Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity is a fun game with tons of complexity. If you’re brand new to the series, it’s OK to need some help. There is a whole mountain of details to learn and quests to do. With that in mind, here are some basics to keep in mind when playing the game.
Basics of the game
Don’t be afraid of learning the basics. Figuring out how the game is played is part of the experience. Use the ‘L’ and ‘R’ buttons to access Services, Chapters, Challenges and Quests on the overworld map screen, for example, some players don’t know that. There are a ton of things to do in this game, and you can feel lost. Take your time and learn the basic controls.
Take your time. If you’re brand new to the series, it’s OK to lose as well. You shouldn’t feel any shame in failing a mission or quest. Ane if the game is too hard, there’s nothing stopping you from reducing the difficulty if it means you have more fun.
Make use of the roster all the time
There are tons of different characters in the game, including a bunch of secret characters. Each fighter has unique moves and plays very differently. Some roster elements are also better at dealing with certain bosses or larger enemies. Being sure to swap around your characters is great for overcoming tougher fights. It’s also a great way to level up the characters and unlock more powerful abilities.
You can also pay Rupees to upgrade some characters that might be lagging behind at the Military Training Camp. This is a good way for keeping the whole roster on roughly the same level.
Farm Rupees as much as you can
You will need lots of Rupees to get all the upgrades and weapons in the game. Use our tips for farming Rupees in Hyrule Warriors: Age Of Calamity to get all the cash you could ever need.
On the same token, learn how to farm rare resources. You will find a bunch of quests that ask the player to turn in various resources to complete them. Many of these will unlock extra items and upgrades, so it’s worth doing them. Knowing where to get these items for quests is also key to being successful in the game. You will want to make a lot of use of the Sheikah Sensor to find these items quicker.
Also, be on the lookout for item drops in battles. The game is pretty generous with the loot. Bust open any crates you find to get some free items. Also be on the lookout for mining nodes, wizzrobes, and other things on the minimap. These denote rare resource spawns and elemental rods, respectively. The Elemental Rods in particular are powerful attacks that can be unleashed to make short work of certain enemies.
Downtime and preparedness are important
Fuse and alter your weapons in the downtime between fights to make them stronger. This can also be a good use for some weaker weapons if you have a character you like using. You can alter their stats quite a bit by boosting them up with fusing gear.
On a similar note, make sure to cook. There are a ton fo recipes in the game that can give various stat boost. By completing Quests you’ll unlock recipes that can be used to cook items before battle. Consuming these special food items can boost base stats, earn more XP and so much more.
Don’t just mash mindlessly
While it’s very easy to fall into the trap of just mashing through combat, it won’t be able to get through every fight. You need to use combos to defeat some enemies and it’s just a recipe for disaster if you just mindlessly play through the combat by forgetting to use combo moves.
You can also use the Meditative Training service to train for new combos and get better at combat without the risk of having a character fall in battle.
Special Attacks and the Sheikah Slate are powerful, don’t waste them
The special attacks that each character has are meant for clearing large groups or taking down bosses, don’t waste them. There are four different modifiers for each character, hold R to see what options you have. Press the related button while holding R to unleash an attack. These are best used when an enemy is stunned or vulnerable in some other way, so don’t just spam them out.
- Magnesis (‘B’) — use a magnetic ability to launch a wave of metal at foes, or throw ranged weapons back at them
- Cryosis (‘A’) — create a block of ice that helps slow enemies
- Remote Bombs (‘Y’) — Use bombs to break open forts or stun bigger enemies.
- Stasis (‘X’) — You can stun and lock an enemy in place with this attack to open up on them with huge combos.