Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity - Vah Medoh Guide
Our Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity - Vah Medoh Guide is the best source of information for Vah Medoh, giving you comprehensive details on its background, moveset, and the Chapter entries where it can be used to battle the armies of Calamity Ganon.
Background of Vah Medoh
We first met Vah Medoh in BOTW, as a source of grief for the Rito in one of the major quests of the game. With the help of Link, we are able to free the Divine Beast from the control of Windblight Ganon and release as well the spirit of Revali.
In the Age of Calamity, we get the chance to see Vah Medoh as a power to confront Ganon and his armies.
Vah Medoh is piloted by the Rito Champion, Revali, who was initially hostile to Link and his party until the misunderstanding got cleared later with Zelda's help.
Together, the two warriors used the full might and power of Vah Medoh to defeat the forces of Ganon's army.
Divine Beast Battles with Vah Medoh
You will experience Divine Beast battles using Vah Medoh in these Chapter entries.
Vah Medoh Controls
Vah Medoh has the following controls for doing battles.
- Barrier - for defense against incoming attacks
- Use the button L
- Cannon Barrage - a long-range attack that blasts enemies hit
- Use the button R
- Light Blades - a powerful AOE attack with a cooldown
- Use the button ZR
- Change Viewpoint - a means to change perspective relative to Vah Medoh
- Use the button Y
- Special Attack - the ultimate attack that relies on a gauge
- Use the button A
Vah Medoh is unique among the Divine Beasts in that it can have two perspectives.
- Light Blades
- Aerial Bombardment
In the default perspective, you are on top of Vah Medoh. You can use Light Blades in this viewpoint. You can see Vah Medoh in this perspective.
In the alternate perspective, you are below Vah Medoh. You can use Aerial Bombardment in this viewpoint. You do not see any parts of Vah Medoh in this perspective.
Light Blades Viewpoint
The default perspective is best for fighting aerial enemies and for initiating the Light Blades.
Aerial Bombardment Viewpoint
This alternate perspective is best for targeting enemies on land. It also gives you more freedom to maneuver the target, some of which you can't reach using the default viewpoint. This allows you to initiate the Aerial Bombardment.
This is one of the strongest features of Vah Medoh, but you will not need it in early battles. You will definitely need it in later Chapter entries and Challenges when the battles are more challenging.
With Barrier, you can create a layer of protection surrounding Vah Medoh, which makes you invincible to any attacks.
With Cannon Barrage, you can hit enemies with a laser. It is the longest range attack of Vah Medoh. Use it while Light Blades is in cooldown.
Light Blades is one of the most powerful Divine Beast attacks in the whole game, second only to Vah Naboris' Lightning Onslaught. With Light Blades, you can laser any enemy that is in front of you, except those that are too far away.
As long as the enemy is visible and is in a range that can cause you damage, it will get destroyed by Light Blades. It is too powerful so it has a cooldown. With Light Blades, you never have to worry about targeting or defeating any flying enemies in front of you.
Though Light Blade is very powerful, it has one weakness - it can't hit any enemies on the ground. You will need Aerial Bombardment for this. You can target the enemy location as shown below, and then trigger the bombardment.
It is very destructive if properly positioned. It also has a cooldown.
Motion-Control Aiming - Turn On or Off?
By default, the game turns on Motion-Control aiming. In other words, by using the Switch, you can target enemies and do battle.
However, we highly recommend that you turn-off Motion-Control aiming. The main reason is that it is much easier to play the game with Motion-Control aiming turned-off.
See the rest of the Divine Beasts with our Divine Beasts Guide.