Ice Arrow

From Zelda Dungeon Wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Want an adless experience? Log in or Create an account.
Ice Arrow
1998 promo render



Ocarina of Time
Gerudo Training Ground
Majora's Mask
Great Bay Temple
The Wind Waker
Mother and Child Isles
Breath of the Wild
Marot Mart


Striking a target with ice
Freezing them
Creating ice platform, etc.


Ice Arrows are recurring Items in The Legend of Zelda series. They are Arrows imbued with the elemental power of Ice, and can be used as an alternative ammunition for the Bow at the cost of Magic Power (in games with such a mechanic).

Location and uses

Ice Arrows can freeze enemies solid or create ice platforms on top of water, and are typically among the most powerful projectile weapons that Link can obtain.

Ocarina of Time

In Ocarina of Time, the Ice Arrows are obtained as a reward for completing the Gerudo Training Ground. They deal double damage compared to other types of Arrows and freeze enemies solid, which lasts for a few seconds or until they take damage; However, each one costs 2 Magic Power to fire, and enemies invulnerable to freezing will not take additional damage. While optional and not required to complete the game, they can be useful in facing certain enemies.

Majora's Mask

In Majora's Mask, the Ice Arrows are the dungeon item of the Great Bay Temple, guarded by Wart. Ice Arrows in this game no longer damage enemies, only freezing them solid, and more enemies are invulnerable to their effects, so they are mainly used to solve puzzles. They can now create ice platforms on the surface of water, freeze waterfalls (although in Majora's Mask 3D they can only create platforms on sparkling water), and temporarily freeze Chuchus into ice blocks that can be pushed and climbed onto. The Ice Arrows are also required to access Ikana Canyon by using ice platforms to cross the Ikana River.

The Wind Waker

In The Wind Waker, the Ice Arrows are located alongside the Fire Arrows at the Mother and Child Isles. To obtain them, Link must use the Ballad of Gales to warp inside the large rock structure, where he will meet the Fairy Queen; However, the Fairy Queen will not give Link the Arrows until he has saved Aryll from the Forsaken Fortress.

Ice Arrows freeze most enemies solid, enabling Link to shatter and instantly defeat them with the Skull Hammer; Certain flying enemies will be instantly defeated regardless, as the fall will often be enough to shatter them. They are required to gain access to Fire Mountain and obtain the Power Bracelets.

Breath of the Wild

"An arrow imbued with the power of ice. It breaks apart on impact, freezing objects in the immediate area. It's incredibly effective against hot things."

In Breath of the Wild, Ice Arrows are a type of Arrow that can be used with any Bow. They can be dropped by archer enemies, found inside Treasure Chests, or purchased from the following vendors:

When shot from a Bow, Ice Arrows deal +10 damage and freeze the target solid, instantly defeating Fire Wizzrobes, Meteo Wizzrobes, and Fire-Breath Lizalfos. They also emit cold and light while drawn, enabling them to keep Link cool in hot climates and illuminate dark areas.

Other appearances

This section describes a subject that is or may be outside the core Zelda canon.

Hyrule Warriors

In Hyrule Warriors, Ice Arrows appear as an Item Card on the Adventure Map, Master Quest Map, and Termina Map. They are used to extinguish circles of fire, revealing hidden rewards.

Cadence of Hyrule

In Cadence of Hyrule, Ice Arrows can be obtained randomly from purple Treasure Chests after obtaining the Bow. When equipped, they imbue the Bow's shots with a freezing effect at the cost of 1 Stamina Unit per shot, able to freeze enemies solid and turn shallow/deep water into ice.