Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Bomb Crafting Guide

One of the new features in Assassin’s Creed: Revelations is the bomb crafting. Ezio, in his old age, can build over 300 different types of bombs by combining three different types of ingredients. That’s a lot of bombs, and you’re going to want a primer on what all these ingredients do, and when to best employ these bombs. It isn’t easy being an Assassin, but now you can prepare yourself for the Templar armies with these special custom weapons of mass destruction or mass confusion.

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Bomb Crafting Guide

  1. Bombs can be crafted at tables in the Assassin HQ, in Assassin Dens, or at various locations around the city.
  2. Ezio can carry three of each type of bomb, there are three types; lethal bombs, tactical bombs, and diversion bombs.
  3. At default, Ezio can carry nine bombs, but as the game progresses he will be able to purchase upgraded Bomb Pouches.
  4. Bombs are constructed from three elements; the effect, the casing, and the gunpowder. You’ll find these ingredients for purchase at stores, looted from bodies, found in treasure cheasts, stolen from bomb stashes, rewarding for defending your Assassin Dens, and earned by sending Assassin Recruits on missions.
  5. Below we’ll show off and discuss the different ingredients and what they add to your custom bombs.

Bomb Effects

  • Caltrop – Caltrop Bomb (Tactical) – Slows and stuns enemies by covering an area of ground with metal spikes. Perfect for stopping pursuits and blocking narrow paths. Ezio is not damaged by caltrops.
  • Lamb’s Blood – Blood Bomb (Tactical) – Sprays blood in an explosion, causing fear and panic. They incapacitate, but for only a short amount of time.
  • Shrapnel – Splinter Bomb (Lethal) – Sprays shards of metal in all directions, hurting or killing anyone caught in the blast. Like a modern frag grenade, beware of killing civilians.
  • Salt of Petra – Smoke Decoy (Diversion) – Releases a thick smoke that draws guards to it. Useful for luring guards and breaking their line of sight. Less noisy and more discreet than other diversions.
  • Phosphorous – Smoke Screen (Tactical) – Blinds victims with a bright flash and creates smoke that breaks line of sight. Enemies caught in the smoke are easy to kill, and Ezio can see through the smoke with his eagle vision.
  • Datura – Datura Bomb (Lethal) – Releases a cloud of poison smoke that hurts and incapacities anyone caught by it. Beware of killing civilians, the effect is similar to the Poison Dart.
  • Coal Dust – Thunder Bomb (Lethal) – Creates a powerful explosion, it is less powerful than other bombs, but will stun and disable anyone not killed in the explosion.
  • Skunk Oil – Stink Bomb (Diversion) – Drenches anyone with a strong stink caught in the blast, very useful for separating targets from crowds or other guards. Any guard caught in the stink will stop until the effect has worn off.
  • Sulfur – Cherry Bomb (Diversion) – Pops with a loud noise, and attracts guards from far and wide to investigate the noise.
  • Pyrite Coins – Gold Bomb (Diversion) – Like throwing coin on steriods, the explosion will spray an area with coins, any citizen will become hostile to guards coming to investigate, creating a big instant crowd and diversion.

Bomb Casings

  • Fuse Shell – The default casing, it bounces off surfaces or NPCs and explodes after three seconds. The extra time can be useful for escaping and hiding before the bomb goes off.
  • Impact Shell – Explodes on impact with an NPC or surface. If you need an immediate explosion, use this casing. Best used for lethal bombs, where you’ll rarely need to set a killer trap, or just need to defeat a large group quickly.
  • Trip Wire – Explodes when enemies walk near, a perfect casing for setting traps. Set these on guard patrol routes.
  • Sticky Pouch – Sticky to any surface of NPC it lands on, then explodes after five seconds. The delay helps Ezio escape, and being able to land a bomb on a specific target means you always know at least one of your intended targets will be caught in the blast.

Bomb Gunpowder

  • Indian Gunpowder – 2 meter blast radius. Best used for precision attacks where you need to limit civilian casualties.
  • Arabic Gunpowder – 3 meter blast radius. Medium, for when you need a slightly larger effect on your targets.
  • British Gunpowder – 4 meter blast radius. Best used for large groups, save these large blasts for tactical bombs that limit civilian death.

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31 Comments on Assassin’s Creed: Revelations Bomb Crafting Guide


On November 15, 2011 at 2:37 pm

Looks amazing…great how they have made the series more complex, dynamic and interesting… exactly what CoD isn’t doing :P


On November 15, 2011 at 4:19 pm

I can’t craft bombs. I walk up to those bomb crafting boxes and there is no option to interact. Is there something I have to get first?


On November 15, 2011 at 10:09 pm

@Jonah You have probably not yet talked with the man Yusuf told you to see. After you do, you can learn to craft all kinds of bombs!


On November 16, 2011 at 3:42 am



On November 16, 2011 at 2:40 pm

Are these all of the effects? Ubi keeps saying there are over 300 combos, but four shells, ten effects, and three powders means only 120 possibilities.


On November 17, 2011 at 6:39 pm

I have the same problem as Jonah, but I already have talked to Yusuf about creating bombs. But when I walk around and go up to a bomb crafting table, it says craft bombs for one second then disappears.


On November 19, 2011 at 2:14 am

Best Bomb Combinations:
1) Casing: Trip Wire Gunpowder: Indian Effect: Datura
2) Casing: Impact Shell Gunpowder: Arabic Effect: Coal Dust
3) Casing: Impact Shell Gunpowder: British Effect: Caltrop
4) Casing: Fuse Shell Gunpowder: British Effect: Phosphorus
5) Casing: Sticky Pouch Gunpowder: British Effect: Pyrite Coins


On November 19, 2011 at 2:16 am

What! Why did they remove the space between the Casing, Gunpowder, and Effect! Now its so difficult to read!


On November 19, 2011 at 2:17 am

Best Bomb Combinations:
1) Casing: Trip Wire—Gunpowder: Indian—Effect: Datura
2) Casing: Impact Shell—Gunpowder: Arabic—Effect: Coal Dust
3) Casing: Impact Shell—Gunpowder: British—Effect: Caltrop
4) Casing: Fuse Shell—Gunpowder: British—Effect: Phosphorus
5) Casing: Sticky Pouch—Gunpowder: British—Effect: Pyrite Coins


On November 19, 2011 at 2:18 am

That’s much Better!!!!!! LOL!


On November 19, 2011 at 7:45 am

how do you throw the bombs. when i try he just throws them on the ground next to me


On November 19, 2011 at 11:44 am

You throw them by holding down the bomb button, that will bring up an aiming target and throw arc


On November 19, 2011 at 8:43 pm

sweet thanks


On November 26, 2011 at 9:06 am

How do you craft custom bombs? I am only able to make the basic three!


On December 5, 2011 at 8:51 am

which combination of bombs gives the most coolest effect and can we do something like mix more than 1 gunpowder ?
One more thing, does lucy make any appearance in the game ?


On December 8, 2011 at 12:03 pm

I can buy all the ingredients now it seems, at various shops, apart from shrapnel. Surely there’s some shop where you can buy shrapnel, or do you just have to randomly rely on chests and looting dead bodies?

Alison Black

On December 18, 2011 at 9:19 pm

I have read, that the guy that teaches you to use and make bombs, next to the Bazaar, Piri Reis. Once an item is unlocked, which you unlock every part of every bomb, effect and gun powder as you progress through the Storyline Missions. Piri Reis is able to sell you every single thing you will ever need for Bombs.

I am in Sequence 3, and I have already completed everyone of his Bomb missions and I am able to buy every single item for bomb making, meaning the casings, the Effects and the Gunpowder’s, but I have yet to unlock the largest gun Powder, the British Gunpowder.

BUT! I have read, that once you complete Sequence 3 completely, that somewhere along Sequence 4, it is unlocked. I cannot remember exactly when, whether it is unlocked once you start sequence 4, or if it is unlocked when you complete a certain Memory during the sequence 4 Story line missions.


On December 23, 2011 at 8:42 am

ok, having trouble with british gunpowder. I’ve been using it through most of the game. I have bought it before from Piris Reis and now it’s not available. What? I’ve gotten all the treasure chests already, completed all the challenges (except promoting 7 of my assassins to master) and completed the piris reis missions. everything is synced 100 percent. But I can’t find any more british gunpowder which is almost essential to get some of the Uplay acheivements.


On December 25, 2011 at 5:22 pm

hey guys i need to know where to get shrapnel i loot and can never find any plz help me


On December 26, 2011 at 5:12 am

to get all of the things needed to craft bombs, you can either loot chest and bodies or steal them form bomb crafting tables, when you open a bomb crafting table, you will get some ingredients, the usual ingredients you will get from bomb crafting tables are impact shells, indian gun powder and phosphorous. if you want to get all the bomb ingredients avaiaible at the bomb crafters shop, piri reis, youll have to complete the bomb challenges that are hanged on the walls in piri reis ahop. go to one of the frames and interact with it, youll seacutscene and piri will tell you to test his bombs. youcan all so unlock the ingredients by playing the meditarannarean defence meta game and do the piri reis missions. any problems, please email me at :-) .im having trouble completing the second set of the bomb challenge, its the “craft bombs with every effect”. i done it a lott of times and systematicly too, but it wont work…….. sad


On December 26, 2011 at 5:14 am

you can get shrapnel at piri reis shop for about200 afte you completed the missions in meditaranaean defence.


On December 29, 2011 at 8:20 am

I figured out the bomb challenge problem. craft the bombs in one of the wall crafting slots then use the bomb somewhere. bring up the equipment wheel highlight the bomb just used and select add bomb. do this for the shell type challenge and effect challenges this is how i unlocked both. as they would no unlock at a crafting station.


On December 29, 2011 at 4:34 pm

I completed the Piri Reis shrapnel mission,but I can’t find shrapnel anywhere in the city, not even in Piri Reis’ shop.


On December 30, 2011 at 9:48 pm

I don’t get it, I used one crafting station and craft the bombs and returned modified the same bomb and nothing I’m confused.


On December 30, 2011 at 11:21 pm

I’ve just figured out. it’s a bug, you need to delete the update file from the game data. then try again the crafting challenge. just craft a bomb dismantle it and craft another and so one. no need to use nor exiting the crafting box.


On January 10, 2012 at 9:25 am

i am struggling to complete one of the bomb challenges.
craft one bomb of each effect type..
i have done all the other challenges and all the piri reis missions and i have made a bomb of each effect type but i dont seem to get the reward.
do you have to mske a bomb of every effect with every gunpowder in every of the casings.
or do you unlock another effect further down the line i think im about half way through sequence 4 i reckon.


On February 7, 2012 at 6:14 pm

yeah i had the problem with the bomb effect crafting challange deleting the update worked for me.


On February 9, 2012 at 1:52 am

Hi, i have a bit of a problem , controlling the game , the mouse sensitivity is extremely high , and i cant edit it from control


On February 28, 2012 at 9:27 pm

I can’t by the life of me understand why any person with a brain would rather play these types of games on a computer then on a gaming console. First of, playing on a computer just cost more period. The initial computer, getting hardware upgrades.. mouse,gamepad,keyboard,graphics card, ect. I think only a retard would choose to pay over $400 bucks to play a game. You can spend 300-500 bucks on a game system. It will play the game everytime, without fail (unless you have a defective console) and you don’t have to update squat! I’m sorry Ghaleb but you are dumb as hell. This game rocks btw also doesn’t anyone pay attention to the INGAME tutorials why do I see so many ppl asking stupid questions which are explained CLEARLY in the tutorial. Seriously most of you ppl are morrons.


On March 1, 2012 at 9:18 am


Uhm let’s see some of us prefer to have come control over how our game looks/performs. Aside from that, I find mouse/keyboard a far better way of control for almost all kinds of games. It’s just a shame that some games( Like AC) often are so consolized that the UI is quite horrible on PC.
Also, I happen to pay what would be a third of what you’re paying for your games mate, so enjoy.


On May 3, 2012 at 10:16 am

xeno, there are more then 120 bombs, I worked it out at 360, there are 4 shells, tripwire, impact, sticky and fuse, 3 gun powders and 3 effects for LETHAL alone, that works out as 108 possibilities, now it’s also 108 for diversion, but it works out as 144 for tactical because there are 4 effects in tactical when all added together it equals 360, so there are over 300 different bombs to craft.