How does Fusing work in Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom?

Link looking in the sky in Tears of the KingdomNintendo

The new Fuse ability in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom allows Link to create unique weapons and items. Here’s exactly how the ability works in the game.

There are plenty of new abilities that Link can use in Tears of the Kingdom, and one of the most game-changing skills is Fusing which gives players the opportunity to create brand-new weapons by combining different items together.

The Fuse ability should come in particularly handy when you’re battling some of the strongest new enemies in the game and of course the all-powerful Ganondorf.

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If you’re wondering exactly how Fusing works in Tears of the Kingdom, here’s everything you need to know about the ability.

For our full thoughts on Tears of the Kingdom, you can check out our review here.


What is Fuse in Tears of the Kingdom?

As the name suggests, Fuse enables Link to combine various items together to create makeshift weapons. For example, combining a tree branch with a boulder will create a hammer that can be used to pulverize Link’s enemies. These player-created weapons also have various effects that differ from ordinary weapons found across Hyrule.

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How to Fuse weapons in Tears of the Kingdom

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Using the Fuse ability to create new weapons in Tears of the Kingdom is simple.

In order to Fuse weapons in Tears of the Kingdom, simply follow the instructions outlined below:

  • Find a weapon or item and equip it.
  • Locate another weapon or item.
  • Activate the Fuse ability.
  • Press Y or ZL to Fuse both items together.

If this wasn’t exciting enough, players can also Fuse arrows with inventory items to create unique projectiles. For example, fusing an arrow with an eyeball creates an arrow that hones in on your target, making it easier to hit distant moving targets

Tears of the Kingdom Fuse combinations

All the Fuse combinations shown in the 10-minute gameplay video can be found in the table below. We’ll be sure to update this section as soon as new combinations are announced.

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Fuse comboItem/Weapon
Tree Branch + BoulderHammer
Long Stick + Farmer’s PitchforkLonger Polearm
Arrow + Korok Frond
Arrow + White Chuchu JellyFreeze Arrow
Arrow + Keese EyeballHoming Arrow
Puffshroom + Shield Smoke Bomb Shield
Wooden Stick + LogWooden Club
x3 Log + Raft

So, there you have it, that’s everything you need to know about the Fuse ability and how you can use it. While waiting to create some awesome combinations, take a look at some of our other handy Legend of Zelda guides and content:

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