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Banderak, an undead human sorcerer, wields a magical rod.

Rods are scepter-like devices that have unique magical powers and, unlike wands or staves, rarely have charges. Rods are commonly constructed from iron or another metal and weigh about five pounds, usually two or three feet long.1

Types of rods

There are many uses for rods, such as to dominate the mind of another with a touch.2

Metamagic rods

Some rods, called metamagic rods, can enhance a caster's spell in many different ways, such as making it more powerful or extending its duration.1


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  1. 1.0 1.1 Jason Bulmahn, et al. “Chapter 4: Rings, Rods, and Staves” in Ultimate Equipment, 178. Paizo Inc.,
  2. Crystal Frasier. Delirium's Tangle, 3. Paizo Inc.,