The Last of Us: Training Manuals Locations Guide
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Improve Joel’s crafting skills by finding every training manual in The Last of Us using this handy locations guide. Every training manual serves a different purpose, but they all upgrade your crafting abilities by extending the use of items, giving better effects, and more.
These manuals can be found in almost every chapter, and make the later stages of the game much easier if you’ve got the patience to hunt them down. Get the “I Got This” trophy and inch closer to Platinum, get the guide below.
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Training Manuals Locations Guide
Chapter 4: Bill’s Town
- Manual #1: Shiv: Sharpening – At the start of the Safe House section, look on the bar just as it turns right ahead.
Chapter 5: Pittsburg
- Manual #2: Health: Splinting – After taking care of the enemies at the beginning of the chapter and moving into the garage through the shutter, continue up the stairs one story and enter the room on the right. Look on the metal shelves to find this manual.
- Manual #3: Shiv: Reinforcement – Climb the ladder after moving it to reach the second floor of the hotel, then look right until finding the elevator lobby. There’s a note with a combination to a safe. Find the safe behind the first floor counter.
- Manual #4: Melee: Knots – Continue up the hotel until reaching a hallway with ATMs on the right and drinking fountains on the left. Move straight down the hall and look on the wooden table with an overturned chair sitting on top.
- Manual #5: Molotov: Construction – Meeting with Sam and Henry, look on the counters of the apartment’s kitchen to find this manual.
Chapter 6: The Suburbs
- Manual #6: Bomb: Containment – Swimming through the sewers after leaving the shore, Joel can climb a ladder and continue forward until stumbling into a noisy trap. Continuing forward, there’s a metal shelf with supplies on the left of path. You’ll find the manual there.
- Manual #7: Melee: Techniques – In the abandoned neighborhood, look for a slightly raised house with steps leading up to fenced front yard. Go upstairs, and interact with the attic door. It’ll fall off — send Ellie up there, and she’ll toss you the manual.
Chapter 7: Tommy’s Dam
- Manual #8: Smoke: Chemistry – After meeting up with Joel’s brother and following him through the compound, you’ll pass by a resting dog before going inside where two engineers are discussing plans. On the left side of the console just behind the two, you’ll find the manual.
Chapter 8: The University
- Manual #9: Health Kit Sterilization – Entering the huge plaza between buildings in the University, where monkeys will retreat as you arrive, enter the building on the right. There are two busted windows leading into a stairwell. Move up the stairs on story, then jump out onto the tiled roof. There’s another open window to the left, leading into a room. On the desk near the windows, you’ll find this tricky manual.
- Manual #10: Molotov: Deployment – Climbing into the building through the window reached by a truck, run down the hallway to find a shiv door. Crack open the locked door with a shiv, and enter the lab. The manual is on one of the tables.
Chapter 9: Lakeside Resort
- Manual #11: Smoke Shaping – Switching back to Joel near the town, you’ll start next to a gas station. Cross the street to find an open hotel room. Jump into the alley behind the hotel accessed through a window in the bathroom, and turn left. There’s a shack with a locked door. Use a shiv to open the door, and grab the manual inside.
Chapter 10: Bus Depot
- Manual #12: Bombs: Shrapnel – Continuing further into the tunnels infested by infected, you’ll encounter two Bloaters among other Runners. There’s a white truck with a red horse emblazoned on the side; the manual is on top.
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