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Magic Rods,(LANS | HW)[3][note 1][5] also known as Magical Rods,(TLoZ)[2] are recurring Items 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.[6] 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[]

Link's Awakening Manual Description
Link's Awakening logo
Magic Rod
The holder of this Rod is the master of fire and can blast fireballs to attack his enemies. You can also use the flames from the Rod to light the lanterns in the dungeons. This item can be used an unlimited number of times.

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 Koholint 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.[7]

Tears of the Kingdom[]

The Magical rod returns, now known as the Magic rod. It possesses no magical abilities on its own, but provides a boosted effect when fused with elemental gems like Ruby and Sapphire.

Magic Rods can be purchased at bargainer statues for 100 poes, along with the Magic Staff and Magic Scepter.

Other Appearances[]

Hyrule Warriors[]

HW Link Fire Rod Artwork
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 Magic 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
Fire Rod
HWDE Fire Element Icon Fire 80 88 96 104 112 120
Lv.2 HW Prism Rod
Prism Rod
HWDE Fire Element Icon Fire 150 165 180 195 210 225
Lv.3 HW Magical Rod
Magical Rod
HWDE Fire Element Icon Fire 280 308 336 364 392 420
Lv.★ (HW | HWDE) HW 8-Bit Candle Icon
8-Bit Candle
HWDE Fire Element Icon Fire 280 308 336 364 392 420
Lv.4 (HWL | HWDE) HW Magical Rod
Magical Rod +
HWDE Fire Element Icon Fire 500 550 600 650 700 750
Lv.4+ (HWL | HWDE) HW Magical Rod
Crackling Rod
HWDE Fire Element Icon Fire
HWDE Lightning Element Icon 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 Names in other regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
JapanJapaneseマジカルロッド (Majikaru Roddo)[8]Same as English.
NetherlandsDutchMagische Staf[9]Magical Staff
FranceFrenchEUBâton magique[10]Magical stick
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Video Gallery[]

Magic Rod trailer from Hyrule Warriors

See Also[]


  1. Magic Rod was referred to as the Magical Rod in all versions of Link's Awakening prior to Link's Awakening DX.[2][4] However, as this contradicts the name given in Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch, it is not considered Canon.


  1. 1.0 1.1 The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening — Nintendo Player's Guide, Nintendo of America, pg. 10
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 131(TLoZ | LA)
  3. "You got the Magic Rod! Now you can burn things! Burn it! Burn it all down!" — N/A (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch)
  4. "You've got the Magic Rod! Now you can burn things! Burn it! Burn, baby burn!" — N/A (Link's Awakening DX)
  5. "Magic Rod" — N/A (Hyrule Warriors)
  6. "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)
  7. Link's Awakening - Killing Cuccos, YouTube, published August 5, 2009.
  8. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 25
  9. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 26
  10. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 26