Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Hestu Usage Guide, Builds, Combos, and How to Unlock

Hestu Usage Guide and How to Unlock

This guide will show how to unlock Hestu in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Additionally, you can find this character's weapon information, builds, combo chart and actions, how to play as Hestu in Age of Calamity, and more.

How to Unlock Hestu & Weapon Information

Hestu Image
How to Unlock Joins during Chapter 3: Freeing Korok Forest
Weapon Used Maracas
Voice Actor
Cristina Vee
Voice Actor
Miho Hino

Best Hestu Builds

Weapon Best seal
Shakalaka MaracasShakalaka Maracas
Strong-Attack Damage Seal Strong-Attack Damage
Alternative seals
Regular-Attack Damage Seal Regular-Attack Damage
Attack Speed Seal Attack Speed
Strong-Attack Damage is top priority seal for his strong combo finishers especially if he has the maximum number of Koroks summoned.

How to Play as Hestu

Hestu Combo Chart

Regular Attacks
Strong Attack 1
Strong Attack 2

(Press L thumbstick to move around)
Strong Attack 3
Midair Regular Attacks
Midair Strong Attack 1
Midair Strong Attack 2

(Press X to use Finisher)
Midair Strong Attack 3

(Press X to use Finisher)
Unique Action
ZR Button
Call Korok friends

List of Hestu's Weapons

Weapon Base Atk Hidden Seals
Maracas IconMaracas 29 Level 25: Attack Range: +7%
Level 30: Detects Nearby Koroks
Shaka Maracas IconShaka Maracas 34 Level 25: Detects Nearby Koroks
Level 30: Detects Nearby Chests
Shakalaka Maracas IconShakalaka Maracas 54 Level 25: Damage per 100 KOs: +7%
Level 30: Heal by Defeating Enemies

Hestu's Quests

Quest How to Unlock / Reward
Otherworldy Objects Clear the Battle: Freeing Korok Forest
Hetsu: +1 Bonus Hearts
Frown-Reversal Magic Clear the Battle: Freeing Korok Forest
Hetsu: Bonus Combo
Pinwheel, No-Spinwheel Clear the Battle: Freeing Korok Forest
Hestu: Bonus Combo
Out of the Woods Clear the Battle: Akkala Tower
Hestu: Bonus Combo
It's Shakala Time Clear the Battle: Akkala Tower
Hestu: Special-Attack Gauge +1
The Mushroom Shop Clear the Battle: Akkala Tower
Hetsu: +1 Bonus Hearts
A Leaf on the Breeze Clear the Batte: Destroy the Yiga Clan!
Hestu: Bonus Combo
Think Yourself Clever? Clear the Battle: Calamity Strikes
Hestu: Bonus Combo
Finding Courage Clear the Battle: Air and Lightning
Hetsu: +2 Bonus Hearts
Helping with Heights Clear the Battle: Each Step Like Thunder
Hestu: +2 Bonus Hearts
Korok Seed x15
The Korok Who Cried Monster Clear the Challenge: Forest Dance Festival
Hestu: Enhanced Ability
Party for the Leafy Spirits Clear the Battle: The Great Plateau
Hestu: Special-Attack Gauge +1
EX Korok Curiosity Clear the Battle: EX Searching Hyrule Forest
Hestu: EX Enhanced Ability

List of All Hestu Quests

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity Characters

HW - List of Characters

How to Unlock All Playable Characters

Main Characters
Link IconLink Impa IconImpa Zelda IconZelda
Mipha IconMipha Daruk IconDaruk Revali IconRevali Urbosa IconUrbosa
Secret Characters
Hestu IconHestu Sidon IconSidon Yunobo IconYunobo Riju IconRiju
Teba IconTeba Master Kohga IconMaster Kohga King Rhoam IconKing Rhoam Great Fairies IconGreat Fairies
Monk Maz Koshia IconMonk Maz Koshia Terrako IconTerrako Calamity Ganon IconCalamity Ganon Age of Calamity - Battle-Tested Guardian Icon.pngBattle-Tested Guardian
Best Character Tier List
Supporting Characters
Purah Robbie -
Astor Sooga -
English and Japanese Voice Actors and Cast


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