This is a guide to upgrading weapons by Fuse Weapons in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity (HW:AoC) for the Nintendo Switch. Learn how to unlock the Blacksmith and upgrade weapons through Weapon Fusion, and how to transfer skills to other weapons.
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Weapon Fusion can be done at the Hylian Blacksmith Guild. Before the Blacksmith even appears in the map, you'll have to clear the second battle of Chapter 1, Road to the Ancient Lab. Finishing this battle will unlock the Blacksmith and a few more quests and challenges.
The Brawny Blacksmiths will appear northeast of the Hyrule Field. Assist the blacksmiths by giving them 5 Ironshrooms. Supplying the required materials will give you access to the Hylian Blacksmith Guild's services, such as weapon fusion and selling weapons.
|How to Unlock|
|Clear the Battle: Road to the Ancient Lab|
|Hylian Blacksmith Guild Unlocked|
|①||Select a Character|
|②||Select the Weapon to Upgrade|
|③||Select your fusing materials (weapons you will give up to fuse)|
The steps above show the basic process for fusing weapons. Note that once you give up a weapon for fusing, you cannot get it back!
Level up weapons with a high base attack
A bonus is obtained when fusing weapons with the same seal (Skill: +1% | ATK: +5)
A new skill slot is unlocked for every five times a weapon levels up
When using the Blacksmith, it's important to keep the things listed here in mind. Since fusing weapons of the same seal will give you an attack and skill bonus, it's a good idea to continuously fuse them as you gain them.
|①||Select the weapon you will upgrade|
|②||Select a weapon with a skill you want to transfer over|
|③||Finish selecting fusing materials|
Decide on which weapon you'll upgrade
Gather 4 weapons with the same seal
Level up to Level 19 using fusing materials with no seal
Use fusing materials with the same seal to reach level 20
Buy fusing weapons that have the same seal, you'll be able to obtain a skill and attack bonus. Although you can use other weapons with other seals to gain skills, fusing weapons of the same seal allows you gain powerful bonuses to make the most of your weapons. Therefore, it's better to only use weapons of the same seal when fusing and leveling up!
You're going to need a lot of weapons to reach level 20. The easiest thing to do is to change your difficulty to Easy mode, then try to repeatedly clear battles in the quickest time possible.
|Battle Name||Time to Complete|
|ExplosiveーHandle With Care||~100 to 200 Seconds|
|Damage to Midair Enemies||7%|
|Flurry Rush Damage||7%|
|Ancient-Part Drop Rate||5%|
|Battlefield-Specific Material Drop Rate||5%|
|Fusion Material EXP||150%, 250%|
|Monster-Part Drop Rate||5%|
|Damage at Full Hearts||2%, 4%|
|Damage from Enemies||-3%|
|Damage per 100 KOs||2%|
|Healing-Item Drop Rate||12%|
|Attack Range||4%, 7%|
|Chance to Automatically Guard||10%|
|Damage at 30% Hearts or Less||7%, 12%|
|Perfect-Dodge Timing Window||5%|
|Special-Attack Charge Rate||3%|
Upgrading weapons is only possible by weapon fusion, and weapons will also be used as materials in the process. Obtain more weapons from battles, such as Challenges, to upgrade the weapon of your choice further.
Another easy method of gaining weapons comes from scanning amiibos, which can allow you to gain materials and weapons.
If your weapon has a free weapon skill slot, you can transfer a weapon skill from a component weapon through fusing. When transferring weapon skills, keep an eye out for matching seals as they can boost the weapon skill bonus and weapon damage even further, as mentioned above!
Be careful when choosing a component weapon with two or more weapon skills as only the first weapon skill will be transferred to the chosen weapon while the rest will be discarded.
|Gameplay and Controls|
|How to Perform a Weak-Point Smash||How to Perform a Flurry Rush|
|Controls and Controller Options||Restoring Hearts: How to Heal|
|How to Change Characters||Sheikah Runes Guide|
|Tips and Tricks|
|Korok Seed Locations||Combat Tips and Techniques|
|Rupee Farming Guide||EXP Farming Guide|
|Fuse Weapon Guide||How to Use the Sheikah Sensor|
|What to Do With Rusty Weapons||-|
|List of Multiplayer Features||Difference Between Difficulty Modes|
|amiibo Support and Rewards||How to Save|
|Will There Be DLC?||Is Age of Calamity Canon?|
|Is Age of Calamity Open World?||How Long is Age of Calamity?|
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