A Fire Rod icon from Breath of the Wild
- 1 Location and Uses
- 2 Non-Canon Appearances
- 3 Trivia
- 4 Nomenclature
- 5 Gallery
- 6 See Also
- 7 References
Location and Uses
The Legend of Zelda
In The Legend of Zelda, the Magical Rod, also known as the Magic Wand, 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.
A Link to the Past
In A Link to the Past, Link obtains the Fire Rod in the Skull Woods. It can be used as a weapon to burn enemies or light unreachable torches. The Fire Rod drains magic from the Magic Meter when used. It is especially effective against Gibdos, whose bandages can be burned away to reveal Stalfos.
In Link's Awakening, 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, Takkuris, 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.
Four Sword Adventures
In Four Swords Adventures, the Fire Rod can only be found in certain areas. It can be used to defeat enemies and burn grass to reveal hidden items such as Power Gems. This Fire Rod can either shoot fireballs or a continuous cascade of flames. If Link gives the Fire Rod to a Great Fairy to upgrade it, the Fire Rod will act like the Cane of Somaria, creating blocks that can be used as platforms. If Link uses the Fire Rod again, the block will explode, sending fire in four directions.
Dark Link also uses the Fire Rod in some levels.
A Link Between Worlds
In A Link Between Worlds, the Fire Rod can be rented from Ravio for 100 Rupees. Later on, it can be purchased for 1200 Rupees. It drains the Energy Gauge when used. The Fire Rod shoots a pillar of fire that moves in a straight line, which is capable of damaging even airborne enemies. Because it travels forward and most enemies flinch backward, the fire pillar is often capable of hitting the same enemy more than once. The Fire Rod can also be used to melt ice, including ice-based enemies, which can be defeated with one hit of the Rod.
By finding 10 Maiamais, Link can give the Fire Rod to Mother Maiamai in order to upgrade it to the Nice Fire Rod. This upgraded version produces a much taller and wider pillar of flames, travels a larger distance, and deals more damage.
Breath of the Wild
- Main article: Weapons in Breath of the Wild
Hyrule Compendium Entry
In Breath of the Wild, Fire Rods are expendable weapons. When swung, they fire out large fireballs that bounce around wildly, setting fire to anything the balls touch. In areas with strong gusts of wind, these fireballs can be redirected by the wind's current.[verification needed] By charging an attack, Link can launch a circular barrage of fireballs. As Fire Rods are fragile, they will break if they directly hit a solid object. A Fire Rod can be found west of Hopper Pond, guarded inside a Bokoblin encampment. The Meteor Rod is a stronger Fire Rod that fires three fireballs in one swing.
- The Fire Rod was meant to appear in The Minish Cap sometime during development, but was later scrapped. The item can still be found in the game's code.
- In Tri Force Heroes, one of the Communication Icons features an item that resembles the Fire Rod. The icon for the "Clear without any items!" challenges also resemble the outline of the Fire Rod.
|Names in Other Regions|
|Japanese|| マジカルロッド (Majikaru Rōdo) (TLoZ)
ファイアロッド (Faia Roddo) (ALttP)
| Magical Rod|
|FrenchCA|| Baguette de feu (ALBW)
Baguette de feu louée
Baguette de feu de luxe
| Fire Wand|
Rented Fire Wand
Deluxe Fire Wand
|FrenchEU|| Baguette Magique (TLoZ)
Baguette de Feu
Great baguette de feu
| Magic Wand|
Great Fire Wand
| Magic Rod|
|Italian|| Bacchetta Magica (TLoZ)
Bacchetta del Fuoco
| Magic Baton|
|SpanishEU||Cetro de fuego||Fire Sceptre|
|SpanishLA|| Bastón mágico (TLoZ)
Cetro de Fuego (ALBW)
Cetro de Fuego alquilado
Cetro de Fuego mejorado
| Magic Cane|
Rented Fire Sceptre
Improved Fire Sceptre
|Magical Rod trailer from Hyrule Warriors|
- "FIRE ROD" (Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 393 (ALttP&FS))
- "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.
- "Shoot fireballs or light braziers. Hold down the A Button to shoot a continuous cascade of flames." (Four Swords Adventures manual, pg. 31)
- "The level 2 Fire Rod can create blocks. If you wave the rod one more time, the block will explode, sending flame in four directions." (Four Swords Adventures manual, pg. 31)
- Zelda Minish Cap: HACKED - The Leveleditor