Legend of Zelda, The: The Minish Cap
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  • Defeat Vaati without taking damage

    367 (204) of 12,485 – 2.94%

    1.63% of players have earned the achievement in hardcore mode
    2.94% of players have earned the achievement in softcore mode
  • Created by Brian on: 19 Aug, 2013 23:38
    Last modified: 01 May, 2024 10:22


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    BlaineSensei 21 Dec 2022 15:31
    @Desty Its much easier to just use the roc cape as soon as you enter the first room.

    3rd room for me was easier with the great spin attack and also while using the pegasus boots strat that speedrunners use, run into wall and let the knockback put you behind the nuts.
    Ness64 24 Dec 2022 19:08
    I used the Remote Bomb method for the 3rd room, but they're good on the 1st room as well. Hit that enemy by throwing the bomb at him like you'd throw a pot, the bomb damages him this way too. Then wait until he walks on top of the bomb and detonate it. Not the fastest method, but it's very safe and doesn't take too long to learn. It's been some time so I might be mistaken, but I think he died on the second or third bomb if you do all this correctly.
    SpaceChloe 20 Apr 2023 12:03
    It's a really hard fight but the Mirror Shield completely trivialize it. It blocks pretty much all of Vaati's attacks so you can take your time and don't even have to dodge most of them. It makes you safe even from the falling rocks.

    I highly recommend that you beat Vaati the normal way once, go get the Mirror Shield, and come back with it to get the achievement.

    Good luck!
    Sachiel 7 May 2023 22:30
    This fucking achievement took me longer than any of my other masters, omg. This is how I did it.
    Phase 1: use the red picorite, you kill the eyes in one slash and the Boss in 3 cicles, making This very fast and with less chances to get screwed.
    Phase 2: nothing special here, you can use the mirror shield to counter the Rng of the fallen rocks.
    Phase 3: go to the lower part of the platform where the boss can't harm you and wait for him to sink one of his arms, run to the shrinking stone and hop on it (don't shrink) wait as long as you need to for the boss to not be in your way when dropping one of his arms. Inside the arms you just need to be careful, you can use the boomerang to stun the eyes for a bit. When you kill both arms the rest is easy, you get 3 clones ready and wait for the boss to shoot the 4 balls. When he does the other attack you can dodge it best the further away you are.
    Sachiel 7 May 2023 22:30
    This fucking achievement took me longer than any of my other masters, omg. This is how I did it.
    Phase 1: use the red picorite, you kill the eyes in one slash and the Boss in 3 cicles, making This very fast and with less chances to get screwed.
    Phase 2: nothing special here, you can use the mirror shield to counter the Rng of the fallen rocks.
    Phase 3: go to the lower part of the platform where the boss can't harm you and wait for him to sink one of his arms, run to the shrinking stone and hop on it (don't shrink) wait as long as you need to for the boss to not be in your way when dropping one of his arms. Inside the arms you just need to be careful, you can use the boomerang to stun the eyes for a bit. When you kill both arms the rest is easy, you get 3 clones ready and wait for the boss to shoot the 4 balls. When he does the other attack you can dodge it best the further away you are.
    Lokomelo 27 May 2023 01:36
    This really shoud be divided, at least phases 1 & 2 from phase 3
    Jonny8567 2 Sep 2023 19:52
    Got it! Super satisfying to pull off. Its really difficult, but I definately found bosses like Majora, and Onox and Twinrova from the oracles games to be more difficult personally. Also, I found that sword beams made the final phase way harder than it needed to be, as it was breaking the projectiles that needed to be hit back at him, if spamming the sword button. So maybe don't go into the fight with full hearts if your concerned about that.
    ozziepants 14 Sep 2023 02:17
    I think this would work much better as two achievements, one for the first two phases and one for the third. It would still be a healthy challenge and it would even make sense in the context of the game since there's a "break" between his second and third phase.

    As it is now I would not wish this on anybody.
    Jenkys 6 Oct 2023 04:07
    https://youtu.be/k8mM9_FlHQ4?si=eyGZ78wI_x7Od85U
    Carloszoross 7 Dec 2023 20:50
    Cara pelo amor de Deus cara Eu nunca vi uma conquista tão chata na minha vida na minha vida inteira p*** que pariu terceira fase é uma m**** velho ainda mais com aquelas m**** de olho que fica dentro da mão meu Deus cara
    assdeper 9 Dec 2023 16:39
    those damn falling rocks always get me
    mirror shield didn't help
    NinTheFolf 19 Dec 2023 00:42
    A comment I want to add that I don't see said here, you can *ignore* the first pre-room boss entirely. Equip roc's cape, jump over him and go up the stairs. The room is not locked by his presence.
    Davideee 10 Jan 2024 01:08
    a break after hours trying was what i need to get this achievement. gg


    obs: in phase 3,staying on top of the transform object prevents damage. use this to shrink in the right moment
    Sortekona 17 Feb 2024 14:03
    Big thanks to everyone who wrote down their strategy. I figured I maybe could contribute also.
    Phase 1: Too much randomness in the teleportation so use Din's Charm to beat him quickly.
    Phase 2: Easy as long as you're patient. Use the Mirror Shield everytime he uses the projectiles and just keep cutting down the purple spikes
    Phase 3: Very random in where he chooses to place himself. Stand and the bottom, wait for the arm to go down and run as fast as you can to the porta,l as long as he's not camping near it. When inside, use super spin attack but be really careful not to get stuck in the middle of the enemies when it runs out. When the arms are dead it's super easy. If you're fast and follow the eyes with all four clones he never uses the big laser. Turbo slashing worked everytime for me in reflecting the blue balls, just don't stand to close.
    Hunxy 28 Feb 2024 15:00
    Din's Charm is mandatory for phase 1, use it the first time you destroy both eyes and it should take 3 rounds.
    The key to phase 2 is patience, take out the purple spykes and if vaati is throwing lightning or throwing purple spykes and you have the clones active, leave them because if they hit you you will take damage.
    Phase 3 is very RNG, I highly recommend Jenkys's video above for that part, as well as the other comments above. Good luck.
    Lawerfell 16 Mar 2024 11:43
    Finally did it..........
    I followed most of the advice in this thread and honestly i don't think i could have done it without the comments and

    I also reccomend the mirror shield and quick switching to it alot during phase 2 and 3, helped keep my run alive
    Mia 12 Apr 2024 03:35
    This one is tough. took me 20ish attempts. there's an annoyance on first phase where you won't actually get hit by the spinning eyeballs but the achievement thinks you do. also phase 2 making it so you take damage when your clones get hit is really obnoxious.

    the advice in these comments is all pretty good. I'd like to add one more thing that might help someone:

    Bring Din's and Farore's charms as well as one red potion to the fight. Use the red potion before entering the fight to get full hp for sword beams. Sword beams work on the eyeballs in phase 1 and make it easier to kill them. Use Din's for the first phase to avoid as much teleportation as possible. Second phase requires a lot of patience clearing many spikes and using mirror shield for defense. In Phase 3 after you cane the first hand use Farore's charm right before becoming small and immediately hurricane spin upon entering the hand. Hurricane spin kills the eyeball inside really quickly with a buff. After dispatching both hands the rest of the fight is easy but beware your sword beams from phase 1 can come back to haunt you in reflecting Vaati's attack, so you can't spam swing you'll have to time the swing instead. I think it's worth it to make phase 1 a lot easier personally.
    1 May 2024 10:22
    Nepiki edited this achievement's title.
    Rengel 24 May 2024 19:58
    Can someone give me advice to finish this achievement, it is impossible
    assdeper 24 May 2024 22:22
    I gave up on this one :(

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