Tears of the Kingdom Ultrahand Ability Guide



Ultrahand is one of the newer abilities in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. This ability allows Link to not only carry heavy objects with him, but also link them together and create different types of structures and constructions that would help traverse through the land of Hyrule.

Read on as we discuss the Ultrahand ability in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and share tips and tricks on how to use it effectively.

How to get the Ultrahand ability - Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

How to get the Ultrahand ability

The Ultrahand will be the first Zonai ability Link will possess on Sky Islands. It can be obtained by entering the Ukouh Shrine for the first time.

Ultrahand Ability Controls - Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

ultra-manual controls

To use Ultrahand, you’ll first need to select it as your primary ability by pressing and holding the L button to bring up the ability wheel and selecting the ability using the R analog. Once selected, press the L button again to enter Ultrahand mode.

  • open skill wheel – Hold down the L button
  • ultrahand mode – L button while Ultrahand is selected as an active ability

During this mode, Link’s immediate surroundings will glow orange. Items that can be picked up, such as logs, carts, or hooks, will be highlighted in orange. You can move your camera around so you can choose which item to grab, then press the A button to grab it.

  • Grab – A button
  • Release – B button

While grabbing an item, you can hold the R button to switch to rotate mode, where you can rotate the item horizontally or vertically using the D-pad buttons. Pressing the ZL button will reset the item’s orientation.

Moving an item closer to another grabble item will cause glue blobs to appear where the items touch. By pressing the A button during this time, the items will come together. Holding an attached item will transport anything else attached to it, while moving the R analog while holding an item will detach anything attached.

  • rotation mode – R button while holding an item
  • Rotate the held item – Directional pad buttons
  • reset orientation – ZL button
  • Take off – Move the analog R while holding an attached item

Different elements will have different predefined connection points. If part of a build that is destructible, such as a log, is hit, only that part will be destroyed while the rest of the build remains intact. Ultrahand works with any item that can be grabbed, unlike Magnesis, which can only allow Link to pick up metal items. This ability can also be used to pick up chests or dig up half-buried chests from the ground.

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