Zelda's Master Cycle

As Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity can finally joyously celebrate the release of its Wave 1: Pulse of the Ancients DLC, we feel it is only natural to dive back into a game we love so much and experience the new character, content, and weapons, for ourselves. So, on that subject, the following is a guide on how to obtain Zelda’s Master Cycle weapon:

Zelda Master Cycle

How to Get Zelda’s Master Cycle in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity:

First and foremost, much like Link’s Flail (check out our guide for Link’s Flail here), Zelda’s Master Cycle is only available as part of the game’s Wave 1 DLC, it should go without saying that in order to even try unlocking it, players are expected to actually have either the Expansion Pass or have purchased the Pulse of the Ancients DLC separately. Additionally, with the DLC purchased and downloaded, players are also required to update their game to version 1.2.0.

With the game updated and DLC purchased, players will need to start up the game as they normally would, only now, as the map loads, so should some additional EX challenges. Only, ignore them for now and instead opt to make your way to the EX Royal Ancient Lab, which if you struggle to find it, can be found in Services, at the bottom of the list.

After a brief exchange between Robbie and Purah, new EX Research Quests can be seen, starting with Roll Out the Research. By meeting its requirements and completing any associated regular and EX challenge to earn the required materials. Unlike Link’s Flails, which can be essentially acquired upon completing three EX Research Quests, Zelda’s Master Cycle requires a lot more work with a total of twelve Research Quests. From Roll Out the Research, you will need to complete the next corresponding Research Quests:

Research Branch One:

  • The Technology of Disassembly
  • A Helping Claw
  • Magnificent Mass
  • Power Play: Magnetic Mayhem

Research Branch Two: (Branching South from Roll Out the Research)

  • The Menace of Vicious Monsters
  • Power Play: Bombs Away
  • Power Play: Nice and Icy

Research Branch Three: (Branching South from The Menace of Vicious Monsters)

  • The Source of Strength
  • The Many Sources of Strength
  • Power Play: Go with the Flow

Zelda's Master Cycle

Top-Secret Request Research Quest Requirements:

High-Yield Ancient Furnace x1

Robbie’s Maintenance Oil x15

Report: Relic Analysis x1

Report: Battle Records x1

REWARD: Master Cycle

NOTE: There is no limit on how many times players can hand in the required materials in exchange for more Master Cycles.


*Once you complete the Top-Secret Request quest, the Master Cycle weapon for Zelda is now unlocked, congratulations.


Once the Master Cycle has been obtained, new quests will appear on the overall Hyrule map and by meeting their requirements, players can unlock new combos for Zelda. They will also be able to play the EX Zelda: Master Cycle challenge.

Furthermore, completing the Top-Secret Request quest also opens the way to two other quests that reward new versions of the Master Cycle. However, you will need to complete two other research quests that will increase the Master Cycle’s attack power beforehand.


Master Cycle Sentinel

Better Safe Than Sorry Research Quest Requirements:

  • High-Yield Ancient Furnace x1
  • Robbie’s Maintenance Oil x5
  • Robbie’s Curing Agent x10
  • Report: Relic Analysis x1
  • Report: Material Properties x1

REWARD: Master Cycle Sentinel

NOTE: There is no limit on how many times players can hand in the required materials in exchange for more Master Cycle Sentinel.

Master Cycle Hunter

Riding Free Research Quest Requirements:

  • High-Yield Ancient Furnace x1
  • Robbie’s Maintenance Oil x5
  • Robbie’s Machine Lubricant x10
  • Report: Relic Analysis x1
  • Report: Monster Ecology x1

REWARD: Master Cycle Hunter

NOTE: There is no limit on how many times players can hand in the required materials in exchange for more Master Cycle Hunter.


With both Better Safe Than Sorry and Riding Free quests complete, players can then access the Ride On quest to obtain an award that will boost the Master Cycle’s attack power by +10.


Ride On Research Quest Requirements:

  • High-Yield Ancient Furnace x5
  • Robbie’s Maintenance Oil x10
  • Robbie’s Machine Lubricant x10
  • Robbie’s Curing Agent x15
  • Report: Relic Analysis x5

Completion Conditions: Do 15 Master Cycle perfect Dodges

REWARD: Master Cycle Attack Power +10


At this present moment, we are still working on completing the other quests to see what other Master Cycle related quests there are, so hopefully, we’ll have any and all additional information uploaded for you all very soon. In the meantime, here’s a quick list of the EX quests players will want to complete for unlocking bonus combos:

  • EX Break The Obstacles
  • EX Safe Roads, Safe Rides
  • EX Stamina Woes
  • EX Horsemanship and Horsepower
  • EX Ride Across Hyrule!
  • EX Snow Business

As always, we hope you found this guide helpful and if you’d like to see the Master Cycle in action, feel free to check out the video below:

By Mike Scorpio

I am Chief Administrator for Miketendo64.com A news & reviews website for Nintendo related articles and merchandise. An intermediate gamer with over 20 years of experience spanning 4 decades and 4 generations of Nintendo Games Consoles From the NES up to the Wii U. I also manage our YouTube Channel where I post videos frequently ranging from Let's Plays, Unboxings, Let's Talk Abouts, Our Wii U Lv1 Playthrough Series and the Super Mario Maker Bros Show! and a whole lot more, we even have our own Miketendo64 Directs!

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