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Magic Rod
Link's Awakening - Magic Rod.png
Artwork of the Magic Rod from Link's Awakening
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Comparable Item(s) Fire Rod

The Magic Rod,(LA | HW)[1][2] also known as the Magical Rod,(TLoZ)[3] is a recurring item in The Legend of Zelda series.

Location and Uses

The Legend of Zelda

TLoZ Magical Rod Sprite.png

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.[4] 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.

Link's Awakening

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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 Level 2 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.[5]

Hyrule Warriors



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Link wielding the Fire Rod

The Magic Rod is a class of Weapon used by Link in Hyrule Warriors. It is associated with Fire. It can shoot wide-ranged projectiles and conjure pillars of flames to juggle enemies. The Rod is also capable of changing shape, such as forming a flamethrower, transforming into a larger staff to emit flame-based energy beams, and transforming into a fiery battleaxe.

An 8-Bit version of the Magical Rod from The Legend of Zelda, called the 8-Bit Magical Rod?, appears as the Lv.★ form of Lana's Spear. It was added to the game with the Twilight Princess Pack DLC in Hyrule Warriors.

Variations

The Lv.1 Magic Rod is the Fire Rod. It resembles the Fire Rods of later game appearances like A Link to the Past and Four Swords Adventures.

The Lv.2 Magic Rod is the Prism Rod.

The Lv.3 Magic Rod is the Magical Rod. It more closely resembles the Magical Rod from The Legend of Zelda.

The Lv.★ Magic Rod is the 8-Bit Candle, which is only available in Hyrule Warriors and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition. Its appearance is based on the Red Candle from The Legend of Zelda. In Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition, instead of appearing as a separate Weapon, the 8-Bit Candle replaces the Crackling Rod when the "8-Bit Weapons" Setting is turned on in Game Settings within the Settings menu.

The Lv.4 Magic Rod is the Magical Rod +, which is only available in Hyrule Warriors Legends and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition. It appears identical to the Magical Rod but is a much stronger Weapon.

The Lv.4+ Magic Rod is the Crackling Rod, which only appears in Hyrule Warriors Legends and Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition. As a Multi-Element Weapon, the Crackling Rod is also associated with Lightning. It has the same form as the Magical Rod but with an orange color scheme.

Weapon Power
Weapon Number of Stars
Tier Icon Element(s) 0 1 2 3 4 5
Lv.1 HW Fire Rod.png
Fire Rod
HWDE Fire Element Icon.png Fire 80 88 96 104 112 120
Lv.2 HW Prism Rod.png
Prism Rod
HWDE Fire Element Icon.png Fire 150 165 180 195 210 225
Lv.3 HW Magical Rod.png
Magical Rod
HWDE Fire Element Icon.png Fire 280 308 336 364 392 420
Lv.★ HW 8-Bit Candle Icon.png
8-Bit Candle (HW)
HWDE Fire Element Icon.png Fire 280 308 336 364 392 420
Lv.4 HW Magical Rod.png
Magical Rod + (HWL)
HWDE Fire Element Icon.png Fire 500 550 600 650 700 750
Lv.4+ HW Magical Rod.png
Crackling Rod (HWL)
HWDE Fire Element Icon.png Fire
HWDE Lightning Element Icon.png Lightning
500 550 600 650 700 750

Attack Combinations

Attack Pattern Effect
Y X X X
Y Y X X X
Y Y Y X X X
Y Y Y Y X
Special Attack
Main article: Special Attack

Link points the Magic Rod skyward which opens, releasing a fiery dragon that corkscrews ahead for a moderate distance. The attack can hit enemies behind Link as the dragon coils behind him.

Nomenclature

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese マジカルロッド (Majikaru Rōdo) (TLoZ) Magical Rod
French Republic FrenchEU Baguette Magique (TLoZ) Magic Wand
Federal Republic of Germany German Zauberstab (TLoZ) Magic Rod
Italian Republic Italian Bacchetta Magica (TLoZ) Magic Baton
Community of Latin American and Caribbean States SpanishLA Bastón mágico (TLoZ) Magic cane

Gallery

Video Gallery

Magic Rod trailer from Hyrule Warriors

See Also

References

  1. "You've got the Magic Rod! Now you can burn things! Burn it! Burn, baby burn!" — N/A (Link's Awakening DX)
  2. "Magic Rod" — N/A (Hyrule Warriors)
  3. "MAGICAL ROD" (Art & Artifacts (Dark Horse Books), pg. 383 (TLoZ))
  4. "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)
  5. Link's Awakening - Killing Cuccos, YouTube, published August 5, 2009.
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