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Tears of the Kingdom Shield Fusion Guide

Our staff loves playing The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. Curious as to what you can do with shields? We have a few categories of fusing that will help you out on your adventure.

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom gives you even more possibilities to spread wings of creativity than its predecessor. Not only we have basically three maps to explore (skies, ground, depths), but with that come incomparable new ways to traverse the world, fight enemies, and solve puzzles.

We prepared a list of creative solutions using shield fusion to make your adventure in Tears of the Kingdom easier, flashier, and more stylish. Enjoy!

How to Shield Fuse in Tears of the Kingdom

Before we dive into our list, let’s explain the basics of shield fusion.

  1. Press + to enter the inventory
  2. Select the material you want to fuse with your shield
  3. Press A and select Hold
  4. Drop the item
  5. Equip your desired shield by pressing (<) left
  6. Press L and select Fuse
  7. Press ZL to fuse your item with your shield
  8. Enjoy!


Shield + Zonai Flame Emitter

It’s a great tool for crowd control, melting ice, and lighting fires.

Zonai Flame emitter Zelda

Shield + Zonai Cannon

Another good idea for crowd control and catching enemies by surprise; just remember that it shoots in intervals.

Zonai Cannon


Shield + Zonai Light

If you run out of lightbloom seeds, this is invaluable in getting around depths and dark caves. It reduces your mobility a little bit, but hey, life is the art of compromise!

Zonai light zelda

Shield + Star Fragment

If you want a flashlight but don’t want to waste your batteries, try a star fragment! They not only bring you luck, but they also brighten up your day ;)

Zonai shield fusion

Shield + Bomb Flower

You’ve got a pretty big gap to leap over? Need to get somewhere above you? Want to surprise your enemies? Fuse a Bomb Flower with your shield!

Shield bomb flower

Shield + Ruby

When venturing somewhere colder, we recommend fusing a Ruby to keep yourself warm if you don’t have a proper clothing. It’s not going to help with extreme cold, but it’s a good temporary solution.

Zelda ruby shield

Shield + Sapphire

If you want to chill for a moment, always keep sapphire around. Fuse it and don’t get too sweaty.

Shield Sapphire Zelda


Shield + Zonai Cart

How to get around in style? We have an answer for that! Try fusing your shield with a Zonai Cart.

Shield zonai cart

Shield + Minecart

If you ever played any skateboarding game, you’ll be delighted to know that you can get around Hyrule like a Hawk himself — just mount a mine cart to your shield! Doing so allows you to skate on rails with ease and style. You won’t have to power your cart with fans to move around. Just keep in mind that this will only work if you’re going downwards ;).

Shield minecart

Shield + Zonai Rocket

Up, up, and away! If you have batteries to spare, use a Zonai Rocket to get away from trouble.

Shield rocket

Our list of course only scratches the surface of what developers made possible in game. We hope that our guide will help you get started in search of new creative solutions. Game on!

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