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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, builds, 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
Voice Actor
(English)
Kengo Takanashi
Voice Actor
(Japanese)
Kengo Takanashi

Best Link Builds

Master Sword

Weapon Best seal
Master SwordMaster Sword
Damage at Full Hearts Seal Damage at Full Hearts
Alternative seals
Attack Speed Seal Attack Speed
Regular-Attack Damage Seal Regular-Attack Damage
Explanation
Damage at Full Hearts amplifies the Master Sword's DPS together with the Sword Beam ability. Take note that this weapon skill is only recommended once you unlock the Master Sword's second hidden seal.

You can use either Attack Speed or Regular-Attack Damage for the meantime then just remove it later once you've maxed out the weapon.

One-Handed Sword

Weapon Best seal
Savage Lynel SwordSavage Lynel Sword
Attack Speed Seal Attack Speed
Alternative seals
Regular-Attack Damage Seal Regular-Attack Damage
Strong-Attack Damage Seal Strong-Attack Damage
Explanation
After you unlock the combo upgrade where he can force weak-points on enemies, Attack Speed seals will be the best choice of weapon skill to stunlock strong enemies.

Two-Handed Sword

Weapon Best seal
Savage Lynel CrusherSavage Lynel Crusher
Damage at 30% Hearts or Less Seal Damage at 30% Hearts or Less
Alternative seals
Attack Speed Seal Attack Speed
Regular-Attack Damage Seal Regular-Attack Damage
Explanation
Stack Damage at 30% Hearts or Less seals and bring your health down by spamming his unique ability to increase his damage. This technique is quite dangerous so don't forget to heal self-inflicted damage with X or his special attack.

Spear

Weapon Best seal
Savage Lynel SpearSavage Lynel Spear
Regular-Attack Damage Seal Regular-Attack Damage
Alternative seals
Attack Speed Seal Attack Speed
Strong-Attack Damage Seal Strong-Attack Damage
Explanation
Spear Link has a decent attack speed and attack range to begin with so it would be best to increase his damage output. Mix in a couple of Attack Speed seals if you need a faster combo execution.

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

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Weapon Base Atk Hidden Seals
Rusty Broadsword IconRusty Broadsword ? Level 25: Currently Unavailable
Level 30: Currently Unavailable
Master Sword IconMaster Sword 34 Level 25: Damage at Full Hearts: +8%
Level 30: Heal a Percentage of Damage Dealt
Tree Branch IconTree Branch 11 Level 25: Damage at 30% Hearts or Less: +8%
Level 30: Detects Nearby Koroks
Soup Ladle IconSoup Ladle 22 Level 25: Battlefield-Specific Material Drop Rate: +5%
Level 30: Attack Range: +4%
Boomerang IconBoomerang 27 Level 25: Attack Range: +5%
Level 30: Attack Speed: +4%
TravelerTraveler's Sword 14 Level 25: Attack Speed: +4%
Level 30: Special-Attack Charge Rate: +4%
SoldierSoldier's Broadsword 30 Level 25: Battle EXP: +10%
Level 30: Perfect-Dodge Timing Window: +15%
KnightKnight's Broadsword 43 Level 25: Attack Range: +8%
Level 30: Special-Attack Charge Rate: +7%
Royal Broadsword IconRoyal Broadsword 71 Level 25: Attack Speed: +8%
Level 30: Auto-Critical Hit after Combos
Currently UnavailableForest Dweller's Sword 42 Level 25: Detects Nearby Koroks
Level 30: Increased Blupee Encounters
Zora Sword IconZora Sword 31 Level 25: Special-Attack Charge Rate: +7%
Level 30: Damage to Locked-On Target: +11%
Feathered Edge IconFeathered Edge 14 Level 25: Midair-Attack Damage: +10%
Level 30: Damage to Midair Enemies: +17%
Royal GuardRoyal Guard's Sword 73 Level 25: Healing-Item Effect: +13%
Level 30: Damage at Full Hearts: +8%
Boko Club IconBoko Club 15 Level 25: Monster-Part Drop Rate: +6%
Level 30: Fusion Material EXP: +440%
Spiked Boko Club IconSpiked Boko Club 29 Level 25: Monster-Part Drop Rate: +11%
Level 30: High-Resell Weapon
Dragonbone Boko Club IconDragonbone Boko Club 46 Level 25: Monster-Part Drop Rate: +15%
Level 30: Strong-Attack Damage: +7%
Lizal Boomerang IconLizal Boomerang 30 Level 25: Monster-Part Drop Rate: +5%
Level 30: Attack Speed: +7%
Lizal Forked Boomerang IconLizal Forked Boomerang 21 Level 25: Monster-Part Drop Rate: +11%
Level 30: Battlefield-Specific Material Drop Rate: +11%
Lizal Tri-Boomerang IconLizal Tri-Boomerang 71 Level 25: Monster-Part Drop Rate: +18%
Level 30: Battlefield-Specific Material Drop Rate: +18%
Guardian Sword IconGuardian Sword 41 Level 25: Ancient-Part Drop Rate: +10%
Level 30: Damage from Enemies: -5%
Guardian Sword+ IconGuardian Sword+ 70 Level 25: Ancient-Part Drop Rate: +10%
Level 30: Reduced Damage from Ice
Guardian Sword++ IconGuardian Sword++ 64 Level 25: Ancient-Part Drop Rate: +15%
Level 30: Resistance to All Status Effects
Lynel Sword IconLynel Sword 31 Level 25: Damage at 30% Hearts or Less: +15%
Level 30: Damage Reflected When Guarding: 20%
Mighty Lynel Sword IconMighty Lynel Sword 63 Level 25: Damage Reflected When Guarding: 20%
Level 30: Chance of Landing Shockwave: +11%
Savage Lynel Sword IconSavage Lynel Sword 68 Level 25: Chance to KO Weak Enemies
Level 30: Perfect Guard Chance When Guarding: +10%
Bokoblin Arm IconBokoblin Arm 25 Level 25: High-Resell Weapon
Level 30: Attack Range: +7%
Lizalfos Arm IconLizalfos Arm 31 Level 25: Fusion Material EXP: +160%
Level 30: Attack Speed: +4%
Training Sword IconTraining Sword 18 Level 25: Battle EXP: +10%
Level 30: Perfect-Dodge Timing Window: +15%
Lucky Ladle IconLucky Ladle 15 Level 25: Battlefield-Specific Material Drop Rate: +5%
Level 30: Attack Range: +4%

Two-Handed Weapons

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Weapon Base Atk Hidden Seals
Farming Hoe IconFarming Hoe 35 Level 25: Material Drop Rate from Grass: +17%
Level 30: Battle EXP: +11%
Boat Oar IconBoat Oar 25 Level 25: Attack Speed: +5%
Level 30: Attack Range: +8%
WoodcutterWoodcutter's Axe 15 Level 25: Attack Speed: +3%
Level 30: Dash-Attack Damage: +15%
Double Axe IconDouble Axe 37 Level 25: Attack Range: +7%
Level 30: Regular-Attack Damage: +7%
Iron Sledgehammer IconIron Sledgehammer 17 Level 25: Mineral Drop Rate: +11%
Level 30: Mineral Drop Rate: +11%
TravelerTraveler's Claymore 21 Level 25: Regular-Attack Damage: +8%
Level 30: Damage to Foes with Status Effects: +17%
Zora Longsword IconZora Longsword 45 Level 25: Damage at 30% Hearts or Less: +8%
Level 30: Midair-Attack Damage: +15%
Gerudo Claymore IconGerudo Claymore 41 Level 25: Attack Range: +7%
Level 30: Fusion Material EXP: +400%
Eightfold Longblade IconEightfold Longblade 46 Level 25: Dash-Attack Damage: +15%
Level 30: Damage at 30% Hearts or Less: +18%
Edge of Duality IconEdge of Duality 59 Level 25: Strong-Attack Damage: +7%
Level 30: Damage from Enemies: -5%
Royal GuardRoyal Guard's Claymore 65 Level 25: Damage at 30% Hearts or Less: +20%
Level 30: Auto-Critical Hit after Combos
Boko Bat IconBoko Bat 11 Level 25: Monster-Part Drop Rate: +5%
Level 30: Strong-Attack Damage: +7%
Spiked Boko Bat IconSpiked Boko Bat 28 Level 25: Monster-Part Drop Rate: +10%
Level 30: Healing-Item Drop Rate: +22%
Dragonbone Boko Bat IconDragonbone Boko Bat 48 Level 25: Monster-Part Drop Rate: +15%
Level 30: Chance of Landing Shockwave: +11%
Moblin Club IconMoblin Club 24 Level 25: Strong-Attack Damage: +4%
Level 30: Damage to Locked-On Target: +10%
Spiked Moblin Club IconSpiked Moblin Club 22 Level 25: Attack Range: +8%
Level 30: Attack Speed: +5%
Dragonbone Moblin Club IconDragonbone Moblin Club 60 Level 25: Rare-Material Drop Rate: +17%
Level 30: Monster-Part Drop Rate: +17%
Ancient Battle Axe IconAncient Battle Axe 45 Level 25: Ancient-Part Drop Rate: +10%
Level 30: Damage from Enemies: -5%
Ancient Battle Axe+ IconAncient Battle Axe+ 68 Level 25: Ancient-Part Drop Rate: +10%
Level 30: Reduced Damage from Fire
Ancient Battle Axe++ IconAncient Battle Axe++ 39 Level 25: Ancient-Part Drop Rate: +15%
Level 30: Resistance to All Status Effects
Lynel Crusher IconLynel Crusher 44 Level 25: Damage at 30% Hearts or Less: +18%
Level 30: Strong-Attack Damage: +7%
Mighty Lynel Crusher IconMighty Lynel Crusher 50 Level 25: Auto-Critical Hit after Combos
Level 30: Heal by Defeating Enemies
Savage Lynel Crusher IconSavage Lynel Crusher 66 Level 25: Damage to Locked-On Target: +10%
Level 30: Heal a Percentage of Damage Dealt
Windcleaver IconWindcleaver 67 Level 25: Attack Range: +11%
Level 30: High-Resell Weapon
Moblin Arm IconMoblin Arm Level 25: Damage from Enemies: -5%
Level 30: Fusion Material EXP: +400%
Drillshaft IconDrillshaft 43 Level 25: Perfect-Dodge Timing Window: +15%
Level 30: Mineral Drop Rate: +11%

Spears

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Weapon Base Atk Hidden Seals
Currently UnavailableRusted Spear ? Level 25: Currently Unavailable
Level 30: Currently Unavailable
Wooden Mop IconWooden Mop 16 Level 25: Attack Speed: +3%
Level 30: Flurry Rush Damage: +20%
FarmerFarmer's Pitchfork 25 Level 25: Sensor-Registered Material Drop Rate: +17%
Level 30: Material Drop Rate from Grass: +17%
Throwing Spear IconThrowing Spear 29 Level 25: Damage to Midair Enemies: +10%
Level 30: Dash-Attack Damage: +22%
Soldier’s Spear IconSoldier’s Spear 20 Level 25: Attack Range: +13%
Level 30: Heal by Defeating Enemies
KnightKnight's Halberd 52 Level 25: Attack Speed: +7%
Level 30: Regular-Attack Damage: +7%
Royal Halberd IconRoyal Halberd 62 Level 25: Attack Range: +13%
Level 30: Damage to Locked-On Target: +11%
Forest DwellerForest Dweller's Spear 43 Level 25: Special-Attack Charge Rate: +10%
Level 30: Detects Nearby Koroks
Feathered Spear IconFeathered Spear 26 Level 25: Special-Attack Charge Rate: +3%
Level 30: Regular-Attack Damage: +4%
Gerudo Spear IconGerudo Spear 41 Level 25: Damage to Midair Enemies: +22%
Level 30: Strong-Attack Damage: +8%
Serpentine Spear IconSerpentine Spear 45 Level 25: Fusion Material EXP: +400%
Level 30: Midair-Attack Damage: +15%
Royal GuardRoyal Guard's Spear 54 Level 25: Damage to Midair Enemies: +20%
Level 30: Damage at Full Hearts: +7%
Boko Spear IconBoko Spear 21 Level 25: Monster-Part Drop Rate: +5%
Level 30: Attack Range: +7%
Spiked Boko Spear IconSpiked Boko Spear 28 Level 25: Monster-Part Drop Rate: +10%
Level 30: Auto-Critical Hit after Combos
Dragonbone Boko Spear IconDragonbone Boko Spear 44 Level 25: Monster-Part Drop Rate: +15%
Level 30: Damage to Locked-On Target: +10%
Moblin Spear IconMoblin Spear 26 Level 25: Attack Range: +5%
Level 30: Perfect-Dodge Timing Window: +20%
Spiked Moblin Spear IconSpiked Moblin Spear 28 Level 25: Fusion Material EXP: +160%
Level 30: Auto-Critical Hit after Combos
Dragonbone Moblin Spear IconDragonbone Moblin Spear 36 Level 25: High-Resell Weapon
Level 30: Fusion Material EXP: +440%
Lizal Spear IconLizal Spear 29 Level 25: Attack Speed: +4%
Level 30: Dash-Attack Damage: +20%
Enhanced Lizal Spear IconEnhanced Lizal Spear 33 Level 25: Attack Speed: +4%
Level 30: Midair-Attack Damage: +20%
Forked Lizal Spear IconForked Lizal Spear 60 Level 25: Attack Speed: +7%
Level 30: Strong-Attack Damage: +7%
Guardian Spear IconGuardian Spear 23 Level 25: Ancient-Part Drop Rate: +5%
Level 30: Damage from Enemies: -5%
Guardian Spear+ IconGuardian Spear+ 54 Level 25: Ancient-Part Drop Rate: +10%
Level 30: Reduced Damage from Lightning
Guardian Spear++ IconGuardian Spear++ 69 Level 25: Ancient-Part Drop Rate: +15%
Level 30: Resistance to All Status Effects
Lynel Spear IconLynel Spear 47 Level 25: Attack Speed: +5%
Level 30: Auto-Critical Hit after Combos
Mighty Lynel Spear IconMighty Lynel Spear 61 Level 25: Special-Attack Damage: +12%
Level 30: Damage Reflected When Guarding: 20%
Savage Lynel Spear IconSavage Lynel Spear 51 Level 25: Damage at Full Hearts: +7%
Level 30: Chance to KO Weak Enemies: +10%

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 Clear the Battle: Revali, the Rito Warrior
Link: +1 Bonus Hearts
Tabantha Wheat x5
Study the Blade Clear the Battle: Urbosa, the Gerudo Chief
One-Handed Weapon: Bonus Combo
A Spear-ited Combatant Clear the Battle: 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
A Frozen-Solid Goddess Clear the Battle: Relentless as a Waterfall
Link: +2 Bonus Hearts
The Treasure Hunter's Technique Clear the Battle: Akkala Tower
Two-Handed Weapons: Bonus Combo
Training Ground Pest Problem Clear the Battle: Akkala Tower
Spear: Bonus Combo
The Knight's Gauntlet Clear the Battle: Each Step Like Thunder
Link: Special-Attack Gauge +1
Training Ground Upgrade Clear the Battle: Calamity Strikes
Spear: Bonus Combo
Refuel Motivation Clear the Battle: Relentless as a Waterfall
Two-Handed Weapons: Bonus Combo
Frog Side Effects Clear the Challenge: The Royal Escourt
Link: Special-Attack Gauge +1
A Strike to Pierce Stone Complete the Quest: Training Ground Upgrade
Spear: Enhanced Ability
Full Bellies Fight Better Clear the Battle: The Future of Hyrule
Two-Handed Weapons: Enhanced Ability
Making a Monster Clear any Two Story Battles in Chapter 2
Two-Handed Weapon: Bonus Combo

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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Supporting Characters
Purah Robbie -
Villains
Astor Sooga -
English and Japanese Voice Actors and Cast

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