# Obli Method

**Obli Method** is a speedsolving 4x4 method created by Alex Yang (Silver). It is a Yau and Hoya variant of Petrus.

## The Steps

There are many different kinds of style to his method.

- 1.
**Build a 3x3 Block**

A. *3-centers first*

- 1a. Solve 3 centers that are adjacent to each other. (Red, White, and Green for example)

- 2a. Create and solve the edges for those centers, creating a 3x3 block. ^(red-green edge, red-white edge, and green-white edge for example)

B. *Virus Style*

- 1b. Solve 2 centers adjacent to each other and an edge with it. (Red & White center plus red-white edge for example)

- 2b. Solve another adjacent center and 2 edges, making a 3x3 block.

- 2.
**Build a 3x3x4 Block**

- 3.
**Solve remaining cross edge and last two centers**

A. *Yau Style*

- 1a. Solve the last two centers

- 2a. Solve the last cross edge

B. *Hoya Style*

- 1a. Solve the last cross edge and preserve

- 2a. Solve the last two centers as well as solving the last cross edge

- 4.
**Edge Pairing**

- 5.
**Solve like a 3x3 with Cross and 2 F2L Pairs solved**

## Pros

- Could take Fewer Moves
- Flexibility
- Efficiency
- Transitioning Edge Pairing to 3x3 Solving

## Cons

- Very Hard Lookahead to Blockbuild