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The amiibo Rune is an item from The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild. It is a Rune ability for the Sheikah Slate allowing Link to use amiibo in the game. The option can be accessed through the menu or title screen. It can be activated once Link obtains one of the four runes from the Shrines of the Great Plateau.

Link can use it in association with a compatible amiibo to make appear a Treasure Chest dropped from the sky, containing a rare equipment piece and a random selection of various common items such as ingredients, arrows, Rupees, etc. depending on the amiibo chosen. Link can use it with the Wolf Link amiibo and the Link amiibo of the Super Smash Bros. series to respectively summon Wolk Link and Epona as special companion.

Main amiibo compatibility

These are the lists of amiibo compatibility and their functions.

amiibo Function Image
Amiibo Wolf Link and Midna TP
Wolf Link
from Twilight Princess
Wolf Link is summoned to accompany Link. Its maximum heart capacity is based on those obtained at the Cave of Ordeals from Twilight Princess HD and saved in the amiibo. As long as Wolf Link does not lose all his hearts, he can be resummoned by using the Wolf Link amiibo again, though if he dies Wolf Link cannot be summoned until the next day (real world time). Link can restore Wolf Link's health by feeding him raw food. Breath of the Wild Wolf Link Link & Wolf Link (amiibo companion)
Amiibo Link OoT
Link
from Ocarina of Time
Link receives a Treasure Chest with a rare item, either the Biggoron's Sword, the Cap, Tunic, or Trousers of Time and a random selection of Raw Meat pieces. Amiibo Link OoT function
Amiibo 8-Bit Link TLoZ
8-Bit Link
from The Legend of Zelda
Link receives a Treasure Chest with a rare item, either the Sword, the Cap, Tunic or Trousers of the Hero, and a random number of arrows, including Bomb Arrows, and barrels potentially containing Rupees. Amiibo 8-Bit Link function
Amiibo Toon Link TWW
Toon Link
from The Wind Waker
Link receives a Treasure Chest with a rare item, either Shock Arrows, the Sea-Breeze Boomerang, the Cap, Tunic or Trousers of the Wind, and a random selection of still wriggling fishes (Armored Carps, Mighty Carps, Hyrule Basss, Sizzlefin Trouts, Mighty Porgies, or Voltfin Trouts). Amiibo Toon Link function
Amiibo Toon Zelda TWW
Toon Zelda
from The Wind Waker
Link receives a Treasure Chest with a rare item, either the Knight's Shield, Soldier's Shield, or occasionally Hero's Shield, and a random selection of herbs or flowers. Amiibo Toon Zelda function
Amiibo Link (Archer) BotW
Link (Archer)
from Breath of the Wild
Link receives a Treasure Chest with a rare item and a random selection of meat and fish, and bows and arrows (including either a Royal Bow or a Knight's Bow, plus Raw Whole Birds, Sizzlefin Trouts, Stealthfin Trouts, Hearty Salmons, Hyrule Basss, Raw Meats, or Staminoka Basses). Amiibo Link Archer function
Amiibo Link (Rider) BotW
Link (Rider)
from Breath of the Wild
Link receives a Treasure Chest with a rare item and a random selection of mushrooms and weapons (including either a Royal Broadsword plus Hylian Shrooms, Sunshrooms, Chillshrooms, Silent Shrooms, Rushrooms, or Stamella Shrooms). The chest may also contain various types of Arrows. It also allows Link to obtain the Traveler's Bridle and Traveler's Saddle gear set for his horses which can only be acquired through the use of the Link (Rider) amiibo. When the saddle and bridle drop, two chests will be received instead of a single chest, one containing the bridle and the other containing the saddle. Amiibo Link Rider function
Breath of the Wild amiibo Rune drops Link (Rider)
Amiibo Zelda BotW
Zelda
from Breath of the Wild
Link receives a Treasure Chest with a rare item, occasionally the Hylian Shield, and a random selection of plants and shields (including either a Opal or a Topaz plus Swift Violets, Electric Safflinas, Mighty Thistles, Hyrule Herbs, or Armoranths). Amiibo Zelda BotW function
Amiibo Bokoblin BotW
Bokoblin
from Breath of the Wild
Link receives a Treasure Chest with a rare item and a random selection of meat and weapons (including a Dragonbone Boko Club or a Spiked Boko Club, plus Raw Meats or Raw Prime Meats). Amiibo Bokoblin function
Amiibo Guardian BotW
Guardian
from Breath of the Wild
Link receives a Treasure Chest with a rare item and a random selection of ancient materials (including a Guardian Spear or a Ancient Battle Axe, plus Ancient Gears, Screws, Shafts, or Springs). Amiibo Guardian function
Amiibo Link Majora's Mask
Link Majora's Mask
from Majora's Mask
Link receives a Treasure Chest with a rare item, either the Fierce Deity Sword, Mask, Armor or Boots and a random selection of mushrooms and rarely a bundle of 5 Arrows. In addition to the Fierce Deity Set pieces, the chest may randomly contain rare weapons such as a Royal Broadsword or Royal Claymore. Breath of the Wild amiibo Rune drops Young Link (Majora's Mask)
Amiibo Link Twilight Princess
Link Twilight Princess
from Twilight Princess
Link receives a Treasure Chest with a rare item, either the Cap, Tunic or Trousers of Twilight and a random selection of items.
Amiibo Link Skyward Sword
Link Skyward Sword
from Skyward Sword
Link receives a Treasure Chest with a rare item, either the Goddess Sword, Cap, Tunic, or Trousers of the Sky and a random selection of items.
Daruk amiibo (Breath of the Wild)
Daruk
from Breath of the Wild
Link receives a Treasure Chest with a rare item, and a random selection of items.
Urbosa amiibo (Breath of the Wild)
Urbosa
from Breath of the Wild
Link receives a Treasure Chest with a rare item, and a random selection of items.
Mipha amiibo (Breath of the Wild)
Mipha
from Breath of the Wild
Link receives a Treasure Chest with a rare item, and a random selection of items.
Revali amiibo (Breath of the Wild)
Revali
from Breath of the Wild
Link receives a Treasure Chest with a rare item, and a random selection of items.

Others amiibo compatibility

By using an amiibo of the Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U series, Link will receive a Treasure Chest with a special item and a random selection of items.

amiibo Function
Amiibo Link SSB series
Link
from Super Smash Bros. series
First time: Epona is summoned in an accessible area to accompany Link, with stats at maximum.
Second time and beyond: Link receives a Treasure Chest with a rare item, either the Cap, Tunic or Trousers of Twilight, and a random selection of Raw Meat pieces.
Amiibo Zelda SSB series
Princess Zelda
from Super Smash Bros. series
Link receives a Treasure Chest with a rare item,
either an Opal, the Knight's Bow, or occasionally the Twilight Bow,
and a random selection of plants
(Hyrule Herbs, Mighty Thistles, or Cool Safflinas).
Amiibo Sheik SSB series
Sheik
from Super Smash Bros. series
Link receives a Treasure Chest with a rare item,
either the Shield of the Mind's Eye, the Eightfold Blade, or occasionally Sheik's Mask,
and a random selection of mushrooms
(Ironshrooms, Hylian Shrooms, or Silent Shrooms).
Amiibo Toon Link SSB series
Toon Link
from Super Smash Bros. series
Link receives a Treasure Chest with a rare item,
either the Cap, Tunic, Trousers of the Wind or Sea-Breeze Boomerang,
and a random selection of arrows and fish
(Armored Carps, Mighty Carps, Hyrule Basses, or Chillfin Trouts).
Amiibo Ganondorf SSB series
Ganondorf
from Super Smash Bros. series
Link receives a Treasure Chest with a rare item,
an Opal or occasionally the Sword of the Six Sages,
and a random selection of barrels
(including explosive barrels).
  • By using other kind of amiibo, Link will receive a Treasure Chest with materials like meat and fruits.

amiibo Rune Exclusives

There are several items and companions that can only be acquired by using certain amiibo with the amiibo Rune.

Companions

  • Epona - Link's faithful steed and a legendary horse who is a special Horse that Link can obtain via the amiibo Rune and register at Stables. She has 4 Stars in all stats, max bond, and receives a unique Saddle and Bridle when registered, though Link is unable to change Epona's gear or mane and her name is automatically defaulted to Epona due to her legendary status. Once registered, Epona can be revived by the Horse God Malanya if she is killed. Due to her balanced stats and gentle nature she is one of the best horses in Breath of the Wild.
  • Wolf Link - The Hero of Twilight's wolf form from Twilight Princess who is summoned by the amiibo Rune from another plane of existence and can only be seen by Link, animals, the Yiga Clan, Guardians, and monsters. His starts out with three hearts, though can have more depending on how far Wolf Link has gotten in the Cave of Shadows Wolf Link amiibo dungeon from Twilight Princess HD. Link can target Wolf Link to order him to stay or come. He can also tell Wolf Link to come by Whistling. Wolf Link will attack nearby enemies and animals unless commanded to stay. When low on hearts, Wolf Link can eat raw food off the ground and Link can drop food to restore Wolf Link's hearts. As long as he is not defeated, Wolf Link can be resummoned by the Wolf Link amiibo, however if Wolf Link is killed the player must wait till the next day to summon him unless a save file recorded before Wolf Link perished is loaded.

Unique Items

  • Sheik's Mask - A Sheikah mask based on the one worn by Sheik in Ocarina of Time.
  • Sword of the Six Sages - A holy two-handed sword originally created by the Ancient Sages to execute and seal the Dark Lord Ganondorf, but they failed and it was used by the Dark Lord to kill the Ancient Sage of Water before he and the sword were sealed in the Twilight Realm. This holy sword was later used by Ganondorf to counter the Master Sword during his battle with the Hero of Twilight in Twilight Princess.

Classic Hero Equipment Set

  • Sword - A classic one-handed sword inspired by the Link's sword from The Legend of Zelda.
  • Cap of the Hero - A classic cap based on the one worn by Link in The Legend of Zelda.
  • Tunic of the Hero - A classic green tunic based on the one worn by Link in The Legend of Zelda.
  • Trousers of the Hero - A classic pair of trousers based on the clothing worn by Link in The Legend of Zelda.

Hero of Time Equipment Set

  • Biggoron Sword - The mighty two-handed sword forged by Biggoron and wield by the Hero of Time in Ocarina of Time.
  • Cap of Time - A cap based on the one worn by the adult Hero of Time in Ocarina of Time.
  • Tunic of Time - A Tunic based on the Kokiri Tunic worn by the adult Hero of Time in Ocarina of Time.
  • Trousers of Time - A pair of trousers based on the leggings and Kokiri Boots worn by the adult Hero of Time in Ocarina of Time.

Fierce Deity Equipment Set

  • Fierce Deity Sword - A unique two-handed sword wielded by young Hero of Time while transformed into the Fierce Deity in Majora's Mask
  • Fierce Deity Mask - A mask based on the one used by the young Hero of Time to transform into the Fierce Deity in Majora's Mask.
  • Fierce Deity Armor - Armor worn by the young Hero of Time when transformed into the Fierce Deity in Majora's Mask and by an incarnation of Link in Tri Force Heroes.
  • Fierce Deity Boots - A pair of boots worn by the young Hero of Time when transformed into the Fierce Deity in Majora's Mask.

Hero of Wind Equipment Set

  • Sea-Breeze Boomerang - A Boomerang based on the one used by the Hero of Wind in The Wind Waker.
  • Hero's Shield - A shield based on the Hero's Shield used by the Hero of Wind in The Wind Waker.
  • Cap of the Wind - A cap based on the Hero's Clothes worn by the Hero of Wind in The Wind Waker.
  • Tunic of the Wind - A tunic based on the Hero's Clothes worn by the Hero of Wind in The Wind Waker.
  • Trousers of the Wild - A pair of trousers based on the Hero's Clothes worn by the Hero of Wind in The Wind Waker.

Hero of Twilight Equipment Set

Hero of the Sky Equipment Set

  • Goddess Sword - A sword based on the original Goddess Whitesword wielded by the Hero of the Sky in Skyward Sword
  • Cap of the Sky - A cap based on the Hero's Clothes worn by the Hero of the Sky in Skyward Sword.
  • Tunic of the Sky - A tunic based on the Hero's Clothes worn by the Hero of the Sky in Skyward Sword.
  • Trousers of the Sky - A pair of trousers based on the Hero's Clothes worn by the Hero of the Sky in Skyward Sword.

See Also

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