Using Your Equipment
Melee Weapons are generally used to fight off the various smaller foes that you will encounter in the game, and won’t have any effect on larger foes. They can also be used to break boxes to gather items, but your fists can do this too, and they don’t have a durability to manage. Some Melee Weapons have multiple uses, the Torch can be lit on fire and carried as a source of warmth, whereas Axes can be used to chop down trees to collect Wood.
Bows are your only form of ranged attack and can be used to fight smaller foes in the environment, but they are also frequently used in environmental puzzles out in the world or even in boss fights. Hold [LMB] whilst a bow is equipped to ready an arrow and circular reticule will appear. Because the arrow will drop as it travels through the air, you will often need to aim a bit high to hit your target, using the bottom of the reticule is useful for this. The reticule will become larger and your shots less accurate if you are moving, so stand still whenever you are firing off a shot. Arrows can also be lit on fire to deal more damage or to assist in environmental puzzles/bosses, to do this, ready an arrow with [LMB] and stand near an open flame, the tip of your arrow should catch fire, and then you can fire it like any normal arrow.
The Sail Cloth is collected soon after you defeat the first boss of the game, and can be used to glide over long distances or stop you from taking damage after a long fall. The Sail Cloth can be upgraded to perform better, and is used by pressing [SPACE] whilst airborne. Whilst using the Sail Cloth however, you will be using Stamina, so make sure to leave enough stamina to glide whatever distance is required if you are using it as a method of escape or traversal.
Grappling Hooks can be used to quickly travel to any stone surface within your range, or to grapple to specifically placed grapple points. When you are aiming at something that you can grapple to, a spinning white reticule will appear. When aiming at a grapple point, this reticule will appear but it will be green instead of white. Grapple points can be found throughout the environment and also on bosses, allowing for a faster climb up them.