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Fire Rods are recurring Items in the The Legend of Zelda series.(ALttP | FSA | ALBW | BotW | CoH)[1][2][3][name reference needed]

Location and Uses

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.

Four Swords 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 Force Gems. This Fire Rod can either shoot fireballs or a continuous cascade of flames.[4] 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.[5]

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. It is possible for Link to hurt himself by coming into contact with Fire generated by the Fire Rod.

ALBW Nice Fire Rod Icon.png

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

Hyrule Compendium Entry

233 (238) Fire Rod
BotW Hyrule Compendium Fire Rod.png
A magical rod that can cast fireballs, said to have been crafted by an ancient magician. The rod will break if it strikes something directly, so use it wisely.
Common Locations
Gerudo Highlands
Great Hyrule Forest
Atk 5

Fire Rods are one-handed Weapons in Breath of the Wild. They are weaker counterparts to Meteor Rods. Fire Rods are not made of flammable materials and can safely be used around open flames or Scorching Climates. Fire Rods are also not made of magnetic materials and cannot be manipulated with Magnesis. Fire Rods do not conduct electricity, and will float in sufficiently deep bodies of water.

Fire Rods are imbued with Fire elemental energy, generating a ball of fire that bounces around when swung. However, Fire Rods are fragile and will break easily if they make direct contact with objects or enemies. Fire Rods will also break simply from extended use, or if they directly strike an object.[2] If Link executes a Spin Attack while wielding a Fire Rod, he will loose five blasts at once in different directions. They also provide minor resistance to Freezing Climates. When thrown with the R button, Fire Rods will not leave Link's hand and instead produce a ball of fire that will bounce in the direction they are thrown. Fire Rods will temporarily lose their magical properties if used excessively, requiring a brief cooldown period before they can be used again.

During the Side Quest "The Weapon Connoisseur", Nebb will ask Link to show him a Fire Rod.[6] If Link brings him one, Nebb will be excited and give him a Purple Rupee as a reward.[7]

Other Appearances

Ancient Stone Tablets

Hyrule Warriors

Main article: Magic Rod

The Fire Rod appears as the first in the Magic Rod class of Weapons.

Cadence of Hyrule

The Fire Rod appears as a weapon in Cadence of Hyrule, capable of launching fireballs at opponents from a distance at the cost of Stamina, sometimes causing them to be burned temporarily. When either Cadence, Link, or Zelda runs out of stamina, the rod can be used to club opponents at close range.

Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity

In Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, Fire Rods are tools that can be wielded by all Warriors in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity, as well as Fire Wizzrobes. Located on the left bumper wheel with the Ice Rod, Lightning Rod, and Apple, Fire Rods are limited charge attack items that will set aflame anything in its attack radius like monsters or explosive barrels, and can help whittle away at exposed Weak Point Gauges. The Fire Rod need fire elemental energy as fuel for its attacks, and the amount of charges the Rod has carry over into future battles, meaning completing battles with an empty Fire Rod will have the Fire Rod remain out of charge. The energy needed to power the Fire Rod can be found by either slaying Fire Monsters such as Fire Wizzrobes or smashing open crates.

The Fire Rod is first obtained by slaying the player's first Fire Wizzrobe, with the first one being found in the Scenario "The Battle of Hyrule Field". The Fire Rod help make the Weak-Point Gauges of Ice Monsters such as Ice Moblins, Ice Hinoxes, and Ice Lynels drain faster, allowing to chain Weak Point Smashes more consecutively.

While the Fire Rod innately has three charges, completing the "The Research of Rods" and "It Takes Two" Quests rewards Warriors one additional charge per Quest to all Rods, the Fire Rod naturally included.



TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapaneseファイアロッド (Faia Roddo) (ALttP | ALBW)[10][11]
ファイアロッド (Faia roddo) (BotW)
Same as English.
Taiwan, Hong Kong, MacaoChineseTR火焰杖 (Huǒyàn zhàng) (BotW) 
NetherlandsDutchVuurstaf (BotW) 
FranceFrenchEUBaguette de feu (BotW) 
GermanyGermanFeuerstab (BotW)
Feuerstab (HWDE)[12]
Same as English.
ItalyItalianBacchetta del fuoco (BotW)Fire wand
South KoreaKorean파이아 로드 (Paia rodeu) (BotW) 
RussiaRussianЖезл огня (Zhezl ognya) (BotW) 
Latin AmericaSpanishLACetro de fuego (BotW) 
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See Also


  1. Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 123 (ALttP | FSA | ALBW)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Fire Rod
    A magical rod that can cast fireballs. The rod will break if it strikes something directly, so use it wisely.
    " — Inventory (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "Fire Rod -- Assign it to A Button B Button X Button Y Button
    This will launch a ball of fire dealing 1 damage in the direction you're facing, at the cost of stamina.
    " — Inventory (Cadence of Hyrule)
  4. "Shoot fireballs or light braziers. Hold down the A Button to shoot a continuous cascade of flames." (Four Swords Adventures manual, pg. 31)
  5. "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)
  6. "Have you heard of the fire rod? Grandpa said you can't find those around here. If you get ahold of one, let me see it!" — Nebb (Breath of the Wild)
  7. "Isn't that the fire rod? So cool! Let me see! Whoooa! The real thing is really the real deal! Thanks! Here's a token of my thanks!" — Nebb (Breath of the Wild)
  8. Zelda Minish Cap: HACKED - The Leveleditor
  9. "They're weak against fire, so hit them with your Fire Rod!" — Figurine (The Minish Cap, PAL version)
  10. A Link to the Past manual, pg. 46 Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Vol. 1 (Shogakukan 1) pg. 25 Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past & Four Swords (Shogakukan) pg. 14
  11. "ファイアロッド
    " — Inventory (A Link Between Worlds)
  12. "Feuerstab: Fügt Feuer als empfohlenes Element hinzu und macht an Eisstatuen Gegner sichtbar." — Tutorial (Hyrule Warriors: Definitive Edition)