In The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom, Link has access to a new set of magical abilities thanks to the right hand received from Rauru, the sage of light who created the Temple of Time.
Through the tutorial on the Great Sky Island, you’ll gain access to the Fuse Ability once you enter the In-isa Shrine during The Closed Door Main Quest.
With this new ability, you can enhance the power of your equipped weapon or shield by attaching almost anything to it. In addition to strengthening the power, it enhances the weapon’s durability as well.
You may be wondering, “How can I remove the fused material from a weapon or shield if I want to?”.
To answer the question, in the following guide, we will cover how the Fuse Ability works and how to destroy the fused materials.
How To Use The Zelda Tears Of The Kingdom Fuse Ability And Create Fused Weapons
As mentioned above, you must find and enter the In-isa Shrine to unlock the Fuse Ability.
Once you have it, there are three types of fusions you can go for:
- Weapon – Object: Fusing a weapon with an object that you can’t carry in your inventory, like a boulder, log, wooden plank, etc.
- Weapon – Weapon: Fusing two weapons to mix characteristics from each. If you stick two swords, you can create a longer sword with higher durability.
- Weapon – Material: Fusing a weapon with an item from your inventory.
To use the Fuse Ability and create fused weapons, make sure you have equipped the weapon or shield you want to fuse.
After that, hold (L) and select it with the right stick from the abilities wheel, then get close to an item and press (ZL) to fuse it with your shield or press (Y) to fuse it with your weapon.
If you want to fuse your weapon/shield with material from your inventory, you must first drop it on the ground, then use the Fuse Ability.
Now that we know how to use the Fuse Ability, let’s see how to destroy fused material from a weapon or shield in The Legend of Zelda ToTK.
How To Remove Fused Material From A Weapon In Zelda ToTK
There may be times when you wish to try something new and attach something else. In such circumstances, the fusion process can be reversed, and here’s how:
- Open the main menu by pressing the (+) button.
- Use the (L) and (R) to navigate through the tabs and select the weapons or shield tab.
- With the left stick, highlight the weapon or shield from which you want to remove the fused material and press the (A) button.
- Select Destroy fused material.
The fused material will be destroyed, restoring the weapon to its original state. You will not be able to get the fused object back, and this process is irreversible.
This process has significant downsides. Many of the materials that can be fused might be rare or difficult to obtain. As a result, destroying them in favor of something worse can hurt.
Throughout the Kingdom of Hyrule, there are many new weapons and resources to use creatively. Experimenting with them is essential to overcome the challenges you encounter in The Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom.
Because of the weapon durability system, you will learn that you cannot rely on one particular playstyle or weapon.
This means that even if you remove the fused material, the base weapon’s degradation cannot be avoided and must be taken into consideration. Fortunately, the game is generous in handing out weapons.