The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom lets you fashion all sorts of powerful weapons from twigs, rocks, monster horns, and more. However, there aren’t a lot of options if you happen to prefer a more mystical approach. Here’s our guide explaining how to get a Magic Rod in The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom.
Tears of the Kingdom – how to get a Magic Rod
There are a few ways to get the Magic Rod, which you can then combine with precious stones such as a Ruby or Sapphire to produce a truly powerful weapon.
If you want a Magic Rod, you can sometimes get one by defeating a Wizzrobe enemy. They are the elemental magic users that flit about and leave trails of light you must follow to hit them when they briefly appear and fire magic in your direction. See the image above to get a good look at one.
Unfortunately, the Magic Rod is a rare drop. I’ve only seen a Wizzrobe drop one a handful of times, despite defeating a fair number of them. The fights can also be quite challenging if you’re not prepared, so this method is not advised.
The most reliable way to get a Magic Rod is to obtain it from a Bargainer Statue. There are a number of those statues spread about the Depths. They look like a face on a slab of stone and they blend in with the surrounding area. You just have to find one and pray to it. Then its location will be marked on your map.
Before it will hand over the Magic Rod, the Bargainer Statue expects payment in the form of 100 Poe Souls. You find these scattered all over the Depths, typically appearing as blue wisps that hover over the surface of platforms. Sometimes, you’ll find green ones that are worth several regular souls at once, or rare pink ones that are worth even more.
Poe Souls return over time, so you don’t have to worry about exhausting your supply. It’s not difficult to build up hundreds or even thousands of them if you explore the Depths thoroughly. You can exchange Poe Souls to get and use Dark Clump, and to purchase armor as you reveal more of the Depths. They exist for you to spend them, so don’t feel bad about buying yourself a Magic Rod.
If you don’t want to venture into the Depths to make most exchanges, you can also find a Bargainer Statue in the back corner of Robbie’s building in Lookout Landing. It offers a lot of the same wares as its brethren underground, but not the Magic Rod. Sometimes, you simply have to rely on the underground marketplace.
If you’re having trouble finding more Bargainer Statues underground, pay some Poe Souls to the statue in Lookout Landing. It will point you in the right direction.
The Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom is now available on Nintendo Switch.