This is a guide on how to use rods in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity. Read on to learn how to get the ice rod, fire rod, and lightning rod, and when to use them!
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Elemental Rods form a combat mechanic in Hyrule Warriors: Age of Calamity that allows characters to inflict elemental damage to enemies. This is an essential combat skill to master if you want to effectively kill off those monsters!
Unlike in Breath of the Wild, where these were essentially equippable weapons that took the same place of a sword, Elemental Rods are held by all party members, regardless of the weapon chosen before battle. Likewise, the mana for elemental rods is shared by all members of a party.
To earn the ability to use Elemental Rods, you have to defeat your first Fire Wizzrobe, Ice Wizzrobe, and Electric Wizzrobes.
These enemies can be encountered earliest in these battles:
|Fire Wizzrobe||Battle of Hyrule Field|
|Ice Wizzrobe||Road to Ancient Lab|
|Electric Wizzrobe||Mipha, the Zora Princess
Daruk, the Goron Hero
Urbosa, the Gerudo Chief
To use elemental rods while in battle, take note of the following controls:
Can be used to light grass and deal damage to enemies.
Can freeze enemies.
Electrifies metal boxes. Enemies hit are stunned.
Elemental Rods work with an ammo system that gets replenished using pickups dropped by enemies or boxes on the battlefield. These look like orbs so keep on a lookout! In particualr, the fire rod mana looks similar to apples or rubies, so if you are having trouble picking them up, you likely already have a full stock.
If you are running low on ammo for your rods, look for the rod icon of the color you need, indicated by the map. Defeating the Wizzrobe found there will always allow you to get a refill on rod mana!
|Orb Color||Rod Type|
Besides using flurry rush and Sheikah runes, elemental rods are an effective way to stun and open up the enemy's weak-point gauge to attacks. Use them wisely especially on more powerful enemies like Lynels and Hinoxes.
Using elemental rods on enemies with the same elemental affinity will only cause them to resist it. As a rule, never use elemental rods against enemies with the same elemental affinity!
You can however, exploit the elemental weaknesses of elemental enemies:
|Lightning||Enemies on water|
This causes the enemy to have a more fragile weak-point gauge (indicated by cracks on the gauge) and be stunned for a lot longer!
|Gameplay and Controls|
|How to Perform a Weak-Point Smash||How to Perform a Flurry Rush|
|Parrying Guide: Who Can Parry?||Controls and Controller Options|
|Restoring Hearts: How to Heal||How to Change Characters|
|Sheikah Runes Guide||How to Use Rods|
|Blood Moon Rewards and How to Unlock|
|Tips and Tricks|
|Korok Seed Locations||Treasure Chest Locations|
|Rupee Farming Guide||EXP Farming Guide|
|Weapon Fusion Guide||How to Use the Sheikah Sensor|
|What to Do With Rusty Weapons||How to Break Korok Balloons|
|How to Remove Weapon Seals||How to Unlock the Secret Ending|
|How to Unlock Hidden Seals||How to Use the Korok Sensor|
|Weapon Farming Guide||100 Percent Rewards and Guide|
|Combat Tips and Techniques||All Secrets and Unlockables|
|How to Jump and Use the Paraglider||Best Items to Sell|
|How to Catch Blupees||List of Upgrades|
|List of Multiplayer Features||Difference Between Difficulty Modes|
|amiibo Support and Rewards||How to Save|
|Expansion Pass Contents||Is Age of Calamity Canon?|
|Is Age of Calamity Open World?||How Long is Age of Calamity?|
|Version 1.0.1 Patch Notes and How to Update||Is There a New Game Plus?||How to Change Language Settings||Frame Rate Issues and How to Fix|
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