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Remnant: From the Ashes Control Rod | Finding and using the Control Rod

Remnant: From the Ashes Control Rod

Since release, Remnant: From the Ashes has already provided a satisfying post-apocalyptic experience to tons of new fans. Players are forced to fight a huge variety of monsters, some small and others lone and large. The game is littered with boss fights throughout, some needing special items to activate. Here’s how to find the Remnant: From the Ashes Control Rod, an item necessary for a boss fight. 

Remnant: From the Ashes Control Rod Location

Remnant: From the Ashes Control Rod

The Control Rod is a special item needed to initiate a boss fight with the Ancient Construct. It, and all of its associated bosses, are found in the Rhom world. When the Control Rod is used on the Vyr automation by the ruins of Buri’s shop, the boss fight will commence. Of course, a boss fight is needed to get the Control Rod in the first place. 

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So just where is the Control Rod? Well, the Control Rod is dropped by a pair of bosses known as Maul and the Houndmaster. Maul and the Houndmaster are found in Rhom, in an area known as Stalker’s Den. When first entering, players will find an NPC. Purchase an item from him known as Houndmaster Jerky, and fire on the pack of enemies within. This will initiate the fight. 

There are some ways to make the fight with Maul easier. During the fight with Maul and Houndmaster there’ll be tons of Howlers helping out. It’s important not to get overwhelmed by them. Players should definitely be fighting in a team if possible. If going solo, deal with a good chunk of the Howlers, then focus on Maul and the Houndmaster. Repeat this as needed. 

Lastly, but most importantly, when the fight against Maul and the Houndmaster is wrapping up, the last shot matters. The Houndmaster needs to be killed with a headshot, otherwise he won’t drop the Remnant: From the Ashes Control Rod. This is the big key here, however, with all that in mind, progression should be a breeze. 

Written by Andrew Smith