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This is a guide for The Heart of the Calamity, a Challenge in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Read on to learn the best way to clear the challenge as well as obtainable rewards, materials and more!

The Heart of the Calamity Basic Information

The Heart of the Calamity
Challenge Level Range 71-80
Recommended Level 77
Region Central Hyrule
Special Conditions No Healing Items Appear
Time Limited
No Carried Items
Unlock Conditions Clear the Challenge: Versus Calamity Ganon
First-Clear Rewards
Diamond Icon Diamond x2
Ancient Core Icon Ancient Core x10
Rupee Icon Rupee x700

The Heart of the Calamity - Materials and Enemies

Battlefield-Specific Materials

Does not drop battlefield materials

List of Materials

Main Enemies

List of Enemies

The Heart of the Calamity Walkthrough

The Heart of the Calamity Map

Objectives
  1. Defeat the 4 Blight Ganons
  2. Defeat Harbinger Ganon
  3. Defeat Calamity Ganon

The Heart of the Calamity - Tips and Strategy Guide

This challenge, though one of the hardest in the game, is fairly straightforward and relies heavily on combat techniques.

You will have to fight the four Blight forms of Ganon: Fireblight Ganon, Waterblight Ganon, Windblight Ganon, and Thunderblight Ganon then both Harbinger Ganon and Calamity Ganon. The good thing is, you will have to fight them one-by-one which gives you a lot of breathing room.

If you are still having a hard time, here are some tips and tricks to make this challenge enjoyable!

Use Duelist-type Characters

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Use characters that are good at fighting Powerful Foes one-on-one - characters like Link, Mipha, Sidon, and King Rhoam to name a few.

If you are really having trouble with survivability, we suggest using Mipha as her special-attack restores hearts!

Best Character Tier List

Always Aim For a Flurry Rush

Flurry Rush Heart of the Calamity.JPG

Always try to execute Flurry Rushes by dodging at the last time! Flurry Rushes hit directly to the weak-point gauge so always try to execute it!

How to Perform a Flurry Rush

When Thunderblight Ganon Creates Clones, Do Not Lock-on

Dont Lock On

At around half health, Thunderblight Ganon will spawn two clones of himself. When he does this, do not lock-on any of them. This allows you to see the movements of the three enemies to better execute Perfect Dodges.

Also, try defeating the clones first. They have much less health than the original Thunderblight Ganon so focus on them as much as possible!

Boss Battle Guide: How to Beat Thunderblight Ganon

Follow Sheikah Rune Prompts

Rune Prompts Heart of the Calamity.JPG

Always try to execute runes when prompted as this opens up the enemy's weak-point gauge. Also, know the other uses of runes offensively!

Use Stasis to Extend the Weak-Point Gauge

Stasis Heart of the Calamity.JPG

The Stasis rune allows you to extend the hitting duration of an enemy's Weak-Point Gauge. Just use it when the Weak-Point Gauge is exposed to attacks.

Use Remote Bombs to Hit the Weak-Point Gauge Directly

Remote Bombs Heart of the Calamity.JPG

Take note that the Remote Bomb rune deals damage directly to the enemy's Weak-Point Gauge. Do not hesitate to use it when the full Weak-Point Gauge is close to breaking.

Sheikah Runes Guide: How to Use Runes in Battle

Over-Level your Character

Over Level Link

If you are still having difficulty, we suggest over-leveling your chosen character by grinding EXP on other easier challenges or using the Military Training Camp. We suggest going 5 to 10 levels above the recommended!

How to Level Up Fast

Use Cooking

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Since this challenge does not permit you to use items, we suggest cooking recipes that promote survivability and increases perfect-dodge timing window:

Survivability Recover Health Every 10 Seconds
Auto-Revive Once After KO
Perfect-Dodge Timing Window Perfect-Dodge Timing Window +%

Auto-Revive Once After KO fills your health completely after revival so use it for hard challenges like this!

Cooking Guide and List of Recipes

Set the Difficulty to Easy

Easy Mode
If you are really stuck and at the end of your wits, we suggest setting the difficulty mode to Easy. Enemies are easier to defeat and they do not hit that hard in this difficulty so the problem with the time constraint and survivability may be solved.

Of course, you can always change the difficulty back afterward!

Difference Between Difficulty Modes: Which Difficulty Should You Choose?

Related Links

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