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Lightning Rod

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Lightning Rod
BotW Lightning Rod Model.png
Strength 5
Durability 14
Comparable Item(s) Thunderblade
Thunderstorm Rod

Lightning Rods are items in Breath of the Wild.[1]

Location and Uses

Hyrule Compendium Entry

237 (242) Lightning Rod
BotW Hyrule Compendium Lightning Rod.png
A magical rod that can shoot balls of electricity. Its gem contains lightning from the Hyrule Hills. It's not recommended to use as a melee weapon.
Common Locations
West Necluda
Hyrule Ridge
Atk 5

Lightning Rods are one-handed Weapons. They are weaker counterparts to Thunderstorm Rods. Lightning Rods are not made of flammable materials and can safely be used around open flames or Scorching Climates. Lightning Rods are also not made of magnetic materials and cannot be manipulated with Magnesis. Lightning Rods do not conduct electricity, and will float in sufficiently deep bodies of water. Lightning Rods are imbued with Electric elemental energy, generating a ball of lightning that advances when swung. However, Lightning Rods are fragile and will break easily if they make direct contact with objects or enemies. Lightning Rods will also break simply from extended use. If Link executes a Spin Attack while wielding a Lightning Rod, he will loose five blasts at once in different directions. Lightning Rods will temporarily lose their magical properties if used excessively, requiring a brief cooldown period before they can be used again.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
Language Name Meaning
French Republic FrenchEU Baguette électrique Electric rod.


See Also


  1. "Lightning Rod" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)