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The Magical Rod,(TLoZ | LA)[2] also known as the Magic Rod,(LA | HW)[3][4] is a recurring Item in The Legend of Zelda series.

Location and Uses

The Legend of Zelda

In The Legend of Zelda, 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.[5] 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

In Link's Awakening, the Magical Rod is used to expel blasts of magical energy in the form of fireballs.[2] It is the main item of Turtle Rock. It is primarily used as a weapon and for lighting unreachable Torches.[1] The Magical Rod is vital to defeating the dungeon's boss, Hot Head. The Magical 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 Magical Rod does less damage against, or cannot damage at all, such as Crows, Takkuri, and Stalfos. The Magical Rod is also notable as the only item other than the Magic Powder that can kill a Cucco and a Mutt.[6]

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors

HW Link Fire Rod Artwork.png
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.


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 based on the Red Candle from The Legend of Zelda. It was added to Hyrule Warriors with the Master Quest Pack DLC. 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 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 was added to Hyrule Warriors Legends with the Phantom Hourglass & Spirit Tracks Pack DLC and is unlockable in 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 | HWDE) HW 8-Bit Candle Icon.png
8-Bit Candle
HWDE Fire Element Icon.png Fire 280 308 336 364 392 420
Lv.4 (HWL | HWDE) HW Magical Rod.png
Magical Rod +
HWDE Fire Element Icon.png Fire 500 550 600 650 700 750
Lv.4+ (HWL | HWDE) HW Magical Rod.png
Crackling Rod
HWDE Fire Element Icon.png Fire
HWDE Lightning Element Icon.png Lightning
500 550 600 650 700 750

Attack Combinations

Attack Pattern Effect
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.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
JapanJapaneseマジカルロッド (Majikaru Roddo)[7]Same as English.
NetherlandsDutchMagische Staf[8]Magical Staff
FranceFrenchEUBâton magique[9]Magical stick
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Video Gallery

Magic Rod trailer from Hyrule Warriors

See Also



  1. 1.0 1.1 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Nintendo Player's Guide (Nintendo Co., Ltd.) pg. 10
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Encyclopedia (Dark Horse Books) pg. 131(TLoZ | LA)
  3. "You've got the Magic Rod! Now you can burn things! Burn it! Burn, baby burn!" — N/A (Link's Awakening DX)
  4. "Magic Rod" — N/A (Hyrule Warriors)
  5. "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)
  6. Link's Awakening - Killing Cuccos, YouTube, published August 5, 2009.
  7. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 25
  8. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 26
  9. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 26