Deku Sticks are common items that appear in Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. They are long sticks taken from the Great Deku Tree and are mostly used for lighting torches and burning spiderwebs, as they catch fire when put up against a lit torch. They burn out and disappear after a short time, so Link must light whatever he needs before that happens. They can be saved by putting them away before they burn out. The Deku Stick's second use is the same as the swords; they can kill enemies. They are more powerful than the sword, but unlike that item, they break. Usually after one hit, or if hit against a wall they will break instantly. They may be found in shops, pots, or after killing a Deku Baba.
These only appear in The Wind Waker. Link can find them sticking out of some pots or after defeating Boko Babas. Boko Sticks are known to be used as weapons by Bokoblins. Boko Sticks have the same function as Deku Sticks.
- ↑ "You got a Deku Stick! On the Select Item Subscreen, you can set it to (<), (v) or (>). Set it to (C) and swing it with (C)! When you want to put it away, stand still and press (A). You can carry up to 10 sticks, but don't waste them." — In-Game Description, Ocarina of Time.
- ↑ "A long stick taken from the Deku Tree. It can be swung, or lit and used as a torch." — Item Screen Description, Ocarina of Time 3D