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Fire Rod
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The Fire Rod from Breath of the Wild
Other media
Use(s) Lighting torches
Providing illumination
Melting ice
Comparable Item(s) Candle
Fire Arrow
Ice Rod
Magic Rod

Fire Rods(ALttP | FSA | ALBW | BotW)[1] are recurring items in the The Legend of Zelda series.

Location and Uses

A Link to the Past

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In A Link to the Past, Link obtains the Fire Rod in the Skull Woods. It can be used as a weapon to burn enemies or light unreachable Torches. The Fire Rod drains magic from the Magic Meter when used. It is especially effective against Gibdos, whose bandages can be burned away to reveal Stalfos.

Four Swords Adventures

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In Four Swords Adventures, the Fire Rod can only be found in certain areas. It can be used to defeat enemies and burn grass to reveal hidden items such as Power Gems. This Fire Rod can either shoot fireballs or a continuous cascade of flames.[2] If Link gives the Fire Rod to a Great Fairy to upgrade it, the Fire Rod will act like the Cane of Somaria, creating blocks that can be used as platforms. If Link uses the Fire Rod again, the block will explode, sending fire in four directions.[3]

Dark Link also uses the Fire Rod in some levels.

A Link Between Worlds

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In A Link Between Worlds, the Fire Rod can be rented from Ravio for 100 Rupees. Later on, it can be purchased for 1200 Rupees. It drains the Energy Gauge when used. The Fire Rod shoots a pillar of fire that moves in a straight line, which is capable of damaging even airborne enemies. Because it travels forward and most enemies flinch backward, the fire pillar is often capable of hitting the same enemy more than once. The Fire Rod can also be used to melt ice, including ice-based enemies, which can be defeated with one hit of the Rod.

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By finding 10 Maiamais, Link can give the Fire Rod to Mother Maiamai in order to upgrade it to the Nice Fire Rod. This upgraded version produces a much taller and wider pillar of flames, travels a larger distance, and deals more damage.

Breath of the Wild

Hyrule Compendium Entry

233 (238) Fire Rod
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A magical rod that can cast fireballs, said to have been crafted by an ancient magician. The rod will break if it strikes something directly, so use it wisely.
Common Locations
Gerudo Highlands
Great Hyrule Forest
Atk 5

In Breath of the Wild, Fire Rods are expendable weapons. When swung, they fire out large fireballs that bounce around wildly, setting fire to anything the balls touch. In areas with strong gusts of wind, these fireballs can be redirected by the wind's current.[verification needed] By charging an attack, Link can launch a circular barrage of fireballs. As Fire Rods are fragile, they will be heavily damaged if they directly hit a solid object. The Meteor Rod is a stronger Fire Rod that fires three fireballs in one swing.

Other Appearances

Ancient Stone Tablets

Hyrule Warriors

Main article: Magic Rod

The Fire Rod appears as the first in the Magic Rod class of Weapons.


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TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese ファイアロッド (Faia Roddo) (ALttP) Same as English.
Canada FrenchCA Baguette de feu (ALBW)
Baguette de feu louée
Baguette de feu de luxe
Fire Wand
Rented Fire Wand
Deluxe Fire Wand
French Republic FrenchEU Baguette de Feu
Great baguette de feu
Fire Wand
Great Fire Wand
Federal Republic of Germany German Feuerstab Same as English.
Italian Republic Italian Bacchetta del Fuoco Fire Baton
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Cetro de fuego Fire scepter
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Cetro de Fuego (ALBW)
Cetro de Fuego alquilado
Cetro de Fuego mejorado
Fire Sceptre
Rented Fire Sceptre
Improved Fire Scepter


See Also


  1. "FIRE ROD" (Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 393 (ALttP&FS))
  2. "Shoot fireballs or light braziers. Hold down the A Button to shoot a continuous cascade of flames." (Four Swords Adventures manual, pg. 31)
  3. "The level 2 Fire Rod can create blocks. If you wave the rod one more time, the block will explode, sending flame in four directions." (Four Swords Adventures manual, pg. 31)
  4. Zelda Minish Cap: HACKED - The Leveleditor
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