Welcome to a comprehensive guide on making arrows in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom! As Link embarks on a heroic journey through the vast lands, skies, and depths of the kingdom of Hyrule, bows, and arrows are one of his most useful items. Because of that, the ability to make different kinds of arrows will prove indispensable.
Whether you’re a seasoned adventurer or just starting to explore the vast world of Hyrule, this guide will walk you through the various methods and materials required to fashion arrows that pack a powerful punch. Unleash your marksmanship skills as we explore the easy-to-understand techniques to make different types of arrows in Tears of the Kingdom.
Link can use Arrows to deal damage to enemies over long distances. The damage dealt to the enemy using this method is not based on the Arrow but on the Bow used to shoot it.
In The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Link can craft different items from scratch. Among these are meals and elixirs. Unfortunately, however, these are the only items that Link can create from scratch. Link cannot craft arrows, and other weapons, from scratch in Tears of the Kingdom.
To get Arrows, Link must find them in the overworld. Link can acquire Arrows by purchasing them using Rupees, finding them inside chests, picking them up from the drops of defeated enemies, and picking them up from drops of destroyed crates and barrels. Now, let’s discuss how to obtain lots of them in a short amount of time.
How to Farm Arrows in Tears of the Kingdom
There are various ways to get Arrows quickly:
Method 1: Purchasing Arrows
One of the quickest ways to quickly acquire Arrows is by purchasing them. There are lots of places where Link can buy Arrows. Among these are the General Stores in certain villages, Beedle in the Stables, or even traveling merchants that traveled on roads.
However, The only requirement to do this method is Rupees. The more Rupees Link has, the more Arrows he can acquire.
This is the recommended method for farming Arrows quickly by purchasing them:
- First, head to Lookout Landing, just south of Hyrule Castle.
- In Lookout Landing, go to the General Store on the area’s eastern side.
- Next, purchase all the Arrows you want or all they have. This General Store has five bundles of five Arrows. Link can buy a bundle of five Arrows for 20 Rupees. This means purchasing all five bundles, equal to 25 Arrows, costs 100 Rupees.
- Once out of stock, head to the middle of Lookout Landing and drop down in their Emergency Shelter.
- In the Emergency Shelter, approach and press the A button on the bed to sleep or on fire on the stovetop to wait. On the prompt, select to sleep or wait until morning.
- After that, press the – button to open up the Map. Hover to the Lookout Landing Skyview Tower and press the A button, then confirm on the prompt to fast travel to it.
- Then, head back to this area’s General Store, and Link will find that the Arrows will be fully restocked. If this did not work, simply sleep or wait until morning in the Emergency Shelter again. Then, Link can purchase all the Arrows you want or all they have available.
- After that, Link can just repeat steps 4 to 7 to get all the Arrows you want!
Method 2: Enemy Archers
Another reliable way of farming Arrows is by finding monster groups and camps with archers on them. Once these monster archers are defeated, they drop a few singles or bundles of arrows. However, there is a method to get more arrows from them than that.
Link must pick up the Arrows that the enemy archers shoot for this method. These enemy archers usually seem like they have unlimited arrows to shoot.
To get Arrows using this method, this is what Link must do:
- Upon finding a group or a camp of enemies, eliminate all the enemies that are not wielding or using bows and arrows. This is to get rid of the nuisance while trying to farm Arrows.
- After that, let the enemy archers keep on shooting Arrows at Link. Make sure to run and sprint around to dodge the shot Arrows. Otherwise, if Link is hit, there is no arrow to pick up.
- Then, pick up all the shot Arrows from the ground.
- Once satisfied with all the Arrows obtained, defeat the enemy archer so it will drop the singles or bundles of Arrows.
- Next, find another enemy group or camp to repeat the process and get more Arrows!
It is important to note that there are cases where, after some time of picking up the enemy archer’s shot Arrows, they stop appearing on the ground after the Arrow misses and hits a surface. This means that the enemy archer will still shoot Link, but Link will not be able to find an Arrow on the ground once it misses.
Based on our experience, there isn’t an exact number of Arrows that Link must pick up before they stop appearing. They differ from enemy to enemy. So, with that in mind, Link can pick up as many shot Arrows as the player wants or until they stop appearing.
Method 3: Crate or Barrel Hunting
As mentioned above, Link may also find Arrows after destroying crates and barrels. Because of that, this method destroys every crate or barrel that Link comes across!
Link can easily destroy crates and barrels using weapons. Out of all the kinds of weapons that Link has, it is recommended to use two-handed weapons. This is not to waste the durability of the other kinds of weapons. In doing so, however, the two-handed weapons’ durability is still reduced.
Another way to easily destroy crates and barrels is by using Link’s Ultrahand ability. To break crates and barrels using this, Link can activate the Ultrahand ability on them and raise the crate or barrel in the air as high as the ability allows.
Then, press the B button to deactivate the Ultrahand ability and let the crate or barrel drop down and break. The main advantage of using this ability to destroy crates and barrels is that it saves the durability of Link’s weapons. However, the main disadvantage is that breaking several crates and barrels takes a long time.
The main problem in using this method to farm arrows is that the player does not know whether the crate or barrel contains Arrows. No need to fret, however, as Arrows drop from crates and barrels more often than not.
How to Make Different Arrows in Tears of the Kingdom
Unlike in Breath of the Wild, Link can only find one kind of Arrow in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. In this game, Link will only find the regular Arrow. However, thanks to one of Link’s new abilities, Link can make different kinds of Arrows.
Link can use the Fuse ability to fuse different items to Link’s shields, weapons, and, most importantly for the topic at hand, arrows. The Fuse ability becomes available to Link very early on in the game. Link can get the Fuse ability inside the second Shrine up in the Great Sky Island, the In-isa Shrine.
To attach different items to Arrows, this is what Link must do:
- First, aim or ready Link’s Bow and Arrow by holding down or pressing the ZR button.
- Then, hold the up directional button to view the items that Link can fuse to Link’s readied arrow. Use the right stick to navigate between the items.
- After choosing an item, remove the up-directional button to fuse the selected item to the arrow.
By fusing items into arrows, Link can make different kinds of arrows with different effects. The following are the kinds of Arrows that Link can make using various items and the Fuse ability:
Link can make Fire Arrows that will burn enemies and other flammable objects. Link must attach a Fire Fruit, a Red Chuchu Jelly, or a Ruby onto the Arrow using the Fuse ability to create Fire Arrows.
Out of all the items mentioned, however, attaching Rubies is not recommended as they are harder to find than the Fire Fruit or Red Chuchu Jelly.
Fire Fruits, Red Chuchu Jellies, and Rubies all have a Fuse Attack Power of 1.
Link can use Water Arrows to eliminate the goop all over Hyrule. To make Water Arrows, Link must fuse a Splash Fruit, a Chuchu Jelly, or an Opal with an arrow.
Among these items, it is recommended to use Splash Fruits or a Blue Chuchu Jelly. This is because Opals are quite valuable and hard to find, so using them to make Water Arrows would be a waste.
Splash Fruits, regular Chuchu Jellies, and Opals all have the same Fuse Attack Power of 1.
Link can create Ice Arrows to freeze an enemy in place. Link should attach an Ice Fruit, a White Chuchu Jelly, or a Sapphire to make one.
Of all these items, using a Sapphire to make Ice Arrows is not advised as this item is hard to find and quite valuable. Although, in desperate situations, the option to use them to make Ice Arrows is still there.
Ice Fruits, White Chuchu Jellies, and Sapphires have a Fuse Attack Power of 1.
Link can shoot Electric Arrows to shock enemies. These Electric Arrows can also create a dome of electricity if shot in water. Also, Electric Arrows are especially useful when fighting huge enemies. Link must attach a Shock Fruit, a Yellow Chuchu Jelly, or a Topaz onto arrows to make Electric Arrows.
Just like the other elemental arrows, it is advised to use a Shock Fruit or a Yellow Chuchu Jelly to make Electric Arrows. This is because Topaz is a rare and valuable item that would be a waste if used to make a single Electric Arrow.
Shock Fruits, Yellow Chuchu Jellies, and Topazes have the same Fuse Attack Power of 1.
Link can make Bomb Arrows that explode once it hits an enemy or a surface. This kind of arrow can destroy certain structures. To make one, Link must fuse a Bomb Flower to an arrow.
Bomb Flowers also have a Fuse Attack Power of 1.
Link can use Light Arrows to light up very dark areas. When shooting them, the Light Arrows will stick to the surface it hits and emit light. To create a Light Arrow, Link must attach a Brightbloom Seed to an arrow using the Fuse ability.
The light’s strength depends on whether a regular or large Brightbloom Seed is used.
Link can shoot Homing Arrows, which will follow an enemy until it hits the enemy. With this kind of arrow, Link can easily hit quick-moving enemies. Link should fuse a Keese, Fire Keese, Electric Keese, Ice Keese, Aerocuda, or Octorok Eyeball to an arrow to make a Homing Arrow.
Also, it is important to note that using an elemental Keese Eyeball will also give the effect of the element. For example, attaching an Ice Keese Eyeball to an arrow will make a Homing Ice Arrow. So, it will follow an enemy and freeze it upon impact.
Regular Keese Eyeballs have a Fuse Attack Power of 1, Octorok Eyeballs have a Fuse Attack Power of 3, Aerocuda Eyeballs have a Fuse Attack Power of 4, Ice Keese Eyeballs have a Fuse Attack Power of 4, Electric Keese Eyeballs have a Fuse Attack Power of 6, and Fire Keese Eyeballs have a Fuse Attack Power of 8.
Link can make Flash Arrows, which have an effect similar to a flashbang. Using this kind of arrow, Link can temporarily blind and disorient enemies. This will make it easier for Link to approach and attack them quickly. To create a Flash Arrow, Link should attach a Dazzlefruit to an arrow using the Fuse ability.
Dazzlefruits have a Fuse Attack Power of 1.
Smoke Bomb Arrow
Link can create a Smoke Bomb Arrow, which, as its name suggests, will release a smoke cloud similar to a smoke bomb. This kind of arrow will block the vision of enemies. To make a Smoke Bomb Arrow, Link must fuse a Puffshroom to an arrow.
Puffshrooms have a Fuse Attack Power of 1.
As its name implies, Link can shoot Confuse Arrows, exploding into a cloud of spores that confuse enemies. When enemies are confused, they start attacking other enemies instead of Link. To create a Confuse Arrow, Link should attach a Muddle Bud to an arrow using the Fuse ability.
Muddle Buds have a Fuse Attack Power of 1.
Link can make Bee Arrows in Tears of the Kingdom that will summon a bunch of bees that attack enemies. Link must fuse a Courser Bee Honey to an arrow to make a Bee Arrow.
Courser Bee Honeys have a Fuse Attack Power of 1.
Link can make Sniper Arrows, arrows that will shoot out in a straight line rather than an arc. This kind of arrow will fly further than regular arrows. To make a Sniper Arrow, Link must fuse a Keese Wing, Fire Keese Wing, Ice Keese Wing, Electric Keese Wing, Aerocuda Wing, Gibdo Wing, Gleeok Wing, and a Molduga Fin to an arrow.
Regular Keese Wings have a Fuse Attack Power of 1, Fire, Ice, and Electric Keese Wings have a Fuse Attack Power of 2, Aerocuda Wings have a Fuse Attack Power of 4, Gibdo Wings have a Fuse Attack Power of 8, Molduga Fins have a Fuse Attack Power of 12, Gleeok Wings have a Fuse Attack Power of 24.
It is also important to note that attaching elemental Keese Wings to arrows will add the effect of the element. For example, attaching an Electric Keese Wing to an arrow will make an Electric Sniper Arrow. This means the arrow will fly further than a regular arrow and shock enemies upon impact.
Link can create Wind Arrows, which will blow surrounding enemies away. Link must attach a Korok Frond to an arrow using the Fuse ability to make a Wind Arrow.
Korok Fronds have a Fuse Attack Power of 1.
Mastering the art of making arrows in Tears of the Kingdom can greatly enhance players’ gameplay experience. This guide gave you valuable insights into the materials necessary to create powerful and effective arrows.
Whether you’re a skilled archer or just beginning your adventure, this knowledge will allow players to customize their arsenal, optimize their damage output, and overcome formidable challenges all over Hyrule. Experiment with combinations, and let your arrows soar with deadly precision in Hyrule’s land, skies, and depth!