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10 Best Early Fuse Combinations In Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom


One of the newest abilities for Link in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the ability to Fuse items to his weapons and shields. This ability allows players to devise creative ways to alter their inventory with whacky yet useful items. Almost anything available to interact with can be fused, including weapons, onto other weapons.


The ability to Fuse in Zelda:Tears of The Kingdom is obtained by completing one of the four Shrines during the tutorial portion of the game on the Great Sky Island. Although there is no wrong way to Fuse materials, there are some weapon fusions that prove to be more useful to Link than others.

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10 Spears & Spears

While a seemingly simple combination to Fuse one spear onto another, players already know that spears tend to come in handy when dealing with enemies in Zelda: TOTK that Link needs to keep a safe distance from. Therefore, double up the protection by adding even more distance and increasing the damage a bit. This makes an already helpful weapon just a little bit better and can come in handy when Link is in failing health with no resources to improve it, as it’s the safest he can be in melee combat.

9 Arrows & Wings

Link aiming an arrow with a keese wing attached

A good ranged option early on in Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom is Fusing arrows with wings from creatures. The wings allow the arrows to fly further than their normal distance. This is an excellent option for any player who prefers ranged combat, as it permits taking out enemies at a greater distance. This can prove especially helpful when facing larger groups of powerful enemies that Link can’t take on all at once. Instead, he can pick off a few at a greater distance before risking his safety and moving in closer with regular arrows or melee weapons, almost like a sniping shot.

8 Shields & Puffshrooms

Link posed with a puffshroom shield on a hillside

Shield Fusions are perhaps the most complicated ones to find a good use for. Many of the weapon Fusions in Zelda: TOTK are straightforward, but the Shield options don’t appear to have many valuable uses. However, the Puffshroom is an excellent exception to that. When an enemy attacks the Puffshroom Shield, it will let out its vapor creating a fog over the area. This does affect Link a little, but not nearly as much as it affects the enemy. It creates a sort of blinding effect on them and can allow Link to sneak in for a couple of hits. Something incredibly valuable in fights with more difficult enemies.

7 Melee Weapons & Flux Cores

Link holding a melee weapon fused with a flux core on the weapons screen.

This one is a little more specific but a notable option early in Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom. While still on Great Sky Island, players can encounter a mini-boss during their tutorial Shrines. It is a Flux Construct that re-arranges itself into various blocked shapes made up of cubes. After defeating it, the enemy will drop a Flux Core. This material can be Fused onto any melee weapon to increase its damage. This is a great way to have a semi-powerful weapon right out of the gate, as most of the other options in this area are fairly mediocre in their damage levels.

6 Shields & Zonai Flame Emitters

Link holding a flame emitter shield that is shooting fire

Another excellent option for Fusing with the shield is one of the Zonai devices in Zelda: TOTK, specifically the Flame Emitter. This device can do precisely what one would expect, emit flames. Therefore, equipping it with the shield creates a great combination of defensive and offensive abilities. While protecting himself securely, Link can project flames at his enemies, thus damaging them while keeping himself safe. Instead of boosting the shield’s durability or giving Link a better opportunity for attack, this invents a new way to attack.

5 Arrows & Bomb Flowers

Link looking at an explosion caused by a bomb flower arrow

When Fusing items onto arrows, one of the better options is to ensure Link can do maximum amounts of damage. Bomb Flowers are an excellent option for this. When combined with the arrows, Link can send explosions soaring off toward his enemies. Additionally, anything that can do damage and aid in exploring is something worth having on hand, as the Bomb Flower arrows can also be used to break the cracked walls when Link doesn’t have an appropriate melee weapon on hand or it is out of reach.

4 Shields & Zonai Rockets

Zonai rocket over blurred hyrule background

Shields, as stated, have a more limited number of good combinations, but perhaps the best early on in Zelda: Tears of The Kingdom is Zonai Rockets. While they don’t necessarily boost anything directly while in combat, they give Link the ability to launch himself upwards. This can prove helpful in a variety of scenarios as it can allow Link the opportunity for slow-motion shots on enemies or give him a boost to an area just out of reach that his Ascend ability can’t help him with either. Beware, though, that this does have a one-time use. As soon as it is used, the Rocket will de-spawn from the shield.

3 Arrows & Eyeballs

Link holding an arrow with a keese eyeball on it aimed at a target.

Another monster feature worth Fusing onto a weapon is an eyeball. While it sounds unpleasant to attach to the end of one of Link’s arrows, it provides a fantastic feature which is a honing ability. It will allow the arrows, as long as they are shot within a general area of an enemy, to lock on and hit their target. This is incredibly useful for any enemy that moves a lot and is difficult to target. It also has another use, as many food sources are animals that flee when being spooked by Link. So now he can target them with a little more accuracy when they take off running or flying away from him.

2 Arrows & Chuchu Jelly

Link aiming an arrow with the icy chuchu jelly on it

Chuchu Jelly is not something new to Link. Players should be familiar with the fact that there are several different types of Chuchu creatures, and some have elemental properties. These can prove very useful as they not only can do elemental damage to enemies when attached to arrows, but they can help link get around. For example, using the Ice Chuchu Jelly on the water can create little ice blocks similar to the ones made with Cryonis in Breath of the Wild. The elemental fruit can also have similar effects. It’s not recommended these be used with melee weapons, as Link can also be affected that way.

1 Melee Weapons & Rocks

Link holding a fused sword and boulder weapon in front of a rock barrier

Perhaps the most useful Fusion in the game will be any melee weapon fused with a rock or boulder. This creates a comical lollipop-looking weapon that can be very useful. While exploring, Link will come across many breakable structures as well as ore deposits that contain valuable resources for Link to progress on his journey. Due to how valuable and frequent its use is, this combination is an absolute must for early The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom gameplay, and every player should be sure to have one on hand at all times.

  • Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Poster

    The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

    Franchise:
    The Legend of Zelda

    Platform:
    Nintendo Switch

    Released:
    2023-05-12

    Developer:
    Nintendo EPD

    Publisher:
    Nintendo

    Genre:
    Action-Adventure

    ESRB:
    E10+

    Summary:
    The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the anticipated follow-up to Breath of the Wild, released in 2017. A rare occurrence in Zelda titles, Tears of the Kingdom is a direct sequel instead of loosely connected. In Tears of the Kingdom, Link will take to the skies and learn about a mysterious kingdom in the clouds. Additionally, he will discover the secrets of the dark ones that dwell below and above the earth. The sequel is being built on the same engine as the original, with unique physics tools again being utilized. However, little about the plot and gameplay is known.

    How Long To Beat:
    35-50 hours

    Prequel:
    The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild



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