How Bone Weapon Proficiency Works In Zelda TOTK

Here is how you can use the Bone Weapon Proficiency set bonus to slay Lynels easily in the Legend of Zelda Tears of the Kingdom.

Your weapons breaking in the middle of the fight has been a problem for Zelda fans since BOTW and it is also present in TOTK. So while you cannot get rid of it there are many things you can do to make the most out of your weapons before they break. One such thing is the bone proficiency bonus you get from certain sets in Zelda TOTK.

Even though it won’t save your weapon from breaking, it works wonders in increasing its damage. However, when you use it on a foe like the Lynels, you might have possibly one of the strongest weapons in the game.

What is Bone Proficiency in Zelda TOTK?

What Is Bone Proficiency In Legend Of Zelda Tears Of The Kingdom
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The Bone Proficiency set bonus multiplies your bone weapon’s damage by 1.8. So when you min-max it with meal bonuses and fuse a bone with the right weapon you can get damage as high as 800 per hit. Although, that is an oversimplification of how it works. Before you try to use it, you will need one of these armor sets and the following bone parts to fuse to a weapon to get it to work.

  • Armor Sets
    • Radiant Set: You can buy the Radiant set for 2,400 Rupees in Kakariko Village, after completing the Gloom-Borne Illness side quest.
    • Evil Spirit Set: For the Evil Spirit Set you need to complete the following quests:
      • The South Lomei Prophecy
      • The Lomei Labyrinth
      • The North Lomei Prophecy
  • Bone Weapons
    • Spiny Bone: 7 damage
    • Stalnox Horn: 29 damage
    • Molduga Jaw: 32 damage
    • Gibdo Bone: 40 damage

How to Make the Best Bone Weapon

As of now, the strongest bone weapon that you can make for this method requires:

  • Royal Guard Claymore: 32 damage
  • Molduga Jaw: 32 damage

Thanks to PhillyBeatzU on YouTube for sharing this weapon combination. Be sure to also check out their video below to see how it works.

Throw the above fused weapon at an Octorock twice to increase its damage to 74. Use it regularly in a fight until it is about to break which will increase its damage to 148. Use Attack Up meals to increase the damage up to 400. Finally, when the weapon is on its last hit, it will do 800 damage.

In case, you don’t want to go through setting up the last hit of a sword. You can also fuse a Molduga Jaw to the Unbreakable Master Sword, so while you won’t be able to enjoy the benefits of increased damage in the final hit. You will still be able to make the most of Attack Up bonuses and Armor set bonuses.

How to Use Bone Weapons against Lynels

How To Use Bone Weapons Against Lynels
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If you follow the above steps for making the weapon, you will have one that deals 800 damage. DO NOT use it randomly in a fight rather save it until you are able to mount a Lynel. Using weapons on a mounted Lynel won’t destroy the weapon as it would normally, so only use it in such scenarios and you will be slicing through Lynels in no time!

One last thing, in case you were wondering why use the Molduga jaw and not the Gibdo bone as it has higher damage? The answer to that is, Gibdo bone breaks after one use. So no matter what weapon you fuse it with you won’t be able to make much of it after the first time. But don’t worry your collection didn’t go to waste as you can always fuse it with arrows and take care of your enemies from a safe distance.

That is all on the bone weapon proficiency in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom and the best bones for fusion. If you are interested in other topics of this game then also check out our Zelda TOTK section.