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.
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dckhead coding, spawn houndmaster and not wud, then other way around for next 10 rolls. throat punch me some developer nerds.
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
Wait, so then we need to DIE to this fight? What?
RIP Hardcore players?
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
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.
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.
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...
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
Maul not droped for me, need another playthrough to get this