Magic Rods

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A magic rod is a sturdy magical device, with all the qualities of a Light Mace. If the GM allows, rods may also appear as either an Athame or a Sickle. For simplicity, all descriptions assume rods are made as light maces, but if players wish, they can be ceremonial daggers or sickles.

While each rod (or ceremonial dagger, or ceremonial sickle) varies greatly in design and appearance, they are all built solidly enough to make credible (barely) attacks with them, without any fear of damaging them. As a result, when wielding a rod, in addition to being able to use it to cast a spell, you also threaten enemies within your reach, can provide flanks for your allies, and you can make melee attacks with the rod using the stats for a light mace (or athame, or sickle), including attacks of opportunity.

Each magic rod is also enchanted to cast a single spell, of spell level 4 or less. Casting the spell from the rod is usually a standard action that provokes attacks of opportunity, just as with casting a spell. You may make a Bailiwick check to cast the spell defensively, even if your character class is not normally a spellcaster. The DC of this check is 10 + (Spell Level x 4). If you succeed, you cast the spell successfully from a threatened space. If you fail, you are unable to successfully cast the spell, but you still burn a charge from the rod.

Only certain spells are available to be cast from a rod. The complete list of available rods is shown in the table below. GMs are strongly cautioned against adding additional spells not on this list, as it may unbalance the game or overshadow certain character classes.

Spells cast from a rod do not use the wielder's stats or level to determine their effects. Instead, the creator level of the rod itself is used to determine all variable effects, such as the save DC, damage (or healing) dealt, etc.

You cannot mana burn spells that you cast from a rod.

Rods have 50 charges in them when they are new, and they can never hold more than 50 charges. Each time you cast a spell from the rod, it permanently uses up one of those charges (even if the spell being cast is a 0th-level cantrip or orison). Once all 50 charges are expended, the rod becomes inert until it is recharged. Rods can be recharged by purchasing a Manastone.

Each time you cast the spell from the rod, you must make a Use Magic Device check to cast it, unless the spell is a spell that is present on your character class' class spell list. Even if you are too low level to cast the spell normally, or you haven't learned that spell, as long as you could learn it eventually from your class spell list, you can skip this check. Everyone else needs to make the check. The DC of the check is 5 + (2x creator level of the rod). If you succeed on the check, the spell is cast. If you fail the check by 4 or less (a normal failure), you waste the action required by the rod to cast the spell and nothing happens. If you roll a natural 1 or fail the check by 5 or more (a critical failure), you waste the action, no spell is cast, but a charge is used up on the rod.

While a rod can only contain a spell of spell level 4 or lower (and never more than one spell), the creator level of the rod can be anything from the minimum required to cast a spell of that level all the way up to creator level 35. Higher creator levels on rods cost more, needless to say, but they often improve the efficacy of the spell being cast. As a result, it is usually advantageous to buy a rod with a higher creator level than the minimum, if you can afford to do so. See the table below to determine the cost for purchasing a rod at any creator level.

Caveat Emptor!

Rod Costs By Creator Level

Spell Level CL 1 CL 2 CL 3 CL 4 CL 5 CL 6 CL 7 CL 8 CL 9 CL 10
0th 500 1,125 1,875 2,750 3,750 5,000 6,250 8,000 10,000 12,500
1st 750 1,688 2,813 4,125 5,625 7,500 9,375 12,000 15,000 18,750
2nd - - 4,500 6,600 9,000 12,000 15,000 19,200 24,000 30,000
3rd - - - - 11,250 15,000 18,750 24,000 30,000 37,500
4th - - - - - - 22,500 28,800 36,000 45,000

Spell Level CL 11 CL 12 CL 13 CL 14 CL 15 CL 16 CL 17 CL 18 CL 19 CL 20
0th 15,500 18,750 22,750 28,000 35,500 48,250 65,000 90,000 120,000 160,000
1st 23,250 28,125 34,125 42,000 53,250 72,375 97,500 135,000 180,000 240,000
2nd 37,200 45,000 54,600 67,200 85,200 115,800 156,000 216,000 288,000 384,000
3rd 46,500 56,250 68,250 84,000 106,500 144,750 195,000 270,000 360,000 480,000
4th 55,800 67,500 81,900 100,800 127,800 173,700 234,000 324,000 432,000 576,000

Spell Level CL 21 CL 22 CL 23 CL 24 CL 25 CL 26 CL 27 CL 28 CL 29 CL 30
0th 212,500 285,000 377,500 500,000 650,000 875,000 1,150,000 1,550,000 2,050,000 2,725,000
1st 318,750 427,500 566,250 750,000 975,000 1,312,500 1,725,000 2,325,000 3,075,000 4,087,500
2nd 510,000 684,000 906,000 1,200,000 1,560,000 2,100,000 2,760,000 3,720,000 4,920,000 6,540,000
3rd 637,500 855,000 1,132,500 1,500,000 1,950,000 2,625,000 3,450,000 4,650,000 6,150,000 8,175,000
4th 765,000 1,026,000 1,359,000 1,800,000 2,340,000 3,150,000 4,140,000 5,580,000 7,380,000 9,810,000

Spell Level CL 31 CL 32 CL 33 CL 34 CL 35
0th 3,600,000 4,725,000 6,250,000 8,275,000 11,025,000
1st 5,400,000 7,087,500 9,375,000 12,412,500 16,537,500
2nd 8,640,000 11,340,000 15,000,000 19,860,000 26,460,000
3rd 10,800,000 14,175,000 18,750,000 24,825,000 33,075,000
4th 12,960,000 17,010,000 22,500,000 29,790,000 39,690,000

Templates For New Items



  • Weapon Base Prices - used as base price for all items unless price-nudge field is left blank


Available Magic Rods

Magic Item Name Description CL Cost
Anchoring Rod Allows wielder to cast Resist Energy as a standard action. 3 4,500 gp
Bell Ringers Rod Allows wielder to cast Bells as a standard action. 5 11,250 gp
Bellows Rod Allows wielder to cast Air Geyser as a standard action. 5 11,250 gp
Bonebreakers Rod Allows wielder to cast Boneshatter as a standard action. 7 22,500 gp
Breaking Rod Allows wielder to cast Shatter as a standard action. 3 4,500 gp
Chilling Rod Allows wielder to cast Ray of Frost as a standard action. 1 500 gp
Critical Caduceus Rod Allows wielder to cast Cure Critical Wounds as a standard action. 7 22,500 gp
Divers Rod Allows wielder to cast Water Breathing as a standard action. 5 11,250 gp
Glittering Rod Allows wielder to cast Glitterdust as a standard action. 3 4,500 gp
Greater Jailers Rod Allows wielder to cast Summon Monster III as a standard action. 5 11,250 gp
Greater Mirror Rod Greater Mirror Rod Greater Mirror Rod Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Greater Warding Rod Greater Warding Rod Greater Warding Rod Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Hellwalkers Rod Hellwalkers Rod Hellwalkers Rod Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Hindering Rod Hindering Rod Hindering Rod Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Holistic Rod Holistic Rod Holistic Rod Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Icicle Rod Icicle Rod Icicle Rod Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Improved Jailers Rod Allows wielder to cast Summon Monster II as a standard action. 3 4,500 gp
Inferno Rod Inferno Rod Inferno Rod Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Larders Rod Larders Rod Larders Rod Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Lawgivers Rod Lawgivers Rod Lawgivers Rod Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Lesser Jailers Rod Allows wielder to cast Summon Monster I as a standard action. 1 750 gp
Light Caduceus Rod Allows wielder to cast Cure Light Wounds as a standard action. 1 750 gp
Light Infliction Rod Light Infliction Rod Light Infliction Rod Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Limners Rod Limners Rod Limners Rod Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Mirror Rod Mirror Rod Mirror Rod Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Moderate Caduceus Rod Allows wielder to cast Cure Moderate Wounds as a standard action. 3 4,500 gp
Moderate Infliction Rod Moderate Infliction Rod Moderate Infliction Rod Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Muck Rod Muck Rod Muck Rod Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Panacea Rod Allows wielder to cast Neutralize Poison as a standard action. 7 22,500 gp
Pickling Rod Allows wielder to cast Acid Splash as a standard action. 1 500 gp
Plague Enders Rod Allows wielder to cast Remove Disease as a standard action. 5 11,250 gp
Rod of Affixment Rod of Affixment Rod of Affixment Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Airy Gifting Rod of Airy Gifting Rod of Airy Gifting Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Ardent Light Rod of Ardent Light Rod of Ardent Light Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Assistance Rod of Assistance Rod of Assistance Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Baleful Sparks Rod of Baleful Sparks Rod of Baleful Sparks Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Bearing Rod of Bearing Rod of Bearing Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Bitter Wind Rod of Bitter Wind Rod of Bitter Wind Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Blasting Rod of Blasting Rod of Blasting Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Blasts Rod of Blasts Rod of Blasts Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Blessings Rod of Blessings Rod of Blessings Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Bonfires Rod of Bonfires Rod of Bonfires Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Borrowing Rod of Borrowing Rod of Borrowing Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Bravery Rod of Bravery Rod of Bravery Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Breakstride Rod of Breakstride Rod of Breakstride Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Brilliance Rod of Brilliance Rod of Brilliance Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Cancellation Rod of Cancellation Rod of Cancellation Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Capering Rod of Capering Rod of Capering Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Censure Rod of Censure Rod of Censure Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Chains Rod of Chains Rod of Chains Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Clear Water Rod of Clear Water Rod of Clear Water Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Coercion Rod of Coercion Rod of Coercion Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Comfort Rod of Comfort Rod of Comfort Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Compulsion Rod of Compulsion Rod of Compulsion Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Crashing Rod of Crashing Rod of Crashing Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Critical Infliction Rod of Critical Infliction Rod of Critical Infliction Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Crushing Rod of Crushing Rod of Crushing Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Darts Allows wielder to cast Magic Missile as a standard action. 1 750 gp
Rod of Deadly Flames Rod of Deadly Flames Rod of Deadly Flames Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Dismissal Rod of Dismissal Rod of Dismissal Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Divine Luck Rod of Divine Luck Rod of Divine Luck Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Dominion Rod of Dominion Rod of Dominion Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Earthen Joy Rod of Earthen Joy Rod of Earthen Joy Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Eddies Rod of Eddies Rod of Eddies Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Emanations Rod of Emanations Rod of Emanations Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Fairies Rod of Fairies Rod of Fairies Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Fear Rod of Fear Rod of Fear Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Feathers Rod of Feathers Rod of Feathers Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Fiery Punishments Rod of Fiery Punishments Rod of Fiery Punishments Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Fire Rod of Fire Rod of Fire Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Forceful Mercy Rod of Forceful Mercy Rod of Forceful Mercy Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Forging Rod of Forging Rod of Forging Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Forgiveness Rod of Forgiveness Rod of Forgiveness Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Fulmination Rod of Fulmination Rod of Fulmination Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Gasping Rod of Gasping Rod of Gasping Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Geysers Rod of Geysers Rod of Geysers Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Ghouls Rod of Ghouls Rod of Ghouls Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Greater Bonfires Rod of Greater Bonfires Rod of Greater Bonfires Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Greater Borrowing Rod of Greater Borrowing Rod of Greater Borrowing Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Greater Repairs Rod of Greater Repairs Rod of Greater Repairs Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Hearths Rod of Hearths Rod of Hearths Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of High Noon Rod of High Noon Rod of High Noon Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Holy Strikes Rod of Holy Strikes Rod of Holy Strikes Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Icy Blasts Rod of Icy Blasts Rod of Icy Blasts Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Illumination Rod of Illumination Rod of Illumination Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Impact Rod of Impact Rod of Impact Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Lamplighters Bane Rod of Lamplighters Bane Rod of Lamplighters Bane Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Lesser Repairs Rod of Lesser Repairs Rod of Lesser Repairs Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Life Sharing Rod of Life Sharing Rod of Life Sharing Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Marvel Rod of Marvel Rod of Marvel Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Mesmerism Rod of Mesmerism Rod of Mesmerism Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Mights Bane Rod of Mights Bane Rod of Mights Bane Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Mothers Mercy Rod of Mothers Mercy Rod of Mothers Mercy Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Mourning Rod of Mourning Rod of Mourning Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Nails Rod of Nails Rod of Nails Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Prisms Rod of Prisms Rod of Prisms Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Quaking Rod of Quaking Rod of Quaking Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Quiet Night Rod of Quiet Night Rod of Quiet Night Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Rainbows Rod of Rainbows Rod of Rainbows Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Reaching Rod of Reaching Rod of Reaching Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Rebuke Rod of Rebuke Rod of Rebuke Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Repairs Rod of Repairs Rod of Repairs Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Repose Rod of Repose Rod of Repose Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Restoration Allows wielder to cast Restoration as a standard action. 7 22,500 gp
Rod of Revelation Rod of Revelation Rod of Revelation Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Riding Allows wielder to cast Phantom Steed as a 10-minute ritual. 5 11,250 gp
Rod of Scares Rod of Scares Rod of Scares Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Searing Sunbeams Rod of Searing Sunbeams Rod of Searing Sunbeams Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Shadowy Terrors Rod of Shadowy Terrors Rod of Shadowy Terrors Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Shelter Rod of Shelter Rod of Shelter Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Shock Rod of Shock Rod of Shock Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Shoveling Rod of Shoveling Rod of Shoveling Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Silver Motes Rod of Silver Motes Rod of Silver Motes Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Slickness Rod of Slickness Rod of Slickness Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Smithing Rod of Smithing Rod of Smithing Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Smiting Rod of Smiting Rod of Smiting Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Soothing Rod of Soothing Rod of Soothing Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Sounds Rod of Sounds Rod of Sounds Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Sparking Cataclysm Rod of Sparking Cataclysm Rod of Sparking Cataclysm Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Speaking Rod of Speaking Rod of Speaking Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Standing Flames Rod of Standing Flames Rod of Standing Flames Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Startlement Rod of Startlement Rod of Startlement Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Storms Rod of Storms Rod of Storms Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Strategies Rod of Strategies Rod of Strategies Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Surprising Light Rod of Surprising Light Rod of Surprising Light Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Swapping Rod of Swapping Rod of Swapping Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Terror Rod of Terror Rod of Terror Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of the Battlefield Rod of the Battlefield Rod of the Battlefield Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of the Commander Rod of the Commander Rod of the Commander Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of the Greatsmith Rod of the Greatsmith Rod of the Greatsmith Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of the Martyr Rod of the Martyr Rod of the Martyr Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of the Masthead Rod of the Masthead Rod of the Masthead Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of the Slipstream Rod of the Slipstream Rod of the Slipstream Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of the Sparrow Rod of the Sparrow Rod of the Sparrow Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of the Stricken Heart Rod of the Stricken Heart Rod of the Stricken Heart Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of the Thrice Scorned Rod of the Thrice Scorned Rod of the Thrice Scorned Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Travail Rod of Travail Rod of Travail Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Treachery Rod of Treachery Rod of Treachery Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Truth Unto Power Rod of Truth Unto Power Rod of Truth Unto Power Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Twisted Intent Rod of Twisted Intent Rod of Twisted Intent Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Utter Despair Rod of Utter Despair Rod of Utter Despair Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Varied Apocalypse Rod of Varied Apocalypse Rod of Varied Apocalypse Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Whipping Waves Rod of Whipping Waves Rod of Whipping Waves Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Rod of Wholesomeness Rod of Wholesomeness Rod of Wholesomeness Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Security Rod Security Rod Security Rod Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Serious Caduceus Rod Allows wielder to cast Cure Serious Wounds as a standard action. 5 11,250 gp
Serious Infliction Rod Serious Infliction Rod Serious Infliction Rod Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Shrieking Rod Shrieking Rod Shrieking Rod Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Sledgehammer Rod Sledgehammer Rod Sledgehammer Rod Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Slivering Rod Slivering Rod Slivering Rod Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Slop Rod Slop Rod Slop Rod Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Slush Rod Slush Rod Slush Rod Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Space-Rending Rod Space-Rending Rod Space-Rending Rod Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Steadfast Rod Steadfast Rod Steadfast Rod Expression error: Unrecognized punctuation character "[". gp
Storm Striding Rod Blasts a massive vertical bolt of lightning, and teleports you and some allies inside it. 5 11,250 gp
Storming Rod Issues huge blasts of air, dispersing gases near you and affecting all squares affected as a Gust of Wind. 7 22,500 gp
Towerkeepers Rod Magically locks things you touch with the rod. 3 4,500 gp
Trespassers Rod Allows wielder to cast Knock as a standard action, with a healthy bonus to boot. 3 4,500 gp
True Jailers Rod Allows wielder to cast Summon Monster IV as a standard action. 7 22,500 gp
Warding Rod Allows wielder to cast Protection from Energy as a standard action. 5 3,750 gp
Wavestriders Rod Allows wielder to cast Water Walk as a standard action. 3 1,875 gp
Wayfarers Rod Allows wielder to cast Endure Elements as a standard action. 1 500 gp
Winged Rod Allows wielder to cast Fly as a standard action. 5 3,750 gp
Zapping Rod Allows wielder to cast Jolt as a standard action. 1 500 gp