The Last Of Us Part I Molotov: How To Craft & Use

Our guide will show you how to craft Molotov cocktail and its uses in the Last of Us Part I as well as the locations of the Training Manuals.

The Last of Us Part I is undoubtedly a masterpiece and one of the greatest games ever made. With realistic characters and movie-like dialogue, The Last of Us Part I never fails to make a mark on players. It is a technological marvel with a unique story, detailed environment, and characters. You will also get to use weapons like Molotovs with realistic animations in The Last of Us Part I. 

Key Highlights
  • Molotovs are weapons in The Last of Us Part I that deal fire-based damage
  • They can be used as a distraction or to clear a path by attracting infected to the noise
  • Molotovs can be found in the game or crafted using alcohol and a rag
  • There are two training manuals that can be found in the game to upgrade the Molotovs
  • Molotovs can be used in combat, to distract enemies, or to set fire to objects
  • They are effective at dealing damage to bloaters and can be used to set fire to objects
  • It is important to use Molotovs sparingly as they use the same resources as medkits
  • Throwing Molotovs accurately can be difficult, especially against moving enemies
  • It is important to stay clear of the fire caused by a Molotov explosion to avoid taking damage
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Molotovs In The Last Of Us Part I 

A handy weapon crafted from Alcohol and a Rag in The Last of Us Part I is called Molotov. The weapon is capable of dealing fire-based damage, and it can be used on turning enemies and even the infected. Many players tend to use it on the jerky as well.

How To Craft A Molotov Cocktail 

Throwing the Molotov in The Last Of Us Part I

In order to make a Molotov cocktail, you will need a rag and alcohol. All you need to do is to bind an alcohol-soaked wick to the top of the alcohol bottle. Sounds easy, right? The hard part is throwing the Molotov cocktail, as most of the time, it might miss your target, especially if you are aiming for a moving enemy.

aiming the Molotov in The Last Of Us Part I
Killing the infected using the Molotov in The Last Of Us Part I

Training Manuals For Molotov Cocktail

There are two training manuals available for Molotov cocktails in the Last of Us Part I.  

  • Molotov construction 
  • Molotov deployment 

These manuals will help you greatly increase the Explosive Radius of the deadly Molotov cocktail. Furthermore, you can also use these manuals to upgrade the Molotovs and ultimately increase the damage done by them. 

Construction Training Manual 

The first Molotov training manual can be found when going through the Pittsburgh Chapter. You will see the manual when you are trying to escape the city. Head inside the kitchen nearby, and before you follow Henry out of the door, make sure that you pick up the training manual lying around.  

Deployment Training Manual 

The second training manual will be located in the Science Building in the Last of Us Part I. You will get it during the University Chapter of the game. To open the locked door located at the end of the hallway, you can use a Shiv. Also, this manual will fully upgrade your Molotov cocktail and will help you increase the radius of the explosion, thus doubling the damage. 

using Molotov in The Last Of Us Part I
Great for attacking enemies from a distance

Uses Of Molotov Cocktails In The Last Of Us Part 1

Molotov cocktails have several uses, and we have covered all of them down below. 

  • Very effective weapons in combat in The Last of Us Part I.
  • Capable of killing any enemy with a single hit, except for bloaters.
  • Against bloaters, Molotov cocktails make them vulnerable by burning away thick fungus armor.
  • Offers stealth advantage as throwing it does not give away your position.
  • Unarmored enemies are killed immediately on contact, regardless of their health.
  • Molotovs have a low deployment time, exploding instantly on impact.
  • When used by a player with an explosion expert skill, the area of effect significantly increases.
  • Large radius of Molotov cocktails damages enemies even if away from the blast center.
  • Can be used to down enemies instantly, but use compromises stealth due to the lit rag
check the bodies
Make sure that you always search the bodies after burning them

Also, since the infected will be burning, they will be shouting a lot and eventually draw other infected to them as well. As soon as the other infected come in contact with the fire caused by the throwable weapon, they will catch fire as well and die instantly. 

Final Thoughts

It is no doubt that the Molotov cocktail has a lot of benefits. However, if you use it in the wrong way, you might end up damaging yourself. Also, the flames will take a lot of time before burning out completely, so it is important that you avoid the target area as much as possible. 

With this, our guide on how to craft a Molotov cocktail and its uses in the Last of Us Part I comes to an end. Hopefully, after reading our guide, you will be able to use the Molotov cocktail in the best way possible to deal with the infected efficiently. Make sure to leave any queries you have in the comment section down below. 

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