# Method March! Let's all try a new method for the month!

#### Athefre

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Welcome to Method March! This is an easy-going event where you use a different method from your main method for the month. Method March is similar to the Uncommon Method Competition, except the main difference is that Method March isn’t a competition. The goal is simply to try and practice a new method and to bring awareness to methods which aren’t yet popular. You can of course use CFOP if it isn’t your main method. So there aren’t any limitations. The focus is on 3x3 methods, but you can also choose to use a different method for 4x4, another puzzle, BLD, or another event. If you've recently switched to a new method and want to use that for Method March, that is ok as well.

Below are some recommended methods for Method March. Click each method to find that method’s steps. Some also include the starter steps if you are new to the method and don’t yet know the algorithms. There are many more methods than what has been selected for this Method March. Many were chosen because they were requested or are often talked about as needing more users. You are free to use anything that isn’t on this list. For additional methods, check out the wiki and methods created for the Method Development Competition.

Steps:
• Step 1: Build a 1x2x3 on the left.
• Step 2: Build a 1x2x2 on the right at dbR.
• Step 3: Position an oriented U layer corner above the 1x2x2 and do an R move.
• Step 4: CCMLL. This solves the four corners on the U layer relative to the offset caused by the R move in step 3.
• Step 5: Solve the last seven edges while undoing the R move offset.
First block guide:

Second block guide (From Roux, use this guide to learn how to build a 1x2x2):

Corner recognition: It is recommended to use ACRM to recognize the corners. Two look corner recognition is also provided in the main document. View document here.

L7E: There are various ways to solve the last seven edges. One of the easiest ones is to orient all edges and solve the edge that belongs at FR then permute the last six edges. You can also solve the FR edge first then solve the last six edges as in Roux.

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Primary variant:
• Step 1: Build a 2x2x3 on the left.
• Step 2: Create the back side pair (dBR) and keep it on the U layer.
• Step 3: Orient all remaining edges while inserting the pair.
• Step 4: Solve the remaining three pieces of the F2L using a single algorithm.
• Step 5: OCLL + PLL or ZBLL
Starter steps:
• Step 1: Build a 2x2x3 on the left.
• Step 2: Solve the back side pair (dBR).
• Step 3: Orient all remaining edges.
• Step 4: Add the DR edge.
• Step 5: Solve the last F2L pair.
• Step 6: Orient the U layer corners.
• Step 7: Permute the U layer corners.
• Step 8: Permute the U layer edges.

In step 1 you can also build a 2x2x3 on the back at db. Check out the website for more information.

CDRLL variant:
• Step 1: Build a 2x2x3 on the left.
• Step 2: Create the back side pair (dBR) and keep it on the U layer.
• Step 3: Orient all remaining edges while inserting the pair.
• Step 4: Solve the front pair (dFR).
• Step 5: Solve the four U layer corners.
• Step 6: Solve the last five edges.
Starter steps:
• Step 1: Build a 2x2x3 on the left.
• Step 2: Solve the back side pair (dBR).
• Step 3: Orient all remaining edges.
• Step 4: Solve the front pair (dFR).
• Step 5: Orient the U layer corners.
• Step 6: Permute the U layer corners.
• Step 7: Permute the last five edges.

CFOP Steps:
• Step 1: Solve the four D layer edges (cross).
• Step 2: Solve the four F2L pairs.
• Step 3: Orient the last layer.
• Step 4: Permute the last layer.
There are many tutorials on YouTube. Choose your favorite.

CFCE Steps:
• Step 1: Solve the four D layer edges (cross).
• Step 2: Solve the four F2L pairs.
• Step 3: Solve the four U layer corners.
• Step 4: Solve the four U layer edges.

Steps:
• Step 1: Build a 1x2x3 on the left.
• Step 2: Orient all remaining edges while solving the DF and DB edges.
• Step 3: Solve the right side 1x2x3.
• Step 4: OCLL + PLL or ZBLL.
Starter steps:
• Step 1: Build a 1x2x3 on the left.
• Step 2: Orient all remaining edges.
• Step 3: Solve the DF and DB edges.
• Step 4: Solve the right side 1x2x3.
• Step 5: Orient the U layer corners.
• Step 6: Permute the U layer corners.
• Step 7: Permute the U layer edges.
First block guide:

Steps:
• Step 1: Solve all corners using CLL, EG, or another method.
• Step 2: Solve edges in pairs or triplets until there are five or six remaining edges.
• Step 3: End with an edge solving method appropriate to the current situation.
There is more to the method than the above steps. It is just a very broad generalization. For starter steps it may be easiest to do something like below:
• Step 1: Solve the corners of the D layer.
• Step 2: Orient the U layer corners.
• Step 3: Permute the U layer corners.
• Step 4: Solve three edges of the left side.
• Step 5: Solve three edges of the right side.
• Step 6: Solve the last six edges.

Last six edges (Roux tutorial):

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TDR variant:
• Step 1: Solve a 1x2x3 on the bottom left at Dl.
• Step 2: Solve any three of the E layer edges leaving an empty slot at FR.
• Step 3: Orient the remaining edges while solving the remaining E layer edge.
• Step 4: Solve the three pieces that should be at DR (DFR + DR + DBR).
• Step 5: OCLL + PLL or ZBLL.
CDRLL variant:
• Step 1: Solve a 1x2x3 on the bottom left at Dl.
• Step 2: Solve any three of the E layer edges leaving an empty slot at FR.
• Step 3: Orient the remaining edges while solving the remaining E layer edge.
• Step 4: Solve the two remaining corners of the D layer.
• Step 5: Solve the U layer corners.
• Step 6: Solve the last five edges.
First block guide:

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There are two main recommended variants for getting started with Nautilus.

L5E variant:
• Step 1: Build a 1x2x3 on the left.
• Step 2: Solve the 2x2x2 at dbr.
• Step 3: Solve the front pair at dFR.
• Step 4: Solve the U layer corners.
• Step 5: Solve the last five edges in a single algorithm.
Starter steps:
• Step 1: Build a 1x2x3 on the left.
• Step 2: Solve the 2x2x2 at dbr. The recommended strategy is to solve the right side 1x2x2 then add the DB edge.
• Step 3: Solve the front pair at dFR.
• Step 4: Orient the U layer corners.
• Step 5: Permute the U layer corners.
• Step 6: Orient the last five edges.
• Step 7: Permute the last five edges.
First block guide:

For a progression plan towards the full version of the L5E variant, check out the “Beginner Progression” section on the L5E Variant page.

LSLL variant:
• Step 1: Build a 1x2x3 on the left.
• Step 2: Solve the 2x2x2 at dbr.
• Step 3: Orient remaining edges while solving the DF edge using a single algorithm.
• Step 4: Solve the last F2L pair.
• Step 5: OCLL + PLL or ZBLL.
Starter steps:
• Step 1: Build a 1x2x3 on the left.
• Step 2: Solve the 2x2x2 at dbr.
• Step 3: Insert the DF edge.
• Step 4: Orient the remaining edges.
• Step 5: Solve the last F2L pair.
• Step 6: Orient the U layer corners.
• Step 7: Permute the U layer corners.
• Step 8: Permute the U layer edges.

If you know OCLL and PLL already, or ZBLL, you can use those instead of the beginner steps.

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Steps:
• Step 1: Build a 2x2x2.
• Step 2: Expand the 2x2x2 to a 2x2x3.
• Step 3: Orient all remaining edges.
• Step 4: Finish the first two layers using R and U moves.
• Step 5: OCLL + PLL or ZBLL
You have a choice of building the 2x2x3 on the back or the left if you are right handed. If you build the 2x2x3 on the back, you will orient the edges using R r U L l M moves then do a y’ rotation and finish the right side block. If you build the block on the left you can orient all edges using R U F f S moves then finish the right side block.

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Full method:
• Step 1: Build a 1x2x3 on the left.
• Step 2: Build a 1x2x3 on the right.
• Step 3: CMLL.
• Step 4: LSE.
Starter steps:
• Step 1: Build a 1x2x3 on the left.
• Step 2: Build a 1x2x3 on the right.
• Step 3: Orient the U layer corners.
• Step 4: Permute the U layer corners.
• Step 5: Orient the remaining six edges.
• Step 6: Solve the UL and UR edges.
• Step 7: Permute the M slice.
First block guide:

Second block guide:

CMLL guide:

LSE guide:

Full method:
• Step 1: Orient all edges while solving a 1x2x2 on the left at dbL.
• Step 2: Solve the pair on the left to complete a 1x2x3.
• Step 3: Solve the DF + DB edges.
• Step 4: Solve the pair in the back right and the pair at the front right.
• Step 5: Solve the U layer corners.
• Step 6: Permute the last five edges.
Starter steps:
• Step 1: Orient all edges.
• Step 2: Solve a 1x2x2 on the left at dbL.
• Step 3: Solve the pair on the left to complete a 1x2x3.
• Step 4: Solve the DF + DB edges.
• Step 5: Solve the pair in the back right.
• Step 6: Solve the at the front right.
• Step 7: Orient the U layer corners.
• Step 8: Permute the U layer corners.
• Step 9: Permute the last five edges.

Steps:
• Step 1: Solve a square on the back left at dbL.
• Step 2: Solve a square on the back right at dBr.
• Step 3: Solve the remaining two F2L pairs while trying to solve a D layer edge.
• 3b. Ensure that the remaining D layer slot has an oriented edge.
• Step 4: OLLCP.
• Step 5: Permute the last five edges.

Steps:
• Step 1: Solve a layer on the left minus the UL edge.
• Step 2: Solve the right side corners.
• Step 3: Solve the UL edge and any two R layer edges.
• Step 4: Solve the two remaining R layer edges while orienting the M slice edges.
• Step 5: Permute the M slice.
Simplified steps:
• Step 1: Solve a layer on the left minus the UL edge.
• Step 2: Orient the right side corners.
• Step 3: Permute the right side corners.
• Step 4: Solve any two R layer edges.
• Step 5: Solve the UL edge and another R layer edge.
• Step 6: Solve the remaining R layer edge and orient the M slice edges (OREO / BOREO).
• Step 7: Permute the M slice.

More CLL algorithms (from Aetherman method): https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet...qtwmRryC3HChm-YUTsX9oa06o/edit#gid=1488966263

OREO + BOREO: https://docs.google.com/document/d/124HnNsboCoelm9NAjVi68JFgRFqrzp-WtRJNuTd7FOg/edit

Steps:
• Step 1: Solve the four D layer edges (cross) and a D layer corner.
• Step 2: Solve the three F2L slots that don’t involve the D layer corner from the first step.
• Step 3: Solve the U layer corners.
• Step 4: Solve the last five edges.
Check out the wiki for variants which are more advanced or are usable with other methods.

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Steps:
• Step 1: Orient all edges while solving the four D layer edges (cross).
• Step 2: Solve the four F2L pairs.
• Step 3: OCLL + PLL or ZBLL.
Beginner ZZ tutorial:

You can also try a CP first method for Method March. In these methods, all of the corners are permuted very early in the solve.

CEOR:
• Step 1: Permute all corners while solving a 1x2x3 on the left.
• Step 2: Orient all edges while solving the DF + DB edges.
• Step 3: Solve the right side 1x2x3.
• Step 4: Solve the last layer in one step.
Website covering the steps and the YruRU recognition method: https://devagio.github.io/YruRU/index.html

TruSRU:
• Step 1: Solve the DBL and DFL corners while permuting all remaining corners.
• Step 2: Solve the FL and BL edges.
• Step 3: Solve the DF and DB edges.
• Step 4: Solve the DL edge while orienting all remaining edges.
• Step 5: Solve the right side 1x2x3.
• Step 6: Solve the last layer in one step.

CP Nautilus:
• Step 1: Permute all corners while solving a 1x2x3 on the left.
• Step 2: Solve the 2x2x2 at dbr.
• Step 3: Orient the remaining edges while placing the DF edge.
• Step 4: Solve the remaining F2L slot.
• Step 5: Solve the last layer in one step.

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#### OtterCuber

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This is so exciting! I've been waiting for this for so long!!

#### OreKehStrah

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Just gonna toss this out for those who see my entry and are confused: I'm going to be using the Omega method, which is a really uncommon but cool method for megaminx!

#### Reirto-RRNF

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Just gonna toss this out for those who see my entry and are confused: I'm going to be using the Omega method, which is a really uncommon but cool method for megaminx!
I'm kinda confused when see your average and the method at the entry, and now i'm understand you doing Megaminx lol

#### Reirto-RRNF

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Well yeah it going to be fun month with LEOR

#### V Achyuthan

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I am in. I chose squall for method march.

#### Athefre

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CFCE server
Is there a server? I may add CFCE to the list. Or group it with CFOP. The community is a little split on the classification.

#### Swagrid

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Is the daily single/ao5/ao12 section of the google sheets supposed to track your pb single/5/12, best single/5/12 that day, or the current single,5,12 at the end of the session? It's a little ambigious

#### Athefre

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Is the daily single/ao5/ao12 section of the google sheets supposed to track your pb single/5/12, best single/5/12 that day, or the current single,5,12 at the end of the session? It's a little ambigious
It's for your best for the day. I'll update. Thanks!

#### DynaXT

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Ok so I can’t sign up on my phone and I won’t have access to my computer for about a week, so can I just say it here?

#### DynaXT

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Also can I use my main method occasionally for comp practice?

#### Athefre

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I made this one about a month ago but its not very active as I have 1 other solver there https://discord.gg/HBuaBMbq
Added to the main post.

Ok so I can’t sign up on my phone and I won’t have access to my computer for about a week, so can I just say it here?
Sure!

Also can I use my main method occasionally for comp practice?
I have no problem with that.

#### TheEpicCuber

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3-style for 3-bld. I want to average sub-1 by the end of the month with M2/3-style.

#### DynaXT

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Ok

3x3
Main method: CFOP
MM PBs
Single: 9.74
Ao5: 13.61?
Ao12: 15.89?
Chosen method: Petrus

5x5
MM: Yau
PBs
Single: 2:09
No clue for averages
Chosen method: Hoya

#### Athefre

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Ok

3x3
Main method: CFOP
MM PBs
Single: 9.74
Ao5: 13.61?
Ao12: 15.89?
Chosen method: Petrus

5x5
MM: Yau
PBs
Single: 2:09
No clue for averages
Chosen method: Hoya
I added your information to the sheet.

#### AJT17

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I'm trying to get my sister to learn 3x3, and she wants to learn roux, I am a CFOP user, so I will use roux for Method March, hopefully it goes well.