There are 12 Training Manuals to be found in The Last of Us, and picking up each one will add an upgrade effect to a particular area of combat. Here's where you can track down each one, and how you can benefit from grabbing them.
|Bill's Town||Shiv: Sharpening||Shiv's last 1 extra hit||Take from the bar of the safehouse after meeting Bill.|
|Pittsburgh||Health: Splinting||Health kits are 33 per cent more effective||After the ambush, near the cots before you head back out.|
|Pittsburgh||Shiv: Reinforcement||Shiv's last 2 extra hits||On the ground floor of the hotel, in the safe. Requires Note to Staff for the combination.|
|Pittsburgh||Melee: Knots||Weapon modifications last 1 extra hit||After the cut-scene where Ellie saves Joel, look for the manual on a table as you leave the hotel.|
|Pittsburgh||Molotov: Construction||Molotov effect radius now 1.5x wider||After meeting Sam and Henry, take this from the kitchen counter before following them.|
|The Suburbs||Bomb: Containment||Bomb effect radius now 1.5x wider||Near the Shorty pistol, found on a shelf in the sewers.|
|The Suburbs||Melee: Techniques||Weapon modifications last 1 extra hit||At the suburbs, give Ellie a leg-up into one of the house's attic. The manual's located inside.|
|Tommy's Dam||Smoke: Chemistry||Bomb smoke lasts 10 seconds longer||By the lantern as you enter the generator building.|
|The University||Health Kit Sterilization||Health kits are 67 per cent more effective||After the encounter with the monkeys, enter the building on your right, leave via the 2nd floor window, then walk along the awning. Enter the next window along and the manual is on your right.|
|The University||Molotov: Deployment||Molotov effect radius now 2.0x wider||Enter the science building, then go to the end of the corridor. Open the shiv door and take the manual from inside.|
|Lakeside Resort||Smoke: Shaping||Bomb smoke lasts 20 seconds longer||Open the alley shiv door.|
|Bus Depot||Bomb: Shrapnel||Bomb effect radius now 2.0x wider||On top of the white truck by the Bloaters.|
Head back to the first page for our breakdown of every single The Last of Us secret.