Welcome to our The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD Walkthrough!
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This guide will explain Hero Mode in The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword HD for the Nintendo Switch. Learn how to unlock Hero Mode, the differences in Hero Mode, tips for completing Hero Mode, and the reward for beating Hero Mode.
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Hero Mode is an additional game mode unlocked after completing the game. This mode serves as the game's Hard Mode which makes the early game content even more challenging!
Hearts and Heart Flowers Do Not Appear
All Bugs and Treasures Are Carried Over
Stamina and Oxygen Gauges Deplete Faster
No Charging Required for Skyward Strike
Face All Bosses in the Boss Rush
All enemies and bosses in Hero Mode deal double damage. This makes one-on-one fights with enemies difficult as most of them require precise sword strikes to defeat them.
In addition, environmental damages such as falling from great height deals double damage so be sure to use the Sailcloth before landing on the ground!
Another feature exclusive to Hero Mode is the removal of hearts and heart flowers. To restore your hearts, you need to use a Heart Potion, Revitalizing Potion, or sit on a chair.
Alternatively, you can equip a Heart Medal for the hearts and heart flowers to reappear in Hero Mode.
All the bugs and treasures that you have collected from your previous save file will be carried over when starting Hero Mode.
With this in mind, we recommend farming for these first before starting this mode.
Using up stamina and swimming underwater depletes the Stamina and Oxygen Gauges faster in Hero Mode.
Once you have acquired the Goddess Sword, you can perform the Skyward Strike without waiting for it to charge. This is useful when you do not want to face enemies in close quarters combat or use arrows.
In normal gameplay, you need to defeat eleven bosses in succession to complete this minigame's challenge.
Hero Mode can only be unlocked after completing the game for the first time. On the Quest Logs screen, select Hero Mode to start a new game in this mode.
Before you start adventuring, be sure to stock up on healing items such as Heart Potions and Revitalizing Potions. The enemies in Hero Mode deal double damage so you having these items may come in handy.
In Hero Mode, you only have a few ways to restore health. If you do not want to use your healing items, find a chair and sit on it to restore your health.
Equipping a Heart Medal spawns hearts and heart flowers that are normally not present when playing in Hero Mode.
Note that the Heart Medal's effect can stack, which increases the likelihood of finding hearts in an area.
The Skyward Strike is always at full power and is around the same level as the Master Sword. This makes the maneuver powerful even if you still have the Goddess Sword.
Take advantage of the fully powered Skyward Strike as this allows you to defeat tough enemies in the early game.
Once you beat the game in Hero Mode, the post-credits screen will offer you to create a save file from just before the final boss battle.
When you do, you'll receive a shiny Triforce symbol on your save file as proof you've achieved this undertaking! Congratulations!
|Gameplay and Controls|
|Controls and Best Settings||How to Fast Travel|
|Loftwing Controls and How to Fly||How to Roll|
|How to Swim Underwater||How to Dive|
|How to Do a Fatal Blow||How to Move the Camera|
|How to Do a Backflip||-|
|All Pieces of Heart Locations||All Goddess Cube Locations|
|Rupee Farming Guide||How to Get All Empty Bottles|
|Hero Mode Guide and How to Unlock||100 Percent Completion Guide|
|All Secrets and Easter Eggs||All Sheikah Stone Locations|
|How to Find Your Loftwing||How to Upgrade Your Wallet|
|How to Upgrade Your Adventure Pouch||Dowsing List and How to Dowse|
|Where to Find Stools||How to Equip and Use a Shield|
|How to Use Potions||How to Get to Beedle's Shop|
|How to Get Into Zelda's Room||Faron Woods Missing Kikwi Locations|
|Eldin Volcano Key Piece Locations||Lanayru Power Node Locations|
|How to Find the Windmill Propeller||How to Draw Goddess Wall Symbols|
|Ancient Cistern Lock Combo: Secret Order for Door Puzzle||Sandship Lock Combo: Secret Order for Door Puzzle|
|Tadtones Guide: How to Find All Tadtones||How to Catch Birds: Bird Farming Guide|
|How to Sell Items||-|
|How to Save||How Long is Skyward Sword HD?|
|How to Fly at Night||-|
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