100 Rupees (Rent) (ALBW)
1200 Rupees (Purchase) (ALBW)
Location and Uses
A Link to the Past
The Ice Rod is located in the Ice Cave east of Lake Hylia in A Link to the Past 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.
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.
Breath of the Wild
Hyrule Compendium Entry
Ice Rods are one-handed Weapons in Breath of the Wild. They are weaker counterparts to Blizzard Rods. Ice Rods are not made of flammable materials and can safely be used around open flames or Scorching Climates. Ice Rods are also not made of magnetic materials and cannot be manipulated with Magnesis. Ice Rods do not conduct electricity, and will float in sufficiently deep bodies of water. Ice Rods are imbued with Ice elemental energy, generating a flurry of Ice when swung. However, Ice Rods are fragile and will break easily if they make direct contact with objects or enemies. Ice Rods will also break simply from extended use. If Link executes a Spin Attack while wielding a Ice Rod, he will loose five blasts at once in different directions. They also provide minor resistance to Heat, though they have no effect in Scorching Climates. When thrown with the R button, Ice Rods will not leave Link's hand and instead produce a flurry of Ice that will advance in the direction they are thrown. Ice Rods will temporarily lose their magical properties if used excessively, requiring a brief cooldown period before they can be used again.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||アイスロッド (Aisuroddo) (ALttP)||Ice Rod|
|Italian||Bacchetta del ghiaccio (BotW)||Ice wand|
|This table was generated using translation pages.|
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- Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books) pg. 393 (ALttP)
- "Ice Rod" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
- "Ice Rod -- Assign it to
This will launch a ball of ice dealing 1 damage in the direction you're facing, at the cost of stamina." — Inventory (Cadence of Hyrule)
- Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords (Shogakukan) pg. 14 (ALttP)