With the war raging on Nintendo Switch in Hyrule Warriors’ latest sequel, a lot of folks need a helping hand. To keep in the fight against Ganon, you the best gear and plenty of it. That means grinding. And when we say that, we mean it. You can speed up the process a bit by knowing what to do. Here’s how to farm Weapons and Rupees in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.
Best Ways to farm for Rupees in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
You need Rupees to fund the war against Calamity Ganon. You will need these to fund training missions, pay for gear upgrades and so much more. Every mission has a chance to drop gear and a few Rupees. Smashing crates will often drop a handful, but there are better ways to farm for them.
There are some key missions that you can ruthlessly exploit to farm for more Rupees, among other things. You will want to focus on speed. That means one mission to farm for a nice chunk of change is a level 15 mission called “Hair Width Trial: Beginner”. The cool thing about this is that the difficulty you have set the game to has no bearing on currency rewards in this mission. All you have to do is complete the mission without getting hit. Use your most mobile and long-range characters and you should be fine getting through this challenge no problem. Be sure to keep those dodges and blocks handy though. Completing this challenge will reward you with a few hundred Rupees each time.
Blood Moons are great too
The other longer way to farm for cash is to go for rare drops. That’s where the Blood Moon Battlefields come in. Blood Moon Battlefields in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity have much tougher enemies and will net you better rewards when you complete them. These are meant for more elite players, so be sure to bring your best characters and skills.
The Blood Moon Missions unlock after clearing the final Story Battle in Chapter 7, so get through that first and enjoy your time with the game. Then you can focus on farming for Rupees or whatever else.
These missions are random spawns on the overworld map. Every time you complete a mission or replay one, you have a small chance for an already completed battle to morph into a Blood Moon Battlefield. You will notice that the icon turns red and changes to a moon-like icon when this happens. When you complete these elite missions, you will earn a big stack of bonus XP and powerful weapons.
How to farm Weapons in Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity
And then there are weapons, you will want to farm for these as they are the lifeblood of your DPS. You will absolutely need to keep your gear upgraded to succeed in later quests. When it comes to farming weapons, the task is simple, aim for the biggest and baddest enemies. Early in the game, weapon drops aren’t too plentiful and the main reason for that is because you’re not fighting many bosses.
The key is to take on anything with a big health bar. Whether it’s a Moblin, Wizzrobe or whatever; if it has a health bar, smack it to pieces. The gerenal rule is that the later in the story you go, the more bosses you will face per battle. Aim for Chapter 6 or later when farming. There’s unfortunately no quick trick you can go for when farming for weapons though, expect for one thing.
Amiibos are King
The Amiibo system is rife with rewards for the enterprising young adventurer. When it comes to cooking and crafting materials, you really can’t beat them. Assuming you have a nice collection, you can farm for weapons, coking materials and more via the Amiibo redemptions on the main menu. Check out our full Amiibo guide for the game for more details but it’s pretty simple.
Use the Switch date spamming trick to time travel to each day and redeem five Amiibo. Just make sure to set your date back one year first. That’s because if you just set the date forward one day, you’re locking yourself out of future redemptions.
The Amiibo you use will determine your drops. Amiibo with characters in the game like Zelda or Mipha have a much higher chance to drop weapons for those characters, so focus on those. You can get some pretty powerful items this way. Keep in mind that the Amiibo drops do scale with your in-game progress, so fairly early in the game you get pretty crummy weapons. Towards the later Chapters, you can get great endgame gear.
You could also get into Amiibo spoofing. That’s where we can’t really offer advice on where to get the files, but one material is key. You either need NFC 215 cards and an NFC-capable phone, or you can go for a cheaper option. Go get yourself a Powersaves Power Tag. This cheap little tool is basically a reprogrammable Amiibo station. You simply connect it to a PC with the Amiibo files on it, and then program the Power Tag with the one you want to scan. It’s by far the cheapest way to get into spoofing.
From there you can just spoof Amiibo and scan in dozens per day, farming tons of weapons and cooking items. This is pretty easy and much quicker than farming missions. it’s best done when you’ve already beaten the game though. Also, make sure to reset the date sync back when you’re done, you don’t want to mess up other saves for this by forgetting that.