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Ingredients are items that can be used for crafting tools in The Last of Us Part II. Read on to learn more about ingredients and how to use them.

What are Ingredients?

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Ingredients are items that are scattered throughout the game. These ingredients are mainly used for Crafting different tools that can help you in combat.

If you already played The Last of Us 1, you already know the basics of Crafting and the importance of ingredients. Being able to craft things like bombs, health kits, and ammunition is extremely useful, so you'll want to try and pick them up as you find them!

How to Use Ingredients

List of Ingredients

The following items are the different ingredients that you can pick up throughout the game:

Alcohol Rag Canister
Explosive Binding Blade

Crafting Items

You can use these Ingredients through Crafting. You access the Crafting menu by pressing on the Touchpad, which will display a list of the different recipes that you can Craft with the ingredients you have.

Item Ingr. 1 Ingr. 2 Ingr. 3 Effect
Health Kit
Health Kit
Alcohol Rag - Restores a moderate amount of health. Hold R2 to use.
Alcohol Rag - Explodes on impact, and fire lingers in the area.
Stun Bomb
Stun Bomb
Canister Explosive - Stuns enemies in a small area on impact.
Melee Upgrade
Melee Upgrade
Binding Blade Melee Weapon Restores melee weapon to full durability and increases its damage. Requires a melee weapon.
Rag Canister - Silences the pistol. Breaks after 3 shots.
Trap Mine
Trap Mine
Canister Explosive - Deploys in place and and detonates on enemy proximity.
Arrows x2
Arrows x2
Binding Blade - Standard ammo for the bow. Silently kills enemies. Crafts 2 arrows.
Explosive Arrow
Explosive Arrow
Explosive Binding - Detonates on impact dealing massive damage in a large blast radius.
Pipe Bombs x2
Pipe Bombs x2
Alcohol Canister Explosive Bounce on impact and explodes after a short delay. Crafts 2 bombs.
Shivs x2
Shivs x2
Binding Blade - Instantly kills enemies from stealth and saves from clicker grabs. Crafts 2 shivs that break on use.
Hunting Pistol Ammo x2
Hunting Pistol Ammo x2
Explosive Blade - Standard ammo for the Hunting Pistol. Deals heavy damage with high accuracy. Crafts 2 bullets.
Incendiary Shells
Incendiary Shells
Alcohol Explosive - Special ammo for the shotgun. Sets targets ablaze in a large area. Crafts 2 shells.

Recipe List

How to Get Ingredients

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Ingredients can be found anywhere in the game. Be sure to explore and check every corner of all the areas if possible, especially on places where there are drawers or cabinets that you can open.

If you turn on High Contrast Mode from the accesibility settings (or by swiping left on the touchpad), you will be able to easily spot anything in the area that can be interacted with, allowing you to easily find and pick up any ingredients that are lying around.

Enhanced Listen Mode

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If you are having a hard time locating the ingredients in the area, you can turn on Enhanced Listen Mode in the Options menu. This will allow you to scan and pinpoint the exact location of nearby items and even enemies.

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    • I’m more of a stealth player so I didn’t enjoy the boss fight in the hospital. One touch and you’re dead, that’s not enjoyable or realistic. Might as well run outside and kick a bear. I’d get the same thing happen, dead. Too much story in this game as well, I feel like it’s hours of videos that takes away from the game play. Just give me the details and move it along. I don’t need to know who’s screwing who.

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