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For the recurring Objects in The Legend of Zelda series, see Torchlight.

Torches are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series.[2][3]

Location and Uses[]

Breath of the Wild[]

Hyrule Compendium Entry

200 (205) Torch
BotW Hyrule Compendium Torch
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.[2] Torches are useful for navigating dark areas, such as the Thyphlo Ruins. Being made of wood, they will not attract Lightning during a Thunderstorm, and they do not conduct Electricity. They will float in Water if dropped.

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.[4] If Link replies saying that he plans to use it as a Weapon, the Old Man will advise him to take his Woodcutter's Axe instead.[5] If Link tells him that he plans to use it to light Fires, the Old Man will tell him to be cautious.[6] 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.[7]

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 Blue Flame Pedestals around the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab and the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab with Blue Flame, as Link must travel long distances without the Fire burning out.

Torches belong to the Daily Use Goods equipment archetype, which consists of unconventional Weapons that Link can make use of.[8]

Other Appearances[]

Cadence of Hyrule[]

Torches allow Cadence, Link, Yves, or Zelda to see in the dark, light up braziers, and burn stumps that may be blocking their path.[9] However, they have a limited use and go out over time, forcing the heroes to switch between different kinds of torches in order to light their way through caves and dungeons. They can be found in red Treasure Chests, dropped by slain enemies, or bought from a Shopkeeper for 10 Rupees. After a Game Over, Torches can also be found at the Fate's shop selling for 1 Diamond.


TMC Forest Minish Artwork Names in other regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite
JapanJapanese燭台 (Shokudai) (TMC)[10]
たいまつ (Taimatsu) (BotW)
Same as English.
Taiwan, Hong Kong, MacaoChineseTR火把 (Huǒbǎ) (BotW)
NetherlandsDutchFakkel (BotW)
FranceFrenchEUTorche (BotW)
GermanyGermanFackel (BotW)
ItalyItalianTorcia (BotW)
South KoreaKorean횃불 (Hwaetbul) (BotW)
RussiaRussianФакел (Fakel) (BotW)
Latin AmericaSpanishLAAntorcha (BotW)
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See Also[]


  1. "Great! You used your torch to burn the stump!" — Trill (Cadence of Hyrule)
  2. 2.0 2.1 "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)
  3. "Torch
    Increases visibility in dark areas. Can burn stumps and light up braziers.
    " — Inventory (Cadence of Hyrule)
  4. "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)
  5. "[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)
  6. "[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)
  7. "[It's a secret...] I see, Well then, do as you please." — Old Man (Breath of the Wild)
  8. Creating a Champion, Dark Horse Books, pg. 169
  9. "Increases visibility in dark areas. Can burn stumps and light up braziers." — Inventory (Cadence of Hyrule)
  10. Nintendo Official Guidebook—The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap (Shogakukan) pg. 34