Check out this guide on Skull Chests in Hyrule Warriors Age of Calamity (Switch). Find out how to farm skull chests, skull chest locations, how to reset and get materials you want!
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Skull Chests - What Are They?
Fixed Chests With Random Items
Skull Chests are fixed-location chests that contain treasure which can be found in certain places on a map. They are usually located inside of skull-shaped structures, and require you to kill some enemies to open them up.
Contents Are Random
Skull Chests drop orange weapons (ones which have a seal) and materials, but the contents of these chests are random, so it is difficult to target a specific item. However, by using death checkpoints wisely, it is possible to try to get a certain item, provided you have the time and determination.Check Out The Full Materials List Here
How To Farm Skull Chests
Skull Chest Farming Procedure
|1||Set your game difficulty to Hard or above.|
|2||Enter Ch. 1: Battle of Hyrule Field.|
|3||Head immediately to the left side of the map where the Moblin spawns. Defeat the Moblin.|
|4||Head south to a camp with a large Bokoblin. Let it hit you until your health is very low.|
|5||Kill it and proceed south to trigger the tower cutscene.|
|6||Head further south, defeat a few Bokoblins and open the skull chest.|
|7||If you didn't get what you want, go outside and let the Bokoblins kill you.|
|8||You will respawn right outside the cave. Repeat steps 6 and 7 over and over until you get the materials you want.|
|9||Finally, clear the rest of the stage.|
Credit for this method goes to Reddit User r/Altimos, who pointed it out in a thread.
Step 1. Set Difficulty To Hard
This method will require you to take damage from enemies, stay at really low health, and then die and retry if you don't get the item you want. This means that you'll have to let enemies damage you, which can be extremely time consuming if you're playing on low difficulties. Turn up your difficulty to at least Hard if you want this to go faster! Be careful though, as you will need to clear the level to keep the items you gained.
Step 3. Head Left Immediately
When the mission starts, don't waste time with the enemies in front of you. Head immediately to the left part of the map to trigger the cutscene and get the Moblin to spawn. Defeat it and head south.
Step 4. Let The Bokoblin Damage You
The large Bokoblin in this area on the left-hand side should deal enough damage to take you to low health. Get hit a few times and then proceed further south (you don't need to kill it.) The lower you can get your hearts, the faster this process will be, so we recommend getting down to 1/4 of a heart!
Step 6. Get The Chest
Keep going south past the part where the cutscene triggers and you should see a skull-shaped cave. The chest will be inside there. Simply run in, kill a few enemies to unlock it, and see what items you got. If you didn't get the Bladed Rhino Beetle, run outside and wait for the Bokoblins to kill you. If you have 1 heart left, you should be able to do this relatively quickly.
When you die, just press the "Retry" button and you will respawn directly in front of the Skull Chest cave!
Step 9. Clear The Rest Of The Stage
Remember, if you leave the stage before finishing it, you won't keep the items you picked up! It's necessary to finish the rest of the level. If you've stepped up the difficulty, this can be a little bit challenging, so make sure you have a sufficiently leveled character to do this.
Items That Drop From Skull Chests
Confirmed Drop Item List
※ The following are only items we've confirmed for ourselves. There are likely many more items that can drop from these chests. Let us know what dropped for you in the comments below.
|Hyrule Herb||Raw Meat||Staminoka Bass||Sneaky River Snail|
|Hyrule Bass||Rugged Rhino Beetle||Hightail Lizard||Flint|
|Blue Nightshade||Raw Bird Thigh||Hearty Blueshell Snail||Raw Bird Drumstick|
|Rock Salt||Stamella Shroom||Bladed Rhino Beetle||Mighty Bananas|
Skull Chest Locations
|The Battle of Hyrule Field|
In a skull-shaped cave. Defeat all enemies to get.
|The Battle of Hyrule Field|
On top of a building - use bombs to destroy it and get the chest.
|Road to the Ancient Lab|
In a skull-shaped cave in the eastern part of the map.