Kena: Bridge of Spirits - What Are Forest Tears?

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There are many magical plants in Kena: Bridge of Spirits and one of the most useful ones is a Forest Tear. These plants make your journey to the Sacred Mountain that little bit easier and it has a surprising effect on your little Rot buddies. We're here to answer the question, what are Forest Tears?

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Kena: Bridge of Spirits - What Are Forest Tears?

As you explore the world of Kena: Bridge of Spirits, you will come across a variety of plants that can help you on your journey. Some plants help to feed your Rot crew and others are a little bit more enchanted, this is the category that Forest Tears fall into.

What Does a Forest Tear Do?

A fully formed Forest Tear will allow you to return your Rot friends to their original form for a limited amount of time. In this form, all of them merge together to make a gigantic ethereal slug-like creature.

Kena and the Rot in their original form, they look like a big ghost-slug
It's cute for a big ghostly slug

When the Rot are in this form, they can help clear corruption and they can help you in battle by fighting enemies. You will be able to control every move of them in this form and though it can be a bit fiddly to get used to, it becomes a great asset throughout the game.

What Does a Forest Tear Look Like?

A fully formed Forest Tear will look like this when viewed through a Spirit Mask:

Kena: Bridge of Spirits, A Forest Tear fully formed plant as seen through a Spirit Mask
Forest Tears are easier to spot through a Spirit Mask

However, you'll be very lucky to find a fully formed one as most of them have been split into two parts by the corruption in the environment. The base of a broken Forest Tear will look a lot like an angelic Lily Pad:

It really does look magical through a Spirit Mask...
It really does look magical through a Spirit Mask...

When you see this it means that the second half of the plant is nearby. Now, finding the pieces differs depending on where you are. Sometimes you will need to use your Rot to lift objects to find it or you will need to solve puzzles for the piece to reveal itself. If you're really lucky, all you will need to do is use your Pulse ability and the piece will pop up.


Once the piece has been found (it will be like a little glowing orb) all you need to do is command your Rot to pick it up and place it directly on top of the centre flower. When you do this, the Forest Tear will grow!

How Do You Use a Forest Tear?

When you find a fully formed Forest Tear, all you need to do is aim at it and command your Rot to go to it. They will consume the top half of the plant and transform them into their original form.

When they're like this, you can use your camera controls to control the movement of the Rot. You will also have a couple of attack commands for the Rot and you can use these to clear corrupted areas or damage enemies.

You should notice that above the Rot there is a bar. This bar shows you how much energy the Rot has left in that form from the Forest Tear. Once this bar wears down, the Rot will disperse into their smaller forms again.

Try to limit unnecessary movements as this will drain the bar much faster. Weak and heavy attacks will also wear it down but you can return to the Forest Tear to recharge or reform your Rot.


Forest Tears are an extremely useful plant in Kena: Bridge of Spirits and they are the keys to completing a few of the puzzles scattered throughout the world. Also, do not worry about losing your stylish Rot when they turn into their original form. They will all keep their hats from the Hat Cart!