Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Ultrahand Guide: How To Get It & How To Use It

Ultrahand is a new ability in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom that makes almost everything possible. Learn everything about Ultrahand in this guide, including how you get it and some tips on how to best use this ability.

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Zelda Tears of the Kingdom Ultrahand Guide. | © Nintendo

In this Zelda Tears of the Kingdom guide you will learn everything you need to know about the Ultrahand ability. This knowledge will certainly come in handy for you, because who would have thought that Link would one day become an engineer?

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom: Ultrahand Explained

Ultrahand is the ability to move objects, with which you will then be able to build custom vehicles.

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In action, it's very similar to the Magnesis skill from Breath of the Wild, but with an even better utility. Link can pick up specific objects to then combine them to build new structures and vehicles.

How To Get Ultrahand in Zelda Tears of the Kingdom

You unlock Ultrahand very early in the game. You just have to finish the Ukouh Shrine. This tutorial shrine, which teaches you how to use this amazing new ability, can be found in the first area of the game, the Great Sky Island.

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Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom: The Ukouh Shrine will unlock Ultrahand for you. | © Nintendo

If you need help with this shrine, we got a walkthrough guide right here for you:

Zelda Tears of the Kingdom: How To Use Ultrahand

Relax, you don't have to be an expert in construction to be able to build in Tears of the Kingdom! The first thing you have to do is find a potential object that will be useful for your invention. Stand next to it, and make sure you have the Ultrahand skill equipped.

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You can make all kinds of crazy things with Ultrahand. | © Nintendo

Ultrahand basically controls like Magnesis in Breath of the Wild, so if you played TotK's predecessor, this shouldn't be too much of an issue for you. Hold the L button and select Ultrahand. Now you can grab any highlighted object by looking at it, holding L and pressing A.

You can move and rotate any grabbed object with the D-pad. Just using the four directional buttons will lift and move the object. Hold the R button while using the D-pad to rotate the item. This is particularly useful or aligning items and creating some of the crazier constructions in Tears of the Kingdom.

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Ultrahand makes anything possible. | © Nintendo

Obviously, individual items can be detached to correct some structural flaws. Keep in mind that you can't use the Ultrahand skill on everything, but you won't have to manually inspect every item, as eligible items will be highlighted.´

The opportunities are endless and everything is possible in Tears of the Kingdom, if you can think of it. Now go out there, get wild with Ultrahand and have a lot of fun creating unique and crazy constructions.

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