Sandship Lock Combo: Secret Order for Door Puzzle | Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch)

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This is a guide to unlocking the Door Lock Puzzle in Sandship in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD (Switch). Read on to learn how to solve the door lock combo, and hints to the puzzle's secret order!

Sandship Door Puzzle Lock Order

Click the button below to see the solution, or skip ahead to the next section to learn how to solve the puzzle yourself!


Hit the Bottom, Top, Bottom, then Right

To open the door puzzle in Sandship, you must hit the buttons from the bottom, top, bottom again, then right. Doing it correctly in order will break the chains and open the door.

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How to Solve Sandship Door Puzzle

Head to the locked door and sand pit in B2

Upon entering Sandship, make your way inside to B2. There, you will find a large door blocked with spikes.

Continue proceeding until you reach a large room with a locked door similar to the one in Ancient Cistern, and a large sand pit.

Uncover the clues with your Gust Bellows

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Blow up the sands with your Gust Bellows to reveal four ship wheels. These are your clues to open the locked door.

Note that there are also Aracha hiding underneath the sands, so be wary.

Order is the number of colored handles

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The order for this puzzle lies on the number of colored handles on the ship wheels. These are colored red, and it will always be directed as the North relative. Order the puzzle solution from the least number of red-colored handles to the most, then identify which side is the blue triangle glowing.

Door Puzzle Hints

Wheel Handle Clues Mark
1-Colored Handle
2-Colored Handles
3-Colored Handles
4-Colored Handles

Unlocking the Door

Upon uncovering all ship wheels from the sand pit, return to the locked door in the same room. Using the signs from above, strike the door with the following motions:

  1. Bottom to Top
  2. Top to Bottom
  3. Bottom to Top
  4. Right to Left

Doing so will unlock the door, and allow you to proceed to the next room!

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