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"They fire magic bolts from afar. Hit them when they appear so they don't cast another spell!"

Wizzrobes (ウィズロープ Uizurōbu?), also known as Wizrobes, are wizard foes with a hat and a robe in the Legend of Zelda series. These enemies usually have the ability to cast damaging spells. Typically, after they attack, they quickly use magic to transport themselves away from Link's attack range but appear again shortly after. Whether they are a species or an organization is unknown, but all of them dress and behave similarly, and never show their faces. Only a pair of white eyes peer from the darkness of their hoods or wide-brimmed hats. When many Wizzrobes die, they have a distinct and unearthly death cry.


The Legend of Zelda

A red Wizzrobe from The Legend of Zelda

Wizzrobes appear only inside dungeons. These variations of Wizzrobe look very much like druids wearing hooded robes and a crystal clasp on their chests. There are two varieties, red and blue. They both have quite different attacking patterns. Red Wizzrobes appear, fire a spell at Link, and disappear. Blue Wizzrobes have a very erratic attack pattern. They walk around the room, firing spells continuously at Link if he crosses their line of sight. They can also phase through objects they could not otherwise cross, such as blocks or water, and will periodically phase diagonally.

Wizzrobe Spells can be blocked by the Magical Shield. After obtaining the Magical Rod, Link can fire spells identical to theirs. Wizzrobes are immune to spells, however. The only weapon they are vulnerable to aside from the sword is a bomb. If Link makes physical contact with a Red Wizzrobe while wearing his default armor, he will lose one heart. If hit by a Red Wizzrobe's spell, he loses four full hearts, tied only with Gannon for the most damage an enemy can deal to Link in the game. Blue Wizzrobes do two hearts worth of damage either through physical contact or spells.

Zelda II: The Adventure of Link

Main article: Wizard

Although Wizzrobes really don't appear in the game, a similar enemy called the Wizard does, and has a similar attack pattern to Wizzrobes, although the player needs to use the Reflect spell to defeat them instead of attacking directly.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past

A Wizzrobe from A Link to the Past

Wizzrobes are found in the Dark World dungeons, typically in groups to fire arcing bolts of energy at Link before suddenly disappearing again. Although reaching one before they disappear can sometimes be difficult, they are easily defeated by a single sword swipe. Most Wizzrobes have skeletal faces and lightly colored robes. However, those wearing robes with Ganon's face on their chests and face-obscuring steeple hats can only be found in Ganon's Tower.

The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening

Wizzrobes look very similar to their A Link to the Past counterparts, including the steeple hat and the emblem on their chest. They teleport and cast energy waves, but never leave a certain space. They are impervious to the sword, but can be pushed around by it. They are vulnerable to bombs and arrows.

The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask

A Wizrobe from Majora's Mask

Wizrobes appear as enemies and mini-bosses. These Wizrobes have a different appearance than its previous incarnations; they are tall and blue-skinned, and have a zombie-like appearance. They also wear short, brown leather clothing rather than heavy robes, and their faces are not obscured at all.

A Wizrobe first appears in the Snowhead Temple. Link has to defeat two Wizrobes in the Snowhead Temple; one to obtain the Fire Arrows and a second to gain access to the room housing the Boss Key. Link also encounters this foe in the Ancient Castle of Ikana, Stone Tower Temple, and the Secret Shrine in Ikana Canyon. The Wizrobes in Snowhead Temple and the Secret Shrine attack with ice magic, while the ones in Ikana Castle and Stone Tower Temple use fire magic and take more damage to defeat. The ice wielding Wizrobes will not take the additional damage dealt by Ice Arrows, while fire Wizrobes have a similar resistance to Fire Arrows.

During battles with a Wizrobe, it will repeatedly teleport between special floor tiles in the room and hurl elemental spells at Link. The battles consist of two phases. In the first phase, the Wizrobe slowly materializes on a tile and will vanish whenever Link approaches or attacks with a projectile. If allowed to fully materialize, the Wizrobe will begin preparing its elemental blast to throw at Link. This is when Link can attack the Wizrobe without making it disappear. After taking a hit, the Wizrobe will vanish and begin the pattern again.

After the Wizrobe has taken enough damage, the second phase of the battle will begin. This time, when the Wizrobe is materializing, illusionary Wizrobes will also appear on every other tile. The true Wizrobe will begin charging its attack (it no longer vanishes when Link approaches), and the decoys will run between the tiles in order to disorient Link. Link can distinguish the actual Wizrobe by its behavior (it charges an attack rather than running), the flame atop its staff (the decoys have no flame), and its opacity (the decoys are partially transparent). Once identified, the real Wizrobe can be damaged, just like in the previous phase, until defeated.

The magic blast from the ice Wizrobes will create a circle of ice on the floor, which will freeze and damage Link should he touch it. The fire spell sets a circular area ablaze where it hits, as well as throwing out additional smaller flames all around it. When a Wizrobe's spell damages Link, it will laugh maniacally. Link can use the Mirror Shield to reflect a Wizrobe's spells back at it, though since the Wizrobe disappears quickly, the spell must be reflected from close range to hit the Wizrobe.

Tatl's Note

Tatl Artwork.png You'll get your chance right when it starts to attack. Be on the lookout for it!

The Legend of Zelda: Oracle of Ages and Oracle of Seasons

A Blue Wizzrobe from Oracle of Seasons

There are multiple kinds of Wizzrobes in the Oracle games. Green Wizzrobes remain stationary and attack, hiding beneath their large hats. Red Wizzrobes randomly teleport to different areas but always face Link's general direction. Blue Wizzrobes become transparent and pass through obstacles, remaining mobile at all times. Unlike in Link's Awakening, Wizzrobes in the Oracle games are vulnerable to Link's sword.

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker

Artwork of the Red Wizzrobe

Wizzrobes are more similar to earlier appearances as they are similar to druids, but have the head of a toucan-like bird. They are the first Wizzrobes to make odd noises while fighting, such as their alarm-like sound when they teleport nearby. Wizzrobes are first encountered in the Tower of the Gods, with later Wizzrobes appearing in the Wind Temple, numerous Hidden Holes, Lookout Platforms and Submarines across the Great Sea, and the Savage Labyrinth.

There are several varieties of Wizzrobes, and they are most easily distinguished by their color. The regular Wizzrobes always shoot fire in three directions, which can be dodged or disintegrated with a Spin Attack, a Deku Leaf, a shield, or with a bow and arrow. The Blue Wizzrobes are the same as regular Wizzrobes, except they have a blue hood, white robe, and are seen only on the Great Sea, marking the first time Wizzrobes have appeared in a game's Overworld. Yellow Wizzrobes are able to summon a wide variety of other enemies. All Yellow Wizzrobes have a specific selection of enemies that they will summon. For instance, one in the Wind Temple summons Morths, and another on the Ghost Ship can summon ReDeads and Stalfos. Yellow Wizzrobes also have twice as much stamina as other Wizzrobes.

The Red Wizzrobe is the mini-boss of the Wind Temple and the toughest of all the Wizzrobes. It is capable of summoning a Yellow Wizzrobe (which in turn summons other enemies) as well as Darknuts and Moblins.

The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords and Four Swords Adventures

A Wizzrobe from Four Swords

The appearance of Wizzrobes is reverted back to a re-design of their classic attire, with heavy robes and wide-brimmed hats. They are taller and more slender, and have something similar to long, white beards. Their attack methods are similar to earlier games; however, they are able to steal Force Gems from the players. Some use fire to attack, others use ice, and a third type simply fires blasts of magical energy. Wizzrobes that attack with magical energy also occasionally fire a homing sphere of white light that breaks into three Stalfos when it hits. When defeated, these Stalfos live on as skulls that cannot be damaged and disappear when the Wizzrobe is defeated.

They feature a similar role in Four Swords Adventures, although their sound bytes are reused from the versions from The Wind Waker.

The Legend of Zelda: The Minish Cap

A regular Wizzrobe

Wizzrobes are similar in appearance and function to those from the Four Swords games. There are three kinds of Wizzrobes; Fire Wizzrobes, Ice Wizzrobes, and normal, green Wizzrobes. The hats of the Fire and Ice Wizzrobes are wreathed in flame and encased in ice, respectively. The Flame Lantern can be used to instantly kill any type of Wizzrobe.

The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass

A Wizzrobe from Phantom Hourglass

Wizzrobes appear in the Temple of the Ocean King. Occasionally, some events in the temple will cause them to appear as skull icons. They are usually invisible until they attack and will walk through obstacles and safe zones. Moreover, they move towards Link when he is not facing them. Oddly, these Wizzrobes can be attacked even when invisible. Their attacks instantly drain 15 seconds of time from the Phantom Hourglass. When slain, Wizzrobes drop an hourglass that adds 30 seconds worth of Sand of Hours to the Phantom Hourglass. They can be defeated with any weapon, even the Boomerang. They are the only Wizzrobes that use physical weapons (in this case a scythe) to damage Link, while all other incarnations use magic spells or summon other enemies for Link to battle.

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword

Main article: Furnix

Although Wizzrobes don't really appear, the enemy Furnixs mimic a Wizzrobe's attack in The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker.

The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds

A Fire Wizrobe from A Link Between Worlds

Wizzrobes appear within Turtle Rock and the Ice Ruins. They move and attack just as they do in A Link to the Past, though they tend to appear on ledges or in midair, preventing Link from attacking them directly. The best way to deal with the difference in elevation is usually to attack with the Ice Rod or the Fire Rod.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

A Electric Wizrobe from Breath of the Wild

Wizzrobes in Breath of the Wild resemble past incarnations as they are depicted as cloaked figures wielding various magic rods. One significant change to these enemies is their ability to control and manipulate the weather within their environment and conjure up creatures that share in their powers. It is implied that some of the extreme weather patterns within Hyrule since the Great Calamity are due to their influence, causing snow and blizzards to occur in areas that even border hot climate areas, such as the Gerudo Desert, and locations to be caught in a state of perpetual and dangerous electrical storms.

They are capable of a form of levitation in which they skip around in air like it was water producing water-like ripple and are capable of a form of teleportation if they spot Link. While they become invulnerable and un-targetable while teleporting they still produce water-like ripples as move which Link can use to track them. Interestingly upon spotting Link, they have a habit of waving to him before teleporting and attacking him. This along with their skipping makes them appear to have a jovial playful nature, though this may simply be a way to throw their prey off guard. They tend to patrol around ruined buildings and areas skipping around in the air in a circle. As they can levitate they are usually out of range of Link's melee weapons with the exception of Spears and throw weapons, making Bows and Arrows the best way to deal with them as it will stun them and cause them to fall to the ground, making them vulnerable to attack using melee weapons before they recover.

Wizzrobes have a larger number of variations and powers than in previous games. When defeated they may drop a weapon associated with the element they were using. The weapons include the Ice Rod, Fire Rod, and Lightning Rod, they may also drop more powerful versions of the rods, such as the Blizzard Rod, Meteor Rod, and Thunderstorm Rod. Each type of Wizzrobe is associated with the element of Fire, Ice, or Electricity and Wizzrobes lack a non-elemental variant. Also each element has variant which is stronger as Meteo Wizzrobes are stronger than Fire Wizzrobes, while Blizzrobes are stronger than Ice Wizzrobes, and Thunder Wizzrobes are stronger than Electric Wizzrobes. Like other Fire and Ice elemental enemies Fire and Ice elemental Wizzrobes are weak to opposing their opposing element which will kill them in one hit if exposed to said element. Fire Elemental Wizzrobes are vulnerable to ice based melee weapons and Ice Arrows, while Ice Elemental Wizzrobes are vulnerable to fire based melee weapons, a lit Torch or Arrow, Fire Arrows, or Bomb Arrows (as Bomb Arrows are a gunpowder based explosive). However like all electric enemies, Electric elemental Wizzrobes lack an elemental weakness. However all Wizzrobes will be completely obliterated if hit with an Ancient Arrow though this prevents Link from obtaining their rods which are destroyed along with them. Unlike other enemies, Wizzrobes will not drop their rods when hit by Shock Arrows or electric attacks, thus Link must kill them to acquire their rods. Wizzrobes only drop the rods they wield and are one of the few monsters that do not drop materials or monster parts of any kind. Fire, Ice, & Electric Wizzrobes all have 150 HP, while Blizzrobes, Meteo, & Thunder Wizzrobes have all have 300 HP. Fire, Ice, and Electric Wizzrobes tend to wield weaker elemental rods associated with their specific element though Link may encounter some of them wielding stronger elemental rods wielded by their stronger variants. Blizzrobes, Meteo, & Thunder Wizzrobes however do not wield weaker rods used by their weaker variants. A Blizzrobe, Meteo Wizzrobe, & Thunder Wizzrobe can be encountered in each of the three large hollow tree stumps in Crenel Hills making it a good place to hunt them to obtain their powerful elemental rods. Link can however obtain their rods from treasures chests and rarely other enemies may wield rods such as a Bokoblin that can be found wielding a Meteor Rod on Crenel Hill.

Each type can also cause the climate and weather to change; Fire Wizzrobes and Meteo Wizzrobes will dramatically heat up the area and cause fireballs to rain from the sky, Ice Wizzrobes and Blizzrobes will lower the temperature and cause ice balls to rain from the sky, and Electric Wizzrobes and Thunder Wizzrobes will summon thunderstorms which produce lightning. Wizzrobes will glow after casting these effects. These climate and weather effects end once the Wizzrobe that created them is defeated. Their elements make them particularly dangerous as they can burn, freeze, or shock Link depending on their type though Link can make himself invulnerable to their elements by wearing armor that grant immunity to a specific form of elemental damage. Link can also make himself more resistance to the climate changes or electricity by eating food that grant resistances such as "Chilly", "Spicy", and "Electro" or by wearing armor that grant resistance to heat, cold, or electricity if not outright immunity. There elementals can also be more dangerous in certain conditions, for example Fire elemental Wizzrobes can create wildfires in grassy areas, while electric elemental Wizzrobes electricity is strengthened if it hits a water or wet ground, metal object, rainy weather including thunderstorms they can create. Ice Wizzrobes can freeze Link which is more dangerous if their are other enemies around. They also possess the ability to summon weaker monsters of the same element as said Wizzrobe that summon them such as ChuChus and Keeses. For explain Fire elemental Wizzrobes summon Fire Keese and Red ChuChus. The rods wielded by Wizzrobes are single handed weapons that can be used to cast elemental magic, though are physically weak when used as melee weapon as they lack the durability and power to be used in said manner. Weaker rods tend to produce a single elemental effect with each swing before recharging, while stronger rods' effect is tripled with each swing. However Link can release more using a Spin Attack which casts said element in an area effect. However rods eventually break once their elemental magic is used up. When wielded by Wizzrobes their rods do not have this limitation, presumably because Wizzrobes are magic users who can use innate elemental magic to power their rods to prevent them from breaking. Wizzrobes can also use their rods in ways that Link cannot such as summoning enemies or altering the climate and weather.

Link can take a picture of each Wizzrobe variant to add it to the Hyrule Compendium to learn more information about them such as a description and listing of common locations in which said type appears. With the exception of Electric Wizzrobes, all Wizzrobe variants can be commonly found in the Hyrule Field region according to the Hyrule Compendium's common location sections in their entries. Electric Wizzrobes are commonly found in the West Necluda and Hyrule Ridge regions.

Hyrule Compendium

Fire Wizzrobe
"These spell-casting monsters can be found all over Hyrule. They use their fire rods to hurl fireballs or to summon flaming monsters and have been known to severely raise the temperature around them. The weather will normalize once the Wizzrobe is defeated."
— Hyrule Compendium
Ice Wizzrobe
"These spell-casting monsters can be found all over Hyrule. They use their ice rods to create freezing blasts of air or to summon frozen monsters and have been known to cause blizzards to severely decrease the temperature around them. The weather will normalize once the Wizzrobe is defeated."
— Hyrule Compendium
Electric Wizzrobe
"These spell-casting monsters can be found all over Hyrule. They use their lighting rods to hurl balls of electricity or to summon monsters surging with electricity and have been known to cause thunderstorms in the area. The weather will normalize once the Wizzrobe is defeated."
— Hyrule Compendium
Meteo Wizzrobe
"These spell-casting monsters can be found all over Hyrule. They use their metor rods to hurl fireballs or to summon flaming monsters and have been known to severely raise the temperature around them. The weather will normalize once the Wizzrobe is defeated."
— Hyrule Compendium
"These spell-casting monsters can be found all over Hyrule. They use their blizzard rods to create freezing blasts of air or to summon frozen monsters and have been known to cause blizzards to severely decrease the temperature around them. The weather will normalize once the Blizzrobe is defeated."
— Hyrule Compendium
Thunder Wizzrobes
"These spell-casting monsters can be found all over Hyrule. They use their thunderstorm rods to hurl balls of electricity or to summon monsters surging with electricity and have been known to cause thunderstorms in the area. The weather will normalize once the Wizzrobe is defeated."
— Hyrule Compendium

Other appearances

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Hyrule Warriors

8-Bit Wizzrobe from Hyrule Warriors
Render of Wizzro's Standard Outfit (Master Quest) his Blue Wizzrobe Recolor from Hyrule Warriors

The new character Wizzro was based on the Wizzrobe class of enemies, and is even represented by a blue Wizzrobe sprite from the original The Legend of Zelda in the game's Adventure Mode, rather than a new sprite, differently from other new characters in the game.

Wizzro's Standard Outfit (Master Quest) is a Blue Wizzrobe Recolor of his Standard Outfit.

The Magical Rod that appears as Link's Level 3 Magic Rod also resembles the Magical Rod used by Wizzrobe in Majora's Mask.

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Non-canonical appearances

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Zelda: The Wand of Gamelon

A single Wizzrobe appears as a boss of the Shutoy Lake Tower. He must be defeated using the "Disintegration spell" in order to free Lady Alma, who was captured by the Wizzrobe because she claimed to be unafraid of him.

The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest

Wizzrobes are continuously seen as bosses of stages in the mini-game The Legend of Zelda: Battle Quest in Nintendo Land. They sport a bird head like they did in The Wind Waker but the head is more bland. To attack they fly around summoning Keese to attack Link. Some also shoot energy balls at him so that he must play Dead Man's Volley to defeat them.

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