LL Because edge orientation is solved during EOLine and preserved during F2L, the last layer edges will always be oriented. This provides great number of options, ranging from a simple 20 algorithm 2-look system, all the way up to a 1-look system with up to 493 algorithms to learn.

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The easiest way to complete the last layer is using OCLL/PLL: This orients the last layer corners in one step (OCLL), then permutes the last layer corners and edges simultaneously in the final step (PLL). This is similar to Fridrich's OLL/PLL last layer, but much fewer OLL algorithms are required since the last layer edges are already oriented. OCLL requires a minimum of 6 algorithms and PLL requires a minimum of 14, giving a total of 20 algorithms for both steps. The average move count is 7.93 for OCLL and 11.21 for PLL which gives a total of 19.14 moves average.[10] If just starting out, and learning PLL is too many algorithms it is possible to reduce the number by breaking it down into two steps - known as 2-look PLL. It uses just 6 algorithms. The first step uses one of 2 algs to permute the corners, and the second step then uses one of 4 algs to permute the edges.


Once comfortable with OCLL/PLL there are many more advanced ways to complete the last layer, including the possibility of a 1-look last layer using ZBLL. More information is available in the full version of this tutorial.

Last updated: 7th August 2016