Control Rod


The Hounds were the old Buri's family. 
I guess even family will turn on you, given the
right motivation.

Control Rod is a Key Item in Remnant: From the Ashes. Key Items are specifically found in specific areas of a Location, given by NPCs, or are dropped by Bosses.



 Control Rod Usage

  • Place the Control Rod into the chest of the Vyr automaton outside of Wud's shop in Rhom and it will activate. This begins a boss fight against the Ancient Construct, which yields the Ancient Core.
    NOTE: You must have Houndmaster and Wud's shop in the same map to be able to activate the Ancient Construct.
    You cannot keep the Control Rod. It will be removed from your inventory when you re-roll the world.



How to Find Control Rod

  • Drop by Maul
  • Break the Houndmaster's "horn", a couple of shots or a shotgun blast will do the trick and when it starts to glow, the control rod should be visible. Maul will then attack it's master. If you die the Houndmaster will not respawn and you will receive the Control Rod when Maul is defeated provided that the device has been broken before.



Key Items
Acid Cleaned Key  ♦  Creeper's Peeper  ♦  Cryptolith Sigil  ♦  D.A.T.L.A. Key  ♦  Founder's Key  ♦  Fuse  ♦  Glowing Rod  ♦  Guardian's Heart  ♦  Homestead Basement Key  ♦  Howling Key  ♦  Hunter's Key  ♦  Iskal Vial  ♦  Janitor's Watch  ♦  Labyrinth Key  ♦  Liz's Key  ♦  Master's Tusk  ♦  Monkey Key  ♦  Opalescent Shell  ♦  Research Station Alpha Keycard  ♦  Servant Cage Key  ♦  Strange Coin  ♦  Strange Curio  ♦  Tarnished Ring  ♦  Ward 13 Keycard  ♦  Ward 13 Master Key  ♦  Ward Prime Fuse  ♦  Ward Prime Keycard  ♦  Ward Prime Maintenance Key



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    • Anonymous

      06 Jul 2021 10:55  

      Maybe I was lucky... But I found the item from a random mob within Shackled Canyon. Adventure mode, and also got Wud the same time :D

      • Anonymous

        23 Mar 2021 01:18  

        For my experience, i hit the houndmaster in his head and then he stay freeze in a shocked state. Maul didnt kill him, i do and i take both the item: collar and rod

        • Anonymous

          06 Mar 2021 21:26  

          Far and away this is the most annoying RNG. Honestly you guys couldn't have taken two seconds to make sure that the two are tied?? A dozen rerolls, finally get the rod. No wud. Devs blew it.

          • Anonymous

            22 Aug 2020 18:26  

            Before you die, make sure to break the horn first on the Houndmaster and let Maul kill him. When you die and respawn, you can still defeat Maul and get both items.

            • Anonymous

              18 Aug 2020 11:38  

              This part is so stupid... why cant you get it off his corpse? Now i have to replay the whole game again to get it...

              • Anonymous

                02 Sep 2019 21:24  

                heads up for people that want this, the "horn" that you need to break is that mask thing on his face, wiki should specify this, it will start to shortcircuit when broken and then the dog will kill him, win the fight and you get both this and the collar

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