Bomb Arrow

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Bomb Arrow
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The Bomb Arrow from Twilight Princess



Breath of the Wild
East Wind


Blowing up faraway rocks


Bomb Arrows are recurring items in The Legend of Zelda series. They are what Link gets when he combines his Bombs and his Arrows together.

Link's Awakening

In Link's Awakening, Link can use a Bomb Arrow by placing Bombs in one item slot and Arrows in the other. Pressing both buttons at the same time will result in Link firing off a Bomb Arrow. They are not required to complete the game.

Twilight Princess

Bomb Arrows in Twilight Princess are equipped by placing Link's Hero's Bow in any item slot and then opening up his Item Selection Screen and pressing the Z-button when highlighting a Bomb Bag. These explosive projectiles are great for defeating a herd of faraway enemies and blowing up faraway rocks. They are required to complete the game and to get some Heart Pieces. They also still blow up if Link holds them too long.

Breath of the Wild

These Bomb Arrows aren't a combination; this time they are their own item. They work in a very similar way to previous renditions, exploding on target, except they will not work in the rain. Shooting Bomb Arrows while it's raining will make them drop unexploded only if shot from a single-shot bow; if they are otherwise shot from a multi-shot bow under the rain, the bomb arrows will disappear. They are rarely found in chests across the overworld or as a drop from certain enemies.

If used in the Eldin Province, especially in the volcanic environment of Death Mountain, trying to shoot these arrows will make them immediately explode while in Link's hands, rendering them unusable.

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