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Magnesis Rune symbol
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Magnesis is a Rune ability in Breath of the Wild.[1] The Rune allows Link to lift and carry metallic objects using magnetic energy.[1]

Location and Uses

The Magnesis Rune is obtained in the Oman Au Shrine at the Great Plateau. The Magnesis Rune allows Link to harness magnetic energy to lift and carry metallic objects into the air effortlessly, which can then be moved and placed elsewhere.[1] When the Rune is activated, red grid lines cover Link's immediate surroundings. Objects in that area that can be picked up will have a red filter, and will turn yellow as the Rune's cursor moves over them, signifying that they can be selected. Once lifted, Link can manipulate the object either by moving it in the air, dropping it, or pushing or pulling it. This can also be used to hurt enemies through various methods, such as dropping heavy metal boxes on top of them.

Metallic Treasure Chests can be picked up using the Magnesis Rune—this can be used to move Treasure Chests that are normally out of Link's reach.

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

Magnesis is similar to the one is Breath of the Wild. However, it requires a reload time after using it(You will not need to reload if the Magnesis does not catch anything). Magnesis can be used to collect the metal weapons of enemies and use it to attack the enemies surrounding you. Magnesis can also be used to throw back hammers or any metallic object back at the opponent, which will make their Weak Point Gauge appear.


The word magnesis comes from the Greek magnetis lithos (μαγνήτης λίθος) which means "lodestone from the region of Magnesia".[2]

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapaneseマグネキャッチ (Magunekyacchi)Magnecatch
RussiaRussianМагнезис (Magnezis)Magnesis
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  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 "Magnesis
    Manipulate metallic objects using magnetism.

    Grab on to metallic objects using the magnetic energy that pours forth from the Magnesis rune. Objects held in the magnetic snare can be
    lifted up and moved freely.
    " — Runes (Breath of the Wild)