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The boomerang seems like an incredibly useful weapon, being the only ranged reusable weapon in the game so far. Using it is, however, a (quite literally) a pain in the ass, as the weapon has a nasty habit of hitting yourself when returning. How do you catch the returning boomerang properly?

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The boomerang will always return to you, so there's no point in dodging it. To catch it properly you need to hold down Space when it's near. This will prevent boomerang from hitting you in the ass, and reduce its wear by half.

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This is correct. Be careful to hit space on the right moment: if you're near an other object where space makes sense (for example, twigs), pressing space too soon might cause your character to go harvest twigs instead (and surprise, receive a boomerang in the face). Let the boomerang get close enough. –  Konerak Dec 27 '13 at 12:23
    
Is there a way to catch the boomerang with a mouse click, or is the spacebar the only reliable way to catch it? –  Paul Marshall Jan 13 at 22:15

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