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Torch (Item)

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Location(s) Great Hyrule Forest
Hyrule Field
Use(s) Spreading Fire
Lighting Torches
Navigating dark areas
Strength 2

Torches are items in Breath of the Wild.[1]

Location and Uses

Hyrule Compendium Entry

200 (205) Torch
BotW Hyrule Compendium Torch.png
This torch will stay lit once ignited, but if you put it away, the flame will be extinguished until you light it again.
Common Locations
Great Hyrule Forest
Hyrule Field
Atk 2

Torches are a common item that Link can use to carry Fire with him and spread that Fire to stationary Torches and other flammable objects such as grass, bushes, and wood. Torches can also be used as a Weapon, but they have a very low attack power of 2. After being ignited by contact with a Fire, Torches stay lit until Link puts the Torch away or it rains.[1] Torches are useful for navigating dark areas, such as the Thyphlo Ruins.

After first exiting the Shrine of Resurrection and meeting the Old Man on the Great Plateau, Link can steal the Old Man's Torch. He will then ask Link what he intends to use it for.[2] If Link replies saying that he plans to use it as a Weapon, the Old Man will advise him to take his Axe instead.[3] If Link tells him that he plans to use it to light Fires, the Old Man will tell him to be cautious.[4] If Link refuses to tell the Old Man what he plans to do with the Torch, he will tell him to do as he pleases and will let him be.[5]

Link can find Torches in the Lost Woods, which can aid him in navigating the area by lighting Torches and watching the direction the Fire blows with the wind. Torches are also useful for lighting all of the stationary Torches around both the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab and the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab with Blue Fire, as Link must travel long distances without the Fire burning out.


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Torch
    This torch will stay lit once ignited, but if you put it away, the flame will be extinguished until you light it again.
    " — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Well then, just help yourself to that torch there. And how, may I ask, are you planning to use it?" — Old Man (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "[As a weapon!] Innovative... However, that is probably best used to light fires. If you need a weapon, you can find something better. Many beasts roam the land past this point. You can take my axe with you, if you please. Assuming you can find it." — Old Man (Breath of the Wild)
  4. "[To set things on fire!] That is rather...unnerving. Please be cautious with that around any dry grass that might catch fire." — Old Man (Breath of the Wild)
  5. "[It's a secret...] I see, Well then, do as you please." — Old Man (Breath of the Wild)