Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity takes players to the period 100 years before the setting of The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, illustrating just what happened before the destruction of Hyrule. Age of Calamity features a large cast of characters from Breath of the Wild’s rich lore, including Link, Zelda, the four Champions, and many roster picks that may surprise you. While some playable characters join automatically upon reaching certain points in the game’s story, others require a bit more work to obtain. Keep reading to learn how to unlock every single character in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.
Please note: This guide contains SPOILERS regarding Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity’s full roster. If you would rather not know every single playable character in the game, we recommend you not read this.
How many characters are in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity?
There are 18 playable characters in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. The roster includes staples of the Zelda franchise including Link, Impa, and Zelda, plus Breath of the Wild’s four Champions Mipha, Daruk, Revali, and Urbosa, and many others.
How to unlock all characters in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
Here’s a handy reference guide to unlocking all 18 playable characters in the game:
|Character||How to Unlock|
|Link||Available at start of game|
|Impa||Complete Chapter 1|
|Zelda||Complete Chapter 1|
|Mipha||Complete Chapter 2: Mipha, the Zora Princess|
|Daruk||Complete Chapter 2: Daruk, the Goron Hero|
|Revali||Complete Chapter 2: Revali, the Rito Warrior|
|Urbosa||Complete Chapter 2: Urbosa, the Gerudo Chief|
|Hestu||Complete Chapter 3: Freeing Korok Forest|
|Sidon||Complete Chapter 5: Water and Fire|
|Yunobo||Complete Chapter 5: Water and Fire|
|Teba||Complete Chapter 5: Air and Lightning|
|Riju||Complete Chapter 5: Air and Lightning|
|Master Kohga||Complete Chapter 6: Each Step Like Thunder|
|King Rhoam||Complete Chapter 7: All Hyrule United|
|Great Fairies||Complete all four Fairy Fountain challenges|
|Monk Maz Koshia||Complete "Trial of the Ancients" challenge|
|Terrako||Collect all 50 Terrako components. Post-game.|
|Calamity Ganon||Complete the “Versus Calamity Ganon” challenge. Post-game.|
Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity character list
The storied hero of The Legend of Zelda, Link, is the first playable character you’ll unlock in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. He’s available from the beginning of the game and is playable in just about every story mission. Link is unique in that he’s able to use multiple types of weapons (like swords, two-handed weapons, and spears), whereas other characters are limited to just one.
Impa, the elder of Kakariko Village in Breath of the Wild, is also a playable character — albeit 100 years younger. Impa is unlocked upon completing Chapter 1. Impa’s weapon of choice is the dagger. She’s very swift on her feet and can absorb symbols during combos to summon up to four shadow clones to fight alongside her.
Princess Zelda is unlocked upon completing Chapter 1, just like Impa. The princess of Hyrule’s weapons of choice are the Sheikah Slate and the bow.
Mipha, one of the four Champions of Hyrule, is unlocked upon completing Chapter 2: Mipha, the Zora Princess. She uses the Zora spear weapon.
Daruk, another of the four Champions, is unlocked after completing Chapter 2: Daruk, the Goron Hero. He uses Goron swords as weapons.
Revali, another Champion, is unlocked once you complete Chapter 2: Revali, the Rito Warrior. He uses the Rito bow as his weapon.
Urbosa, the last of the four Champions, can be unlocked upon completing Chapter 2: Urbosa, the Gerudo Chief. This lightning user wields the Gerudo scimitar as her weapon of choice.
Hestu the Korok is unlocked upon completing Chapter 3: Freeing Korok Forest. He’s an odd character who can summon Koroks to fight alongside him. He wields Korok maracas as his weapon.
Prince Sidon is another playable character, unlocked by completing Chapter 5: Water and Fire. Sidon uses the Zora spear as a weapon, just like his sister Mipha.
The Goron Yunobo is another playable character unlocked by completing Chapter 5: Water and Fire. He uses the Goron Rock Roast as his weapon.
Teba is unlocked by finishing Chapter 5: Air and Lightning. He plays much like Revali and also uses the Rito bow.
Riju is unlocked by completing Chapter 5: Air and Lightning. She uses the Gerudo bridle as a weapon and can ride around the battlefield on her sand seal Patricia.
13. Master Kohga
The Yiga Master Kohga is unlocked after completing Chapter 6: Each Step Like Thunder. He uses the Yiga scythe as his weapon.
14. King Rhoam
The king of Hyrule himself is a playable character that is unlocked upon beating Chapter 7: All Hyrule United. He uses the Royal greatsword to fight.
15. Great Fairies
By completing all four Fairy Fountain challenges, you can unlock Great Fairies as a playable character. They use Wrist bangles as weapons. There are initially three Fairy Fountain challenges — “Fairy Fountain: Deep Snows,” “Fairy Fountain: Grassy Plains,” and “Fairy Fountain: Desert Sands” — that must be beaten before the fourth one, “Fairy Fountain: Battlefield,” is unlocked.
16. Monk Maz Koshia
The second optional unlockable character in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is Monk Maz Koshia. To unlock him, complete the “Trial of the Ancients” challenge, which is unlocked after completing the quest requirements for “The Trial of Monsters,” “The Trial of Stones,” and “The Trial of the Mighty Stone.”
The third optional unlockable character is Terrako, who is obtained by collecting all 5o Terrako components in the post-game.
18. Calamity Ganon
The final unlockable playable character in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity is Calamity Ganon himself. He is unlocked by finishing the “Versus Calamity Ganon” challenge in the post-game.
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