Fuse is one of the newer abilities in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. This ability allows Link to combine a weapon with another weapon, material, or item to create a much stronger weapon.
Read on as we talk about the Fuse ability in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom and share tips and tricks on how to use it effectively.
This guide is a work in progress. It will be updated as soon as additional information becomes available.
How to get the Fuse ability
Fuse will be the second Zonai ability Link will possess on Sky Islands. It can be obtained by entering the In-Isa Shrine for the first time.
To use Fuse, 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 Fuse mode.
- open skill wheel – Hold down the L button
- fuse mode – L button while Fuse is selected as an active ability
During this mode, Link’s immediate surroundings will glow blue. Items that can be used for fusion, such as logs, boards, rocks, unfused weapons, etc., will be highlighted in blue. You can move your camera so you can choose which item to merge, then press the A button to merge it. If you want to fuse something that is in his inventory, first remove it from his inventory by dropping it on the ground.
- Grab – A button
- Release – B button
While an item is selected, you will be given the option to fuse the item into your equipped weapon or equipped shield. If you want to fuse it with another weapon or shield in your inventory, first exit Merge mode and then manually switch to your chosen weapon or shield.
Weapons/shields will appear in the selection regardless of whether they can be merged or not; If the equipped weapon/shield is not eligible for fusion, a message will appear indicating that the fusion cannot be performed. This also applies to the item that will be fused to the weapon.
Once a fused weapon has been created, it can no longer be disarmed.
Fused Weapon Durability
When a fused weapon is created, its durability points will appear as if added together, as seen in the inventory when two low durability weapons that glow red are combined, the resulting fused weapon will often stop glowing red. However, the fusion does not reset the durability points of the entire fused weapon. When the durability of the second weapon (the tip weapon) runs out first, it breaks, but you’ll still have the first weapon left to use.
Fused Weapons and Zonai Builds
Zonai Constructs are known to be able to craft their own fused weapons, making them formidable foes to take on. They can be seen using the Fuse ability in the middle of the fight, which can be interrupted if they get hit. Although dangerous, hunting these builds can be worth it, as the weapons they drop can provide your fuzes with special abilities, such as lasers and flamethrowers.
Fused Arrows and Shields
The Fuse ability also allows Link to combine throwable items into arrowheads and shields. When you draw the bow, press the directional control button up to open the inventory and select an item to put on the arrow. This will allow you to throw the object a greater distance than if you were to simply throw it. There are items that give arrow shots special abilities, such as the Keese eyeball, which makes the arrow head towards its target.
Throwable items that are placed on shields will expend once the shield takes a hit.
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