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Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (ToTK): How To Confuse Enemies

The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is a certified masterpiece. Expanding upon Breath of the Wild’s gameplay, it also introduces a lot of new things. The new five major abilities are a lot more fun than the ones we had in BoTW, and the map is staggeringly huge. Compared to ToTK, Breath of the Wild seems like a practice run for the developers. One of these newly introduced “things” is called Confuse and it’s a lot of fun.

Enemies in Tears of the Kingdom have more variety than what we had in Breath of the Wild. Plus, this time they are much more resilient and require that players have a good arsenal of equipment and presence of mind. Using Confuse against enemies can help you in the direst of situations. And the scene that you get to witness after enemies get confused is hilarious as hell. As such, here’s a helpful guide on how to confuse enemies in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.


Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (ToTK): How to confuse enemies

As we already explained earlier, “confuse” is a new gameplay mechanic that has been introduced in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom. It’s a great little mechanic that comes in handy during combat, especially large-scale ones. When a player inflicts confuse upon the enemy, that particular enemy will have four small puffy clouds circling above its head. Do note that you can only confuse low-level enemies and some larger ones, but not bosses. If you try to confuse bosses, you will see the “Game Over” screen next if you are not careful enough.

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To confuse enemies, you can use a plant made exclusively for that, the Muddle Bub. This plant is mostly found in the Depths. Gather them, fuse them with your arrows, and fire those fused arrows at the enemy. The moment Muddle Bub comes into contact with the enemy, it will burst into a purple cloud. And then you will see enemies fighting each other because of the “confuse” effect. We recommend using fused Muddle Bub because it’s the best way to use them since doing so provides an AoE hit and you can target farther. In short, it’s the most optimal way to use the plant.

When you are in the Depths, try looking for Muddle Bud near large trees. You can also purchase these from the Bargainer/Poe Statues located all over the map. Here are all the coordinates to locate the Statues –

  • First Bargainer Statue – (-0252, 0151, 0020)
  • Second Bargainer Statue – (-0452, -0804, -0470)
  • Third Bargainer Statue – (-1036, 2693, -0271)
  • Fourth Bargainer Statue – (3704, 2596, -0415)
  • Fifth Bargainer Statue – (3848, -1326, -0845)
  • Sixth Bargainer Statue – (0884, 2405, 0393)
  • Seven Bargainer Statue – (-0779, -1903, -0565)

Remember to gather as much Muddle Bud as you can. And don’t forget to use them on enemies whenever you can. For more guides and info on The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom, Vab Saga is your destination.


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