The Last of Us - Training Manuals, combat upgrades, combat bonuses

We've got the locations of every Training Manual spread throughout The Last of Us. Grab them all if you want to improve your combat skills.

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.

Training Manuals

ChapterManualEffectDetails
Bill's TownShiv: SharpeningShiv's last 1 extra hitTake from the bar of the safehouse after meeting Bill.
PittsburghHealth: SplintingHealth kits are 33 per cent more effectiveAfter the ambush, near the cots before you head back out.
PittsburghShiv: ReinforcementShiv's last 2 extra hitsOn the ground floor of the hotel, in the safe. Requires Note to Staff for the combination.
PittsburghMelee: KnotsWeapon modifications last 1 extra hitAfter the cut-scene where Ellie saves Joel, look for the manual on a table as you leave the hotel.
PittsburghMolotov: ConstructionMolotov effect radius now 1.5x widerAfter meeting Sam and Henry, take this from the kitchen counter before following them.
The SuburbsBomb: ContainmentBomb effect radius now 1.5x widerNear the Shorty pistol, found on a shelf in the sewers.
The SuburbsMelee: TechniquesWeapon modifications last 1 extra hitAt the suburbs, give Ellie a leg-up into one of the house's attic. The manual's located inside.
Tommy's DamSmoke: ChemistryBomb smoke lasts 10 seconds longerBy the lantern as you enter the generator building.
The UniversityHealth Kit SterilizationHealth kits are 67 per cent more effectiveAfter 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 UniversityMolotov: DeploymentMolotov effect radius now 2.0x widerEnter the science building, then go to the end of the corridor. Open the shiv door and take the manual from inside.
Lakeside ResortSmoke: ShapingBomb smoke lasts 20 seconds longerOpen the alley shiv door.
Bus DepotBomb: ShrapnelBomb effect radius now 2.0x widerOn 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.

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