Artwork of the Magic Rod from Link's Awakening
|Comparable Item(s)||Fire Rod|
Location and Uses
The Legend of Zelda
The Magical Rod allows Link to shoot projectile beams. The beams are similar to a Wizzrobe's and travel across the screen. According to the game manual, it is the same wand that Wizzrobes use to attack. In the first quest, the Magical Rod is found in Level-6. In the Second Quest, it is found in Level-8.
The Book of Magic can be found to increase the power of the Magical Rod. After obtaining it, the Magical Rod's attack leaves a fiery blaze, similarly to the Candle, when it makes contact with an enemy or wall. This also allows the Magical Rod to be used in lieu of the Candle to light up pitch dark rooms.
The Magic Rod is used to expel blasts of magical energy in the form of fireballs. It is the main item of Turtle Rock. It is primarily used as a weapon and for lighting unreachable Torches. The Magic Rod is vital to defeating the dungeon's boss, Hot Head. The Magic Rod is one of the most powerful weapons in Link's Awakening, doing twice as much damage as even the Seashell Sword.
There are some enemies the Magic Rod does less damage against, or cannot damage at all, such as Crows, Takkuri, and Stalfos. The Magic Rod is also notable as the only item other than the Magic Powder that can kill a Cucco and a Mutt.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese||マジカルロッド (Majikaru Rōdo) (TLoZ)||Magical Rod|
|FrenchEU||Baguette Magique (TLoZ)||Magic Wand|
|German||Zauberstab (TLoZ)||Magic Rod|
|Italian||Bacchetta Magica (TLoZ)||Magic Baton|
|SpanishLA||Bastón mágico (TLoZ)||Magic cane|
|Magic Rod trailer from Hyrule Warriors|
- "You've got the Magic Rod! Now you can burn things! Burn it! Burn, baby burn!" — N/A (Link's Awakening DX)
- "Magic Rod" — N/A (Hyrule Warriors)
- "MAGICAL ROD" (Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 383 (TLoZ))
- "Magic wand
This is the wand that Wizzrobe uses. Wave it to let loose magical spells. What's more, if Link picks up the Magic Book and learns some new spells, he can chant some fiery spells and send out flames." (The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 26)
- Link's Awakening - Killing Cuccos, YouTube, published August 5, 2009.