Magic Rod

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Magic Rods,(LANS | TotK | HW)[3][4][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 Descriptionhide ▲
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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 Magic Rod is used to expel blasts of magical energy in the form of fireballs, which can be used to burn Objects or Enemies.[2][7] It is the main item of Turtle Rock. It is primarily used as a weapon and for lighting unreachable Torches,[1] as well as for melting Ice.[3] The Magic Rod is vital to defeating the Dungeon's boss, Hot Head. The Magic 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 Magic Rod does less damage against, or cannot damage at all, such as Crows, Takkuri, and Stalfos. The Magic Rod is also notable as the only item other than the Magic Powder that can kill a Cucco and a Mutt.[8]

Tears of the Kingdom

Magic Rods are Weapons that were created by an ancient magician by awakening the latent power of Gems.[4] Magic Rods normally act as a simple melee Weapon with low attack power, but by Fusing it with Gems such as Rubies the Magic Rod will take on the elemental properties associated with the Gem,[9] and will do so more effectively than other Weapons that are Fused with Gems.

Other Appearances

Hyrule Warriors

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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 Icon.png
Fire Rod
80 88 96 104 112 120
Lv.2 HW Prism Rod Icon.png
Prism Rod
150 165 180 195 210 225
Lv.3 HW Magical Rod Icon.png
Magical Rod
280 308 336 364 392 420
Lv.★ (HW | HWDE) HW 8-Bit Candle Icon.png
8-Bit Candle
280 308 336 364 392 420
Lv.4 (HWL | HWDE) HW Magical Rod Icon.png
Magical Rod +
500 550 600 650 700 750
Lv.4+ (HWL | HWDE) HW Magical Rod Icon.png
Crackling Rod

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.


ZW Nomenclature Asset.png Names in Other Regions ZW Nomenclature Asset 2.png
  • マジカルロッド (Majikaru Roddo) (TLoZ)[11]
  • マジックロッド (Majikku Roddo) (LANS)[12]
  • Same as English.
  • Same as English.
The People's Republic of China
  • 魔术杖 (Mó shù zhàng) (TLoZ | LA)[14]
  • 魔术杖 (Mó shùzhàng) (LANS)
  • Same as English.
The Kingdom of the Netherlands
Magische Staf (TLoZ)[13]Magical Staff
The French Republic
Bâton magique (TLoZ)[13]Magical stick
The Italian Republic
Bacchetta Magica (TLoZ | LA | LADX)[10]Magic Wand
The Republic of Korea
매직 로드 (Maejik Rodeu) (LANS)[15] 
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Other Names

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Magical Rod[2]
Applies to
Superseded by
Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch
Magical Rod[2]
Applies to
Superseded by
Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch
Magic Rod[16]
Applies to
Superseded by
NameApplies toSourceSuperseded by
Magical Rod[2]
Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch
Magical Rod[2]
Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch
Magic Rod[16]


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 of America, pg. 10
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Encyclopedia, Dark Horse Books, pg. 131(TLoZ | LA | LADX)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Magic Rod
    A wand that spouts fireballs hot enough to melt ice.
    " — Inventory (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch)
  4. 4.0 4.1 "Magic Rod
    A small and intensely magic rod, it's said to have been wielded by an ancient magician who awoke maximum latent power in gems.
    " — Inventory (Tears of the Kingdom)
  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. "You got the Magic Rod! Now you can burn things! Burn it! Burn it all down!" — Game Screen (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch)
  8. Link's Awakening - Killing Cuccos , YouTube, published August 5, 2009.
  9. NintendoFanGirl, Hands-On with Tears of the Kingdom!!! , YouTube, published April 26, 2023.
  10. Enciclopedia di Hyrule, Magazzini Salani, pg. 131
  11. The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 25
  12. "マジックロッド" — Inventory (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch, Japanese localization)
  13. 13.0 13.1 The Legend of Zelda manual, pg. 26
  14. 塞尔达传说:百科全书, New Star Press, pg. 130
  15. "매직 로드" — Inventory (Link's Awakening for Nintendo Switch, Korean localization)
  16. "You've got the Magic Rod! Now you can burn things! Burn it! Burn, baby burn!" — Main Screen (Link's Awakening DX)