Any% No Teardrop Route

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This page shows the current route for the Any% No TearDrop category from Dark Souls III.
Alternatively, you can click the other tabs to find a more beginner friendly version of this route or other interesting routes that are being run in this category.

Sellsword Twinblades (Current Route)

This is an overview of the current Any% No TearDrop route.

Character Creation

  • Pick Assassin Class
  • Pick Black Firebomb as gift

Cemetary of Ash

  • Unequip head and chest armor
  • Optional: Grab Ashen Estus Remains

Iudex Gundyr

  • Hit him with 13 R1´s
  • Perform 2 two handed charged R2´s
  • Throw 3x Firebombs on the stagger

Firelink Shrine #1

  • Buy 1x Homeward Bone, 1x Dagger and 1x Shortsword
  • Light Bonfire
  • Warp to High Wall of Lothric

High Wall of Lothric

  • Grab 2x Gold Pine Resin
  • Receive Small Banner from Emma, quit out to get teleported back outside
  • Equip Gold Pine Resin and Shortsword
  • Drop Estoc on the ground

Vordt of the Boreal Valley

  • Use 1x Gold Pine Resin
  • 15x R1 to stagger
  • Quit out at the door

Undead Settlement

  • Grab 2x Charcoal Pine Bundle in the house
  • Cast Spook and drop down, quit out at the door
  • Cast Spook and drop down

Road of Sacrifices

  • Go to Farron Skip spot.
  • Do Farron Keep Skip
  • Grab Sellsword Twinblades
  • Grab Farron Coal

Farron Keep

  • Light Farron Keep Perimeter Bonfire

Abyss Watchers

  • Equip Shortsword
  • Do Watchers Glitch
  • Use Gold Pine Resin and spam R1 (21 R1 per phase)
  • Pop Vordt's and Watchers' Souls when waiting for the grave to open

Catacombs of Carthus

  • Grab Sharp Gem
  • Do Fence Skip
  • Grab Gravewarden's Ashes

High Lord Wolnir

  • 1st bracelet: 9 R1´s or 3 R1´s + charged R2 + 4 R1´s if he gives you the slow opener
  • 2nd bracelet: Use bundle, 9 R1´s with bundle active + 1 without bundle or 8 R1´s + 1 charged R2 with bundle active
  • 3rd bracelet: Use bundle, 8 R1´s or 4 R1´s + charged R2 + 2 R1´s
  • Pop Wolnir's soul before cutscene
  • Light Bonfire and bone back to Firelink Shrine

Firelink Shrine #2

  • Give Ashes
  • Buy 11x Homeward Bones, 3x Carthus Rouge and 12 xTitanite Shards
  • Give Coal
  • Upgrade Sellsword´s Twinblades to +3
  • Infuse Sellsword´s Twinblades with sharp gem
  • Allot Estus
  • Level 33 Dexterity
  • Warp to Farron Keep Parimeter

Farron Keep

  • Grab 4x Green Blossom
  • Grab Grass Crest Shield and equip it
  • Run to Crystal Sage

Crystal Sage

  • Use 1x Carthus Rouge
  • Wait for Sage to cast Soulmass and do 9 L1´s (Optional: 3x L1, R1, L1 combos)

Cathedral of the Deep

  • Optional: Grab Herald’s set and equip it
  • Grab and equip Lloyd's Sword Ring
  • Daggerwalk towards Deacons

Deacons of the Deep

  • Use 1x Carthus Rouge for Phase 2
  • Bone to Firelink Shrine
  • Warp to High Lord Wolnir bonfire

Irithyll of the Boreal Valley

  • Run over the bridge into Irithyll
  • Do Irithyll Skip
  • Light Distant Manor Bonfire
  • Make your way into Irithyll Dungeon

Irithyll Dungeon

  • Grab 2x Pale Pine Resin
  • Spook quit out down from Irithyll Dungeon to Profaned Capital
  • Spook quit out down from the tower to the large bridge.

Yhorm the Giant

  • Use Stormruler and dont get memed
  • Bone back to last rested bonfire

Irithyll of the Boreal Valley

  • Make your way into the sewers.

Pontiff Sulyvahn

  • Use Carthus Rouge
  • Parry, Riposte upon opener
  • Hit him with 2x L1’s as he is getting up
  • Parry, Riposte again
  • Hit him with 4x L1’s and back off for the AoE
  • Spam L1 to finish him off

Anor Londo

  • Grab Easterner's Ashes
  • Pop Yhorm's soul on elevator
  • Light Anor Londo Bonfire
  • Bone to Firelink Shrine

Firelink Shrine #3

  • Sell Pontiff and Deacons Souls
  • Give Ashes
  • Buy 12x Large Titanite Shards and 11x Carthus Rouge
  • Upgrade Sellsword Twinblades to +6
  • Level 43 Dexterity
  • Warp to Anor Londo

Anor Londo

  • Get into the castle by jumping over the railing

Aldrich, Devourer of Gods

  • Use Carthus Rouge
  • Spam L1

Lothric Castle

Dancer of the Boreal Valley

  • Use 1x Carthus Rouge
  • 7x L1´s until transformations
  • 8x L1´s to stagger
  • Make your way through the castle to Dragonslayer
  • Quit out through the Dragon fire and Fall Damage Cancel before the Dragonslayer fight

Dragonslayer Armor

  • Use 1x Pale Pine Resin and blossom
  • 6 L1´s for first stagger
  • 14 L1´s for second stagger
  • Make your way into the archives

Grand Archives

  • Get all the way through the archives

Twin Princes, Lothric and Lorian

  • Use 1x Carthus Rouge and use 1x Blossom
  • Bone back to Firelink Shrine

Firelink Shrine #4

  • Do Place Souls Skip
  • Bone to last bonfire in the cutscene to trickwarp to the Kiln.

Kiln of the First Flame

Soul of Cinder

  • Use 1x Carthus Rouge and 1x Blossom
  • Phase 1: L1
  • Phase 2: Reapply Carthus Rouge and Blossom, spam L1
  • Link the first flame and call it a day
  • ALT+F4 on the credits and check your In-game time by restarting your game.

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Sellsword Twinblades (Tumblebuff)

This is an overview of a route in Any% No TearDrop using Tumblebuff
This route is estimated 30 seconds slower than the Current Route

Character Creation

  • Pick Assassin Class
  • Pick Fire Gem as gift

Cemetary of Ash

  • Unequip head and chest armor
  • Grab Ashen Estus Remains

Iudex Gundyr

  • 5x R1 as he gets up. Move behind and Regen Stamina.
  • 2x R1 when behind him, Regen stamina,
  • 3x R1's while attack 1. Regen stamina about halfway.
  • 3x R1's while attack 2 to make him transform to Phase 2.
  • 2x 2-handed Fully Charged R2's while he is transforming to Phase 2. Strafe behind him for this.
  • Wait until he is fully into Phase 2 and do another 2x 2-handed Fully Charged R2's to stagger and damage him.
  • Strafe left or behind and do 2x R1's to finish him off

Firelink Shrine #1

  • Buy 1x Bone, Heal Aid, Shortsword, Talisman
  • Infuse Shortsword to Fire Shortsword
  • Light Bonfire and Attune Heal Aid
  • Warp to High Wall of Lothric

High Wall of Lothric

  • Grab 2x Gold Pine Resin
  • Receive Small Banner from Emma
  • Equip Gold Pine Resin and Shortsword
  • Drop Estoc on the ground

Vordt of the Boreal Valley

  • Perform Tumblebuff with 1x Gold Pine Resin for Vordt.
  • 15x R1 to stagger
  • Quit out at the door

Undead Settlement

  • Grab 2x Alluring Skulls
  • Grab 1x Charcoal Pine Bundle in the house
  • Pickup Charcoal Pine Resin in the House. Go back and run towards Road of Sacrifices
  • Cast Spook and drop down, quit out at the door
  • Cast Spook and drop down

Road of Sacrifices

  • Go to Farron Skip spot.
  • Throw an Alluring skull to kill dogs (if you skipped the skulls, quit out after running into your fks setup corner)
  • Do Farron Keep Skip
  • Grab Sellswords Twinblades
  • Grab Farron Coal

Farron Keep

  • Light Farron Keep Perimeter Bonfire

Abyss Watchers

  • Equip Shortsword
  • Do Watchers Glitch
  • Perform Tumblebuff with 1x Charcoal Pine Resin
  • 12x R1 + 1x R2 each phase
  • Optional: Dupe Watchers Soul as the grave is moving.

Catacombs of Carthus

  • Grab Sharp Gem
  • Optional: Do Fence Skip
  • Grab Gravewarden's Ashes

High Lord Wolnir

  • Perform Tumblebuff with 1x Charcoal Pine Resin and spam R1
  • 3x R1's 1st Bracelet
  • 6x R1's 2nd Bracelet (Let Stamina Regenerate to full after 5 hits)
  • 5x R1's 3rd Bracelet

(As soon as 2nd bracelet breaks, run to the 3rd bracelet and get 4 hits in early. Then one final hit as his arm is fully retracted. Get 1 extra hit to be sure he does not survive with 1 HP)

  • Use Wolnir's Soul as he is dying.
  • Light Bonfire and bone back to Firelink Shrine

Firelink Shrine #2

  • Give Ashes
  • Buy 11x Homeward Bones, 3x Carthus Rouge, 12x Titanite Shards, 1x Dagger
  • Give Coal
  • Upgrade Sellsword´s Twinblades to +3
  • Infuse Sellsword´s Twinblades with sharp gem
  • Allot Estus
  • Level 33 Dexterity (Optional: Level 12 Vigor)
  • Warp to Farron Keep Parimeter

Farron Keep

  • Grab 4x Green Blossom
  • Grab Grass Crest Shield and equip it
  • Run to Crystal Sage

Crystal Sage

  • Use 1x Carthus Rouge
  • Wait for Sage to cast Soulmass and do 9 L1´s (Optional: Do 3x L1 R1 L1)

Cathedral of the Deep

  • Grab Herald’s set and equip it
  • Grab 1x Estus Shard
  • Grab and equip Lloyd's Sword Ring
  • Daggerwalk towards Deacons

Deacons of the Deep

  • Use 1x Carthus Rouge for Phase 2
  • Bone to Firelink Shrine
  • Warp to High Lord Wolnir bonfire

Irithyll of the Boreal Valley

  • Run over the bridge into Irithyll
  • Do Irithyll Skip
  • Light Distant Manor Bonfire
  • Make your way into Irithyll Dungeon

Irithyll Dungeon

  • Grab 2x Pale Pine Resin
  • Spook quit out down from Irithyll Dungeon to Profaned Capital
  • Spook quit out down from the tower to the large bridge.

Yhorm the Giant

  • Use Stormruler and dont get memed
  • Bone back to last rested bonfire

Irithyll of the Boreal Valley

  • Make your way into the sewers.
  • Use skull for dogs (or prey for rng if you skipped skulls)

Pontiff Sulyvahn

  • Use Carthus Rouge
  • Parry, Riposte upon opener
  • Hit him with 2x L1’s as he is getting up
  • Parry, Riposte again
  • Hit him with 4x L1’s and back off for the AoE
  • Spam L1 to finish him off

Anor Londo

  • Grab Easterner's Ashes
  • Pop a soul on elevator
  • Light Anor Londo Bonfire
  • Bone to Firelink Shrine

Firelink Shrine #3

  • Sell Souls
  • Give Ashes
  • Buy 12x Large Titanite Shards and 11x Carthus Rouge
  • Upgrade Sellsword´s Twinblades to +6
  • Reinforce Estus +1
  • Level 43 Dexterity (Optional: Level 15 Vigor)
  • Warp to Anor Londo

Anor Londo

  • Get into the castle by jumping over the railing

Aldrich, Devourer of Gods

  • Use Carthus Rouge
  • Spam L1
  • Equip Aldrich´s Soul and pop it after killing Emma

Lothric Castle

Dancer of the Boreal Valley

  • Use 1x Carthus Rouge
  • 8x L1´s until transformations
  • Make your way through the castle to Dragonslayer
  • Quit out through the Dragon fire and heal before the Dragonslayer fight

Dragonslayer Armor

  • Use 1x Pale Pine Resin and blossom
  • 6 L1´s for first stagger
  • 14 L1´s for second stagger
  • Make your way into the archives

Grand Archives

  • Get all the way through the archives

Twin Princes, Lothric and Lorian [1]

  • Use 1x Carthus Rouge and use 1x Blossom
  • Pop 2 Souls when waiting for the death animation to finish
  • Bone back to Firelink Shrine

Firelink Shrine #4

  • Level: 19 Vigor and 22 Endurance
  • Optional: Skip level up
  • Do Place Souls Skip
  • Bone to last bonfire in the cutscene to trickwarp to the Kiln.

Kiln of the First Flame

Soul of Cinder

  • Use 1x Carthus Rouge and 1x Blossom
  • Phase 1: L1
  • Phase 2: Reapply Carthus Rouge and Blossom, spam L1
  • Link the first flame and call it a day
  • ALT+F4 on the credits and check your In-game time by restarting your game.

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