Battle-Tested Guardian Usage Guide, Combos, and How to Unlock | Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Battle-Tested Guardian Usage Guide and How to Unlock

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

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How to Unlock Battle-Tested Guardian & Weapon Information

Battle-Tested Guardian Image
How to Unlock Joins after completing The Battle-Tested Guardian
Weapon Used Battle-Tested Ancient Part
Voice Actor
(English)
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Voice Actor
(Japanese)
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Complete 2 Quests to Qualify for the Trial

Before accessing the Battle-Tested Guardian's trial, you need to complete Applied Research: Clawsome Power and Top-Secret Request in the Royal Ancient Lab.

Completing the two quests unlocks EX Alert: Forgotten Temple challenge and The Battle-Tested Guardian quest.

See the section below to learn what materials are needed for the two quests.

The Ultimate Relic

How to Unlock
Complete the Quest: Applied Research: Clawsome Power
Reward
Qualify for Battle-Tested Guardian Trial
Robbie's Curing Agent x1
Required Materials
Report: Monster Ecology IconReport: Monster Ecology
×15
Report: Battle Records IconReport: Battle Records
×15
Report: Relic Analysis IconReport: Relic Analysis
×5
Report: Vicious Monsters IconReport: Vicious Monsters
×2
Completion Condition
Complete The Future of Hyrule

The Relic of Legend

How to Unlock
Complete the Quest: Top-Secret Request
Reward
Qualify for Battle-Tested Guardian Trial
Robbie's Curing Agent x1
Required Materials
Report: Monster Ecology IconReport: Monster Ecology
×15
Report: Battle Records IconReport: Battle Records
×15
Report: Relic Analysis IconReport: Relic Analysis
×5
Report: Vicious Monsters IconReport: Vicious Monsters
×2
Completion Condition
Complete The Future of Hyrule

Complete EX Alert: Forgotten Temple

Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity - Battle-Tested Guardian
In this challenge, you must battle and defeat the Battle-Tested Guardian. Pick your strongest character, and sure to use combat techniques such as Flurry Rush and Weak-Point Smash to defeat it!

Be sure to stock up on some apples as no healing items will appear in this challenge.

Completing this challenge unlocks the completion condition for The Battle-Tested Guardian quest.

EX Alert: Forgotten Temple Challenge Walkthrough

Complete The Battle-Tested Guardian

After defeating the Battle-Tested Guardian in EX Alert: Forgotten Temple, you can now unlock the last quest needed for the Battle-Tested Guardian to join your party as a playable character.

See the section below to learn what materials are needed for this quest.

The Battle-Tested Guardian

How to Unlock
Complete the Quests: The Ultimate Relic and The Relic of Legend
Reward
Ally with Battle-Tested Guardian
Robbie's Curing Agent x5
Required Materials
Report: Relic Analysis IconReport: Relic Analysis
×3
Report: Vicious Monsters IconReport: Vicious Monsters
×1
Completion Condition
Complete EX Alert: Forgotten Temple

Best Battle-Tested Guardian Builds

Weapon Best seal
Battle-Tested GearBattle-Tested Gear
Attack Speed Seal Attack Speed
Alternative seals
Strong-Attack Damage Seal Strong-Attack Damage
Regular-Attack Damage Seal Regular-Attack Damage
Explanation
Although the Battle-Tested Guardian's combos are great for clearing mobs, you need to add in Attack Speed seals to increase the chances of completing its combos without getting interrupted.

How to Play as Battle-Tested Guardian

Battle-Tested Guardian Combo Chart

Regular Attacks
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Strong Attack 1
Xbutton.png

Press and hold X to aim
Strong Attack 2
Ybutton.pngXbutton.png

(Move the left thumbstick to aim)
Strong Attack 3
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png

(Press B to cancel attack)
Strong Attack 4
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png
Strong Attack 5
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(Move the left thumbstick to aim. Press B to cancel attack)
Strong Attack 6
Ybutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngYbutton.pngXbutton.png
Strong Attack 7
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Midair Regular Attacks
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Midair Strong Attack 1
Ybutton.pngXbutton.png

(Press X to use Finisher)
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 ZR to target an enemy. All strong attacks will automatically be aimed at the targeted enemy.

List of Battle-Tested Guardian's Weapons

Weapon Base Atk Hidden Seals
Battle-Tested Gear IconBattle-Tested Gear 80 Level 25: Chance to KO Weak Enemies: 10%
Level 30: Damage to Locked-On Target: +11%
Battle-Tested Spring IconBattle-Tested Spring 55 Level 25: Strong-Attack Damage: +8%
Level 30: Regular-Attack Damage: +7%
Battle-Tested Screw IconBattle-Tested Screw 34 Level 25: Ancient-Part Drop Rate: +15%
Level 30: Regular-Attack Damage: +4%

Battle-Tested Guardian's Quests

Quest How to Unlock / Reward
EX Searching for Monster Data Complete the Quest: EX Curious Materials
Battle-Tested Guardian: +2 Bonus Hearts
EX No Detail Too Small Clear the Battle: EX Battle-Tested Guardian Training
Battle-Tested Guardian: Special Attack-Gauge +1
EX Curious Materials Clear the Battle: EX Battle-Tested Guardian Training
Battle-Tested Guardian: +1 Bonus Hearts
EX Undeniable Proof Clear the Battle: EX Battle-Tested Guardian Training
Guardian: Enhanced Ability
EX All Enemies Welcome Clear the Battle: EX Battle-Tested Guardian Training
Guardian: Bonus Combo
EX Respect the Elements Complete the Quest: EX The More the Merrier
Guardian: Bonus Combo
EX The Ultimate Guardian Showdown Complete the Quest: EX The More the Merrier
Guardian: Bonus Combo
EX Harder Than a Guardian? Complete the Quest: EX The More the Merrier
Guardian: Bonus Combo
EX Regular Maintenance Complete the Quest: The Battle-Tested Guardian
Battle-Tested Guardian: Special-Attack Gauge +1
EX Lessons of the Past Complete the Quest: The Battle-Tested Guardian
Battle-Tested Guardian: +1 Bonus Hearts
EX Battle-Tested Research Complete the Quest: The Battle-Tested Guardian
Battle-Tested Guardian: +2 Bonus Hearts
EX The More the Merrier Complete the Quest: The Battle-Tested Guardian
Guardian: Bonus Combo

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
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Supporting Characters
Purah Robbie -
Villains
Astor Sooga -
English and Japanese Voice Actors and Cast
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