Staff of the Slain (Major Artifact)

Aura strong evocation; CL 20th; Slot none; Price —; Weight 6 lbs.


Alignment NG, LE; Ego 10; Senses 30 ft.; Int 12, Wis 10, Cha 10; Communication empathy; Powers at will – detect magic, ventriloquism (DC 11)
3/day – create water, dimension door (during the day), lightning bolt (at night; DC 14), major image (DC 14), veil (DC 19)
1/day – hallucinatory terrain (DC 16), mirage arcana (DC 17)


Staff of the Slain is an intelligent +5 spell storing shock quarterstaff that grants its wielder a +4 enhancement bonus to Intelligence. In addition, the staff allows the wielder to change the energy type of any spell he casts that deals energy damage to electricity (such as causing a fireball to deal electricity damage). The staff harbors two personalities: a neutral good wizard (dominant during the day) and a dragon (dominant at night). Some of the staff’s powers change depending on the time of day and which personality is in control.


Unknown to either personality, destroying the staff requires submerging it for 24 hours in a pool of silver dragon tears.

Section 15: Copyright Notice

Pathfinder Campaign Setting: Artifacts & Legends © 2012, Paizo Publishing, LLC; Author: F. Wesley Schneider.

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