Any% No TearDrop

From Speed Souls - A Dark Souls Speedrunning Wiki

Dark Souls III Any% No Tear Drop is a speedrun category in which the player tries to complete the game as fast as possible.
The difference to the normal Any% is that the TearDrop glitch is not allowed here.


Rules

  • This category does not allow the use of TearDrop. For the category using all available glitches visit the standard Any% category page.
  • There are no added restrictions on how the player completes the game, they must simply start a new character and beat the final boss as quickly as they can.
  • Glitches, skips and sequence breaks are all allowed. Using other programs to affect the game or editing the game code is not allowed.
  • Runs are measured on IGTIn-Game Time. When finishing, runners are required to at least show the IGTIn-Game Time in their submitted runs.
  • This category uses all available glitches and is run on Patch V1.04. Check the Dark Souls 3 Downpatcher to patch your game to Version 1.04.
  • You may not use savefiles during your runs. Using savefiles is common when practicing certain parts in a run but these are not counted as 'official' times.
  • Any% is a different category.

Routes

The world record is 43:37 IGTIn-Game Time by Nemz38 (YouTube). The leaderboards for this category are available here.

Route Estimated possible time Current Record Runner VODVideo on Demand
Sellsword Twinblades w/ Farron Keep Skip - 43:37 Nemz38 YouTube
Anri's Straight Sword - 44:55 Nemz38 Twitch

Resources

Dark Souls 3 Downpatcher

Skips, Glitches and Methods used in Any% No Teardrop

Lizard Skip
Roof Skip
Bridge Skip
Kill Anri
Irithyll Skip
Spook Quitouts
Place Souls Skip
Farron Keep Skip
Cinder Glitch

Learning

Learning a speedrun in Dark Souls III may seem daunting at first but there are ways of making the learning process easier. Start by doing an initial run through and making sure to do the following things:

  • Follow the notes as accurately as you can (getting safety bonfires is fine). Don't level more than you should. Try not to lose large amounts of souls since there is no way to get them back.
  • Make savefiles before each part that you might have trouble with. You can just copy the savefile (generally in "\Users\<YourName>\AppData\Roaming\DarkSoulsIII\<SomeCode>") into a seperate folder or use the SpeedSouls - Save Organizer.
  • Make splits. Download a program like Livesplit or WSplit and setup your splits. It doesn't matter how bad they are in you first run.

Once you have completed your first run and made savefiles practice the parts you are least confident with then try another run. When you get more confident you should stop getting safety bonfires and start doing riskier strategies.

Extra routes

Any% Anri’s Straight Sword notes by Apollyon
Any% Barbed Straight Sword notes by Sharnier
Any% Route notes by Iu Touma