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Remote Bomb Guide - How To Upgrade And Use
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Remote Bomb Guide - How To Upgrade And Use

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Remote Bomb is a Rune ability in Zelda Breath of the Wild (BotW). Learn how to use Remote Bomb, its effects, the differences between round and square types, and how to upgrade it.

Runes List And How to Use

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Remote Bomb Effects And Use

EffectDestroy obstacles or attack multiple targets within the area of explosion.
Blow objects away with a blast.
Round and square Remote Bombs roll differently.
※Round and square Remote Bombs can be set at the same time.
How To UseHold with L button → Press A or R button to place/throw →L button to detonate.
Press B to stop.
Power (Upgraded)12(24)
Cooldown time (Upgraded)6 seconds (3 seconds)
How To GetJa Baij Shrine

Place/Throw To Detonate

Place or throw to detonate
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Hold the Remote Bomb in your hand with the L button and place it with A or throw it with R. When the Remote Bomb reaches the target you want to attack or destroy, press the L button to detonate it. Keep your distance to avoid the damage from the explosion.

Use The Square One When You Need To Keep It In Place

If you want to keep the bomb in place, use a square Remote Bomb that is hard to roll. On the other hand, if you want to use it by rolling it on a slope, use the round one.

Can Be Used In The Air

Remote Bomb from Paraglider
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Remote Bombs can be used even when using Paraglider, for example. You can also attack the enemy by dropping a Remote Bomb right above them.

Remote Bomb Explodes Even Underwater

Explosion in water
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Remote Bomb can be detonated even underwater. It is useful for attacking underwater enemies and catching fish. But it cannot be activated/detonated when Link is underwater.

It Can Be Used To Avoid Battles

Running From Enemies

Escape with Remote Bomb
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You can also place Remote Bombs while running by pressing the Jump→L button, allowing you to blow up enemies while escaping. You need to be careful not to get yourself caught in the blast, but it'd be easier to escape.

Attack From The Cliff Without Being Noticed

Attack without being noticed from the top of the cliff
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If you drop a Remote Bomb from a cliff, you can attack without being noticed by the enemy. It takes longer due to the smaller damage, but if the enemy does not have a long-range attack, a one-sided attack is possible.

Remote Bomb & Korok Leaf Combo

This combo takes advantage of the Remote Bomb's wind. If you jump and place a Remote Bomb after fanned a spot with the Korok Leaf, it will roll forward at high speed.

How To Upgrade Remote Bomb+

Complete "Slated for Upgrades"

Clear Slated for Upgrades
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Unlock ConditionsClear Locked Mementos
LocationHateno Ancient Tech Lab
Required MaterialsAncient Shaft ×3

It can be upgraded by giving Purah the Ancient Shafts in the Side Quest "Slated for Upgrades". There are also other Runes that can be upgraded, so if you have the materials, you should definitely upgrade them.

Other Runes That Can Be Upgraded

ItemRequired Materials
Sheikah SensorAncient Screw ×3
StasisAncient Core ×3
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