Learning how to fuse arrows in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom can be tricky at first. Doing so involves a lot of different buttons, however, once you get the hang of it, you’ll want to use this trick often—and you should!
The Button Sequence You Need to Do to Fuse Materials With Arrows
Here’s a breakdown of the steps needed to fuse materials to your arrows in Tears of the Kingdom:
- Draw your bow by holding the ZR button
- Then hold up on the D-Pad
- Next, scroll with the Right Stick to find the material you want
- Finally, let go of the D-Pad over the material you want to confirm your item selection
As you fuse the selected item to your arrow, you’ll exit the material menu. There’s a short glowing animation that plays to let you know that the fusion is successful. At this point, all you need to do is aim and let go of the ZR button to release your enhanced arrow.
Reasons to Fuse Arrows
There are lots of materials that increase your arrow’s damage when fused to it. However, there’s more to it than that. Some materials give special properties to your arrows besides increased damage.
For example, fusing a Keese Eyeball into an arrow makes it a homing arrow. This is really useful when you’re trying to shoot down small and fast-moving targets. As another example, fusing a Fire Fruit into an arrow turns it into a flaming arrow. This is—obviously—great for setting enemies and bits of the environment on fire.
Fusion is a fun mechanic that’s infinitely useful in an open-world game like Tears of the Kingdom. Use your unique creations to defeat powerful bosses, solve tricky puzzles, or make some sort of fantastic contraption to wow your friends. The sky’s the limit for how you can combine and use different items.