Read this Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity (Switch) guide to learn more about how to fuse weapons! Find out how to upgrade weapon levels, weapon fusion, blacksmith, & remove seals!
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Blacksmith Guide - Where To Upgrade Weapons
Fuse Weapons To Upgrade
|Where To Upgrade||The Blacksmith|
|Upgrade Cost||・50 or more Rupees per weapon|
Fusing is the main way to power up your weapons in Age of Calamity. It will cost you some rupees and will also use other existing weapons as consumable materials.
Upgrade Weapons At The Blacksmith
In order to upgrade your weapons, you'll have to first unlock the blacksmith. His shop can be opened up by completing a very simple material turn-in Quest. To access it, check your map in Central Hyrule, to the east of Hyrule Castle.Check Out Other Unlockable Services Here
Selling Weapons & Inventory Limit
Initially, you'll only be able to carry a maximum of 20 weapons per character. This means that you will eventually run out of space and be forced to sell weapons at the end of a stage. This is not ideal, so we strongly recommend going to the Blacksmith after every mission and upgrading your weapons!
Increase Inventory By Gathering Korok Seeds
By finding Koroks hidden across stages in the game, you can do a quest to increase the amount of weapons you can hold in your inventory! This is a hugely convenient upgrade, so we recommend not shirking in your korok-finding duties!Check Out Our Korok Seed Guide Here
How To Upgrade Weapons (Weapon Fusion) Guide
Fuse Weapons For EXP & Seals
By using an existing weapon and fusing it with another one, you can strengthen your weapons, providing them with bonus stats! Doing so means you will destroy one weapon entirely, so choose which weapons you fuse carefully.
Get Unique Skills (Weapon Seals)
Weapons will have a variety of secondary stats, known as Seals, available on them. The secondary stats a weapon has are random, but it is possible to add additional secondary stats on a weapon via fusion. Seals will also have a specific shape to them as well!▼Jump below to see a full list of Seals
Seal Matching Boosts
If you match the shape of two seals when fusing weapons, you can boost the stats on your weapon! This is something you should always aim to do, so don't sell weapons that have a desirable seal shape!
Transfer Seals From Different Weapons At 5 Level Intervals
|TIP||Save weapons with good seals for milestone levels (5, 10, 15, 20) to ensure you can transfer that seal onto your main weapon. Select them first during fusion! The first weapon you select should have the seal you want, while the remaining weapons should match the shape of your existing seals!|
|Level 5||+1 Seal|
|Level 10||+1 Seal|
|Level 15||+1 Seal|
|Level 20||+1 Seal|
New seals are added onto weapons at 5 level intervals. Importantly, seals are only added at these milestone levels! This means that you should save up weapons with an ideal seal until you're able to reach a level with a multiple of 5 by fusing them!
First Fusion Grants Seal If Weapon Has None
Note, if your weapon has NO seal on it, it will gain one on its first fusion (provided the other fused weapon has a seal). This is an exception to the 5/10/15/20 rule.
Seal Of The First Selected Weapon Is Passed On
It is important to emphasize: Only the seal of the first weapon you choose to fuse will be added to your main weapon! This means that if you choose to smelt 5 weapons at once, you have to be careful which one you pick first! The effects of the other weapons will be lost.
Check Fodder Weapon's Seal By Pressing R-Stick
When you've selected a weapon to buff up, you'll choose from a list of all your currently owned weapons to use as fodder. You can check the fodder weapon's Seal ability by pressing the R-Stick before proceeding, so always double check you're fusing the right weapons.
How To Remove Weapon Seals
How To Unlock Seal Removal Ability
To unlock the ability to remove seals, you need to clear the quest Secret of the Rito Artisans. To unlock this quest, follow the procedure below.
How To Unlock The Quest: Secret of the Rito Artisans
|1||Clear Ch. 2's The Yiga Clan Attacks!|
|2||Clear the Challenge Daily Drills: Rito|
|3||The quest Secret of the Rito Artisans unlocks|
How To Remove Seals
To remove the seals attached to your weapon, you'll need to prepare sufficient rupees and materials. Note that all seals attached to your weapon will be removed and you can't pick one specific seal to erase.
List Of All Weapon Seals
※ Square Seals generally have damage-boosting benefits
|Special-Attack Charge Rate ⬆|
|Attack Speed ⬆|
|Attack Range ⬆|
|Damage at 30% Hearts or Less ⬆|
|Perfect-Dodge Timing Window ⬆|
※ Round Seals generally provide item- or EXP-related benefits.
|Battlefield-Specific Material Drop Rate ⬆|
|Monster-Part Drop Rate ⬆|
|Material Drop Rate From Grass ⬆|
|Ancient Part Drop Rate ⬆|
|Fusion Material EXP ⬆|
|Battle EXP ⬆|
※ Hexagonal Seals provide a mix of offensive and defensive/healing benefits
|Damage at Full Hearts ⬆|
|Damage per 100 KOs|
|Damage from Enemies ⬇|
|Healing Item Effect ⬆|
|Healing-Item Drop Rate ⬆|
※ Star Seals generally have damage-boosting benefits
|Regular-Attack Damage ⬆|
|Dash-Attack Damage ⬆|
|Midair Attack Damage ⬆|
|Special-Attack Damage ⬆|
|Damage to Midair Enemies ⬆|
|Strong-Attack Damage ⬆|
|Flurry Rush Damage ⬆|
Which Seals Are Best?
In general, we feel that the seal that's best will depend on the character you're playing. That being said, we'd like to showcase 6 different seals we feel are useful in almost every situation possible in the game.
|Regular-Attack Damage ⬆||・Good buff to what is likely your most used action|
・Basically works great for every character
|Damage per 100 KOs||・Strong damage bonus that is easy to stack up|
・Currently expected to be one of the strongest abilities
・Might be harder to stack up if there are missions with fewer than usual mobs
|Attack Speed ⬆||・Beneficial versus large enemies that move slowly, allowing you to get more hits in-between their attacks|
・Useful for characters with slightly slower attacks
|Strong-Attack Damage ⬆||・Great on many characters that rely on strong attacks, such as Zelda|
|Special-Attack Damage ⬆||・Particularly useful on Luminescent Zelda, as she uses up her special attack when changing modes|
|Attack Range ⬆||・Useful on Luminescent Zelda, as her attack range is a bit narrow|
・Also useful on Link and Urbosa
We feel the above 6 seals are going to be strong in almost any situation for a wide variety of characters, though they do lean a little bit toward Link and Zelda. Other ones tend to be more niche, and might be useful for certain character specs. Ultimately, the decision which seal to use will be made on a case-by-case basis.Check Out Our Best Builds Guide Here
Where To Get Weapons
Dropped By Powerful Foes
You can get weapons from the chests dropped by powerful foes (large monsters). Inside of this chest, you'll find either a weapon or a material.Check Out Materials List & How To Get From Here
White Chests Have Stronger Weapons
On rare occasions, powerful foes can drop white chests. Inside these you can find weapons with an orange-tinted name. These orange weapons have slightly better stats and are guarantee to have a seal!
Wood Chests VS White Chests
|Chest||How To Get / Rewards|
|Wood Chest||How To Get:|
Defeat powerful foes (large monster)
Weapons or Battlefield-Specific Materials
|Gold Chest||How To Get:|
Large enemies drop them on rare occasion
Orange weapons (Weapons with strong stats and a seal)
Also Drops From Skull Chests
|Skull Chest||How To Get:|
Spawn in fixed areas on the map.
Weapons or Random Materials
Skull Chests are predetermined spawns on a map and have a chance of also dropping orange weapons!
Is There Weapon Rarity?
As far as we've been able to confirm in the Demo so far, there doesn't appear to be weapon rarity in the game. It's possible that because we only have access to the early game, we simply can't reach higher level items. For the time being, the only way to improve your weapon is to level it up. The maximum level for each weapon seems to be 20.