Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Best Characters Tier List Guide

Find out which characters are the best with the help of our tier list guide to Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.

Find out which characters are the best with the help of our tier list guide to Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.

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.

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Serhii Patskan

Sergey has been a freelancer in the video games industry for more than five years, writing for various publications around the world. His favorite games are MtG, Dark Souls, Diablo, and Divinity: Original Sin.