A Link to the Past
The Fire Rod is an item obtained in a chest in the Skull Woods. This rod spits out a ball of fire that sears most enemies to a crisp. Some enemies like Gibdos are especially vulnerable to fire, so use the Fire Rod wisely. The Fire Rod can also be used like the lantern to light torches, but from a distance only. It is needed to enter the main part of the Skull Woods dungeon. This item is also used for defeating Trinexx in Turtle Rock.
Four Swords Adventures
The Fire Rod in Four Swords Adventures functions in a similar fashion to its other incarnations. If the item button is held down, the Fire Rod acts as a flamethrower, shooting a continuous stream of fire. Once upgraded to level two at a fairy fountain, the Fire Rod gains the powers of the Cane of Somaria, as seen in A Link to the Past, creating blocks that can be used to depress switches. The upgraded Fire Rod also can create platforms in specific locations marked by a question mark. Shadow Link even uses the weapon against Link in certain encounters.
A Link Between Worlds
In A Link Between Worlds, Link can rent the Fire Rod for 100 Rupees along with other items after Ravio's Shop opens. However, once Ravio lets him buy items, the Fire Rod costs 1,200 Rupees to buy it. Once Link has bought it, he can upgrade it to the Nice Fire Rod after finding ten lost Maiamais and giving them to Mother Maiamai.
Unlike previous Zelda games, when Link uses the Fire Rod, it unleashes a pillar of flames that travels across the ground and disappears shortly afterwards, depleting the Energy Gauge. As a result of traveling across the ground, if Link uses the Fire Rod on top of grates, the fireball will go through the grate and be on the lower floors of the dungeon. Being used to defeat ice-based enemies such as Ice Gimos and Ice Bubbles, the Fire Rod is also used in order to melt ice such as the ice layer surrounding Dharkstare and ice stalagmites. Like the Lamp, it can light torches, but Link can light them at a farther distance than the Lamp. Similarly to the Skull Woods in A Link to the Past, the Fire Rod is needed in order to enter the Ice Ruins in Lorule.
Link fighting Mothula with the Fire Rod in A Link to the Past
- ↑ "Link opens the Big Chest in the Skull Palace to find the Fire Rod. This weapons uses quite a bit of Magic Power.", Nintendo Power Player's Guide
- ↑ "Fire Rod
The Fire Rod is one of the most powerful weapons Link will have in his arsenal. Flames jump from the end of the rod and will burn most enemies.", Nintendo Power Player's Guide
- ↑ "The Fire Rod works especially well on Gibdos because the cloth which they are wrapped in is extremely flammable.", Nintendo Power Player's Guide
- ↑ "To proceed further into Skull Palace, Link needs to use the Fire Rod.", Nintendo Power Player's Guide