Any% Kiln Skip

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Dark Souls Any% Kiln Skip is a speedrun category in which the player tries to complete the game as fast as possible. There are no added restrictions on how the player completes the game, they must simply start a new character and beat the final boss, Gwyn, 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; apart from a few exceptions allowed by the community.

Any% Kiln Skip is considered a different category as it involves using the Warp Glitch, a major glitch that allows the player to skip nearly the entire second half of the game as well as some minor sections. Considering general speedrun definitions, this category could technically be considered the true Any% because it is the shortest category, but due to the issue of savefile manipulation by abusing functionality outside of the game and the other controversial problems that come with it (like undoing mistakes by using ALT + F4 before the game saves), the almost twice as long run is called Any% instead.

The world record is 20:45 IGT by CapitaineToinon (YouTube). The leaderboards for this category are available here.

Routes

Route Estimated possible time Current Record Runner VODVideo on Demand
Great Club 20:20 20:45 CapitaineToinon YouTube
Black Knight Greatsword 23:00 23:21 CapitaineToinon YouTube
Black Knight Halberd 24:40 25:07 NaxHPL YouTube

Savefiles

Rules

(The rules listed here are specific to this category. Go to this page to find the rules that apply to all Dark Souls speedruns.)

External resources