When shooting an arrow, there's a single-button prompt to fuse a material from your inventory to the arrow. However, so far, the only way I've found to fuse a material (monster horn, etc) to your melee weapon, is to go into the inventory, hold the item, drop the item, then select the fuse power.

I feel like there should be a prompt from the fuse power to select a material, but I don't see it listed in the controls at the bottom of the screen.

Am I missing something?

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If you press Direction Pad when not using a bow, you'll pull up the same material quick-menu. Once here, simply find the appropriate item (sorting by "Fuse Attack Power" might help), and press X to drop it at your feet. Once done, you'll have the item on the ground in front of you, ready to be Fused, no + menu required!

Do note you'll need enough space around Link's feet, so if you get a message about "can't do that here", simply back up to clear some room and try again.

  • I suspect the first time I tried this, I got the "can't do that here" message, and assumed I was doing something wrong, as opposed to the problem being I was standing somewhere crowded. I'll give this a try tonight
    – Tal
    Commented May 15, 2023 at 19:20
  • Although this isn't quite as easy as with the bow, I suspect being able to fuse with the weapon or shield is what makes this implementation a little clunkier. For future readers, it doesn't take much to get the "cant' do that" message. Even a slope going the wrong direction can cause the error. Make sure you're on flat, clear ground.
    – Tal
    Commented May 16, 2023 at 12:34

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