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This is a guide to finding Ancient Cores, a material in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity for the Nintendo Switch. The best places to get Ancient Cores, how to use them, Ancient Core sell price and more can all be found here!

Best Missions for Ancient Core Farming

Impa's Damage Control

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity - Impa

This mission requires you to play as Impa and defeat several types of Guardians, including one Malice Guardian Stalker, in under 8 minutes.

An alternative for this mission is Guardian Graveyard, which that can be unlocked near the end-game. This challenge requires you to play as King Rhoam and defeat multiple Guardians within the time limit.

Impa's Damage Control Challenge Walkthrough

The Guardians Counterattack

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity - The Guardians Counterattack

In this challenge, you must defeat twelve Guardians using three of your chosen characters in under 20 minutes. The map is large, so be sure to issue orders to your characters to finish the challenge as fast as possible.

The Guardians Counterattack Challenge Walkthrough

Shadow of Ganon

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity - Shadow of Ganon

Shadow of Ganon requires two of your chosen characters to defeat two Malice Guardian Stalkers, four Electric Guardian Stalkers, and three Silver Moblins in under ten minutes. Unlike The Guardians Counterattack, the map is small, allowing you to finish the challenge in just a few minutes.

Shadow of Ganon Challenge Walkthrough

How to Get Ancient Cores

Purchase Via Services

Service Obtainable Materials
Segimo
Ancient Core Icon Ancient Core 320 Rupees
Ancient Shaft Icon Ancient Shaft 160 Rupees
Ancient Gear Icon Ancient Gear 120 Rupees
Ancient Spring Icon Ancient Spring 60 Rupees
Ancient Screw Icon Ancient Screw 48 Rupees

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Obtain by Defeating Enemies

Enemy
Guardian (Stalker) IconGuardian (Stalker) Fire Guardian IconFire Guardian Ice Guardian IconIce Guardian Electric Guardian IconElectric Guardian
Malice Guardian IconMalice Guardian Guardian (Turret) IconGuardian (Turret) Guardian (Skywatcher) IconGuardian (Skywatcher)

This material can be obtained by defeating any of the enemies shown here. Click on the enemy's page to see all battles that they appear in, as well as an in-depth farming guide for that enemy.

List of Enemies

How to Use Ancient Cores

Used for Quests

Quest Required Materials
Explosive Endeavors
Ancient Core Icon Ancient Core x3
A Statis on Research
Ancient Core Icon Ancient Core x3
Research Funding
Ancient Core Icon Ancient Core x3
Diamond Icon Diamond x1
Rupee Icon Rupee x1500
What Do Guardians Taste Like?
Ancient Core Icon Ancient Core x5
Ancient Gear Icon Ancient Gear x15
The Mission of the Sheikah
Ancient Core Icon Ancient Core x10
An Otherworldy Guardian
Ancient Core Icon Ancient Core x5
Right under Our Noses
Ancient Core Icon Ancient Core x10
Ancient Gear Icon Ancient Gear x30
Pursuing Ancient Power
Ancient Core Icon Ancient Core x20
From the Ground Up
Ancient Core Icon Ancient Core x10
Terrako, Enlightened
Ancient Core Icon Ancient Core x10
Rupee Icon Rupee x3000

List of Quests

Sell for Rupees

All materials can be sold for rupees via services. Selling 1 Ancient Core will net you 80 Rupees.

Rupee Farming Guide: How to Get Rupees Fast

Age of Calamity Materials

HW - List of Materials
List of Materials

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