and the use of at least one bottle by the end even for a seasoned twilight gamer. I get through 90% of it with my trusty sword and shield, but long range enemies and enemies that can freeze you require a more strategized approach.

Guest
Added 15th Dec 2012, ID #222127

 
Its sad that I beat the cave of ordeals without losing any hearts with no upgraded equipment and only used my sword to kill stuff(besides the big ice monsters), darknuts soo stupid cant see what peoples problems are with them.only used back slice and the finsher hidden skills.

Guest
Added 29th Oct 2012, ID #202845

 
It actually isn't that hard if you use some strategy. I brought 1 fairy, 3 blue chu pots, 100 arrows, 100 bombs and ended up only using 2 chu jellies 12 bombs and about 22 arrows. Magic armor wasn't even necessary for any of the darknuts lol You really just gotta focus on one target at a time while keeping track of the others and it's super easy, just make sure you z-target and roll around to backslash them when they have their armor on and to just use mortal draw when they're on chain mail. Easy as pie.

Guest
Added 23rd Oct 2012, ID #200331

 
if you people need absolutley everything thats fine but I only need 2 faries and at least 10 hearts. Im that good.

Guest
Added 16th Oct 2012, ID #197029

 
this is me i used to be no.195560

darknutdestroyer
Added 13th Oct 2012, ID #195562

 
i went in with 14 hearts full medium quiver 3 bottles all fairies 2 bomb bags and no magic armour i walked out with 12 hearts no arrows no bombs and the great fairie

Guest
Added 13th Oct 2012, ID #195560

 
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I walked into the cave of ordeals with 738 rupees,100 arrows, the double clawshot, three bottles of blue potion, magic armor(barely used it) and only 35 bombs because I wasnt aware that I could hold anymore than that! Sad to say I died on floor 49 fighting the last of 3 foes(the red darknight) because my Damn dog jumped on me knocking the nunchuck out of my hand :( either way, I lasted with 41/100 arrows and 10/35 bombs but 0 rupees left! My demise was unfortunate, but I had fun! Now to enjoy a cold beer then try again! Btw.......... I'm a girl : P

Guest
Added 10th Oct 2012, ID #194583

 
I was breaking a sweat during the ending battle with the three Darknuts. All 1000 of my Rupees were depleted by the magic armor, and I succeeded in hitting the knights only 20% of the time. I thought it would never end.
The rest of the levels require patience more than anything. The ones with the ice enemies gave me the most trouble.

Guest
Added 15th Sep 2012, ID #186291

 
My sister and i just beat the cave of ordeals. Didnt beat the twilight palace yet but we did the cave with no problem. Yes me and my sister (2 females) did it with little sweat broken lol. Love the challenge. Didnt look up any help until we got to the very last room. We only had 3 bottles, 100 arrows, 60 bombs, no ammo for the slingshot (didnt really need it) and about 500 rupees. Didnt use the magic armor till we got to maybe the 44th floor to save our healing potions. Gotta do it again.!!!

Guest
Added 30th Aug 2012, ID #181666

 
Hey, I just have a quick tip for fighting darknuts. While they still have armor, you can use bomb arrows to blow it off. However, you can't shoot them straight on, because they will usually block the explosion with their shields. Instead, shoot the ground immediately behind them by shooting by or between their legs, and they won't be able to block the explosion. Figuring this out pretty much saved me at the end.

Guest
Added 29th Aug 2012, ID #181293

 
Found the cave quite hard but disagree with a lot of the walk through advice - found it easier to use mortal draw against the darknuts until their armour falls off - then target & slash.
Also found hearts in dungeons 3, 7,18,22,27,34 & 45 - a total of 13 hearts. Great feeling when completed though

Muso
Added 19th Aug 2012, ID #177591

 
When I played the cave of ordeals, I used my slingshot before my arrows. I used bomb arrows because ReDeads scare the crap outta me, if you run out of bombs, ball-and-chain works the same. When bokoblin archers were the same height as me I'd let them fire at me, avoid getting hit, and pick up their arrows before they burned away (every 2 shots) to refill my quiver. It takes patience, but it's worth having a full quiver.

kaemonalsworth13
Added 5th Aug 2012, ID #172592

 
Funny, I really didn't need any of that stuff. I only have 14 hearts, went in with only 3 bottles (one fairy, one red chu jelly), no magic armor, 30 arrows, 20 bombs, and still came out with the red chu jelly left over. It really is simply about being smart about how you fight each enemy. As long as you don't rush into each floor without figuring out what to do first, you can easily beat it without getting half the stuff "you must have to avoid dying."

Guest
Added 31st Jul 2012, ID #170382

 
I beat the cave of ordeals in about 15 minutes without having to kill ANYTHING. ...I have my ways... >

Guest
Added 26th Jul 2012, ID #168858

 
Just beat the Cave of Ordeals!!! Whew what a great feeling! Now my game is 100%!

Guest
Added 20th Jul 2012, ID #166653

 
hi were is that ting you get to gat in to the cave

Guest
Added 18th Jul 2012, ID #165627

 
i've found an extremely easy way to defeat the last three bosses! it helps save a lot of hearts and is actually pretty hilarious. first off, don't jump down to confront them yet. stay on the entrance ledge. then, just shoot an arrow (or bomb arrow) at each of them to get them to cluster beneath you. after that, the fun part: get bombs (any should do) and just drop them off the edge to the cluster of big baddies. They'll get hurt and even throw their axe, so don't stand right at the edge or you could get knocked down. I was lacking hearts but thought to give it a try and it worked like a charm! once they all have no armour, its pretty easy to finish them off. hope you guys find this info useful!

Guest
Added 14th Jul 2012, ID #163869

 
I hate this cave! I have made it to the final room 3 times, and have failed all three times. I had all my hearts, 4 bottles, 2 blue potions, 2 fairies, all bombs and quivers were filled, 800 rupees, and the magic armor. I am about to attempt with 4 bottles of blue potion, and 1000 rupees. I hope this is not in vain. By the way, those Zombie things can just go to hell, and those Freezards can go with them.

Guest
Added 13th Jul 2012, ID #163500

 
I finished the second round of the cave of ordeals starting with full supplies and didn't end up needing any of my bottles.

The sweet spot for hitting darknuts with bomb arrows is for the arrow to land lightly to the sword side and slightly behind the darknut. From the ledge, target one darknut at a time. Once hit, it will start marching to under the ledge. It will stop to hold up its shield. Once all the armor is off, the darknut can hit you all the way up on the ledge with the thrown axe (worth one heart). Run backwards to dodge. It's easier to fight one darknut in unarmored swordsman form at a time (change one darknut and only damage the others from the ledge). Darknuts take about 5-6 bomb arrows to completely remove the amor (6 hits for the blue one which has the most armor).

Use the gale boomerang to fetch and stun flying monsters when you are on the ledge. You can kill them with your sword before they recover. I can get at least half of them with a few sweeps of the gale boomerang. You might fall partway off the ledge, but you can climb back up, and I always killed the monsters before I dangled off the edge.

You can take arrows shot by the bulblin archers by stepping on them. Keep your shield up and dodge the arrows and back up to pick them up before they burn up.

The aeralfos (47) can be weakened but not killed by many bomb arrows. Then they can be killed with one sword hit.

It is possible to get a second bottle of Great Fairy Tears from finishing the cave of ordeals if you have one bottle already (such as from Jovanni) and an empty bottle.

Dodongos can be killed with one bomb arrow to the tail.

firehawk.
Added 30th Jun 2012, ID #158808

 
the "blow out the fire" trick only works on the wii version. if you have gamecube and cannot pass, there is the infinite bombs and arrows glitch. it was only through this glitch that I could defeat the caves. there are tons of guides and video helps on how to do the glitch.

Guest
Added 26th Jun 2012, ID #157307

 
I found out how to beat the Cave, without fighting all the Darknuts. During your process accending down the levels each time you see the fire lanterns lit on top platform stay on plat form our your back to wall. Use your boomerand lock on left one then the right one(note:you can do it one time at once or it want work)then let it go it will blow them out. And will open door keep this up o each level and on 48 and 49. All doors be open and all you have to do is run to Great Fairy on last one. They will not come after you if you run to Great Fairy cause that's when you beat it.

jpsquall0909
Added 21st Jun 2012, ID #155251

 
Ok, so here is what did in prep for this cave of ordeals. Beat game. (not required just all dungeons) had 60 arrows, 180 bombs, and four bottles of blue potion. DO NOT USE FAIRIES THEY ONLY CURE EIGHT HEARTS the blue potion cures ALL HEARTS and can be purchased for fifty rupees at Mali mart in castle town. I came out with a leftover blue potion, 53 bombs, no arrows, and the great faires tears ;) have fun!

Guest
Added 20th Jun 2012, ID #154952

 
On floor 7 the guide says there is nothing but it is wrong I dug up 3 hearts. Bigheart

jpsquall0909
Added 17th Jun 2012, ID #153627