How to Use Molotovs | Last of Us 2

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This guide will show you how to use Molotovs, a throwable weapon in The Last of Us Part II. You'll also be able to find out other information, such as how to find this weapon, and crafting details.

Molotov: Basic Information

Molotov Icon
Description Explodes on impact, and fire lingers in the area.
Type Throwable
Capacity 3

How to Use Molotovs

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Molotovs are best used against infected enemies, especially on large groups and the tougher ones like Shamblers and Bloaters. Tougher enemies can endure the fire and still have enough health to charge towards you. But even though they can survive, it is still one of the best ways take a huge chunk of health without wasting ammo.

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Weaker enemies like Runners and humans who are directly hit by the Molotov will not be able to move from their position until they die. On the other hand, if they caught fire but were not directly hit by the Molotov, they will still be able to move, and will only take a small damage from the fire. The only difference between Runners and humans if they are on fire is that the humans can put out the fire and prevent taking more damage from it. Be sure to take advantage of this and take them out while they are trying to recover from the fire.

How to Get Molotovs

Obtain Through Crafting

Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 How to Unlock
Alcohol Rag Jackson - Patrol

Molotovs can be crafted at any time after learning the recipe, as long as you have the required ingredients.

Last of Us 2 Weapons

List of Weapons


Semi-Auto Pistol Revolver
Military Pistol Hunting Pistol

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Long Guns
Bolt-Action Rifle Pump Shotgun Bow
Semi-Auto Rifle Double Barrel Shotgun Crossbow
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Throwable Weapons
Bottle Brick Molotov
Stun Bomb Trap Mine Pipe Bomb


Other Weapons
Machete Hammer 2x4
Axe Pickaxe Pipe
Sickle Club Baton
Pipe Wrench Switchblade Shiv


Recovery Items
Health Kits

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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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