The Last of Us - How to Use Shiv

This article will guide you on how to use the Shiv in the game The Last of Us (TLoU). Read on for more information about using the Shiv.

This article will guide you on how to use the Shiv in the game The Last of Us (TLoU). Read on for more information about using the Shiv.

What is Shiv

Shiv is a Melee Weapon that you can procure with the right ingredients. It is also an offensive and defensive item at the same time against the infected.

How to Use Shiv

Instant Kill

Using a Shiv behind your enemies will instantly kill them. Unlike the strangle method, which will take up time to kill an enemy.

Defense Item against Clickers

Clickers can instantly kill you when it gets near you. If you have a Shiv in your backpack, it will automatically become a defensive item to break free from these infected.

Locked Doors

There certain doors than can only be opened when using a Shiv to unlock them. It will be worth it to use a Shiv from opening these doors because it can give you a lot of supplies from these doors.

How to Procure Shiv

Materials Needed

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You can access your Backpack and go to the Crafting menu and select the Shiv to craft.

Note: You will need the required materials to Craft the item.

Related Links

Controls and Techniques

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Game Walkthrough

How to Upgrade Weapons How to Upgrade Character Skills How to Avoid Being Detected
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All Toolbox Locations All Safe Locations

Useful Information

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Jokes American Dreams
Factions Original Soundtrack

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