Link Usage Guide, Combos, and How to Unlock | Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

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Link Usage Guide and How to Unlock

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

How to Unlock Link & Weapon Information

Link Image
How to Unlock Unlocked at the start of the game
Weapon Used One-Handed Swords, Two-Handed Swords, Spears

How to Play as Link

Link Combo Chart

One-Handed Weapon

Regular Attacks
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.png
Strong Attack 1
Xbutton.png
(Hold down to power up)
Strong Attack 2
Ybutton.pngXbutton.png (→Bbutton.png )→Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png

         └Xbutton.pngXbutton.pngXbutton.png

Ybutton.pngXbutton.png
(Hold and release X for extra attack)
Strong Attack 3
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png
(Hold and release X for extra attack)
Strong Attack 4
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png
(Hold and release X for extra attack)
Strong Attack 5
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png
(Hold and release X for extra attack)
Strong Attack 6
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.png(→Bbutton.png )→Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png

         └Xbutton.pngXbutton.pngXbutton.png

Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png
(Hold and release X for extra attack)
Unique Action
ZR Button
Loose a flurry of arrows

Two-handed Weapon

Regular Attack
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.png
Recover Self-Inflicted Damage
Xbutton.png
Strong Attack 1
Ybutton.pngXbutton.png

(Can start Midair Combo)
Strong Attack 2
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png
Strong Attack 3
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png
Strong Attack 4
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png
Midair Regular Attacks
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.png
Midair Drop Slash
Xbutton.png

(While in the air)
Midair Strong Attack 1
Ybutton.pngXbutton.png

(Press X for a Drop Slash)
Midair Strong Attack 2
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png

(Press X for a Drop Slash)
Midair Strong Attack 3
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png

(Press X for a Drop Slash)
Unique Action
ZR Button
Unleash a powerful blow that hurts the user a bit.
Use this instead of the X button in the combo.

Spear

Regular Attack
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.png
Strong Attack 1
Xbutton.png
Strong Attack 2
Ybutton.pngXbutton.png

(Can start Midair Combo)
Strong Attack 3
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png
Strong Attack 4
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png

(Hold X to charge and change direction of thrusts using Left Stick)
Strong Attack 5
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png

(Press X two more times)
Midair Regular Attacks
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.png

(Final Y input is a drop attack)
Midair Drop Attack
Xbutton.png

(Use Left Stick to aim and X for drop attack
Midair Strong Attack 1
Ybutton.pngXbutton.png

(Use Left Stick to aim and X for drop attack)
Midair Strong Attack 2
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png

(Use Left Stick to aim and X for drop attack)
Unique Action
ZR Button
Unleash a charging thrust toward the enemy.
Can be used in the middle of attacks for quick movement.

Press X While Dashing to Shield Surf!

When equipped with a one-handed weapon, pressing X while dashing causes Link to shield surf. This technique is excellent for moving quickly and plowing through enemies!

List of Link's Weapons

One-Handed Weapons

Two-Handed Weapons

Spears

Link's Quests

Quest How to Unlock / Reward
Hyrule Swordfighting Academy Clear the Battle: The Battle of Hyrule Field
One-Handed Weapon: Bonus Combo
Keeping the Village Peace Complete the Quest: Hyrule Swordfighting Academy
One-Handed Weapon: Bonus Combo
A Well-Tended Goddess Complete the Quest: Traps for Kakariko Village
Link: +1 Bonus Hearts
A Flower-Adorned Goddess Complete the Quest: Revali, the Rito Warrior
Link: +1 Bonus Hearts
Tabantha Wheat x5
Study the Blade Complete the Quest: Urbosa, the Gerudo Chief
One-Handed Weapon: Bonus Combo
A Spear-ited Combatant Complete the Quest: Urbosa, the Gerudo Chief
Spear: Bonus Combo
Teach a Hylian to Fish Complete the Quest: A Spear-ited Combatant
Spear: Bonus Combo
Hateno Defense Squad Complete the Quest: Making a Monster
Two-Handed Weapons: Bonus Combo
The Volunteer Army Complete the Quest: The Hateno Defense Squad
Two-Handed Weapons: Bonus Combo
The Blade that Pierces the Eye Clear the Battle: Freeing Korok Forest
One-Handed Weapon: Bonus Combo
Mount Taran's Solitary Masters Clear the Battle: The Yiga Clan Attacks!
Spear: Bonus Combo
A Moss-Covered Goddess Clear the Battle: Akkala Tower
Link: +2 Bonus Hearts
Heartfelt Thanks Complete the Quest: The Blade that Pierces the Eye
One-Handed Weapon: Bonus Combo
Proof of Sword Mastery Complete the Quest: Heartfelt Thanks
One-Handed Weapon: Enhanced Ability

List of All Link 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 -
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Villains
Astor - -

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