Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom — How to Use Stone Talus Hearts in TotK

Here's how to use Stone Talus Hearts in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom from the bosses you defeat.

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The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom Stone Talus Heart is the rocky core at the center of every Stone Talus boss you fight. It’s a strange-looking item that can’t be picked up. However, it can be affected by your hand abilities. Here’s how to use TotK Stone Talus Hearts.

What to Do With Stone Talus Hearts in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom

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After beating a Stone Talus world boss and seeing the Stone Talus Heart it leaves behind, you may be wondering how to use it. You can pick it up with Ultrahand, but there’s not anything to do with it using that ability.

Instead, I found after some trial and error that the real use is Fusing it to other objects, specifically weapons. Personally, I prefer the latter option because I can create far stronger, blunt-damage versions of my weapons.

How to Use TotK Stone Talus Hearts: Fuse Powerful Weapons

Stone Talus Hearts grant a +21 Fuse Attack bonus, so even your weakest weapons will suddenly become extremely viable if you fuse the Heart to them. Additionally, as a source of blunt damage, you can shatter any breakable rocks in Tears of the Kingdom.

The weapon you fuse to any TotK Stone Talus Hearts also gains a significant durability buff. While you can attach them to anything, I recommend Fusing them to any weapon that has a durability increase bonus, as well.

I was incredibly surprised by how much punishment even a simple stick with a Stone Talus Heart on it could take. I broke through dozens and dozens of large breakable rocks before it even hit red durability, and even then, things kept going. You might reserve a Heart-fused weapon for gem-producing boulders.

How to Get More Stone Talus Hearts in Tears of the Kingdom

So how do you get more TotK Stone Talus Hearts if you need them? Simple: you’ll just need to beat another Stone Talus.

And that’s how you use the Stone Talus Hearts in Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. It’s a simple process that yields a much more powerful weapon and a lot of exploration utility. If you’re looking for more tips articles, we have guides on how to use rockets, how to shield surf, and more in our TotK guides hub.

About the author

John Schutt

John Schutt has been playing games for almost 25 years, starting with Super Mario 64 and progressing to every genre under the sun. He spent almost 4 years writing for strategy and satire site TopTierTactics under the moniker Xiant, and somehow managed to find time to get an MFA in Creative Writing in between all the gaming. His specialty is action games, but his first love will always be the RPG. Oh, and his avatar is, was, and will always be a squirrel, a trend he's carried as long as he's had a Steam account, and for some time before that.