Fire Rod

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Fire Rod
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Main appearance(s)
Other appearance(s)
Lighting Torches
Providing illumination
Melting ice
Breath of the Wild
Breath of the Wild
Comparable item(s)

Fire Rods are recurring Items in the The Legend of Zelda series.(ALttP | FSA | ALBW | BotW | CoH)[1][2][3][name reference needed]

Location and Uses

A Link to the Past

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

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

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

Fire Rods are one-handed Weapons in Breath of the Wild. They are weaker counterparts to Meteor Rods. Fire Rods are not made of flammable materials and can safely be used around open flames or Scorching Climates. Fire Rods are also not made of magnetic materials and cannot be manipulated with Magnesis. Fire Rods do not conduct electricity, and will float in sufficiently deep bodies of water. Fire Rods are imbued with Fire elemental energy, generating a ball of fire that bounces around when swung. However, Fire Rods are fragile and will break easily if they make direct contact with objects or enemies. Fire Rods will also break simply from extended use. If Link executes a Spin Attack while wielding a Fire Rod, he will loose five blasts at once in different directions. They also provide minor resistance to Freezing Climates. When thrown with the R button, Fire Rods will not leave Link's hand and instead produce a ball of fire that will bounce in the direction they are thrown. Fire Rods will temporarily lose their magical properties if used excessively, requiring a brief cooldown period before they can be used again.

Other Appearances

Ancient Stone Tablets

Cadence of Hyrule

The Fire Rod appears as a weapon in Cadence of Hyrule, capable of launching fireballs at opponents from a distance at the cost of Stamina, sometimes causing them to be burned temporarily. When either Cadence, Link, or Zelda runs out of stamina, the rod can be used to club opponents at close range.

Hyrule Warriors

Main article: Magic Rod

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

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

In Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, the Fire Rod is a weapon that can be obtained by defeating a Fire Wizzrobe. It can be used to burn enemies, and is particularly strong against enemies with Ice elemental ability, such as Ice Wizzrobes and Ice Moblins. Once used three times, the Fire Rod will need to be recharged by defeating an enemy with Fire elemental energy, such as Fire Wizzrobes and Fire Moblins.


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TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapaneseファイアロッド (Faia Roddo) (ALttP)[8]Same as English.
GermanyGermanFeuerstab (HWDE)[9]Same as English.
ItalyItalianBacchetta del fuoco (BotW)Fire wand
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See Also


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 123 (ALttP | FSA | ALBW)
  2. "Fire Rod" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Fire Rod -- Assign it to A Button B Button X Button Y Button
    This will launch a ball of fire dealing 1 damage in the direction you're facing, at the cost of stamina.
    " — Inventory (Cadence of Hyrule)
  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
  7. "They're weak against fire, so hit them with your Fire Rod!" — Figurine (The Minish Cap, PAL version)
  8. A Link to the Past manual, pg. 46 Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Vol. 1 (Shogakukan 1) pg. 25 Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords (Shogakukan) pg. 14
  9. "Feuerstab: Fügt Feuer als empfohlenes Element hinzu und macht an Eisstatuen Gegner sichtbar." — Tutorial (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)