How to Use Amiibos | List of BotW Amiibos | Zelda: Breath of the Wild (BotW)

BoTW - How to Use Amiibos | List of BotW Amiibos
This is a guide to Amiibos and Amiibo Support in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (BotW) for the Nintendo Switch. Read on to see the list of amiibos, as well as how to scan Amiibos and gain their rewards!

How to Use Amiibos

You can use amiibos anytime once you have completed the Oman Au Shrine. These amiibos can be scanned once per day.

How to Scan Amiibos

Objectives Guide
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Press the + Buttom to Open the Menu
Press the + Button to open the menu, then press the R-Button to access the System Menu.
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Go to the Options Menu and select Use amiibo
On the Options Menu, click Don't use amiibo and change it to Use amiibo.
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Press the Up-Button to access rune abilities
While in-game, press the Up-Button to access the rune abilities. The amiibo rune can be found by scrolling through the right.
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Press the L-Button to activate the amiibo rune
A glowing circle will appear indicating where to place the amiibo. Tap the Amiibo on the right Joy-Con controller to scan it. This summons a treasure chest containing random items inside.
Tip: If you are using a Pro Controller, you can hold the amiibo over the NFC Touchpoint.

Why Won't the Amiibo Item Drop?

BotW - Obtaining Random Item from Zelda Amiibo
Despite the fact that many Amiibo have exclusive equipment drops like weapons and armor, the things you get from each Amiibo's treasure chest are completely random, and there is no way to increase the drop rate. If you have scanned a single Amiibo repeatedly and still not found the equipment you are looking for, chances are that you are just having bad luck, and not a problem with the game/Amiibo.

If you plan to scan repeatedly to farm Amiibo equipment, you should first save the game, so you can quickly reload if you don't get the equipment you wanted. Note that each Amiibo can only be scanned once per day, so you'll need to change your system's time settings if you want to keep scanning after you do get the item you wanted.

Best Amiibos

Twilight Princess Link Amiibo

BotW - Twlight Princess Link amiibo

Scanning this amiibo for the first time summons Epona, Link's trusty horse from the previous Zelda games. Note that Epona is considered as a wild horse, so be sure to scan the amiibo near a stable in order to register and keep her.

Along with Epona, there is a chance to obtain pieces of the Hero of Twilight Set.

You can also use the Super Smash Bros. Link amiibo to get the same items.

How to Get the Hero of Twilight Set

Majora's Mask Link Amiibo

BotW - Majora

The Majora's Mask Link amiibo gives you a chance to obtain pieces of the Fierce Deity Set. This set has the same stats as the Barbarian Set, making it one of the best armors in the game.

How to Get the Fierce Deity Set

Guardian Amiibo

BotW - Guardian amiibo

While this amiibo does not give you any unique equipment, it drops Ancient Arrows making it a viable option for farming the said arrows. The amiibo also drops Guardian Weapons, Guardian Shields, and Ancient Cores.

How to Beat Guardians

Wolf Link Amiibo

BotW - Wolf Link amiibo

Scanning this amiibo summons Wolf Link as a companion that can accompany you on your journey. He can fight enemies, scavenge for items, and search for nearby shrines.

Wolf Link has three hearts by default. This can be increased by completing and saving your progress in the Cave of Shadows in The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess HD.

Unlike the other amiibos, Wolf Link can be summoned multiple times a day as long as he has hearts remaining. If he is defeated, he can be resummoned again the next day.

List of BoTW Amiibos

amiibo Equipment / Effect Game
8-Bit Link amiibo IconEnlarge 8-Bit Link amiibo
Sword
The Legend of Zelda (1986)
Bokoblin amiibo IconEnlarge Bokoblin amiibo ・Summons a treasure chest with random Boko weapons or materials inside. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Daruk amiibo IconEnlarge Daruk amiibo The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Ganondorf amiibo IconEnlarge Ganondorf amiibo Super Smash Bros.
Guardian amiibo IconEnlarge Guardian amiibo ・Summons a treasure chest with random equipment or materials inside. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Link (Archer) amiibo IconEnlarge Link (Archer) amiibo ・Summons a treasure chest with random equipment or materials inside. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Link (Rider) amiibo IconEnlarge Link (Rider) amiibo
・ Traveler's Bridle
・ Traveler's Saddle
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
LinkEnlarge Link's Awakening Link amiibo ・Summons a treasure chest with random equipment or materials inside. The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening
MajoraEnlarge Majora's Mask Link amiibo The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask
Mipha amiibo IconEnlarge Mipha amiibo The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Ocarina of Time Link amiibo IconEnlarge Ocarina of Time Link amiibo The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
Revali amiibo IconEnlarge Revali amiibo The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Sheik amiibo IconEnlarge Sheik amiibo Super Smash Bros.
Skyward Sword Link amiibo IconEnlarge Skyward Sword Link amiibo The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
Super Smash Bros. Link amiibo IconEnlarge Super Smash Bros. Link amiibo
・Summons Epona, who will come on the first scan.
Super Smash Bros.
Super Smash Bros. Zelda amiibo IconEnlarge Super Smash Bros. Zelda amiibo Super Smash Bros.
The Wind Waker Link amiibo IconEnlarge The Wind Waker Link amiibo The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
The Wind Waker Zelda amiibo IconEnlarge The Wind Waker Zelda amiibo The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker
Toon Link amiibo IconEnlarge Toon Link amiibo Super Smash Bros.
Twilight Princess Link amiibo IconEnlarge Twilight Princess Link amiibo
・Summons Epona, who will come on the first scan.
The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Urbosa amiibo IconEnlarge Urbosa amiibo The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Wolf Link amiibo IconEnlarge Wolf Link amiibo ・Summons Wolf Link who can join Link as a companion. The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess
Young Link amiibo IconEnlarge Young Link amiibo ・Summons a treasure chest with random equipment or materials inside. Super Smash Bros.
Zelda amiibo IconEnlarge Zelda amiibo ・Summons a treasure chest with random equipment or materials inside. The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

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