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Zelda Breath of the Wild guide: Trial of the Sword: Middle Trials: Underground Floor 1 (Sword Monk’s Shrine) walkthrough

Plus a treasure chest

Trial of the Sword: Beginning Trials: Underground Floor 1 starts off with a crash course in what to expect from the in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild’s The Master Trials DLC’s Middle Trials: lots of enemies, more danger and much more complex levels. It’s different from the Beginning Trials, but you’ll catch on soon.

It’s also a preview of what’s to come in the next few levels, all of which include massive, area-spanning updrafts, revolve around your paraglider and a require a plan for killing and avoiding enemies in the best possible order (and from the best possible position to collect their drops).

Underground Floor 1 walkthrough

As you can see in the video above, you can get through Middle Trials: Underground Floor 2 without taking damage. It’s just a matter of planning your route, which starts to your left (as you enter) and continues to the lower platform.

As soon as you start on this floor, you’ll be spotted by a bokoblin archer shooting fire arrows. Jump off the starting platform and ride the updraft over to the alcove on your left. Head to the back to get out of the line of sight of the archer and grab a boko club. Use it to defeat the two bokoblins, making sure not to knock either off the ledge. (If they fall into the chasm, you can’t collect their weapons.)

Use the woodcutter’s axe to carefully smash the barrels, making sure you don’t blow yourself up in the process. Pick up the exploding barrel and throw it over the ledge onto the center alcove to damage the red bokoblins there.

Use magnesis and the the steel crates to damage the red bokoblins on the center alcove. (You can also destroy the steel crates with magnesis, though they never contain anything for us.) Paraglide down to the center alcove, and defeat any bokoblins left standing.

Smash the barrels and crates on the center platform for a bunch of arrows, food and a few fire arrows. Use one of these fire arrows to shoot and burn the wooden platform high above you on the back wall of this alcove (or use a remote bomb to blow it up). Open the chest for that much nicer bow we mentioned, then move on to the next floor.

Paraglide to the final platform and destroy the wooden crates for some food.

Middle Trials: Underground Floor 1 armor, weapons and food

Nearly every underground floor in Trial of the Sword includes some combination of armor, weapons and food that you should collect before leaving and use in subsequent levels. Here’s what you can find in this underground floor.

Middle Trials: Underground Floor 1 armor and weapons
  • Boko spear (alcove on right)
  • Boko club (alcove on left)
  • Woodcutter’s axe (bokoblin)
  • Boko bow (bokoblin)
  • Soldier’s bow (bokoblin)
  • Spiked boko club (bokoblin)
  • Spiked boko shield (bokoblin)
  • Spiked boko spear (bokoblin)
Underground Floor 1 food
  • Crates and barrels in all three alcoves
Middle Trials: Underground Floor 1 treasure chest(s)
  • Soldier’s broadsword
  • Soldier’s bow

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