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Freeing Korok Forest
BotW Koroks.png
Game Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity
Stage Great Hyrule Forest
Playable Character(s) Link, Zelda, Hestu
Mini-boss(es) Stalmoblin
Fire Wizzrobe
Ice Wizzrobe
Electric Wizzrobe
Fire Moblin
Electric Moblin
Ice Moblin
Hollows (Mipha, Daruk, Revali, Urbosa)
Boss Astor
Completion Reward(s) Hestu
Master Sword
Victory Conditions
Acquire the Master Sword -> Defeat Astor
Defeat Conditions
Link, Zelda, or Hestu flees
Main Theme Music "Divine Beast Vah Medoh Looms"
"Searching the Lost Woods"
"The Knight Who Seals the Darkness"
"Astor, Prophet of Doom"
Previous ScenarioNext Scenario
"The Yiga Clan Attacks!""The Road Home, Besieged"

Freeing Korok Forest is a Scenario in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity.[name reference needed]


Freeing Korok Forest is the first scenario that occurs in Chapter 3. It can be unlocked after completing "The Yiga Clan Attacks!" scenario.

The scenario begins with the Divine Beast Vah Medoh appearing, where Revali will have to destroy 27 Outposts that are in and over Lake Mekar. The game will be over if Vah Medoh loses all of its HP to the monsters.

Once Revali destroys all the outposts, Link and his friends go through the Lost Woods. They were getting lost, when they find Hestu, a Korok.

Hestu guides them through the Lost Woods by opening Hidden Passages to Korok Forest in exchange for the characters protecting him. They then find out that there is a Malice swamp blocking their path. They then must defeat the Hollows of Mipha, Daruk, Revali, and Urbosa in order to destroy the Malice swamp. They find the Master Sword, but then find that Astor, the Prophet of Doom, is in the way. Then, the objective changes and Link must defeat Astor in order to win. Note that Link is the only playable character here, and during the Astor boss fight no one else can attack Astor.


Being Guided by Hestu

When protecting Hestu, order one of the characters(order by pressing +, than pressing the A button) to stay with Hestu, while making the character you are controlling to patrol ahead. This way, the characters can make sure there is no danger ahead of Hestu, while Hestu can easily be protected by switching to the character guarding Hestu.

The Hollows

Once the characters see the Malice swamp, Hestu should become playable. Try to use Hestu as much as possible, as he has a higher level than the other characters.

Another thing to keep in mind is to collect as many rods and apples as possible. They will become particularly useful in the Astor boss fight.

Astor Boss Fight

Astor will be completely different from all the other bosses, and will be extremely powerful. Even if Link has the Master Sword at his disposal, Astor will still be hard to defeat. My recommendation is that Link should only fight Astor when he has his Weak Point Gauge out. If Link tries to attack Astor while he is attacking, Link will lose many hearts.

Try to make the Weak Point Gauge appear by either just fighting him after Astor does an attack that makes his Weak Point Gauge appear, or use one of the rods in order to stun Astor. Using stasis against Astor when his Weak Point Gauge is out will be particularly helpful.


There are 10 Korok Seeds to be found throughout "Freeing Korok Forest".

There are 5 Treasure Chests to be found throughout "Freeing Korok Forest".

Battlefield-Specific Materials

The Materials that may appear throughout "Freeing Korok Forest" are Chickaloo Tree Nut, Acorn, Bird Egg, Hot-Footed Frog, and Tireless Frog.