Somaria Barrier Skip

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Somaria Barrier Skip
Classification Minor Glitch
Racing Category [[{{{racing-category}}}]]

Somaria Barrier Skip is a glitch that can give the player access to Agahnim's Tower without having a Magical Sword, Magic Cape, or Hammer (swordless). It is a combination of two effects: getting one frame of movement forward as you are being damaged before you're knocked back, and the Somaria block cancelling knockback.


To perform this glitch, the player must have the Cane of Somaria and enough health to survive several hits from the barrier. Place a Somaria block in line with the Barrier Door, then move between the block and the barrier. Move into the barrier to get electrocuted and knocked back into the Somaria block while holding <^ or ^> to nudge Link into the barrier. Keep repeating the shock and moving the Somaria block, alternating between <^ and ^> to keep Link centered to the door. Another essential part of this glitch is to make sure you are occasionally moving the block up a pixel or two at a time, in order to allow Link to make more progress into the door. Keep repeating this process until Link crosses the barrier.


This glitch can be useful in "MCS Shuffle" or "Keysanity" to access the two chests inside Agahnim Tower.

This glitch can also be used in Entrance Randomizer to sequence break inside of an entrance that might otherwise be inaccessible.

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