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Ice Arrow
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Artwork of an Ice Arrow from Ocarina of Time
Game(s)
Other media
Use(s) Freeze enemies
Freeze water based elements(MM)
Strength 10 (BotW)
Comparable Item(s) Fire Arrow
Shock Arrow
Light Arrow

The Ice Arrow is a recurring item in The Legend of Zelda series.

Location and Uses

Ice Arrow sprite from both Ocarina of Time 3D and Majora's Mask 3D

The weapon infuses Arrows with the power of ice, allowing them to freeze many enemies and make ice platforms across the water. They are also typically among the more powerful projectile weapons at Link's disposal. They deplete Link's Magic Meter, so they must be used sparingly.

Ocarina of Time

The Fairy Bow equipped with Ice Arrows in Ocarina of Time 3D

In Ocarina of Time, Link can obtain the Ice Arrows from the Gerudo Training Ground, a maze-like area in the Gerudo Fortress.[1] It is an optional quest since the Ice Arrows are not required to complete the game. However, they can be used to freeze enemies. Frozen enemies thaw after a few seconds or when hit with another attack. The freezing also deals damage; Ice Arrows cause twice as much damage as regular, Fire, or Light Arrows against enemies that can be frozen. Enemies that are invulnerable to freezing will only take as much damage as they would from any other kind of Arrow. If an enemy takes enough damage to die and freezes in the process, it will not die until it thaws.

Majora's Mask

The Hero's Bow equipped with Ice Arrows in Majora's Mask 3D

In Majora's Mask, the Ice Arrows are required to complete the game, and are more of a puzzle-solving tool than a weapon. They are found in Great Bay Temple after defeating its mini-boss, Wart. They are used to freeze water to make ice paths, freeze waterfalls, and to trap enemies in blocks of ice. They are also necessary to cross the Ikana River and reach the upper portion of the Ikana Canyon. Unlike in Ocarina of Time, where freezing does additional damage, in Majora's Mask, enemies frozen with the Ice Arrows take no damage at all. Fewer enemies in Majora's Mask can be frozen than in Ocarina of Time. In Majora's Mask 3D, Ice Arrows can only freeze paths of sparkling water.

The Wind Waker

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In The Wind Waker, Link must obtain the Ice Arrows to proceed further in the game. The young hero obtains the Ice Arrows (along with the Fire Arrows) from the Fairy Queen inside the larger island of the Mother and Child Isles, which can only be accessed with the "Ballad of Gales".[2] They must be used to freeze Fire Mountain so that Link can enter it and claim the Power Bracelets. However, the Fairy Queen will not hand over the ability to use the Ice Arrows until Link has rescued his sister, Aryll, from the Forsaken Fortress.

The Ice Arrows are a very effective weapon when used in conjunction with the Skull Hammer. Upon freezing an enemy with an Ice Arrow, one blow with the Skull Hammer will completely shatter almost every enemy, including the Wizzrobe Master. Some flying enemies can be destroyed simply from falling to the ground after being frozen.

Breath of the Wild

Hyrule Compendium Entry

346 (351) Ice Arrow
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Description
An arrow imbued with the power of ice. It breaks apart on impact, freezing objects in the immediate area. It's incredibly effective against hot things.
Common Locations
Hyrule Field
Hebra Mountains
Additional Effects
Freezes enemies in place.

In Breath of the Wild, Ice Arrows are a type of Arrow that can be used with any Bow. They can be purchased from Shops or found inside Treasure Chests. Ice Arrows immediately dissipate into a burst of Ice after impact. If Link or an enemy is shot by an Ice Arrow, they are frozen solid for a short period of time. If Link hits a frozen enemy with a Weapon, the Ice shatters upon impact and more damage is dealt than normal. Ice Arrows deal an additional 10 damage to the attack power of the Bow being used. Bokoblins, Moblins, Lizalfos, and Lynels sometimes use them. Link can immediately defeat Fire Wizzrobes, Meteo Wizzrobes, and Fire-Breath Lizalfos by shooting them with a single Ice Arrow.

Other Appearances

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Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, Ice Arrows appear in Adventure Mode as an Item Card to extinguish fire rings on the map to reveal the Reward.

Nomenclature

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Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 氷の矢 (Koori no Ya) Ice Arrow
Chinese-speaking regions Chinese 冰箭 (Bīng Jiàn) Ice Arrow
Netherlands Dutch IJspijl Ice Arrow
French-speaking countries French Flèche de Glace Ice Arrow
Canada FrenchCA Flèche de glace (OoT3D | MM3D | BotW) Ice arrow
Federal Republic of Germany German Eispfeil Ice Arrow
Italian Republic Italian Freccia di ghiaccio (OoT3D | MM3D) Frost Arrow
Republic of Korea Korean 얼음의 화살 (Eoreumui Hwasal) Ice Arrow
Russian Federation Russian Ледяная стрела (Ledyanaya strela) Ice Arrow
Kingdom of Spain SpanishEU Flecha de Hielo Ice Arrow
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Flecha de hielo (OoT3D | MM3D) Ice arrow

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References

  1. "You got the Ice Arrow! Set it to (C) and your arrows will be powered up! If you hit your target, it will freeze. This arrow magic is granted only to those who complete the difficult training of the Gerudos, so use it with pride!" — N/A (Ocarina of Time)
  2. "I like you. And so, I shall give new power to the bow that you wield. Ice Arrows can freeze the hottest flames, and Fire Arrows can melt the coldest ice." — Fairy Queen (The Wind Waker)
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