"You found the Ice Rod! Its chill magic blasts the air! But watch your Magic Meter!"
— In-game description

The Ice Rod is an recurring item from Legend of Zelda series. When used, it shoots a blast of cold energy that will freeze objects and most standard enemies. It requires Magic Power to use.


The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

Ice Rod

The Ice Rod can be found inside a cave hidden behind a suspicious wall located on Lake Hylia's northern shore. It is not necessary to obtain this item until Turtle Rock in the Dark World, where it must be used to defeat Trinexx. However, obtaining it earlier makes it significantly easier to defeat the Lanmolas of the Desert Palace, as one shot will instantly kill a Lanmola. This is changed in the Game Boy Advance port of the game, in which three hits are required to destroy a Lanmola.

The Ice Rod is most effectively used in conjunction with the Magic Hammer, as frozen enemies smashed with the hammer usually yield large Magic Jars.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

Ice Rod (A Link Between Worlds)

The Ice Rod from A Link Between Worlds

The Ice Rod appears as an item in the game. It can be bought or rented at Ravio's Shop. Rather than shooting a beam of ice, it drops an icicle in front of Link which can freeze enemies and cool down Lava so Link can walk on or merge with it. If Link brings ten Lost Maiamais to Mother Maiamai, she can upgrade the Ice Rod into the Nice Ice Rod.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Breath of the Wild Rod (Ice) Ice Rod (Icon)

The Ice Rod from Breath of the Wild

It appears as a weapon in Breath of the Wild, however unlike past depictions, it is fragile after a few direct hits or when the magic runs out, since each ice blast thrown reduces durability, less than a direct hit on an enemy or object. An Ice Rod can be wielded by a Ice Wizzrobe and Link can obtain it after defeating this enemy.

Other appearances

Subseries warning: This article or section contains information on a subseries within the Legend of Zelda series and should be considered part of its own separate canon.

Hyrule Warriors series

As part of his Rental Hammer moveset, Ravio wields the Ice Rod for some of his attacks. He can use it to create a single chunk of ice to freeze enemies or create multiple blocks to bombard enemies. Interestingly, the Ice Rod assumes its appearance when on sale for rent, rather than when purchased or rented. Presumably this is to follow to the moveset's naming scheme.

Also in Hyrule Warriors Legends, the Ice Rod appears as an Item Card on the Lorule Adventure Map. It can be used on fire statues to travel to a neighboring square. It can also be used to activate a Nice Power that adds a Water Elemental Attribute as one of the recommended elements while activate.

Subseries warning: Subseries information ends here.


See also

Ad blocker interference detected!

Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.