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Zelda: Breath of the Wild – full details on Champions amiibo functionality

Posted on November 3, 2017 by (@NE_Brian) in News, Switch, Wii U

The Champions amiibo for The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild arrive next week. We had some idea about what these figures would do, but Nintendo has provided further information on the official Zelda Facebook page.

Here’s the full rundown:

With the Champion amiibo coming out on November 10th, learn more about what each helm does in The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild!

When any of the Divine Helms are equipped with Ancient Cuirass and Ancient Greaves (All armor items need to be upgraded level 2 ★★ or above), you’ll also trigger a set bonus, Ancient Proficiency, which increases the attack power of Ancient or Guardian series weapons. All of them will increase guard from ancient energy attacks, while defense level and required materials for level-up are the same as those of Ancient Helm. Enemies’ remaining HP/full HP will also be visible like the Champion’s Tunic.

Additionally, there are specific effects for each item:

– Vah Rudania Divine Helm: Flame Guard (Lv1)
– Vah Ruta Divine Helm: Swim Speed Up (Lv1)
– Vah Naboris Divine Helm: Electricity Resistance (Lv1)
– Vah Medoh Divine Helm: Cold Resistance (Lv1)

The Zelda: Breath of the Wild Champions amiibo are slated for November 10.

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  • Harenghead

    That’s not very special. Which is a good thing I guess, considering the controversy potential of amiibos these days.

    • Indielink

      If they did anything more substantial everyone would be throwing a fit. Nintendo really can’t win with amiibo functionality.

      • masterjedi

        I agree. Complaining about amiibo functionality is just the thing to do these days. Watch how many people show up complaining about Nintendo asking consumers to pay for DLC skins that do the exact same thing other armors in the game already do. They’ll be saying these amiibo are a total waste and just another aggressive attempt by greedy Nintendo to get our money. Personally I am fine with it. They give us a customizable feature that doesn’t affect gameplay in any way. I want them because they are collectable, although I could do without that snarky Vah Medoh!

    • Christopher Wyatt

      5 cent NFC stickers and a decent phone. Done.

  • Patrick Prevenas

    Not too terribly exciting. But I collect amiibo primarily because I just like the figures so much, so I’m good either way.

  • Addy

    They only give you helm, not the full set of armor? Eh. Not like I’m going to use them anyway.

  • Devlind

    I like this. They do not do anything that other armor cannot do and that’s a good thing. BTW, how many armor sloths/pages are available in the game?

    • JasonBall

      100, of which 96 are a unique item. If they confirm more than 4 more unique items it will be impossible to have every unique item.

      • Devlind

        Really? That sucks.

      • errantrazor

        Unless they patch it. Which they’ll have to do anyway just to include said items.

        • JasonBall

          Yep, when they patch in the new items they’d better expand the inventory, or else not announce more than 4 unrevealed items.

  • Gustavo Gasparini

    Correct me if I am wrong, but from what I did read, it makes a set bonus with Ancient Set, except helm, giving you Ancient Proficiency, and the Divine Helms gives you the individual bonus Guardian Resistance, and each one of they have one more bonus, like elemental resistance or Swimming Speed Up? So, will we have 2 individual bonuses and a set bonus?

    • masterjedi

      I read it the same way you did. Right now you get the ancient proficiency set bonus by having all three pieces of the ancient armor and having them upgraded to level 2. With the amiibo, the helm you get replaces the ancient helm but still acts as a piece of the ancient armor in order to trigger the set bonus. The helm also increases your guard against ancient energy attack by default, (like even if you don’t have the other two ancient armor pieces, the amiibo helm will still increase your guard against ancient energy attacks) but it doesn’t change the requirements for increasing overall defense. In addition, the each helm has its own specific bonus. So with these helms you get the following benefits:

      You no longer have to buy the ancient helm in order to complete the ancient armor set.
      You get increased guard against ancient energy attacks regardless of what kind of other armor you’re wearing.
      You get an additional bonus depending on which amiibo helm you’re wearing.

      • Gustavo Gasparini

        Oh, and there is the Champions Tunic bonus (hp numbers shown)… Almost forgot… So, changimg my mind, that’s really some good bonuses when stacked up, aren’t they?

        • masterjedi

          I don’t think the Champion’s Tunic bonus stacks with any of the Ancient Armor bonuses do they?

          • Gustavo Gasparini

            Sorry, didn’t make myself clear enough. In the article above says the Helms have the ability to see the enemies’ hp too.
            “Enemies’ remaining HP/full HP will also be visible like the Champion’s Tunic.
            That’s what I meant.

          • masterjedi

            Ah I gotcha.

  • JasonBall

    Don’t forget they also drop the basic weapons required to craft their respective ultra weapons.

    • yeah but crafting in this game is friggin horrible

      • JasonBall

        If you can even call it that. They let you replace four weapons you’ve broken by finding a different weapon and paying a diamond.

        • Ragnell

          What crafting are you talking about? I need a refresher.

          • JasonBall

            You know how after you beat a Divine Beast they give you a fancy weapon once wielded by the respective champion? Well if you break one, there’s an NPC in each of the four towns that will give you a new one if you give them a diamond and a basic weapon.

          • Ragnell

            Ah ok I knew that. Your term ultra weapons threw me off lol. Thanks man

          • JasonBall

            Lol yeah I guess they’re not very ultra, but I was trying to differentiate between them and the basic weapons you craft them with.

          • Ragnell

            How about champion weapons? Lol

          • JasonBall

            In hindsight, yes, I should’ve said that basic weapons are used to craft the champion weapons lol

          • Gustavo Gasparini

            I think you can buy them in the “rare weapon shop” in Tarrey Town too. I mean, same place where the guy sells you the Hylian Sueld when you break/lose it.

          • JasonBall

            I always thought it was just the shield and armor he sold

          • Gustavo Gasparini

            Now I am thinking this way too. Sadly, I won’t replace Mario + Rabbids just to see this (I have nothing to do anymore but farming). Let me know if you find out. 🙂

        • i meant waiting around for friggin hours to sort of shoot at a dragon so you can maybe get a fingernail

          • JasonBall

            Oh lol that. I have no problems, I found all their best spawns.

  • errantrazor

    Was hoping for the ancient proficiency bonus, since the ancient helm looks so derpy.

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