Rod of Lordly Might

Legendary wondrous item

Description:

Property: You can use a rod of lordly might as a +2 mace. Additionally, you can use the following properties, each of which requires an action unless otherwise noted.

  • Immobilizing Strike (1/day): Use the rod to make a melee attack against a creature within 5 feet of you. On a hit, the target is also restrained for 1 minute. The target can take an action to make a DC 13 Strength check, ending the restrained condition early on a success.
  • Invoke Fear (1/day): Each enemy within 30 feet of you that can see you must succeed on a DC 13 Wisdom saving throw or become frightened for 1 minute. The target can take an action to make a DC 13 Wisdom check, ending the frightened condition early on a success.
  • Drain Life (1/day): Use the rod to make a melee attack against a creature within 5 feet of you. If the attack hits, it deals an additional 4d6 necrotic damage, and you regain 2d6 hit points.

Buttons: Once per round as part of another action, you can press one of the rod’s six buttons. The button’s effect lasts until you push a different button or until you push the same button again, which causes the rod to revert to its normal form.

  1. A fiery blade sprouts from the end opposite the rod’s flanged head. The rod becomes a flame tongue.
  2. The rod becomes a +3 battleaxe as its flanged head folds down and two crescent-­‐shaped blades spring out.
  3. The rod becomes a +3 spear as its flanged head folds down, a spear point springs from the rod’s tip, and the rod’s handle lengthens into a 6-­‐foot haft.
  4. The rod transforms into a climbing pole. A spike at the bottom anchors the pole in surfaces as hard as granite, while the other end sprouts three sharp grappling hooks. The rod stretches to a maximum length of 50 feet, stopping at whatever length you choose. Horizontal bars 3 inches long fold out from the sides, 1 foot apart, in a staggered progression, forming a ladder. The rod is firmly held in position by the spike and hooks, and it can bear up to 4,000 pounds.
  5. The rod transforms into a handheld battering ram, which can be used to break down doors, barricades, and other objects. The force exerted by the rod is equivalent to Strength 30.
  6. The rod indicates magnetic north and gives you knowledge of your approximate depth beneath the surface or your height above it.
Bio:

This metal rod resembles a mace with a flanged head at one end and six brass buttons in a row along the haft.

Rod of Lordly Might

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