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A rod is a scepterlike magical device that have unique magical powers. Anyone can use a rod.


Rods are popular in Mulhorand[1] Dreadmasters of Bane have a special affinity for rods, and often create them.[2] It's known that some spellcasters carry rods in sheaths on their hips.[3]

Known rodsEdit

After the SpellplagueEdit

The Spellplague changed the nature of rods in the Realms.[4] Rods, which are much like larger wands, are a type of magical implement most commonly used by warlocks but sometimes by artificers as well. Infused with dark, eldritch energy rods often possess the touch of some creature with which a warlock has formed a pact. As such, many rods are particularly potent in the hands of specific warlocks, who have forged the appropriate pacts with outsiders.[citation needed]


  1. Scott Bennie (1990). Old Empires. (TSR, Inc), p. 82. ISBN 0-8803-8821-8.
  2. Eric L. Boyd, Erik Mona (May 2002). Faiths and Pantheons. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 188. ISBN 0-7869-2759-3.
  3. Ed Greenwood (November 1999). The Temptation of Elminster. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 154. ISBN 0-7869-1427-0.
  4. Bruce R. Cordell, Ed Greenwood, Chris Sims (August 2008). Forgotten Realms Campaign Guide. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 50. ISBN 978-0-7869-4924-3.

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