Best Weapons and Weapon Build for Each Character (All 18 Playable Characters) | Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

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This is a guide to the Best Weapons and Builds of all 18 playable characters in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity for the Nintendo Switch. Prepare your characters for the end-game challenges and battles with our recommended builds below!

Best Weapon Build for Each Character

Character Builds
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Link.pngLink Impa.pngImpa Zelda.pngZelda Mipha.pngMipha
Daruk.pngDaruk Urbosa.pngUrbosa Revali.pngRevali Hestu.pngHestu
Great Fairies.pngGreat Fairies Monk Maz Koshia.pngMonk Maz Koshia Sidon.pngSidon Yunobo.pngYunobo
Riju.pngRiju Teba.pngTeba Master Kohga.pngMaster Kohga King Rhoam.pngKing Rhoam
Terrako.pngTerrako Calamity Ganon.pngCalamity Ganon - -

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Link

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.

Impa

Weapon Best seal
Devoted KodachiDevoted Kodachi
Special-Attack Damage Seal Special-Attack Damage
Alternative seals
Regular-Attack Damage Seal Regular-Attack Damage
Perfect-Dodge Timing Window Seal Perfect-Dodge Timing Window
Explanation
Impa can basically spam special attacks, thanks to her shadow clones. Stack Special-Attack Damage seals on her weapon to make the most of this ability.

Zelda

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.

Sealing Bow

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.

Mipha

Weapon Best seal
Lightscale TridentLightscale Trident
Attack Speed Seal Attack Speed
Alternative seals
Regular-Attack Damage Seal Regular-Attack Damage
Midair-Attack Damage Seal Midair-Attack Damage
Explanation
Increase Mipha's attack speed to force weak-points on enemies more frequently. Midair-Attack Damage is for the attacks following the use of her unique ability.

Daruk

Weapon Best seal
Boulder BreakerBoulder Breaker
Attack Speed Seal Attack Speed
Alternative seals
Regular-Attack Damage Seal Regular-Attack Damage
Strong-Attack Damage Seal Strong-Attack Damage
Explanation
Daruk needs Attack Speed seals so he can stunlock strong enemies and perform well against mobs inside outposts.

Urbosa

Weapon Best seal
Scimitar of the SevenScimitar of the Seven
Strong-Attack Damage Seal Strong-Attack Damage
Alternative seals
Attack Speed Seal Attack Speed
Regular-Attack Damage Seal Regular-Attack Damage
Explanation
Increase the damage of her lightning attacks by adding Strong-Attack Damage seals. You can add Attack Speed seals for faster lightning gauge charges.

Revali

Weapon Best seal
Great Eagle BowGreat Eagle Bow
Midair-Attack Damage Seal Midair-Attack Damage
Alternative seals
Attack Speed Seal Attack Speed
Regular-Attack Damage Seal Regular-Attack Damage
Explanation
Revali is much better in aerial combat since most of his upgrades are for his midair combo tree.

Hestu

Weapon Best seal
Shakalaka MaracasShakalaka Maracas
Strong-Attack Damage Seal Strong-Attack Damage
Alternative seals
Regular-Attack Damage Seal Regular-Attack Damage
Attack Speed Seal Attack Speed
Explanation
Strong-Attack Damage is top priority seal for his strong combo finishers especially if he has the maximum number of Koroks summoned.

Great Fairies

Weapon Best seal
Extravagant BanglesExtravagant Bangles
Attack Speed Seal Attack Speed
Alternative seals
Strong-Attack Damage Seal Strong-Attack Damage
Regular-Attack Damage Seal Regular-Attack Damage
Explanation
Combine Attack Speed and Strong-Attack Damage seals to increase the effectiveness of their vacuum attack, a combo upgrade you will unlock later on.

Monk Maz Koshia

Weapon Best seal
Bands of TruthBands of Truth
Attack Speed Seal Attack Speed
Alternative seals
Regular-Attack Damage Seal Regular-Attack Damage
Strong-Attack Damage Seal Strong-Attack Damage
Explanation
Attack Speed seals are important for his combos so he can create more relics to absorb for his unique ability.

Sidon

Weapon Best seal
Ceremonial TridentCeremonial Trident
Strong-Attack Damage Seal Strong-Attack Damage
Alternative seals
Attack Speed Seal Attack Speed
Regular-Attack Damage Seal Regular-Attack Damage
Explanation
Sidon's unique ability specializes on his strong attacks. Put in Strong-Attack Damage seals in his weapon to supplement the boost from his ability.

Yunobo

Weapon Best seal
Rock Roast FlambéRock Roast Flambé
Attack Speed Seal Attack Speed
Alternative seals
Strong-Attack Damage Seal Strong-Attack Damage
Regular-Attack Damage Seal Regular-Attack Damage
Explanation
Even though his unique ability is focused on his strong attacks, you need to increase his attack speed high enough to increase the chances of completing his combos with upgraded strong attacks.

Riju

Weapon Best seal
Bridle of the SevenBridle of the Seven
Dash-Attack Damage Seal Dash-Attack Damage
Alternative seals
Regular-Attack Damage Seal Regular-Attack Damage
Attack Speed Seal Attack Speed
Explanation
Riju is good at clearing mobs with her dash attacks but not that good against strong enemies. Add in Regular-Attack Damage seals to increase her effectiveness on both types of enemies.

Teba

Weapon Best seal
Falcon BowFalcon Bow
Strong-Attack Damage Seal Strong-Attack Damage
Alternative seals
Attack Speed Seal Attack Speed
Regular-Attack Damage Seal Regular-Attack Damage
Explanation
Strong-Attack Damage for his "spam X" ability. You can increase his attack speed if your combo always gets interrupted.

Master Kohga

Weapon Best seal
Demon CarverDemon Carver
Attack Speed Seal Attack Speed
Alternative seals
Regular-Attack Damage Seal Regular-Attack Damage
Strong-Attack Damage Seal Strong-Attack Damage
Explanation
His Big Glowy Blast can only be used by spamming strong attacks. Give him attack speed boosts and make sure you end each combo with strong attacks so you can use his unique ability more frequently.

King Rhoam

Weapon Best seal
Royal ClaymoreRoyal Claymore
Strong-Attack Damage Seal Strong-Attack Damage
Alternative seals
Attack Speed Seal Attack Speed
Regular-Attack Damage Seal Regular-Attack Damage
Explanation
Since he can unleash two consecutive strong attacks with his unique ability, give him Strong-Attack Damage seals and just add in a couple of Attack Speed seals for faster combos.

Terrako

Weapon Best seal
Gear of the ProtectorGear of the Protector
Attack Speed Seal Attack Speed
Alternative seals
Regular-Attack Damage Seal Regular-Attack Damage
Strong-Attack Damage Seal Strong-Attack Damage
Explanation
Some of Terrako's strong attacks are great for crowd controls. You would want to increase his attack speed so you can unleash this sooner.

Calamity Ganon

Weapon Best seal
Heart of AnnihilationHeart of Annihilation
Attack Speed Seal Attack Speed
Alternative seals
Regular-Attack Damage Seal Regular-Attack Damage
Strong-Attack Damage Seal Strong-Attack Damage
Explanation
Increase his attack speed so he can perform more combos, produce more Malice, and enter Calamity form much faster.

Related Guides

HW - List of Weapons
List of All Weapons

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One-Handed Weapons Two-Handed Weapons Spears
Bows Kodachi Sheikah Slates
Maracas Bridles Rock Roasts
Bands Ancient Parts -
Other Weapon Guides
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Comment

6 Anonymous15 days

Teba's "press x quickly" attacks all count as midair attacks. His falcon bow gives a midair attack damage boost seal at level 25. It gives another starburst shape seal at 30, so for the +20 attack you'll stack 2 midair attack seals and 2 other seals of choice. I'm using him to farm weapons so I have increase weapon quality, could easily use attack speed or the like.

5 Anonymous28 days

So a major problem I have with this guide is the specific choice of weapons for link. If you look at their guide for all of links weapon choices there are a lot of problems. Why does the Ancient Battle Axe++ have half the damage of the + version and still less damage than the base version. Why are all his weapons listed as savage Lynel weapons when I can clearly see 3 weapons that you all have listed for each type that do more damage. If you don't have accurate damage numbers don't post them.

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