The Link characters in Ultimate can block projectiles with their physical shield as they walk. We use our Tilt 1 or Tilt 2 modifiers to get this walk.
However, BotW Link can use his fast walk and still block projectiles. We get a fast walk by starting a normal walk with a Tilt modifier, and then releasing that modifier as we continue to hold forward. BotW Link can also use all of the X-Axis modifiers to walk and block.
Now you can approach instead of run away, to better your chances of beating projectile characters!