How to Break Ore Deposits in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

How to Break Ore Deposits in Tears of the Kingdom

All part of the grand adventure

Tears of the Kingdom’s open-world design allows you to explore Great Sky Island and other regions to your heart’s content. You are free to go wherever you would like and figure out multiple solutions to different puzzles, giving you a chance to shape your gameplay to your interests and abilities. Along the way, you will pick up resources from trees, rivers and rocks, but this leads to one important question: how do you use these sources to get different materials? If you want to learn more, continue reading to discover how to break ore deposit rocks in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.

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How to Break Ore Deposit Rocks in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

To break ore deposits in TOTK, you will first have to unlock the Fuse ability from In-isa Shrine. This ability works similarly to Ultrahand, except it allows you to fuse your weapons with other items, buffing them and providing unique effects. If you are unfamiliar with this shrine, be sure to check out how to find the second shrine on Great Sky Island in Tears of the Kingdom.

What will you do with the Fuse ability, though? Well, you will have to find a rock. Fusing a sword or even a stick with a stone will create a hammer-like weapon that will quickly blast through those ore deposits. You could also pick one of these up from enemies, but having this ability makes things easier for you in the long term.

As shown in the picture below, I used a Rock Sledge I picked up from an enemy to break some ore deposits. However, if you are in a cave with rocks nearby, you can combine swords or sticks with them instead. If you visited the In-isa shrine recently, you might still have a Rock Claymore or hammer in your inventory!

Tears of the Kingdom Rock Weapon for Ore Rocks
Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom lets you make rock weapons to break ore deposit rocks!

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With your rock weapon in hand, just take a couple of swings at the ore deposits until they break! You can find all kinds of ores, from amber to rock salts, that you can use for various purposes. While some materials fuse with your weapons to increase their attack power, other items are cooking ingredients that will give you status effects dishes.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is available to play on Nintendo Switch. To learn more about the game, click the tag below to check out our complete TOTK content list!


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