Mage's Rod (Weapon)

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Mage's Rod Light (1-Hand) / Simple [edit]
Mage's Rod
Cost Sm Dmg Med Dmg Large Dmg Crit Range Wt Type
30 gp 1d4 1d6 1d10 x2 - 2 lbs Bludgeoning (physical, common)
Weapon Qualities: Stout, Implement
A mage's rod is a length of heavy wood, sometimes reinforced with metal bands, leather grips, or even strips of reedy plants, to provide it extra durability. A mage's rod is slightly magical, allowing spell casting characters to use it to gain their implement bonus, thought the rod doesn't provide any specific magical abilities or effects to the wielder besides that. While not precisely intended as a melee weapon, it is sturdy enough to withstand the rigors of combat, both when whacking an enemy upside the head, and even when blocking an incoming sword strike. For more powerful magic rods, see the Magic Rods page. In all other regards, the mage's rod behaves exactly like a light mace, and as such, it also belongs to the "Hammers" weapon group.