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Ice Rod
ALBW Ice Rod.png
Artwork of the Ice Rod in A Link Between Worlds
Other media
A Link Between Worlds:
To rent: 100 Rupees
To buy: 1200 Rupees
Use(s) Freezing enemies
Comparable Item(s) Ice Arrow
Magic Rod
Fire Rod

The Ice Rod is a weapon that appears exclusively in A Link to the Past and A Link Between Worlds. It is similar to the Fire Rod, but it harnesses the power of Ice.

Location and Uses

A Link to the Past

ALttP Ice Rod Inventory Sprite.png

In A Link to the Past, the Ice Rod is located in the Ice Cave east of Lake Hylia. Link must use a Bomb to gain access to the cave. When used, the Ice Rod launches freezing ice that can permanently freeze enemies. It can also instantly defeat some enemies, such as Crows. The Ether Medallion has a similar effect.

ALttP Ice Rod Sprite.png

The Ice Rod is required to defeat Trinexx, the boss of Turtle Rock. It is also is particularly effective against the Lanmolas of Desert Palace.

The Ice Rod drains the Magic Meter. Fortunately, a frozen enemy that is smashed with the Magic Hammer will often leave behind a Magic Jar.

A Link Between Worlds

Ice Rod sprite from A Link Between Worlds

The Ice Rod in A Link Between Worlds functions differently from A Link to the Past, though its effect is the same. Instead of launching balls of ice, it drops an ice block in front of Link. It can be rented from Ravio's Shop at any point in the game for 100 Rupees, or purchased for 1200 Rupees; 800 if it is the first item bought. As in A Link to the Past, the Ice Rod is essential to completing Turtle Rock.

The Ice Rod can be upgraded to the Nice Ice Rod by buying the Ice Rod and giving ten Lost Maiamais to Mother Maiamai. The Nice Ice Rod drops four ice blocks in a diamond formation.

Breath of the Wild

Hyrule Compendium Entry

235 (240) Ice Rod
BotW Hyrule Compendium Ice Rod.png
A magical rod crafted from refined ice found in the Hebra Mountains. This rod can cast waves of freezing air. Great for magic—not so great for melee.
Common Locations
Gerudo Highlands
Eldin Canyon
Atk 5

The Ice Rod in Breath of the Wild is a usable one handed weapon with the ability to freeze enemies for a short period of time. The Blizzard Rod is a stronger variant of the Ice Rod and freezes enemies for a longer period of time.

Non-Canon Appearances

Hyrule Warriors Series

In Hyrule Warriors and Hyrule Warriors Legends, the Rented Ice Rod is used by Ravio as part of the moveset for his Rental Hammer Weapon. It can be used to smash enemies with chunks of ice or create icicles that can launch enemies into the air or freeze them.

In Hyrule Warriors Legends, the Ice Rod also appears as an Item Card in the Lorule Map. It can be used to destroy fire statues, removing locks on certain adjacent squares so that they can be opened normally. Using it will activate the Water Element Nice Power on the Ravio Board.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Canada FrenchCA Baguette de glace (ALBW)
Baguette de glace louée Triforce piece.png
Baguette de glace de luxe Triforce piece.png
French Republic FrenchEU Baguette de Glace (ALttP)
Great baguette de glace Triforce piece.png
Federal Republic of Germany German Eisstab
Italian Republic Italian Bacchetta del Ghiaccio
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Cetro de Hielo (ALBW)
Cetro de Hielo alquilado Triforce piece.png
Cetro de Hielo mejorado Triforce piece.png
Ice Sceptre
Rented Ice Sceptre
Improved Ice Sceptre


See Also