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Fire Rod
BotW Fire Rod Icon.png
A Fire Rod icon from Breath of the Wild
Game(s)
Other media
Use(s) Lighting torches
Providing illumination
Melting ice
Comparable Item(s) Candle
Fire Arrow
Lantern
Ice Rod

The Fire Rod, also known as the Magic Rod in some games,[1] is a recurring weapon in the The Legend of Zelda series.

Location and Uses

The Legend of Zelda

TLoZ Magical Rod Sprite.png

In The Legend of Zelda, the Magical Rod, also known as the Magic Wand,[2] allows Link to shoot projectile beams. The beams are similar to a Wizzrobe's and travel across the screen. According to the game manual, it is the same wand that Wizzrobes use to attack.[2] In the first quest, the Magical Rod is found in Level-6. In the Second Quest, it is found in Level-8.

The Book of Magic can be found to increase the power of the Magical Rod. After obtaining it, the Magical Rod's attack leaves a fiery blaze, similarly to the Candle, when it makes contact with an enemy or wall. This also allows the Magical Rod to be used in lieu of the Candle to light up pitch dark rooms.

A Link to the Past

FireRod Sprite.png

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.

Link's Awakening

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In Link's Awakening, the Magic Rod is used to expel blasts of magical energy in the form of fireballs. It is the main item of Turtle Rock. It is primarily used as a weapon and for lighting unreachable torches. The Magic Rod is vital to defeating the dungeon's boss, Hot Head. The Magic Rod is one of the most powerful weapons in Link's Awakening, doing twice as much damage as even the Seashell Sword.

There are some enemies the Magic Rod does less damage against, or cannot damage at all, such as Crows, Takkuris, and Stalfos. The Magic Rod is also notable as the only item other than the Magic Powder that can kill a Cucco and a Mutt.[3]

Four Sword Adventures

FSA Fire Rod Sprite.png

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.[4] 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.[5]

Dark Link also uses the Fire Rod in some levels.

A Link Between Worlds

ALBW Fire Rod Icon.png

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 backwards, 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.

ALBW Nice Fire Rod Icon.png

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 pilar of flames, travels a larger distance, and deals more damage.

Breath of the Wild

Main article: Weapons in Breath of the Wild

Hyrule Compendium Entry

233 (238) Fire Rod
BotW Hyrule Compendium Fire Rod.png
Description
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
Properties
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 break if they directly hit a solid object. A Fire Rod can be found west of Hopper Pond, guarded inside a Bokoblin encampment. The Meteor Rod is a stronger Fire Rod that fires three fireballs in one swing.

Non-Canon Appearances

Hyrule Warriors Series



HW Link Fire Rod Artwork.png
Link wielding the Fire Rod

In Hyrule Warriors, the Magic Rod is a class of weapon used by Link. It is associated with Fire. It can shoot wide-ranged projectiles and conjure pillars of flames to juggle enemies. The Rod is also capable of changing shape, such as forming a flamethrower, transforming into a larger staff to emit flame-based energy beams, and transforming into a fiery battleaxe.

An 8-Bit version of the Magical Rod from The Legend of Zelda, called the 8-Bit Magical Rod, appears as the Lv.★ form of Lana's Spear. It was added to the game with the Twilight Princess Pack DLC in Hyrule Warriors.

Variations

The default Magic Rod is the Fire Rod. It resembles the Fire Rods of later game appearances like A Link to the Past and Link's Awakening.

The second form of the Magic Rod is the Prism Rod.

The third form of the Magic Rod is the Magical Rod. It more closely resembles the Magic Rod from The Legend of Zelda.

The Lv.★ form of the Magic Rod is the 8-Bit Candle, which is only available in Hyrule Warriors. Its appearance is based on the 8-bit Candle from The Legend of Zelda.

Weapon Power
Weapon
Number of Stars
Tier Icon Element(s) 0 1 2 3 4 5
Lv.1 HW Fire Rod.png
Fire Rod
HW Fire Element Icon.png Fire 80 88 96 104 112 120
Lv.2 HW Prism Rod.png
Prism Rod
HW Fire Element Icon.png Fire 150 165 180 195 210 225
Lv.3 HW Magical Rod.png
Magical Rod
HW Fire Element Icon.png Fire 280 308 336 364 392 420
Lv.★ HW 8-Bit Candle Icon.png
8-Bit Candle (HW)
HW Fire Element Icon.png Fire 280 308 336 364 392 420
Lv.4 HW Magical Rod.png
Magical Rod + (HWL)
HW Fire Element Icon.png Fire 500 550 600 650 700 750
Lv.4+ HW Magical Rod.png
Crackling Rod (HWL)
HW Fire Element Icon.png Fire
HW Lightning Element Icon.png Lightning
500 550 600 650 700 750

Attack Combinations

Attack Pattern Effect
Y X X X
Y Y X X X
Y Y Y X X X
Y Y Y Y X
Special Attack
Main article: Special Attack

Link points the Magic Rod skyward which opens, releasing a fiery dragon that corkscrews ahead for a moderate distance. The attack can hit enemies behind Link as the dragon coils behind him.

Trivia

TMC Fire Rod Sprite.png

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese マジカルロッド (Majikaru Rōdo) (TLoZ)
ファイアロッド (Faia Roddo) (ALttP)
Magical Rod
Fire Rod
Canada FrenchCA Baguette de feu (ALBW)
Baguette de feu louée Triforce piece.png
Baguette de feu de luxe Triforce piece.png
Fire Wand
Rented Fire Wand
Deluxe Fire Wand
French Republic FrenchEU Baguette Magique (TLoZ)
Baguette de Feu
Great baguette de feu Triforce piece.png
Magic Wand
Fire Wand
Great Fire Wand
Federal Republic of Germany German Zauberstab (TLoZ)
Feuerstab
Magic Rod
Fire Rod
Italian Republic Italian Bacchetta Magica (TLoZ)
Bacchetta del Fuoco
Magic Baton
Fire Baton
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Cetro de fuego Fire Sceptre
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Bastón mágico (TLoZ)
Cetro de Fuego (ALBW)
Cetro de Fuego alquilado Triforce piece.png
Cetro de Fuego mejorado Triforce piece.png
Magic Cane
Fire Sceptre
Rented Fire Sceptre
Improved Fire Sceptre

Gallery

Video Gallery

Magical Rod trailer from Hyrule Warriors

See Also

References

  1. "You've got the Magic Rod! Now you can burn things! Burn it! Burn, baby burn!" — N/A (Link's Awakening)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Magic wand
    This is the wand that Wizzrobe uses. Wave it to let loose magical spells. What's more, if Link picks up the Magic Book and learns some new spells, he can chant some fiery spells and send out flames.
    " (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 26)
  3. Link's Awakening - Killing Cuccos, YouTube, published August 5, 2009.
  4. "Shoot fireballs or light braziers. Hold down the A Button to shoot a continuous cascade of flames." (Four Swords Adventures manual, pg. 31)
  5. "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)
  6. Zelda Minish Cap: HACKED - The Leveleditor