How to Use Pipe Bombs | Last of Us 2

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This guide will show you how to use Pipe Bombs, 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.

Pipe Bomb: Basic Information

Pipe Bomb Icon
Pipe Bomb
Description Bounce on impact and explodes after a short delay.
Type Throwable
Capacity 4

How to Use Pipe Bombs

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Pipebombs are unique tools that are only available to Abby. When using a Pipe Bomb, it creates a massive explosion, dealing damage to anyone nearby after a short delay. Crafting a Pipe Bomb requires more materials than the other tools you can make, which makes them a bit more difficult to craft. However, crafting a Pipe Bomb automatically gives you two of them, which makes up for the extra materials it needs.

It is recommended that you craft and use pipe bombs whenever possible, as it is your main tool for clearing multiple enemies (especially since Abby doesn't have access to Molotovs.)

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Pipe Bombs can be used in different ways because of their ability to bounce off walls and detonate in areas you wouldn't normally reach, thanks to the slight delay after throwing them. Because of this, you can use Pipe Bombs both offensively and defensively, unlike the other tools that explode immediately on contact.

How to Get Pipe Bombs

Ingredient 1 Ingredient 2 Ingredient 3 How to Unlock
Alcohol Canister Explosive Find a Pipe Bomb

Pipe Bombs 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

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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