Survivor Rods & Staves- STAFF OF THE MAGI WINS!

lowkey13

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
This thread is inspired by the prior threads on the iconic monsters, best cannon fodder, and so on. Most importantly, while I can't make a list of magic item prices (@CapnZapp ), at least we resolve which magic items are the BEST!

That's right- we are going to find out what magic rod or staff is the greatest! Umm.... hmmm... okay, SHUT UP BEAVIS!

This is a list of magic rod and staves from 5e, culled solely from the DMG/SRD. This is a combined list of the two, since there just aren't enough rods. Hehehehehehehehe.

IMPORTANT NOTE- DOWNVOTES ARE 2 IN THIS THREAD.

REPEAT- DOWNVOTES ARE TWO IN THIS THREAD.

Each rod/staff starts with 20 points and you vote for one rod/staff you like which gets 1 point and a rod/staff you dislike which loses 2 points. It is intentional that a negative vote is worth more than a positive vote- first, because we don't want to be here all year. Second, because.

Upvotes are in green, downvotes are in in red (unless you are on your phone, and are unable to, in which case please indicate your votes some other way). Copy and paste the previous posters vote and change the numbers. You may vote once per day. This is an honor system, and we are all honorable gamers; please do not abuse it. If this means you vote once at night one day, and once the next morning - that's fine, but don't vote again until the following day.

This is purely a popularity contest and you do not have to explain an upvote or downvote, but feel free to- explanations are where the fun is! When downvotes reach 0 the rod/staff is eliminated (FATALITY!). Finally, if a rod/staff has one vote left, then you have to make the choice to use all of your downvotes to eliminate it; there is no vote splitting. In addition, you must split your vote- you can't upvote and downvote the same rod/staff (no "see" votes). And you have to use BOTH YOUR UPVOTE AND DOWNVOTE if you vote.

Some important points that you must read before voting-
1. This is a pure popularity contest, and is meant to be fun. You can cast your votes for whatever reason you want. Spite, irrational love/hate, strategic voting, and voting just because you love you the Rod ... hehehehehehe shutup Beavis ... is totally fine! This vote does not affect anything in real life, and no rod/staff will be removed from 6e's DMG because of your vote. You can comment for the reasons for your vote, or not- up to you! But this is for enjoyment only.

HA! WHO AM I KIDDING! I AM JUDGING YOU! I AM ALWAYS JUDGING!


2. This is the list of magic wands that are presented officially in the DMG in 5e. If you don't have a copy of all of the WoTC books, you can find it many places, including:

https://donjon.bin.sh/5e/magic_items/

As always, the list is the list, please do not alter it.

3. Prior winners for the combined SUPER CHAMPION ROUND:
Wand: Wonder
Ring: Feather Falling
Magic Armor: Elven Chain
Sword: Flame Tongue


Katana Nope. Katana compensates for so much more than a rod or staff.

DOWNVOTES ARE TWO.

Staff of the Magi WINNER WINNER MAGI DINNER!


UPDATE- FATALITIES!
Staff of the Python #47
Immovable Rod #60
Rod of the Pact Keeper #87
Staff of Swarming Insects #107
Staff of Charming #115
Staff of the Adder #129
Rod of Alertness #152
Tentacle Rod #169
Staff of Withering #192
Rod of Security #214
Staff of Fire #230
Rod of Absorption #266
Staff of Frost #300
Staff of Thunder and Lightning #330
Rod of Lordly Might #348
Rod or Rulership #367
Rod of Resurrection #390 (And raised to die again at #415)
Staff of Striking #404
Staff of Healing #428
Staff of the Woodlands #442
Staff of Power #469
 
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lowkey13

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
Immovable Rod 18
Rod of Absorption 20
Rod of Alertness 20
Rod of Lordly Might 20
Rod or Rulership 20
Rod of Security 20
Staff of Charming 20
Staff of Fire 20
Staff of Frost 21
Staff of Healing 20
Staff of Power 20
Staff of Striking 20
Staff of Swarming Insects 20
Staff of the Magi 20
Staff of the Python 20
Staff of the Woodlands 20
Staff of Thunder and Lightning 20
Staff of Withering 20

My magic items don't take cialis.
 

chrisrtld

Explorer
Immovable Rod 18
Rod of Absorption 20
Rod of Alertness 20
Rod of Lordly Might 20
Rod or Rulership 20
Rod of Security 20
Staff of Charming 20
Staff of Fire 20
Staff of Frost 21
Staff of Healing 20
Staff of Power 20
Staff of Striking 20
Staff of Swarming Insects 18
Staff of the Magi 21
Staff of the Python 20
Staff of the Woodlands 20
Staff of Thunder and Lightning 20
Staff of Withering 20
 
Immovable Rod 18+1=19 A magic item like no other.
Rod of Absorption 20
Rod of Alertness 20
Rod of Lordly Might 20
Rod or Rulership 20
Rod of Security 20
Staff of Charming 20
Staff of Fire 20
Staff of Frost 21
Staff of Healing 20
Staff of Power 20
Staff of Striking 20
Staff of Swarming Insects 18
Staff of the Magi 21
Staff of the Python 20-2=18 Never as impressive as you want it to be.
Staff of the Woodlands 20
Staff of Thunder and Lightning 20
Staff of Withering 20
 

Tallifer

Adventurer
Immovable Rod 16
Rod of Absorption 20
Rod of Alertness 20
Rod of Lordly Might 21
Rod or Rulership 20
Rod of Security 20
Staff of Charming 20
Staff of Fire 20
Staff of Frost 21
Staff of Healing 20
Staff of Power 20
Staff of Striking 20
Staff of Swarming Insects 18
Staff of the Magi 21
Staff of the Python 20
Staff of the Woodlands 20
Staff of Thunder and Lightning 20
Staff of Withering 20
 

Ed Laprade

Villager
Immovable Rod 16 -2 = 14
Rod of Absorption 20
Rod of Alertness 20
Rod of Lordly Might 21
Rod or Rulership 20
Rod of Security 20
Staff of Charming 20
Staff of Fire 20
Staff of Frost 21
Staff of Healing 20
Staff of Power 20
Staff of Striking 20
Staff of Swarming Insects 18
Staff of the Magi 21
Staff of the Python 20
Staff of the Woodlands 20
Staff of Thunder and Lightning 20 +1 = 21
Staff of Withering 20
 

OB1

Explorer
Immovable Rod 14
Rod of Absorption 20
Rod of Alertness 20
Rod of Lordly Might 21
Rod or Rulership 20
Rod of Security 20
Staff of Charming 20
Staff of Fire 20
Staff of Frost 21
Staff of Healing 20
Staff of Power 20+1=21
Staff of Striking 20
Staff of Swarming Insects 18
Staff of the Magi 21
Staff of the Python 20-2=18
Staff of the Woodlands 20
Staff of Thunder and Lightning 21
Staff of Withering 20
 

Maxperson

Morkus from Orkus
Immovable Rod 14
Rod of Absorption 20
Rod of Alertness 20
Rod of Lordly Might 21
Rod or Rulership 20
Rod of Security 20
Staff of Charming 20
Staff of Fire 20
Staff of Frost 21
Staff of Healing 20
Staff of Power 22 - This was always my favorite. I preferred it to Magi.
Staff of Striking 20
Staff of Swarming Insects 16 - I grew up in Michigan. Mostly they're annoying and cause itching.
Staff of the Magi 21
Staff of the Python 18
Staff of the Woodlands 20
Staff of Thunder and Lightning 21
Staff of Withering 20
 

Yardiff

Explorer
Immovable Rod 14
Rod of Absorption 20
Rod of Alertness 20
Rod of Lordly Might 21
Rod or Rulership 20
Rod of Security 20
Staff of Charming 20
Staff of Fire 20+1=21
Staff of Frost 21
Staff of Healing 20
Staff of Power 22
Staff of Striking 20
Staff of Swarming Insects 16-2=14
Staff of the Magi 21
Staff of the Python 18
Staff of the Woodlands 20
Staff of Thunder and Lightning 21
Staff of Withering 20
 

Eltab

Villager
Immovable Rod 14
Rod of Absorption 20
Rod of Alertness 20
Rod of Lordly Might 21
Rod of Rulership 20
Rod of Security 20
Staff of Charming 20
Staff of Fire 21
Staff of Frost 21
Staff of Healing 20 + 1 = 21 In my Tiamat campaign, a bard used one of these and full-healed the entire party (half of whom were making Death Saves) … with enough healing HP left over to full-heal their Ancient White Dragon opponent, too !
Staff of Power 22
Staff of Striking 20
Staff of Swarming Insects 14
Staff of the Magi 21
Staff of the Python 18
Staff of the Woodlands 20
Staff of Thunder and Lightning 21
Staff of Withering 20 - 2 = 18 Simulating the effects of Aging just hasn't worked well in any edition.
 

DM Dave1

Adventurer
Immovable Rod 14 - I tried to downvote this but it wouldn't... you know... ah nevermind...
Rod of Absorption 20
Rod of Alertness 20
Rod of Lordly Might 21
Rod of Rulership 20
Rod of Security 20
Staff of Charming 20
Staff of Fire 21
Staff of Frost 21
Staff of Healing 21
Staff of Power 22
Staff of Striking 20
Staff of Swarming Insects 14
Staff of the Magi 21
Staff of the Python 18
Staff of the Woodlands 21
Staff of Thunder and Lightning 21
Staff of Withering 18
 

rczarnec

Explorer
Immovable Rod 14
Rod of Absorption 20
Rod of Alertness 20
Rod of Lordly Might 21
Rod of Rulership 20
Rod of Security 20
Staff of Charming 20
Staff of Fire 21
Staff of Frost 21
Staff of Healing 21
Staff of Power 22
Staff of Striking 20
Staff of Swarming Insects 15
Staff of the Magi 21
Staff of the Python 16
Staff of the Woodlands 21
Staff of Thunder and Lightning 21
Staff of Withering 18

Odd that there is no Rod of the Pact Keeper
 
Immovable Rod 14+1=15
Rod of Absorption 20
Rod of Alertness 20
Rod of Lordly Might 21
Rod of Rulership 20
Rod of Security 20
Staff of Charming 20
Staff of Fire 21
Staff of Frost 21
Staff of Healing 21
Staff of Power 22
Staff of Striking 20
Staff of Swarming Insects 15
Staff of the Magi 21
Staff of the Python 16-2=14
Staff of the Woodlands 21
Staff of Thunder and Lightning 21
Staff of Withering 18

Looks like my votes from Post #4 never got counted...
 

Harzel

Explorer
Not meaning to be overly critical, but missing are Rod of the Pact Keeper, Rod of Resurrection, Tentacle Rod, and Staff of the Adder (all in the DMG).
 

Harzel

Explorer
Immovable Rod 13
Rod of Absorption 20
Rod of Alertness 20
Rod of Lordly Might 22
Rod of Rulership 20
Rod of Security 20
Staff of Charming 20
Staff of Fire 21
Staff of Frost 21
Staff of Healing 21
Staff of Power 22
Staff of Striking 20
Staff of Swarming Insects 15
Staff of the Magi 21
Staff of the Python 14
Staff of the Woodlands 21
Staff of Thunder and Lightning 21
Staff of Withering 18
 

Smarmot

Explorer
Shame on every one of you. How could you forget the Tentacle Rod? Fixed for you, and gave it a vote to make up for your neglect!

Immovable Rod 13
Rod of Absorption 20
Rod of Alertness 20
Rod of Lordly Might 20
Rod of Rulership 20
Rod of Security 20
Staff of Charming 20
Staff of Fire 21
Staff of Frost 21
Staff of Healing 21
Staff of Power 22
Staff of Striking 20
Staff of Swarming Insects 15
Staff of the Magi 21
Staff of the Python 14
Staff of the Woodlands 21
Staff of Thunder and Lightning 21
Staff of Withering 18
Tentacle Rod 21

Rod of Lordly Might? Don't you mean +3 Battle-axe with a bunch of other functions that never get used?
 

rczarnec

Explorer
Immovable Rod 13
Rod of Absorption 20
Rod of Alertness 20
Rod of Lordly Might 20
Rod of Rulership 20
Rod of Security 20
Staff of Charming 20
Staff of Fire 21
Staff of Frost 21
Staff of Healing 21
Staff of Power 22
Staff of Striking 20
Staff of Swarming Insects 16
Staff of the Magi 21
Staff of the Python 12
Staff of the Woodlands 21
Staff of Thunder and Lightning 21
Staff of Withering 18
 

lowkey13

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
Thank you [MENTION=6857506]Harzel[/MENTION]

Immovable Rod 13
Rod of Absorption 20
Rod of Alertness 20
Rod of Lordly Might 20
Rod of the Pact Keeper 20
Rod of Resurrection 20

Rod or Rulership 20
Rod of Security 20
Staff of the Adder 20
Staff of Charming 20
Staff of Fire 21
Staff of Frost 21
Staff of Healing 21
Staff of Power 22
Staff of Striking 20
Staff of Swarming Insects 16
Staff of the Magi 21
Staff of the Python 12
Staff of the Woodlands 21
Staff of Thunder and Lightning 21
Staff of Withering 18
Tentacle Rod 21

Sorry everyone! My bad. This list is the list! :)
 

lowkey13

I'm sorry, Dave. I'm afraid I can't do that.
Immovable Rod 13
Rod of Absorption 20
Rod of Alertness 20
Rod of Lordly Might 20
Rod of the Pact Keeper 18
Rod of Resurrection 20
Rod or Rulership 20
Rod of Security 20
Staff of the Adder 20
Staff of Charming 20
Staff of Fire 21
Staff of Frost 21
Staff of Healing 21
Staff of Power 22
Staff of Striking 20
Staff of Swarming Insects 16
Staff of the Magi 21
Staff of the Python 12
Staff of the Woodlands 21
Staff of Thunder and Lightning 21
Staff of Withering 18
Tentacle Rod 22

Every time I say magic rod, I start laughing.

Yes, I'm 12.
 

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