Guide: I scanned every Link amiibo into Skyrim on Switch, here’s what I unlocked

It’s random, but this should give you an idea

Owning every amiibo has its perks. Mainly, when it comes time to cover anything toy related in a Nintendo game, I’m there.

To make good on this madness, here’s a rundown of what happens when you scan every Link amiibo released to date into The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Switch.

First, a quick overview of how it works.

In Skyrim Switch, the amiibo power is a spell — you get it as soon as you have control of your character no matter what race or loadout you pick. To use an amiibo simply select the spell, press R (R1 for most controllers), and cast it on the ground — a treasure chest will appear when you scan the figure to the NFC touchpoint. In other words, it’s very similar to Breath of the Wild‘s functionality. Each figure can be scanned once per 24 real life hours.

There’s a 20% chance you’ll unlock a special “Zelda” themed item like the Champion’s Tunic or the Master Sword each time you scan a Link amiibo. Read: all the below items are not specific to any figure, they are random. For all other figures, random items can appear (special/unique items are italicized). For those of you who don’t have amiibo you can still get a chest in-game with the Zelda items at the Throat of the World.

Twilight Princess Link

  • Carrot (3)
  • Gold (8)
  • Juniper Berries
  • Champion’s Tunic

Smash Link

  • Hide Shield
  • Steel Arrow (4)
  • Steel Greatsword
  • Juniper Berries

Toon Link

  • Master Sword
  • Steel Arrow (5)
  • Steel Warhammer
  • Iron Greatsword

8-bit Link

  • Iron Shield
  • Iron Arrow (4)
  • Honey Nut Treat
  • Iron War Axe

Ocarina of Time Link

  • Iron Arrow (5)
  • River Betty
  • Salmon Meat

Archer Link

  • Iron Arrow (4)
  • Slaughterfish Egg
  • Hunting Bow

Skyward Sword Link

  • Hylian Shield
  • Juniper Berries
  • Tomato (5)

Wind Waker Link

  • Steel Arrow (6)
  • Iron Sword (2)

Majora’s Mask Link

  • Carrot (5)
  • Gold (4)
  • Lavender

Rider Link

  • Steel Arrow (6)
  • Iron Battleaxe
  • Blisterwart
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