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How to Switch Between Characters in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Here is how you can switch between characters and beat the heat out of the monsters.

Link is back in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity with some new friends. The game is a prequel to The Legend of Zelda, a time when the King was alive. With a hack and slash mechanism, you will fight hordes of enemies in every battle. Some combat objectives are linked between the characters. You can control two to three characters at some time by instantly switching between Link or Zelda or Impa on the field. In this guide, I will help you with controls on how to switch characters in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.

How to Change Characters in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity?


On Nintendo Switch press the Up and Down Directional Keys to switch between characters. In the first mission when Impa was chased by monsters, as Link, you will help her. As you proceed further you will also unlock princess Zelda and you can switch between all three characters on the battlefield. Each character has to clear up the battlefield and make its way to the objective marker.

Depending on the objective, you can press the Up and Down direction key to switch between Impa, Link, and Zelda during the start of the game. To help you with combat, I will list fight controls also. All characters in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity comes with common moves, the only thing is their way of executing attack is different. If you can learn these basic combat controls you won’t face many issues beating down the monsters.

How to execute a regular attack?


A regular attack is a short weak attack that is good enough for small enemies. Press Y for the regular attack.

How to execute a strong attack?

A strong attack is best against bosses, but are limited by stamina, so you have to use it wisely on big enemies. Press X for a strong attack.


How to execute a special attack?

Special attack is like a finisher move and comes with limitations. It is best to drain out a big chunk of the health of end a boss when there is nothing much left in the health bar. Special Attack can overthrow smaller enemies off the ground, also best for crowd control.

How to dodge?

You cannot always perform a Strong or Special attack in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Strong attacks are slow while Special is not available all the time. This is where dodge will help you to escape incoming damage. Press B to dodge.


How to guard?

You can completely cancel a enemy attack by using the shield. Press ZL to guard.

This is how you can switch between different characters in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Also, the basic combat moves will help you to fight smartly against monsters in the game.