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

Be sure to read the Rules page to find out the rules for speedrunning Dark Souls III

Routes

The world record is 42:23 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 - 42:23 Nemz38 YouTube
Anri's Straight Sword - 44:19 DarK YouTube

Resources

Dark Souls 3 Downpatcher

Skips, Glitches and Methods used in Any% No Teardrop

Lizard Skip
Roof Skip
Irithyll Skip
Spook Quitouts
Place Souls Skip
Farron Keep Skip
Watchers Glitch
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