Deku Sticks are items within The Legend of Zelda series, appearing in The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time and Majora's Mask. They are simple wooden sticks, and are used to light torches among other tasks.


Deku sticks are most commonly found after defeating a Deku Baba, but they can also be obtained from shops at 10 rupees and Business Scrubs for 15. Usually, there are used as makeshift torches to burn stuff, but they can also be used as a melee weapon. They unfortunately break after a hit like the Giant's Knife, but it does have longer reach. Putting away a Deku Stick will put it out, saving it for another use. If Link can manage to have a butterfly land on the tip of a Deku Stick, it will transform into either a Fairy or Bomb. However, this is very impractical and difficult to achieve.

Players start with a cap of 10 but this can be upgraded twice to have a maximum capacity of 30. If Link enters the Forest Stage while wearing the Skull Mask, the Deku Scrubs reward him with a refill of Deku Sticks and raising the capacity to 20 and a Business Scrub by the bridge between Hyrule Field and Kokiri Forest will offer the second upgrade for 40 rupees.


  • The Deku Spear, one of Lana's weapons in Hyrule Warriors seems to be inspire by this item