How to Use Shivs | Last of Us 2

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This guide will show you how to use Shivs, a 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.

Shiv: Basic Information

Shiv Icon
Description Instantly kills enemies from stealth and saves from clicker grabs.
Type Melee
Capacity 4

How to Use Shivs

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Unlike Ellie who uses a small knife when performing Stealth Kills, Abby uses her arms and fists when executing a Stealth Kill. This forces her to require a Shiv when killing tougher enemies like the tough Seraphite or Clickers. Also, Silent Shiv Kills are much faster than a regular Stealth Kill, so don't hesitate on using them when there are multiple enemies nearby.

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If you happen to have a Shiv when you are grabbed by an enemy, you can use them to deal damage and instantly break free from their attack.

How to Get Shivs

Obtain Through Crafting

Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 How to Unlock
Binding Blade Craft Shivs Upgrade

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

In order to unlock the recipe, you will first need the Craft Shivs player upgrade, which is the 1st upgrade on the Covert Ops branch.

Last of Us 2 Weapons

List of Weapons


Semi-Auto Pistol Revolver
Military Pistol Hunting Pistol

Long Guns

Long Guns
Bolt-Action Rifle Pump Shotgun Bow
Semi-Auto Rifle Double Barrel Shotgun Crossbow
Flamethrower Silenced Submachine Gun -


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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