Zelda Tears of the Kingdom: How to Unfuse Items and rescue your Materials
One of the defining additions to The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is the ability to fuse materials to your weapons to give them additional properties. While it's an excellent system, with the freedom it provides it's very easy to make a mistake - and while you can unfuse weapons from the menu, doing so would normally discard the material attached to it entirely. If you want to save both, you're going to have to look for a specific shop that specializes in doing so.
Where to Unfuse Items without Discarding Materials
Long story short; Pelison, the young Goron at Tarrey Town runs a shop making use of his special talents - the ability to seamlessly separate items fused together for a nominal fee of 20 rupees. This is his new role in TOTK, which differs a bit from the last game but nevertheless follows the same theme.
He'll mention that he can't put them back together for you if you end up changing your mind - however, you can clearly do that yourself if you decided you wanted to waste your money. Beyond the obvious uses for the system, however, here's some other reasons you might want to visit the shop that might not be immediately obvious.
- Found a staff with a gem attached to it, and you don't need or care for the wand? You can take it to Pelison's shop to separate them, and then sell the gem for a profit.
- Weapon with a rare or strong material attached to it is about to break? You can salvage the material before the weapon itself breaks. This is especially useful for tough to come by materials such as Lynel or Gleeok horns.
- Need a weapon to activate wooden Zonai devices? Many stronger weapons have the downside of breaking wooden planks; if you find yourself in the situation where you don't have a spare stick or weaker weapon, this is a way to maximize your resources.
To reiterate, here's the process of getting Pelison to unfuse your items without losing the material attached:
- Head to Pelison's shop, located in Tarrey Town as highlighted earlier in the article
- Select the fused item you wish to unfuse; you'll have to pay 20 rupees
- After confirming your selection, you'll find your weapon and the originally attached material set aside in the collection area as pictured above.
Either way; Pelison's shop is a handy tool to have at your disposal, and it's a good idea to keep it in the back of your mind while you're out and exploring Hyrule. Best of luck!