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Cane of Byrna

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Not to be confused with the Cane of Pacci or the Cane of Somaria.
Cane of Byrna
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Use(s) Increases Defense
Comparable Item(s) Magic Armor, Armor Seed, Enhanced Defense, Guardian Acorn, Charms, Nayru's Love, Blue Bracelet, Red Ring, Blue Ring, Armor Rings

The Cane of Byrna is an item that appears in A Link to the Past.[1]

Location and Uses


The Cane of Byrna can be found in a cave on the Dark World's Death Mountain. To reach it, Link must jump from the ledge south of the Magical Warp Tile just south of Ganon's Tower. In order to obtain the cane, Link must use the Magic Hammer on the Moles, then, he must use the Magic Cape to avoid the Floor Spikes and reach the other side. Once he reaches the Treasure Chest containing the cane, Link must use the Power Glove to remove the stone blocking the access. Alternatively, Link can also reach the Treasure Chest with enough Heart Containers and a Fairy in a Bottle.

When used, the Cane of Byrna creates a force field around Link, making him invincible from attacks or traps; however, it consumes magic power. The Cane of Byrna has essentially the same effect as the Magic Cape, however, the force field damages enemies if they make contact with Link. It uses less magic power and enemies can see Link during its use. The Cane of Byrna is completely optional, as it is not required to complete the game.

Non-canon Appearances

Soulcalibur II

The Cane of Byrna is one of Link's weapons in Soulcalibur II. Paired off with the Hylian Shield, the Cane of Byrna can be bought in the Benetnasch Shop or Mizar Shop for 1600 Gold while playing the Weapon Master Mode. Although both Link's offense and defense will remain the same when he equips this weapon, a Soul Charge will boost the Cane of Byrna's offense up to 50% for a continuous effect and will also recover up to 32 HP each time. Moreover, it lowers the damage received by 25%, but this effect deteriorates over time.[2]

Image Cost Attributes In-game Description
Cane of Byrna SCII.png
1600 Gold
Soul Charge boosts offense up to 50%Triforce piece.png
Soul Charge lowers damage received by 25%Triforce piece.png
Soul Charge recovers up to 32 HP each time
An ancient magic staff that grants protection to heroes. It can be used even by those who are not sorcerers as long as their hearts are pure. It is said that praying to the staff with all one's heart will shroud the user in light and fill him with vitality. Because it is not a true weapon, it usually does not fare well when it clashes against an opponent's weapon.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese バイラの杖 (Baira no tsue) Cane of Byra
French Republic FrenchEU Canne de Byrna Staff of Byrna
Italian Republic Italian Bastone di Byrna Staff of Byrna
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Vara de Byrna Rod of Byrna



  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books), pg. 119 (ALttP)
  2. "Recovers health and increases defense with SC" — Character Select (Soulcalibur II)