Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom – How To Repair Weapons

TOTK repair weapons
TOTK repair weapons

Breath of the Wild was an almost universally beloved game, one that’s gone down as one of the greatest games of all time, across any generation. We say “almost” because there was one thing that was more controversial than anything else: weapon degradation. With use, pretty much every weapon broke and became unusable, and the system has returned in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. However, fans can actually conserve their weapons in TOTK and make them last longer, but there’s no real repair system in place.

To “repair” weapon in Tears of the Kingdom, players have to use the Fuse ability to attach another item to it. What this does is effectively convert it into a new weapon that then has its own durability rating, while also giving the weapon in question new properties. Say, for instance, you attach a Korok Frond to a stick, it then becomes a fan and can blow some enemies away. You can also do this with shields to help you defend attacks better.

This is only a temporary solution, as once your attachment has used up all its durability, the attachment will fall off and the weapon will return to the state it was at before. It’s better than nothing, but at least it means that people can experiment with their arsenal more without scrambling around for a new stick.

The weapon degradation does actually make lore sense in TOTK, as it’s explained that gloom has been rotting weapons across Hyrule since the disappearance of Link and Zelda.

 

How To Unlock Fuse

TOTK Fuse
TOTK Fuse

The Fuse ability in TOTK unlocks as part of the tutorial in Great Sky Island, as you make your way through all the shrines. You will need to venture into on Great Sky Island specifically to unlock Fuse.

However, actually using Fuse can be somewhat clunky at times in Tears of the Kingdom.

To use Fuse, make sure you have the weapon you want to “repair” equipped, then press + to go into your inventory and find the material you want to attach, then press A select Hold to hold it in Link’s hands. Return to the game, then press A to drop the material. Hold L to bring up your abilities menu, then select Fuse. Finally, press Y to attach the material to your equipped weapon.

Again, it’s not the best solution we’ve ever seen in a video game, but it certainly does make you experiment. You should also experiment with jumping off tall things in TOTK if you get a paraglider.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available now on Switch.

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