How to fuse weapons in Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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Alright nerds, Tears of the Kingdom is finally here, and you’ve obviously managed to tear yourself away from it for long enough to type “that question”How to fuse weapons in Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom” into Google and find yourself on this website.

TotK equips Link with a full new suite of unique abilities to tackle its many challenges, and much like Breath of the Wild, essentially throws all of these abilities at you at once. So you’d be forgiven for missing the instructions or just glazing over them entirely as you rush towards the next objective. Do you want to know how to fuse weapons? We’ll tell you how to fuse weapons.

Complete the In-isa Shrine

Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom In-isa Shrine on a map before we learn how to fuse a weapon
The In-isa Shrine itself teaches you how to fuse weapons together, but you’ll need to complete the Ukouh Shrine first to get to it.

The In-isa Shrine is one of TotK’s tutorial shrines, and it’s easy to complete. It quickly walks you through the mechanics and possibilities of fusing your weapons. The Fuse mechanic can be used to add items in the environment to your existing weapons, strengthening them and adding different effects.

It’s important to note that you can’t just head for the In-isa Shrine. You need to complete the Ukouh Shrine first, as that gives you the ability necessary to reach it.

Once you’ve completed the In-isa Shrine, you’ll be free to use the power anywhere in the world – this will massively improve your combat efficiency and open up new exploration options too.

How to Fuse – the short version

It’s easy – once you’ve unlocked the fuse button just hold down the L button, make sure Fuse is selected, and then hover the reticle over the item you would like to fuse. You’ll find plenty of rocks and sometimes just other weapons littered on the ground to use in fusion.

  • To Fuse your weapon, press Y.
  • To Fuse your shield, press ZR.
  • To attach items to arrows, draw your bow by pressing ZR and Up on the d-pad.
Link with a beautifully fused shield.
Rock Shield, baby. Advanced tactics.

You can also use objects from your inventory to Fuse. This includes other weapons, too. If you want to fuse a stick to another stick, go ahead. If you want to use items from your inventory the fastest way is by pressing up on the d-pad and scrolling through the quick menu there. Press X to drop the item on the ground.

How To fuse items - inventory screen

Make sure you have the right weapon equipped and tap L to bring up Fuse.

How to fuse weapons - selecting the weapon

From there you’ll be able to select the item you want to fuse. It’s as simple as that. Just bear in mind that once a weapon and an item have been fused, you can’t exactly go back – it’ll destroy both items in the process.

Thanks for reading our Tears of the Kingdom: How to fuse weapons guide. We hope it helps you along your path to adventure in Link’s newest story. We’ll be bringing you more guides and quick tips over the next few weeks, so keep your eyes peeled for more. Hungry for help right now? Why not join our Discord server to ask our assembled crew of layabouts and miscreants what to do next?

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