Do you know what’s making it impossible for Age of Calamity to eclipse Momotaro Dentetsu? Rusty weapons. No really, people just can’t figure out what is up with these Rusty scrap pieces they keep finding in Hyrule Warriors! We thought this was supposed to be a Hack and Slash. Omega Force didn’t pull a quick one over us Switch gamers did they?
Well, it does play out as well as the Hack and Slash Hyrule Warriors we got in 2014, and as soon as you get this deal with Rusty Weapons figured out in-game, you can go back to enjoying this blast from the past in all its glory.
What are Rusty Weapons in Age of Calamity?
Rusty weapons in Age of Calamity can be obtained from opening chests, bludgeoning enemies to their death in battles, or even from blood moons. One look at them, and you’d have no trouble understanding why it’s confusing some gamers in the community.
What to do with Rusty Weapons in Hyrule Warriors
When you have obtained a rusted weapon, you won’t simply find it in your weapons inventory list. For example, if you have around 36 weapons in total and 12 of them are rusted, then you’ll see only 24 weapons on your screen.
Another thing is that when you view the weapons, you’ll not see what kind of weapon it really is. It’ll simply have the word ‘Rusty’ in front of it, with no other information in sight.
Knowing all this, you will need to de-rust your weapons by spending your resources. It’s sort of like a gamble we know, but trust us, you can find some really sweet weapons this way – even better than the ones you currently own.
How to De-Rust your weapons in Age of Calamity
The first thing that you’ll need to know about going around weapons, especially Rusty weapons in Age of Calamity, is that you’ll need Blacksmiths to help you with them. The one we’ll rely on here is the Hylian Blacksmith Guild – who you unlock after the second level in Chapter 1.
Having completed the “Freeing Korok Forest” quest, you’ll need to upgrade this Blacksmith by doing the next quest titled “From Rusty to Trusty”. This will grant the Hylian Blacksmith Guild the ‘Octo-Polish’ ability, which will essentially allow him to De-rust your weapons for you.
So the way you go about De-rusting your weapons is that you select the ‘Octo-polish’ option from the main Blacksmith menu, then choose the character that has Rusty weapons.
After that, choose one of the weapons you want to restore. That’ll take you to the next screen where you’ll choose the Materials you want to fuse with them. Now, this is up to your own choice and you can experiment with which materials to use.
After that, the Blacksmith will prompt you to confirm your choice. If you’re satisfied with your choice, you can click ‘Yes’ to continue. That will make the Blacksmith ‘Octo-polish’ your Rusted weapon and you’ll be rewarded with a weapon that’s now as good as new.
So, that’s how you’ll generally go about Polishing and De-rusting any Rusty weapons you find in the game. We know you might not always get some good finds, but we do recommend that you keep grinding and farming in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, as things will only pick up from here with new unlocks and weapons.
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