Can you unfuse items in Tears of the Kingdom?
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Is There a Way to Unfuse Items in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom?

As you journey to save Zelda once again in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Link will learn abilities, including Ultrahand and Fuse. These allow you to attach multiple objects together to build creations like boats and bridges, as well as craft powerful weapons. But is there a way to unfuse items in Tears of the Kingdom? Here’s what you need to know.

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Can I unfuse items in Tears of the Kingdom?

Yes, you can! Multiple times, I’ve accidentally attached two objects that I didn’t want or fused something incorrectly. (The Rotate mechanic can be incredibly finicky, especially when creating carts to ride on rails.) Thankfully, undoing that is easy. There are two ways of doing so, depending on if you want to unfuse objects or weapons.

To unfuse items in Tears of the Kingdom attached using Link’s Ultrahand ability, select the part you want to detach. Then wiggle the R Stick, and it will come unglued. Super simple, right?

As for unfusing weapons created by Link’s Fuse ability, open your menu with the Minus Button (-) and move over to the weapons tab. Press the A Button on the weapon you want to unfuse and select “Destroy fused material.” This allows you to keep your original weapon, but breaks the item you fused to it. For example, if you created a Stone Axe using a Tree Branch and a Stone, the Stone would be destroyed, but you’d get the Tree Branch back. So be careful not to accidentally fuse anything too valuable that you’ll regret later on!

It’s a good idea to practice unfusing in Tears of the Kingdom, because it’s something you’ll be doing a lot. Epecially since some Shrine puzzles require it or, as I mentioned earlier, you can make a mistake and attach something somewhere you don’t want.

For the first 20 hours of my playthrough, I believed you couldn’t unfuse weapons, but you actually can! Head to Tarrey Town in the Akkala region and speak to Pelison, a tiny Goron construction worker, at the Break-a-Part shop. He will gladly remove anything attached to a weapon for a 20 Rupee fee, after which you can pick up the separated items.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available now exclusively on Nintendo Switch. There’s also a guidebook coming!

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Based in California, Brent is an Editor at Siliconera and has been a journalist since 2010. When he's not playing JRPGs or catching 'em all in Pokémon, you can find him spending time with his wife and two dogs.