There are a lot of items in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, and it can be easy to lose track of what you have or what things do. Some items like Bomb Flowers and Zonai Carts see more than their fair share of use, while others fall to the wayside and are completely forgotten.

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These items may be forgotten, but that doesn't mean they're not good; in fact, if they're used right, these items can massively improve your experience in-game. Whether it's through changing up a battle to make it more interesting or making it easier to solve puzzles, the following items really shouldn't be cast to the wayside so readily.

10 Muddlebuds

the legend of zelda tears of the kingdom the effects of a muddlebud on a silver bokoblin and a regular bokoblin

Muddlebuds can shift the flow of a fight very quickly, especially if you fuse one to an arrow and then launch it into the middle of a group. Soon your enemies will fight each other, not remembering they're supposed to be on the same side.

Of course, this effect won't last forever, but if it wears off or the enemy you've temporarily befriended suddenly becomes hostile again, you can just launch another Muddlebud. There's a decent chance that if you've forgotten about these flowers, you have a decent amount stashed in your inventory.

9 Dazzlefruit

the legend of zelda tears of the kingdom a dazzlefruit fused to a knight's shield at the hyrule field skyview tower

With the Dazzlefruit, you can temporarily blind your enemies, whether it's fused to an arrow or shield. Although they will only be blinded briefly, you can use that time to get in a few cheap shots.

Because Dazzlefruit's blinding effect only lasts for a short amount of time, it's best used when fused to your shield. That way, when your enemy hits it, whether they're a Lynel or a Boss Bokoblin, you'll have a moment to get the upper hand in your fight.

8 Puffshrooms

The Legend Of Zelda: Tears Of The Kingdom - Puffshroom Shield

Like other non-damaging, area-of-effect plants, Puffshrooms can make or break a fight if you're going up against a particularly challenging enemy. They can momentarily cause your enemy to lose track of where you are, which means you can rush in and get a few good hits in with your melee weapon.

If you're in over your head, Puffshrooms will give you a moment where you can run a short distance away and hide, which will give you a breather and allow you to start picking them off with your bow (just remember to prep another Puffshroom in case you need to hide again).

7 Keese Wings And Eyes

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Become the sniper that Link was never meant to be by remembering that Keese Wings and Eyes are in your inventory. Where Keese Eyeballs grant a homing effect to your arrows, Keese Wings will give your arrows the ability to fly further than before.

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Elemental Keese Eyeballs will give your arrows an elemental effect as well, so if you've run out of Fire Fruit or Ice Fruit, just swap it out for a Keese Eye of the same element. Or, just keep your distance and fire off a few arrows fused with Keese Wings and down your enemy before they can even get close (this is especially effective when fighting Gleeoks).

6 Monster Fangs

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Monster Fangs are practically useless and just hog up inventory space if you forget they're present or are not using them right. Sure, you could sell them for a minuscule amount of rupees, but there are much better things to sell to Hyrule's merchants.

Instead, you should fuse whatever Monster Fangs you have on hand to your arrows to help deal a little more damage to each of your shots. If you have items you'd rather fuse to your arrows, then Monster Fangs are a great way to make elixirs, and you really should stock up on those every time you're near a cooking pot.

5 Hylian Pinecone

Link tossing a Hylian Pine Cone into a Fire to create an updraft in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

You might have used a Hylian Pinecone once or twice when trying to get over to the Rito Village during the Regional Phenomenon quest, but have you used them afterward? They can be found pretty much anywhere in the snowy regions of Hyrule, and so long as you have a bundle of wood and some flint, you can take to the sky without much effort.

But being able to take off, so you can glide a little bit, isn't just useful for traveling. Use this technique to get some height and draw your bow during a fight, and you can slow down time long enough to get some cheap shots in on an enemy, especially one that moves quickly, like Phantom Ganon.

4 Sage's Will

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Whether you knew these existed or you picked one up and promptly forgot about it, the Sage's Will can enhance your gameplay and combat when you're utilizing the power of the Sages. The Sage's Will makes each Sage's power just that much more potent, and it really is worth spending time to collect them, especially if you're going up against enemies like King Gleeok or even Ganondorf.

There are 20 Sage's Will orbs you can collect, and if you're avoiding big boss fights, you might want to consider collecting these instead.

3 Towing Harness

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You've probably used the Towing Harness once or twice when you were doing the Stable Trotter's quests to unlock the Great Fairies, but you really should be using it more often than that. If you need to transport a Korok to see their friend across the way hooking up a towing harness to a sled or a cart is a great way to quickly complete this "puzzle.

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Why carry a Korok to their friend or build some overly-elaborate and over-engineered vehicle to do it when all you need is your horse with a Towing Harness and a plank of wood?

2 Homing Cart

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You probably saw Homing Carts used in a shrine once and promptly forgot about these dangerous Roombas. However, you can actually pull them from a Zonai Device Dispenser and attack various weaponry to them to do your dirty work for you.

Stand back and watch in awe as your army of Homing Carts with various emitters, spikes, or otherwise, race toward enemy encampments and demolish them gradually. Their only weakness is that they can't fly, so if your enemies are on a platform above the ground, you might have to intervene a little bit.

1 Time Bomb

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If you played Breath of the Wild, you probably miss the remote bombs from the Sheikah Slate. Or at least, you would miss them if you forgot about the Time Bombs in Tears of the Kingdom. Although they don't function the same, they are similar enough and pack a stronger punch to them.

Time Bombs can still be used in battle (with careful preparation) and are easily used to blow up breakable walls. Of course, they're not in unlimited supply, and you do have to restock at Zonai Device Dispensers.

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