Ice Arrow

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Ice Arrow
Icearrow.png
Ice Arrow artwork from Ocarina of Time
Game(s) Ocarina of Time
Majora's Mask
The Wind Waker
Breath of the Wild
Other media Hyrule Warriors
Use(s) Freeze enemies
Freeze water based elements(MM)
Comparable Item(s) Fire Arrow
Light Arrow
Silver Arrow

The Ice Arrow is a recurring upgrade to Link's Arrows in The Legend of Zelda series.

Uses

Ice Arrow sprite from both Ocarina of Time 3D and Majora's Mask 3D

The weapon infuses Arrows with the power of ice, allowing them to freeze many enemies and make ice platforms across the water. They are also typically among the more powerful projectile weapons at Link's disposal. They deplete Link's Magic Meter, so they must be used sparingly.

Appearances

Ocarina of Time

The Fairy Bow equipped with Ice Arrows in Ocarina of Time 3D

In Ocarina of Time, Link can obtain the Ice Arrows from the Gerudo Training Ground, a maze-like area in the Gerudo Fortress.[1] It is an optional quest since the Ice Arrows are not required to complete the game. However, they can be use to freeze enemies. Frozen enemies thaw after a few seconds or when hit with another attack. The freezing also does damage, meaning that against enemies that can be frozen, Ice Arrows do twice as much damage as regular, Fire, or Light Arrows. Enemies that are invulnerable to freezing will only take as much damage as they would from any other kind of Arrow. If an enemy takes enough damage to defeat it and freezes in the process, it will not die until it thaws.

Majora's Mask

The Hero's Bow equipped with Ice Arrows in Majora's Mask 3D

In Majora's Mask, the Ice Arrows are required to beat the game, and are more of a puzzle-solving tool than a weapon. They are found in Great Bay Temple after defeating its mini-boss, Wart. They are used to freeze water to make ice paths, freeze waterfalls, and to trap enemies in blocks of ice. They are also necessary to cross the Ikana River and be able to reach the upper portion of the Ikana Canyon. Unlike in Ocarina of Time, where freezing does additional damage, in Majora's Mask, enemies frozen with the Ice Arrows take no damage at all. Fewer enemies in Majora's Mask can be frozen than in Ocarina of Time. In Majora's Mask 3D, Ice Arrows can only freeze paths of sparkling water.

The Wind Waker

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In The Wind Waker, Link must obtain the Ice Arrows to proceed further in the game. The young hero obtains the Ice Arrows from the Fairy Queen in the larger island of Mother and Child Isles, which can only be accessed with the "Ballad of Gales", along with the Fire Arrows.[2] They are used to freeze Fire Mountain so Link can go inside and claim the Power Bracelets. However, the Fairy Queen will not hand over the ability to use the Ice Arrows until Link has rescued his sister, Aryll, from the Forsaken Fortress.

The Ice Arrows in combination with the Skull Hammer is a very effective weapon. Upon freezing an enemy with an Ice Arrow, one blow with the Skull Hammer will completely shatter almost every enemy, including the Wizzrobe Master. Some flying enemies will be destroyed simply from falling to the ground after being frozen.

Non-Canon Appearances

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Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, Ice Arrows appear in Adventure Mode as an Item Card to extinguish fire rings on the map to reveal the Reward.

Etymology

TMC Forest Minish Artwork.png Names in Other Regions TMC Jabber Nut Sprite.gif
Language Name Meaning
link= Japanese 氷の矢 (Koori no Ya) Ice Arrow
link= SpanishEU Flecha de Hielo Ice Arrow
link= SpanishLA Flecha de hielo (OoT3D, MM3D) Ice arrow
French-speaking countries French Flèche de Glace Ice Arrow
link= FrenchCA Flèche de glace (OoT3D, MM3D) Ice arrow
link= German Eispfeile Ice Arrows
link= Italian Freccia di ghiaccio (OoT3D, MM3D) Frost Arrows

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References

  1. "You got the Ice Arrow! Set it to (C) and your arrows will be powered up! If you hit your target, it will freeze. This arrow magic is granted only to those who complete the difficult training of the Gerudos, so use it with pride!" — N/A (Ocarina of Time)
  2. "I like you. And so, I shall give new power to the bow that you wield. Ice Arrows can freeze the hottest flames, and Fire Arrows can melt the coldest ice." — Fairy Queen (The Wind Waker)

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