Weapon buffs are enhancements for your weapons in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. They can increase your damage, drop rates for certain items, the effectiveness of healing items and more. There’s a way to combine them when you unlock the blacksmith, so you can make them even more powerful by stacking buffs on top of each other. If you’re wondering exactly how they work and which are the ones you should look for, our best weapon buffs in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity guide will help you.
How to get specific weapon buffs?
Weapons drop in the battlefields with random buffs. This means that if you want a weapon that, say, increases your regular attack damage, you’ll have to keep farming the battlefields until one you like drops.
How does fusing weapons work?
Once you unlock the blacksmith guild, you’ll be able to fuse weapons. This process takes a weapon you like and enhances it by smelting other weapons into it. The order you pick the weapons to be smelted is improtant – the first one will decide the buff you’ll add onto the weapon you’re enhancing, the others will just increase its effect.
When fusing, take note of the shape of the buff’s icon – if the shapes of the applied buffs match, the buffs themselves will be stronger, and you’ll get an increase to base damage. It’s best to match even numbers of buffs – either two pairs of two buffs, or four of them all of the same kind.
The groups, based on shapes, are:
- Circle – Battle experience, monster part drop rate, map-specific item drop rate
- Square – Attack speed, attack range, perfect dodge timing window, special attack charge rate, damage at 30% hearts or less
- Star – Regular attack damage, special attack damage, strong attack damage, mid-air attack damage, dash attack damage, flurry rush damage
- Hexagon – Damage per 100 KOs, healing item effect, reduction to damage from enemies, damage at full health
Best weapon buff combinations
The best buff combinations depend on what you’re going for. For instance, if you want to go farming for items, your best bet would be to pair two monster part drop rate buffs and two battlefield-specific material drop rate buffs. This way, the weapon’s base damage would go up considerably, and you’d get stronger buffs because they’re all from the same category.
Another great combo is the attack speed and attack range combination from the square group. Both will increase your damage output in the end, and it’ll make attack combos easier to perform, since you both attack more quickly, and can reach more enemies with each swing.
We’ll keep playing, and we’ll update the guide with more good combinations as we discover them. Feel free to share your favorite ones in the comments.