Shock Arrow

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Shock Arrow
BotW Shock Arrow Model.png
BotW Shock Arrow Icon.png
Main appearance(s)
Other appearance(s)
Shocking Enemies[1]
Comparable item(s)

Shock Arrows,(BotW)[2] also known as Lightning Arrows,(CoH)[3] are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series.

Location and Uses

Breath of the Wild

Hyrule Compendium Entry

347 (352) Shock Arrow
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An arrow imbued with the power of electricity. It breaks apart on impact, channeling electricity into nearby objects. It's incredibly effective against metal or anything wet.
Common Locations
Lanayru Great Spring
Hyrule Field
Additional Effects
Electrocutes and disarms enemies.

Shock Arrows are a type of Arrow which can be used with any Bow. They can be purchased from Shops or found inside Treasure Chests. Shock Arrows immediately dissipate into a burst of electricity after impact. If Link or an enemy is shot by a Shock Arrow, they are electrocuted and stunned for a short period of time. In addition, if Link is using any equipped items while shocked, they are dropped to the ground. Shock Arrows deal an additional 20 damage to the attack power of the Bow being used. When shot at a body of water, they create a damaging area of effect around where the Shock Arrow's point of impact. Shock Arrows also inflict extra damage when used in the Rain.[4] Bokoblins, Moblins, Lizalfos, and Lynels can sometimes be found using them. Shock Arrows can send surges of electricity through conductive objects, such as metal crates and metal Weapons.

Other Appearances

Cadence of Hyrule


TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.png
FranceFrenchEUFlèche électriqueElectric arrow
ItalyItalianFreccia elettricaElectric arrow
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See Also


  1. "Electrocutes and disarms enemies." — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  2. "Shock Arrow" — Hyrule Compendium (Breath of the Wild)
  3. "You got some lightning arrows!" — N/A (Cadence of Hyrule)
  4. "If you use a shock arrow when it's raining, it does extra damage." — Daz (Breath of the Wild)