June 21, 2021 2:04 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

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 unlock the Battle-Tested Guardian:

Battle-Tested Guardian

How to Get the Battle-Tested Guardian in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity:

Just like Link’s Flail and Zelda’s Master Cycle (click on the links to be taken to their respective guide), the Battle-Tested Guardian 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, The Battle-Tested Guardian requires even more work (more so than Zelda’s Master Cycle- 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
  • The Blazing Blue Blades
  • Applied Research: Clawsome Power
  • The Ultimate Relic

Research Branch Two: (Branching East from A Helping Claw)

  • Magnificent Mass
  • Power Play: Magnetic Mayhem
  • Top-Secret Request (In order to unlock this quest, you must first complete Branches Three and Four)
  • The Relic of Legend

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

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

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

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

Battle-Tested Guardian

The Ultimate Relic Quest Requirements:

Report: Relic Analysis x5

Report: Monster Ecology x1

Report: Battle Records x15

Report: Vicious Monsters x2

REWARD: Robbie’s Curing Agent x1

Battle-Tested Guardian

The Relic of Legend Quest Requirements:

Report: Relic Analysis x5

Report: Monster Ecology x1

Report: Battle Records x15

Report: Vicious Monsters x2

REWARD: Robbie’s Curing Agent x1

*Once you complete the both The Ultimate Relic and The Relic of Legend quests, You will need to take on the final Research Quest and defeat the Battle-Tested Guardian in battle.

Battle-Tested Guardian

The Battle-Tested Guardian Quest Requirements:

Report: Material Properties x3

Report: Vicious Monsters x2

Completion Conditions: Complete EX Alert: Forgotten Temple

REWARD: Robbie’s Curing Agent x5

Return to the Ancient Lab after you have defeated the Battle-Tested Guardian and provide the materials needed to complete the Research Quest. You will unlock the Battle-Tested Guardian as a playable character. Congratulations!

Battle-Tested Guardian

With the Battle-Tested Guardian now unlocked, you can accept EX Quests to increase its health, add special attack gauges, and extend combos. We have compiled a list of the available EX quests for the Guardian that you will want to complete so you can improve your Battle-Tested Guardian:

  • EX Battle-Tested Guardian Training (Challenge)
  • EX All Enemies Welcome – Bonus Combo
  • EX Undeniable Proof – Enhanced Ability
  • EX Searching For Monster Data – +2 Bonus Hearts
  • EX No Detail Too Small – Special-Attack Guage +1
  • EX The More the Merrier – Bonus Combo
  • EX Respect the Elements – Bonus Combo
  • EX Harder Than a Guardian? – Bonus Combo
  • EX The Ultimate Guardian Showdown! – Bonus Combo
  • EX Battle-Tested Research – +2 Bonus Hearts
  • EX Curious Materials – +1 Bonus Hearts
  • EX Lessons of the Past – +1 Bonus Hearts
  • EX Regular Maintenance – Special-Attack Guage +1

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

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This post was written by Mike Scorpio

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