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Want to know how to unfuse in Tears of the Kingdom? The Fuse ability is brand new to Link in this sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, allowing you to combine objects you find in the environment. Note that this is different to the Ultrahand ability though – Fuse combines something in your hand with an object, while Ultrahand is for two different environmental objects,
If you decide you no longer want the Fused item you’ve created when you use the Tears of the Kingdom Fuse ability to stick two items together though, how do you unfuse them? Can you remove a boulder from the end of a stick, for example? You need to be able to rectify any errors you make because the new Tears of the Kingdom abilities take some getting used to, especially when crafting.
How to unfuse weapons and shields in Tears of the Kingdom
Unfusing items works by speaking to Pelison in Tarrey Town and pay him 20 rupees, or select the “destroy fused material” option in your inventory. This will put both of the fusion materials back into your inventory. Unfortunately, while you’re still on the Great Sky Island and parts of the early game, you can’t unfuse weapons and still retain the material just yet. When you do make it down to Hyrule, Tarrey Town is to the east. The Rasitakiwak Shrine is the nearest fast travel location.
This can be incredibly useful if your weapon durability is low. If you’ve fused a rare or particularly powerful material to a weapon that is about to break, you can unfuse them to receive the attached item back. This means you can use one material across multiple weapons over time, so that you never lose it. An example of this would be unfusing a gem like a topaz, sapphire, ruby, or diamond from a weapon or shield. You can check the durability of the item by seeing if it flashes red in your inventory.
If you are happy to lose the fused material, you can navigate to the fused weapon or shield in your inventory menu and select the option to destroy the fused material. As you’d expect, this obliterates the material attached to the weapon, so you can’t retrieve it afterwards, but it does mean you can attach something new to it instead if it didn’t offer the attack boost you were hoping for. This is especially helpful if you haven’t lost any durability on it yet, though doesn’t work if you’re fusing items to arrows.
If you’re wondering how to detach things that you’ve combined with Ultrahand, that’s a little easier. Simply select the part you want to disconnect, then wiggle the right-stick until it comes free.
Now you know how to unfuse, make sure you read our guides to completing the three shrines on Great Sky Island: Ukuoh, In-Isa, and Gutanbac. We’ve also covered how to find the third shrine in the first place, because it’s rather difficult to get to.