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

Zelda Usage Guide and How to Unlock

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

How to Unlock Zelda & Weapon Information

Zelda Image
How to Unlock Joins during Chapter 1: Road to the Ancient Lab
Weapon Used Sheikah Slate, Bows, Master Cycles
Voice Actor
(English)
Patricia Summersett
Voice Actor
(Japanese)
Yu Shimamura

Best Zelda Builds

Sheikah Slate

Weapon Best seal
Ancient Overclock UnitAncient Overclock Unit
Strong-Attack Damage Seal Strong-Attack Damage
Alternative seals
Attack Speed Seal Attack Speed
Regular-Attack Damage Seal Regular-Attack Damage
Explanation
The Sheikah Slate's combo upgrades focuses on extending Zelda's strong attacks so Strong-Attack Damage seals are the best choice for this weapon.

Bow of Light

Weapon Best seal
Sealing BowSealing Bow
Attack Speed Seal Attack Speed
Alternative seals
Special-Attack Charge Rate Seal Special-Attack Charge Rate
Regular-Attack Damage Seal Regular-Attack Damage
Explanation
Attack Speed and Special-Attack Charge Rate are both safe choices so you can use her Luminiscence form for longer.

Master Cycle

Weapon Best seal
Master Cycle HunterMaster Cycle Hunter
Dash-Attack Damage Seal Dash-Attack Damage
Alternative seals
Regular-Attack Damage Seal Regular-Attack Damage
Strong-Attack Damage Seal Strong-Attack Damage
Explanation
Stack a combination of Dash-Attack Damage and Regular-Attack Damage to boost the Master Cycle's effectiveness at clearing mobs and stand against powerful foes.

How to Play as Zelda

Zelda Combo Chart

Sheikah Slate

Regular Attacks
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.png
Heal
Xbutton.png x2
Strong Attack 1
Ybutton.pngXbutton.png
Strong Attack 2
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png
Midair Regular Attacks
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.png
Midair Strong Attack 1
Ybutton.pngXbutton.png
Midair Strong Attack 2
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png

(Press X to use Finisher)
Midair Strong Attack 3
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png

(Press X to use Finisher)
Unique Action
ZR Button.png
Trigger placed Sheikah Runes

Bow of Light

Regular Attacks
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.png
Strong Attack 1
Ybutton.pngXbutton.png
Strong Attack 2
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png
Strong Attack 3
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png
Midair Regular Attacks
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.png
Midair Strong Attack 1
Ybutton.pngXbutton.png
Midair Strong Attack 2
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png

(Press X to use Finisher)
Midair Strong Attack 3
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png

(Press X to use Finisher)
Luminescent Attack 1
Xbutton.png
Luminescent Attack 2
Ybutton.png
Luminescent Attack 3
ZLbutton + Bbutton.png
Luminescent Attack 4
ZLbutton + Xbutton.png
Luminescent Attack 5
ZLbutton + Ybutton.png
Unique Action
ZR Button.png
Switch between normal and Luminescent forms

Master Cycle

Regular Attacks
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.png
Strong Attack 1
Xbutton.png

Master Cycle: Strong Attack
Master Cycle Sentinel: Counterattack with shield and expose Weak-Point Gauge
Master Cycle Hunter: Bombard with beam attack
Strong Attack 2
Ybutton.pngXbutton.png
Strong Attack 3
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png

(Press B to Cancel Attack)
Strong Attack 4
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png
Strong Attack 5
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png
Strong Attack 6
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png
Strong Attack 7
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png
Midair Regular Attacks
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.png
Midair Strong Attack 1
Ybutton.pngXbutton.png
Midair Strong Attack 2
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png

(Press X to use Finisher)
Midair Strong Attack 3
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png

(Press X to use Finisher)
Unique Action
ZR Button.png
Press and Hold the ZR to go into Overdrive

List of Zelda's Weapons

Sheikah Slate

Weapon Base Atk Hidden Seals
Ancient Memory Part IconAncient Memory Part 23 Level 25: Battle EXP: +10%
Level 30: Damage at 30% Hearts or Less: +18%
Ancient Power Boost IconAncient Power Boost 46 Level 25: Detects Nearby Chests
Level 30: Special-Attack Charge Rate: +10%
Ancient Overclock Unit IconAncient Overclock Unit 53 Level 25: Detects Nearby Koroks
Level 30: Damage to Locked-On Target: +10%

Bow

Weapon Base Atk Hidden Seals
Sacred Bow IconSacred Bow 51 Level 25: Healing-Item Drop Rate: +33%
Level 30: Damage at Full Hearts: +3%
Sealing Bow IconSealing Bow 71 Level 25: Healing-Item Effect: +11%
Level 30: Special-Attack Charge Rate: +10%
Bow of Light IconBow of Light 50 Level 25: Resistance to All Status Effects
Level 30: Heal a Percentage of Damage Dealt

Master Cycle

Weapon Base Atk Hidden Seals
Master Cycle IconMaster Cycle 65 Level 25: Perfect-Dodge Timing Window: +15%
Level 30: Regular-Attack Damage: +7%
Master Cycle Hunter IconMaster Cycle Hunter 65 Level 25: Strong-Attack Damage: +7%
Level 30: Chance of Landing Shockwave: +10%
Master Cycle Sentinel IconMaster Cycle Sentinel 65 Level 25: Regular-Attack Damage: +7%
Level 30: Resistance to All Status Effects

Zelda's Quests

Quest How to Unlock / Reward
The Frontiers of Knowledge Clear the Battle: Road to the Ancient Lab
Sheikah Slate: Bonus Combo
A Princess in Distress Complete the Quest: Relief for Soldier Stress
Zelda: +1 Bonus Hearts
Preparing for Field Work Clear the Battle: Freeing Korok Forest
Sheikah Slate: Bonus Combo
In Case of Emergency Clear the Battle: Akkala Tower
Zelda: +2 Bonus Hearts
Research Funding Clear the Battle: When Courage Fails
Sheikah Slate: Bonus Combo
Living Things of Hyrule Clear the Battle: Calamity Strikes
Zelda: Special-Attack Gauge +1
Soothing Tensions Clear the Battle: Akkala Tower
Sheikah Slate: Bonus Combo
Bolstering Goron City Clear the Battle: Each Step Like Thunder
Bow Light: Bonus Combo
Joint Training with the Rito Clear the Battle: Each Step Like Thunder
Bow of Light: Bonus Combo
Research Materials Clear the Battle: Each Step Like Thunder
Zelda: +2 Bonus Hearts
A Modest Celebration Clear the Battle: Each Step Like Thunder
Bow of Light: Bonus Combo
King Dorephan's Defenses Clear the Battle: Each Step Like Thunder
Bow of Light: Bonus Combo
Joint Training with the Gerudo Clear the Battle: Each Step Like Thunder
Bow of Light: Bonus Combo
Giving Peace of Mind Clear the Battle: All Hyrule, United
Bow of Light: Enhanced Ability
An Otherworldy Guardian Clear the Challenge: Fruits for the Princess!
Sheikah Slate: Enhanced Ability
A Buffet of Delicacies Complete the Quest: A Princess in Distress
Zelda: +1 Bonus Hearts
Eternal Blooms Complete the Quest: Research Materials
Zelda: Special-Attack Gauge +1
EX Ride Across Hyrule! Complete the Quests: Riding Free and Better Safe Than Sorry
Master Cycle: Enhanced Ability
EX Safe Roads, Safe Rides Complete the Quests: Riding Free and Better Safe Than Sorry
Master Cycle: Bonus Combo
EX Snow Business Complete the Quests: Riding Free and Better Safe Than Sorry
Master Cycle: Bonus Combo
EX Horsemanship and Horsepower Complete the Quest: Top-Secret Request
Master Cycle: Bonus Combo
EX Break the Obstacles Complete the Quest: Top-Secret Request
Master Cycle: Bonus Combo
EX Stamina Woes Complete the Quest: Top-Secret Request
Master Cycle: Bonus Combo

List of All Zelda 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 -
Villains
Astor Sooga -
English and Japanese Voice Actors and Cast

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