This is a guide to using Sheikah Runes in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. If you want to know more about the different types of Sheikah runes as well as how to use them in battle, read on!
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Sheikah Runes are the different functionalities of the Sheikah Slate that can be used in the battlefield. Unlike BotW where only Link could use the Sheikah Runes, since he had the Sheikah Slate, all playable characters are capable of using them in Age of Calamity.
There are four Sheikah Runes in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, namely, Remote Bombs, Cryonis, Magnesis, and Stasis with each having their own unique uses in battle and the environment.
The Remote Bomb rune is a Sheikah rune that blows up enemies or structures in the battlefield. To use the Remote Bomb rune, press the following button combination.
The Remote Bomb is extremely powerful against shielded enemies. When the Remote Bomb rune icon shows up above the enemy's head, use the rune to break their defenses!
The Remote Bomb rune can also be used to blow up huge boulders in the battlefield, similar to how bombs blow up rocks in most Zelda games. These boulders could be blocking the way, or hiding collectibles like Korok Seeds or Treasure Chests.
When you see a huge boulder, take time to blow it up using the Remote Bomb rune.
The Remote Bomb rune can be used to deal damage directly to the enemy's Weak-Point Gauge. Use this when you know that an enemy is very close to depleting its full gauge!
The Stasis rune is a Sheikah rune that causes enemies or objects in the battlefield to stop in time. You can hit the frozen object or enemy to charge up momentum and launch them in the air!
To use the Stasis rune, press the following button combination.
The Stasis rune can be used against spinning enemies. This leaves them frozen in time and open for attacks.
When time resumes, the enemy will be staggered and open for even more attacks.
Stasis can be used to launch objects in the air. This is especially effective when used with bombs!
When an enemy's Weak-Point Gauge is exposed, the Stasis rune can be used to freeze the enemy in time extending the time you can damage the gauge directly!
The Cryonis rune is a Sheikah rune that creates pillars of ice in the battlefield. To use the Cryonis rune, press the following button combination.
Use Cryonis to create a pillar of ice in front of a charging enemy. This stops the enemy on its tracks and staggers them, leaving them open for attacks.
You can see that an enemy is charging at you when the Cryonis rune icon shows up on top of the enemy's head.
Cryonis can be used to boost yourself up and execute aerial attacks against flying enemies like the Keese and the Wizzrobe.
When they are on water, enemies around the pillar created by Cryonis will freeze. You can use this as an effective crowd control strategy!
The Magnesis rune is a Sheikah rune that enables the Sheikah slate to attract nearby metallic objects. To use the Magnesis rune, press the following button combination.
Use Magnesis when an enemy throws a metallic weapon at you. Using Magnesis will allow you to control the thrown weapon and use it against the enemy. This staggers the enemy which leaves them open for attack.
Look out for the Magnesis rune icon on top of the enemy's head to know when to use it!
Use Magnesis on metallic objects like boxes and treasure chests, even outside of battle. Some treasure chests are buried halfway underground so use Magnesis to pop them out!
Take note that using Sheikah Runes has a cooldown! Unlike Breath of the Wild, where each rune's cooldown was independent of the other ones, using one Rune in Age of Calamity makes all runes unusable for a short period of time, so it's important to use the correct rune in every situation.
When you accidentally misuse a rune, you can't use Sheikah Runes for a short amount of time so be careful!
Age of Calamity Tips and Tricks
|Gameplay and Controls|
|How to Perform a Weak-Point Smash||How to Perform a Flurry Rush|
|Parrying Guide: Who Can Parry?||Controls and Controller Options|
|Restoring Hearts: How to Heal||How to Change Characters|
|Sheikah Runes Guide||How to Use Rods|
|Blood Moon Rewards and How to Unlock|
|Tips and Tricks|
|Korok Seed Locations||Treasure Chest Locations|
|Rupee Farming Guide||EXP Farming Guide|
|Weapon Fusion Guide||How to Use the Sheikah Sensor|
|What to Do With Rusty Weapons||How to Break Korok Balloons|
|How to Remove Weapon Seals||How to Unlock the Secret Ending|
|How to Unlock Hidden Seals||How to Use the Korok Sensor|
|Weapon Farming Guide||100 Percent Rewards and Guide|
|Combat Tips and Techniques||All Secrets and Unlockables|
|How to Jump and Use the Paraglider||Best Items to Sell|
|How to Catch Blupees||List of Upgrades|
|List of Multiplayer Features||Difference Between Difficulty Modes|
|amiibo Support and Rewards||How to Save|
|Expansion Pass Contents||Is Age of Calamity Canon?|
|Is Age of Calamity Open World?||How Long is Age of Calamity?|
|Version 1.2.0 Patch Notes and How to Update||Is There a New Game Plus?||How to Change Language Settings||Frame Rate Issues and How to Fix|
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