Hyrule Warriors Age Of Calamity Guides Tagged Articles RSS Feed | GameSkinny.com Hyrule Warriors Age Of Calamity Guides RSS Feed on GameSkinny.com https://www.gameskinny.com/ en Launch Media Network Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Apple Guide — How to Get More Apples https://www.gameskinny.com/ausqc/hyrule-warriors-age-of-calamity-apple-guide-how-to-get-more-apples https://www.gameskinny.com/ausqc/hyrule-warriors-age-of-calamity-apple-guide-how-to-get-more-apples Tue, 08 Dec 2020 15:03:46 -0500 Dylan Webb

Since Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity employs a mission-based structure unlike Breath of the Wild’s open-world, and item use is quite limited once you’ve begun a mission, a good apple supply is necessary for restoring hearts after running into a particularly strong enemy. That's where apple farming comes in handy.

While you can't technically farm apples in Age of Calamity, this guide outlines the best ways to get apples in the game, as well as how to increase their drop rates with skills and weapons. It also covers how to bake apples and what healing methods to use if you run out of the red, delicious treats. 

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Apple Guide

How to Find Apples and Use Them

Much like rupees, apples can be found amongst the destructible crates and barrels scattered across each battlefield. They can also be obtained by defeating enemies, though the drop rate for them is through this method is very low. 

You have two quick menus you can access during battles. One is for Sheikah Slate abilities, activated by pressing "R." But pressing "L" brings up elemental attacks. Occupying the fourth slot (the "B" button) is a food meter, which fills up when collecting apples.

All you need to do is press "B" to restore health quickly. Apples are shared across your entire party, so we recommend only using this out of necessity when close to death. You can only hold a few apples at once, as well, though the initial limit can be increased later. If the food meter is full and you pick up an apple, the apple you pick up automatically replenishes your health.

Improving Apple Drops and Health Restoration

Each weapon has individual skills; some offer a 3-5% boost to healing items and others give you a 12-20%  increase to healing item drops, both of which cover apples.

If your desired weapon doesn’t have these effects, that's easily rectified. You can transfer skills from one weapon to another via the Blacksmith, who is paid in rupees. Just choose a base weapon you want to upgrade and the weapon you’ll be fusing to take that skill.

Can I Bake Apples Like Before?

Though some of the steps are different, you can still bake apples. Unlike Breath of the Wild, cooking meals can only be done before starting a mission, and apples can’t leave battle with you.

However, pressing "L" and "Y" gives access to the Fire Rod, and if you cast a flame attack over an apple, you'll bake them! Baked apples provide a stronger health boost.

Other Healing Methods

If your character levels up mid-battle, Age of Calamity has a system that fully heals them. This method is more unreliable at higher levels, but ensuring you defeat big groups of enemies when they appear, it has multiple benefits.

Mipha’s special abilities can also heal you once she joins the team. By using her strong attack ("X" button), a fountain appears that can heal allies by half a heart. As a bonus, her special attack creates a mini-tidal wave, one that restores a significantly higher portion of health instead, so having her in your party is advised.

Hot springs can also be located after Chapter 2, which gradually heal your character when you enter them.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity was only announced a few months ago but Nintendo’s big holiday release is here and in our opinion, it’s pretty fantastic. Combining the hack-and-slash mechanics of 2014’s non-canon spin-off Hyrule Warriors into a Breath of the Wild prequel, Age of Calamity holds a high level of gameplay depth worth exploring.

That's all you need to know about Age of Calamity apples. For more, consider checking out our guide on how to unlock Calamity Ganon here, as well as our rankings for the top playable characters in Age of Calamity.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Rupee Farming Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/pmrxe/hyrule-warriors-age-of-calamity-rupee-farming-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/pmrxe/hyrule-warriors-age-of-calamity-rupee-farming-guide Tue, 08 Dec 2020 14:33:32 -0500 Dylan Webb

Wars in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity aren’t won through determination alone. You’ll need to keep your team well equipped to make the most of battles. Like any Zelda game, Age of Calamity rupees serve as your currency, and you'll need them to unlock numerous quests throughout the game. To avoid grinding, rupee farming is the way to go. 

With that in mind, this guide outlines the best ways to farm rupees and just how Age of Calamity utilizes them.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Rupee Farming Guide

Where to Find Rupees in Missions

Each mission in Age of Calamity contains numerous destructible boxes and barrels across the battlefield — filled with rupees.

Treasure chests often hold rupees too, which are awarded for defeating powerful enemies. These foes have health bars and can be spotted on the mini-map, though they often show up in outposts that need to be reclaimed. 

Completing a mission grants you a first-time clear rupee bonus. Quick clear times and high K.O. counts also add a maximum of 400 rupees more, 200 each. Rewards don’t change if you’ve selected easier difficulties, mind, though you’ll clear missions quicker.

Increase Rupees Earned With Cooking

Four food recipes offer increased rupees as a stat bonus, so consuming meals before missions is a great strategy for quick farming.

The first recipe you’re likely to come across is the Honey Candy meal, unlocked after completing “The Road Home, Besieged,” and it increases your earned rupees by 20%.

Honeyed Fruits can be unlocked after completing “Bee Very Careful," while Honey Crepe is unlocked much later in-game by finishing “The Great Plateau,” both of which offer a 30% increase instead.

If you fancy more of a challenge, Dubious Food makes a return to Age of Calamity too, offering a 100% increase but costs 20% of your maximum health, so this one is not advised lightly.

Here are the ingredients you’ll need for each meal:

  • Dubious Food  2x Hot-Footed Frog, 2x Hearty Durian, 2x Rock Salt
  • Honey Candy  2x Courser Bee Honey
  • Honeyed Fruits  2x Courser Bee Honey, 2x Hydromelon, 2x Hearty Durian, 2x Voltfruit
  • Honey Crepe  1x Cane Sugar, 1x Bird Egg, 1x Courser Bee Honey, 1x Tabantha Wheat, 1x Fresh Milk

Can I Get Rupees via Amiibo?

Not directly. Much like Breath of the Wild, amiibo are also compatible with Age of Calamity, providing some additional unlocks. It should be clarified that unlike Breath of the Wild, though, they don’t offer exclusive items like costumes or Epona, so anything gained here can be unlocked during normal gameplay.

Amiibo can be scanned up to five times a day (more if you change the Switch’s date settings), and these don’t need to be Zelda specific amiibo either; even the Duck Hunt Duo amiibo in your collection will suffice.

It won’t provide rupees, but this method offers a random selection of weapons and materials, which you can sell instead.

How to Sell Items

There are two ways you can sell items for rupees.

The Blacksmith will allow you to sell any old junk you’ve accumulated, best for old weapons. Those can go as high as 500 rupees and considering how quickly you pick up new weapons, you have little reason to keep them.

As for monster parts, certain merchants will appear that will buy them from you. They’ll each be interested in different items. If a star appears next to the goods, that means you’ll be paid extra for that item.

How to Spend Rupees

You’ll earn EXP during battles, which slowly levels up your characters, but rupees can be used to speed up the process. This is done at the Military Training Camp once it’s unlocked, so anyone with a rupee stash can put it to good use here.

It's also noting that characters can only be levelled as far as your strongest character, so you can’t abuse this system.

The Blacksmith can also be paid in rupees, letting you fuse old weapons together to make them stronger if you don’t want to sell them. Considering Age of Calamity doesn’t have Breath of the Wild’s durability system, you won’t need to worry about breaking them either, so feel free to upgrade as you please.

As mentioned before, there are a good number of quests that also require rupees to be unlocked. These normally range around 1,000-1,500 rupees, but one quest, “Offering Help on the Road,” requires 4,500 rupees to unlock.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity launched last month as Nintendo’s surprise holiday release, having only been announced two months beforehand and honestly, we thought it was excellent. Mixing the hack-and-slash mechanics of 2014’s Hyrule Warriors non-canon spin-off but making it a Breath of the Wild prequel, it holds a surprisingly high level of depth for a Musou game.

That's all you need to know about rupee farming in Age of Calamity. If you need further help, you can check out our guide on how to unlock Calamity Ganon here, as well as our rankings for the top playable characters.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity — How to Unlock Calamity Ganon https://www.gameskinny.com/g35pb/hyrule-warriors-age-of-calamity-how-to-unlock-calamity-ganon https://www.gameskinny.com/g35pb/hyrule-warriors-age-of-calamity-how-to-unlock-calamity-ganon Wed, 02 Dec 2020 13:49:46 -0500 Josh Broadwell

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity’s ultimate unlockable character is Calamity Ganon, and it’s not a spoiler to say that because you wouldn’t be here unless you knew about it anyway. Unlocking Calamity Ganon in Age of Calamity is a multi-step process spanning several challenges and the game’s secret ending.

This guide will walk you through how to get through it all, including how to get Terrako Components, what level you should be, and how to get through each of the challenges and fights. 

How to Unlock Calamity Ganon — Terrako Components

Finishing the main story’s 20 missions is just the beginning to getting Calamity Ganon. The next step in unlocking Calamity Ganon is putting Terrako back together, and it might take a while.

You’ll need 50 Terrako components to put the Terrako back together, and they don’t always come easy. 

Some quests require valuable materials such as Star Pieces and gems. Others are combat quests focused on specific characters — usually the Champions — with recommended levels in the upper 50s. Each often has a time limit, as well.

Once you start putting Terrako back together, multiple Terrako-related quests pop up on the map. Those are a good place to start your component collection, but make sure the Sheikah Sensor is tracking Terrako components so you don’t overlook any quests.

After gathering 45 Terrako components, a final quest opens. Completing it grants you the last five Terrako components and triggers Age of Calamity’s secret ending, but you’re not done yet.

Versus Calamity Ganon Challenge

The next step in unlocking Calamity Ganon is admittedly a bit vague. You’ll want to keep completing challenges until you unlock the challenge tier with recommended levels ranging from 71 through 80.

After you complete a number of these, then the “Versus Calamity Ganon” challenge appears.

Having Link closer to Level 80 is a good idea for this challenge, because you must clear three bosses in 12 minutes or less. Fortunately, you’ve dealt with these before and should have a good idea of how to handle them already.

Astor Fight

First up is Astor. Despite not having any Rune weaknesses, Astor’s just as simple as ever. He launches malice projectiles, teleports around the map, and causes malice geysers to erupt around him. 

Most of these attacks are easy enough to dodge and open a Flurry Rush opportunity. You can also take advantage of the spike barricades to do a wall jump, get behind Astor, and attack his back to damage his defenses that way.

And as always, keep the environment in mind. If he’s standing in a puddle, use the thunder rod or Cryonis to deal extra damage.

Harbinger Ganon Fight

Once Astor’s dealt with, Harbinger Ganon appears. Harbinger Ganon is weak to Stasis, so take advantage of that every time it pops up. Even without that, Harbinger Ganon opens its defenses often.

Dodge around its melee attacks and beams to attack its weak spot or, like with Astor, get behind it. This one shouldn’t take too long.

Calamity Ganon Fight

Last is Calamity Ganon itself, and it’s not a tough fight, either. Calamity Ganon is weak to all the Runes. As always, dodging the Cryonis charge is often better than using the Rune itself since it creates a Flurry Rush chance and keeps the Slate ready for other uses like hurling bombs.

Another prime Flurry Rush opportunity comes from Calamity Ganon’s punch attacks, which are both incredibly easy to dodge and something the beast openly telegraphs.

If any of this gives you trouble, don’t forget you can adjust the mission difficulty at the prep screen. No harm in cranking it down to easy so you can reap the rewards.

Either way, once you’ve completed Versus Calamity Ganon and unlocked Calamity Ganon, you can steamroll the game’s remaining quests as the ultimate incarnation of malice. But if you’re wondering which non-evil-incarnate character is the best for normal play, we’ve got you covered with our Age of Calamity tier list.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Best Characters Tier List Guide https://www.gameskinny.com/el9l0/hyrule-warriors-age-of-calamity-best-characters-tier-list-guide https://www.gameskinny.com/el9l0/hyrule-warriors-age-of-calamity-best-characters-tier-list-guide Fri, 27 Nov 2020 13:44:25 -0500 Sergey_3847

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity offers a huge range of characters with an amazing set of weapons and skills. This guide will introduce you to the best characters in the game in a tier list fashion.

Link and Zelda are the two most obvious choices, since they are the main stars of the franchise, but there are also other great characters you should definitely check out below.

S-Tier Characters

  • Weapons: One-handed sword, two-handed sword, spear
  • Available: From the start

Out of all three possible Link playstyles offered to players the best one is probably the one-handed sword Link, who can easily deal with any number of enemies when all of his combos get unlocked.

His attacks are fast and efficient, and his range is unbelievable with the Master Sword. Use his XX combo attacks if you want to see your enemies display the weakpoint gauge and send them to oblivion.

You can also use his dash attacks for fast traveling and spear for some solid crowd control.

  • Weapons: Dagger
  • Available: Chapter 1

The best part about Impa is her ability to summon shadow clones of herself that deal an equal amount of damage to enemies, virtually increasing the overall damage output by several times. This is done by marking enemies with symbols and damaging them until you claim the symbol, creating more clones.

The cap on the number of clones she can summon currently stands at eight, which can be devastating regardless of the number of foes you're facing.

  • Weapons: Rito Bow
  • Available: Chapter 5

Apart from high damage and an ability to smash the weakpoint gauge of enemies using a whole variety of combos, Teba is also a flying character who can easily dodge enemy attacks in the air.

His AoE ability is absurd and his Stasis ability can last for a very long time depending on the charge level of his gauge.

The only complaint that you may have regarding Teba is that your fingers will start hurting after a while because of his frantic playstyle.

A-Tier Characters

  • Weapons: Zora Spear
  • Available: Chapter 5

Many players may not be very much impressed by Sidon's base combos, but if you manage to execute his strong attacks holding ZR, he will show how powerful he actually is.

These attacks are also quite wide-reaching, which makes him equally useful against many enemies and single targets. The ZR attacks reveal the weakpoint gauge, which can be exploited for some massive stuns.

Actually, Sidon and Impa are the only two characters in the game that can instantly stunlock enemies for as long as they do.

  • Weapons: Rito Bow
  • Available: Chapter 2

Revali is another airborne character, who is very similar to Teba, but with slightly weaker combos.

Hitting ZR legs Revali take to the sky, allowing for exclusive aerial long range attacks using arrows and bombs. Revali is best in the sky, with his aerial attacks being far faster, but he does suffer in combat on the ground.

If you manage to keep him flying most of the time, you'll practically be invulnerable while raining damage down on your foes.

B-Tier Characters

  • Weapons: Sheikah Slate, Bow of Light
  • Available: Chapter 1

Zelda starts as a Sheikah Slate wielder, but once you unlock the Bow of Light or Sealing Bow, she becomes luminescent and that's where her combos start to shine (literally).

When using her special attacks and charging the gauge to its fullest, she can easily destroy enemy shields. That's when she can break enemy weakpoint gauges as well.

She is only in B-tier because of the time it takes to unlock her full potential with the Bow of Light. However her Ancient Overclock Unit Sheikah Slate is also powerful.

King Rhoam
  • Weapons: Royal Greatsword
  • Available: Chapter 7

If you like combining speed and power by switching between two different forms, then King Rhoam should be your go to.

His King form is a lot stronger than his Hermit form, with the former one best suited to single enemies and the latter better to use when fighting hordes because of its increased mobility.

These are the best characters in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. If you want to learn more about Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, then check our review of this fantastic game right here.