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|Game(s)||A Link to the Past|
|Comparable Item(s)|| Ice Arrow|
A Link to the Past
The Ice Rod is located in the Ice Cave to the east of Lake Hylia. Link must use a Bomb to gain access to the cave. When used as a weapon, the Ice Rod can permanently freeze foes in a block of ice but can also instantly defeat some other enemies. Another object, the Ether Medallion, has a very similar effect to this. Unlike the Fire Rod which can be used as both a weapon and to light unreachable torches, the Ice Rod can only function as a strong weapon. It is required in order to beat Trinexx, the boss of Turtle Rock.
Like the Fire Rod, the Ice Rod also uses up energy from the Magic Meter, thus Link can only use this item a few times before needing to replenish his magic energy. Fortunately, a frozen enemy that is smashed with the Magic Hammer will often leave behind a magic refill.
The Ice Rod is particularly effective against the Lanmolas boss, as one shot can dish out enough damage as four normal sword swings.
A Link Between Worlds
The Ice Rod returns in A Link Between Worlds, functioning almost exactly like its appearance in A Link to the Past, being able to freeze foes solid. It is obtained from Ravio's Shop at any point in the game, and is essential in beating Turtle Rock.
The Ice Rod can be upgraded to the Nice Ice Rod by giving ten Lost Maiamais to Mother Maiamai. The Nice Ice Rod now drops four ice blocks, though each block is no more powerful than the original one.
- Because Bombs can be purchased very early in A Link to the Past, Link can get this weapon even before entering the first dungeon.
|Names in Other Regions|
|French||Baguette de Glace|