Part 14: Ice Ruins
Getting the Master Sword Lv2
If you have been following our walkthrough – Link should have 2 Master Ores. Travel to the Blacksmith in Hyrule and have him temper the Master Sword. He will create the Master Sword Lv2 for Link. After doing so – take the Letter in a Bottle we got earlier to the Milk Bar in Kakariko Village. Talk to the Milk Bar Owner to be given some Premium Milk for the guy on Death Mountain.
Go to Ravio and get the Hookshot plus the Fire Rod if you have not done so yet. Now fly up to the Tower of Hera. Head to the east of the tower. Use the hookshot to cross the broken bridge and continue east. Go inside Rosso's Ore Mine and through the door on the west side.
Delivering the Premium Milk
Get on the platform and ride it to the west. Drop down onto the next platform and continue doing so until you come to the next sign mentioning Rosso's Ore Mine. Travel around the south wall and get on the moving platform. Continue onto the next platforms until you come to where the three meet. Take the one on the west. Continue and go through the door to the south. Travel across the gap to find the Bouldering Guy. Give him the Premium Milk and Link will now have another empty bottle.
Getting to Rosso's Ore Mine
Drop down and go through the door. Make you way back to the center of the room. Travel around the wall on the east and pop off on the moving platform. You must now drop down onto the platforms below but be sure to time the fall accordingly or risk falling into the lava. Continue from platform to platform until you reach the bottom.
Exit through the door to the south and continue to the west to find Rosso's Ore Mine; however, it turns out there is a portal to Lorule where the sign says the mine is located. Travel through the portal and there will be another weather vane. Head to the east and there will be a sign warning you not to head to the Ice Ruins.
Getting to the Top of Death Mountain
Go inside the door anyway and get on the blue platform. Ride it north and get onto the next platform. Ride it north and get on yet another platform. Ride it and this time- Link will need to merge with the next platform. Now get off onto the next platform and continue until you reach land being sure to travel around the wall. Now kill the Ice Statues and travel around the west wall to find a big Ice Statue.
Kill it and then take the platform to the north. Continue riding the platforms until you reach the door on the east. Go through the door and then south through the next door. Link will now be outside – head north and then to the east to find the Ice Ruins. Use the Fire Rod to melt the Ice Statue blocking the entrance and enter the dungeon.
Once inside the Ice Ruins – melt the ice cube north with the Fire Rod. Now pull the tongue on the statue north of the room. This will cause the platforms to start moving. Ride them all the way down and open the big chest for the Big Key. Ride them back to B2 and get off. Melt the ice on the western wall to get the small key.
Ride the platform back to B1 and go through the locked door to the north. Pull the tongue on the left and then head through the door to the east. Kill all of the enemies and then light all four torches to reveal a small key. Head through the door to the south and get the chest for the compass.
Travel across the blue path to the south of the chest and go north at the fork. Continue along the path until you reach the wall blocking the key. Merge with it and travel around through the crack. Pop off and get the small key. Now head back though the door to the south and go along the blue path once more.
At the fork go south and continue through the locked door. Merge with the east wall and travel to the north ledge with the chest, which contains a Blue Rupee. Travel across the north wall to the ledge on the west. Pull the tongue to lower the blue platform to the east.
Fall down the hole create by the platform lowering. Go through the door to the east. Go south until you get to the locked door. Melt the ice near it to find a switch. Press it and then travel north. Go through the door that is on the northwest side of the room.
Drop down through the hole in the center onto the platform beneath. Travel west and get on the blue moving platform. Toss a bomb in the set of switches to the north to spawn a chest. Open the chest for a Silver Rupee. Travel across the moving platform to the ledge on the west and go south. Get on the ice platform and then light the torch in the center with the Fire Rod to spawn a moving platform.
Do not travel to it yet – instead head east across the blue ledges until you find a chest containing some monster guts. Now travel back to the newly formed moving platform and ride it up. Go down the path to the south. Get on the next moving platform and ride it south as well. Wait until it reaches the next platform and get onto it. Ride to east and then head north – continuing onto the next moving platform.
Ride it up and go through the door to the north. Use the Fire Rod to melt the ice in the next room. Now go back south and across the blue path to the west – drop down onto the moving platform. Ride it south and then fall onto the chest below for a Purple Rupee. Navigate back up using the platform to the north. Go into the room to the east and travel across the wall to the eastern side of the room.
Getting the Stamina Scroll
Hit the switch and then get on the newly spawned platform. Ride it up and get off to the north. Now walk to the west – being sure to kill the enemies so you do not die. Step on the switch under the skull and go through the door to the east. Pull the tongue to lower the blue platform once more revealing a big chest. Drop down and open the big chest for the Stamina Scroll.
Travel across the wall to the west and get on the moving platform. Ride it to B2 and get off south. Now go through the door. Travel across the wall to the east and go through the door underneath you. Melt the ice near the stairs to the north and then go up the stairs. Go east and then merge with the southern wall. Travel south and around to find some fairies.
Drop back down and go through the door at the northwest of the room. Drop down the hole in the center of the wire walkway and then go north. Pull the tongue to lower the center platform. Now fall down onto the platform and prepare for the Ice Ruins mini-boss.
Ice Ruins Mini-Boss
The Ice Ruins mini-boss is a group of penguins. Simply travel around the room killing the smaller ones first before concentrating on the large one. Once the smaller ones are dead – go after the large one. After killing them, a portal will spawn and the doors on the east and west will open.
Go through the door on the west and then knock any creatures off the ice walkway. Walk across it and then pull the tongue. Travel back east and through the door. Continue east and through the next door. Now use the Fire Rod to melt the enemies and then light the torch in the center of the room with it.
Travel south and through the newly opened door. Press the switch on the west and then merge with the wall to the south. Travel around the wall to the south of the area. Continue south and fall down the hole to the chest that contains a small key. Drop down and follow the path to the west.
Press the switch to form a new path. Now walk around and go north then get on the moving platforms. Ride up to B2 and then go through the door on the east. Now head north and go through the locked door on the northern wall. Merge with the north wall and travel midway across the gap and pop off to fall down to B3.
Melt the ice to unlock a gust of wind. Go into the wind to be blown across to another tongue that Link must pull – this will lower the floor of the previous room. Drop down to the north and go through the door. Fall down the center of the room onto the platform beneath.
Now go north and continue east then south across the ice pathway. Continue going along the path until you find the torch. Light it with the Fire Rod and continue south. Now go west across the blue path and north at the fork. Pull the tongue to move the platform over once more. Travel north and then west to the boss door. Use the Big Key to enter then drop down the center of the room and get ready for a fight.
Ice Ruins Boss
The Ice Ruins boss is rather tricky due to the icy environment. To defeat this boss - simply use the Fire Rod in order to melt the ice from it. This will allow Link to damage it. It has a couple attacks that are very beneficial if dodged. Be sure not to stand inside any triangles the boss makes and stay away from the orbs when they glow white; otherwise, just keep melting the ice off and attacking. Repeat this several times to defeat the boss of the Ice Ruins.
Now grab the Heart Container and then go north to free Sage Rosso from the painting. After the cutscene exit through the portal and head to Ravio's shop for more items.