Rods are scepter-like devices that have unique magical powers and usually do not have charges. Anyone can use a rod.

Physical Description: Rods weigh approximately 5 pounds. They range from 2 feet to 3 feet long and are usually made of iron or some other metal. (Many, as noted in their descriptions, can function as light maces or clubs because of their hardy construction.) These sturdy items have AC 9, 10 hit points, hardness 10, and a break DC of 27.

Activation: Details relating to rod use vary from item to item. Unless noted otherwise, you must be holding a rod to use its abilities . See the individual descriptions for specifics.

Special Qualities: Roll d% and consult Table: Special Qualities below.

Table: Special Qualities
d% Result
01 The rod is intelligent1.
02–31 Something (a design, inscription, or the like) provides a clue to its function.
32–100 No special qualities.

1 Intelligent items have extra abilities and sometimes extraordinary powers and special purposes (see Intelligent Items). Rods with charges can never be intelligent.

Metamagic Rods

Metamagic rods hold the essence of a metamagic feat, allowing the user to apply metamagic effects to spells (but not spell-like abilities ) as they are cast. This does not change the spell slot of the altered spell. All the rods described here are use-activated (but casting spells in a threatened area still draws an attack of opportunity). A caster may only use one metamagic rod on any given spell, but it is permissible to combine a rod with metamagic feats possessed by the rod’s wielder. In this case, only the feats possessed by the wielder adjust the spell slot of the spell being cast.

Possession of a metamagic rod does not confer the associated feat on the owner, only the ability to use the given feat a specified number of times per day. A sorcerer still must take a full-round action when using a metamagic rod, just as if using a metamagic feat he possesses (except for quicken metamagic rods, which can be used as a swift action).

Lesser and Greater Metamagic rods: Normal metamagic rods can be used with spells of 6th level or lower. Lesser rods can be used with spells of 3rd level or lower, while greater rods can be used with spells of 9th level or lower.

Lesser Medium Rods
Greater Medium Rods
Lesser Major Rods
Greater Major Rods
Metamagic Rods (+1 spell level)
Metamagic Rods (+2 spell level)
Metamagic Rods (+3 spell level)

Table: Lesser Medium Rods

d% Lesser Medium Rod Price (gp) Source
1 Metamagic, merciful, minor 1,500 PRG:UE
02–34 Metamagic (+1 spell level), minor 3,000 PRG:UE
Metamagic rod, Apocalyptic, lesser 3,000 gp PRG:PA
Metamagic rod, Authoritative, lesser 3,000 gp PRG:PA
Metamagic rod, Blissful, lesser 3,000 gp PRG:PA
Metamagic rod, Crypt, lesser 3,000 gp PRG:PA
Metamagic rod, Tumultuous, lesser 3,000 gp PRG:PA
35–49 Immovable rod 5,000 PRG:UE
50–59 Rod of Thunderous Force 5,400 PRG:UE
60 Metamagic, merciful, normal 5,500 PRG:UE
61 Rod of ice 8,500 PRG:UE
62–71 Metamagic (+2 spell level), minor 9,000 PRG:UE
Metamagic rod, Stygian, lesser 9,000 gp PRG:PA
72–81 Rod of metal and mineral detection 10,500 PRG:UE
82–86 Metamagic (+1 spell level), normal 11,000 PRG:UE
Metamagic rod, Apocalyptic 11,000 gp PRG:PA
Metamagic rod, Authoritative 11,000 gp PRG:PA
Metamagic rod, Blissful 11,000 gp PRG:PA
Metamagic rod, Crypt 11,000 gp PRG:PA
Metamagic rod, Tumultuous 11,000 gp PRG:PA
87–100 Rod of cancellation 11,000 PRG:UE

d% Greater Medium Rod Price (gp) Source
01–03 Conduit rod 12,000 PRG:UE
04–06 Grounding rod 12,000 PRG:UE
07–10 Rod of the wayang 12,000 PRG:UE
11–18 Rod of Wonder 12,000 PRG:UE
19 Metamagic, merciful, greater 12,250 PRG:UE
20–29 Rod of the python 13,000 PRG:UE
30–33 Trap-stealer’s rod 13,500 PRG:UE
34–55 Metamagic (+3 spell level), minor 14,000 PRG:UE
56–59 Rod of balance 15,000 PRG:UE
60–63 Rod of escape 15,000 PRG:UE
64–72 Rod of flame extinguishing 15,000 PRG:UE
73–76 Rod of ruin 16,000 PRG:UE
77–80 Sapling rod 16,650 PRG:UE
81–86 Rod of beguiling 18,000 PRG:UE
87–90 Rod of nettles 18,000 PRG:UE
91–100 Rod of the Viper 19,000 PRG:UE

d% Lesser Major Rod Price (gp) Source
01–04 Suzerain scepter 20,000 PRG:UE
05–06 Fiery nimbus rod 22,305 PRG:UE
07–13 Rod of enemy detection 23,500 PRG:UE
14–27 Metamagic (+1 spell level), greater 24,500 PRG:UE
Metamagic rod, Apocalyptic, greater 24,500 gp PRG:PA
Metamagic rod, Authoritative, greater 24,500 gp PRG:PA
Metamagic rod, Blissful, greater 24,500 gp PRG:PA
Metamagic rod, Crypt, greater 24,500 gp PRG:PA
Metamagic rod, Tumultuous, greater 24,500 gp PRG:PA
28–36 Rod of splendor 25,000 PRG:UE
37–44 Rod of withering 25,000 PRG:UE
Rod of vicious ghosts 26,000 gp PRG:PA
45–50 Earthbind rod 26,500 PRG:UE
51–56 Rod of the aboleth 29,000 PRG:UE
57–63 Liberator’s rod 30,000 PRG:UE
64–70 Metamagic (+2 spell level), normal 32,500 PRG:UE
Metamagic rod, Stygian 32,500 gp PRG:PA
71–79 Rod of thunder and lightning 33,000 PRG:UE
80–83 Metamagic, quicken, minor 35,000 PRG:UE
84–94 Rod of negation 37,000 PRG:UE
95–100 Rod of steadfast resolve 38,305 PRG:UE

d% Greater Major Rod Price (gp) Source
01–08 Rod of absorption 50,000 PRG:UE
09–11 Rod of flailing 50,000 PRG:UE
12–26 Metamagic (+3 spell level), normal 54,000 PRG:UE
27–28 Rod of rulership 60,000 PRG:UE
29–30 Rod of security 61,000 PRG:UE
31–32 Rod of shadows 64,305 PRG:UE
33–34 Rod of mind mastery 67,000 PRG:UE
35–37 Rod of lordly might 70,000 PRG:UE
38–57 Metamagic (+2 spell level), greater 73,000 PRG:UE
58 Scepter of Heaven 74,000 PRG:UE
59–68 Metamagic, quicken, normal 75,500 PRG:UE
69–70 Rod of dwarven might 80,000 PRG:UE
71–75 Rod of alertness 85,000 PRG:UE
76–95 Metamagic (+3 spell level), greater 121,500 PRG:UE
96–100 Metamagic, quicken, greater 170,000 PRG:UE

Table: Metamagic Rods (+1 Spell Level)

d% Metamagic Rod Type Source
01–04 Bouncing spell PRG:UE
05–09 Disruptive spell PRG:UE
10–14 Ectoplasmic spell PRG:UE
15–19 Elemental spell PRG:UE
20–31 Enlarge spell PRG:UE
32–43 Extend spell PRG:UE
44–48 Flaring spell PRG:UE
49–53 Focused spell PRG:UE
54–58 Intensified spell PRG:UE
59–63 Lingering spell PRG:UE
64–68 Piercing spell PRG:UE
69–73 Reach spell PRG:UE
74–78 Rime spell PRG:UE
79–83 Selective spell PRG:UE
84–95 Silent spell PRG:UE
96–100 Toppling spell PRG:UE

Table: Metamagic Rods (+2 Spell Level)

d% Metamagic Rod Type Source
01–11 Burning spell PRG:UE
12–22 Concussive spell PRG:UE
23–40 Empower spell PRG:UE
41–51 Persistent spell PRG:UE
52–62 Sickening spell PRG:UE
63–75 Thanatopic spell PRG:UE
76–88 Threnodic spell PRG:UE
89–100 Thundering spell PRG:UE

Table: Metamagic Rods (+3 Spell Level)

d% Metamagic Rod Type Source
01–20 Dazing spell PRG:UE
21–40 Echoing spell PRG:UE
41–70 Maximize spell PRG:UE
71–100 Widen Spell PRG:UE

All Paizo Rods

Below are all rods we have added from various Paizo sources.

3rd Party Publisher Rods

3rd Party Rods

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