Torch (Breath of the Wild)

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Torch
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Base Power

2

Games

Uses

Carrying flames

"This torch will stay lit once ignited, but if you put it away, the flame will be extinguished until you light it again."

— In-Game Description

The Torch is a tool found in Breath of the Wild. It has the ability to carry flames across distances without extinguishing. Torches can be used to burn grass, bushes, or wood to start a Campfire. Although it is classified as a weapon, it only has a power of 2 and has low durability.

When Link first exits the Shrine of Resurrection and meets the Old Man, he can steal the Torch that is nearby. The Old Man will ask Link how he plans on using it.[1] If Link plans to use it as a weapon, the Old Man advises against it, and tells Link to use the Axe instead.[2] Alternatively, Link say that he is using the Torch to set things on fire, and the Old Man warns Link to be cautious, as it can burn the dry grass.[3] Link can also say that his usage of the Torch is a secret, and the Old Man will let him do as he pleases.[4]

Link will need to use the Torch, or another burnable weapon, to carry the flame and light the standing torches leading up to the Hateno Ancient Tech Lab and the Akkala Ancient Tech Lab. In these cases, Link will light the torch with Blue Fire, lighting the individual standing torches on the way.

When Link travels through the Lost Woods, he will need to use a Torch while navigating through the maze. When standing still, the flames of the torch will travel in the direction that Link must go in order to progress deeper into the Lost Woods.

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References

  1. Well then, just help yourself to that torch there. And how, may I ask, are you planning to use it? - Old Man
  2. Innovative... However, that is probably best used to light fires. If you need a weapon, you can find something better. Many beasts roam the land past this point. You can take my axe with you, if you please. Assuming you can find it. - Old Man
  3. That is rather...unnerving. Please be cautious with that around any dry grass that might catch fire. - Old Man
  4. I see, Well then, do as you please. - Old Man