Legends Of Zelda Amiibos - What They Are And How To Use Them

Posted: May 8 2017, 5:57pm CDT | by , in Gaming


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Legends of Zelda Amiibos - What They Are and How To Use Them
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The easiest way to get ahead and start making waves in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild is amiibo. These are highly successful little NFC figurines that have been quite popular thus far. They are extremely useful in the game and can help you accomplish things that you wouldn’t be able to do otherwise.

Until now, Nintendo has seemingly hid the amiibo function and no one really knows why they did it. It could be because they almost seem like cheats, but they really aren’t because they are part of the game. Many think they just wanted more traditional or hardcore players to get through parts of the game first. Now they are making it a little easier for people who aren’t as hardcore.

How to Use Amiibos in Zelda

If you have one, they are simple to turn on. All you have to do it open up the game, hit start/plus. Then head to the system screen and go to the far right where you can hit “options.” The option will allow you to turn on your amiibo. The amiibo option will appear as a rune in the game.

Press up on the D-pad to access them along with bombs, magnesis, stasis, and other options. When activated, the amiibo rune circle should appear on the ground. It does take some time, so you have to choose the absolute best time to use it.

As soon as you tap an amiibo, you will start to see items spawned into the game.

Note that you can only use an amiibo once per day, but it is pretty cool that all amiibos available are compatible with the game. Some of them offer significant bonuses than others do, so you’ll have to test and try them out to see what you get.

What Do Amiibos Do in Breath of the Wild?

Every amiibo that you choose has a different influence on the game. Some of the most popular ones include Breath of the Wild Archer Link, who drops rare weapons and food; Breath of the Wild Horse Rider Link who drops a horse saddle and food; Breath of the Wild Guardian who drops a chest full of rare weapons; and Breath of the Wild Bokogoblin who drops a chest containing high-power club weapons.

Non-Breath of the Wild Amiibo

There are also some non-Breath of the Wild amiibos that will work with the game. Each one does something unique and interesting. Some, like the Super Smash Bros Link will get you an Epona, Link’s horse. Every time after that you’ll get food and a chest with something random inside.

The Twilight Princess Wolf Link spawns Wolf link as an ally. The 8-Bit Link spawns a bunch of barrels from which you can get food and rupees. You will also get a chest that contains a piece of the classic Link tunic. A Smash Bros Shiek amiibo may just drop a piece of Shiek’s mask armor headpiece, though this is rare and you’ll likely get some Sheikah weapons.

Any amiibo that aren’t directly related to a Legend of Zelda character will still scan but will give you something random, like food, loot, or a gemstone. If you have them, it is well worth it to see what you get as there have been some random surprises.

There are plenty of other non-Breath of the Wild amiibos out there that just need people to explore them.

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