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Epic Staffs




Epic Staffs

Staffs have 50 charges when created, and they can’t be recharged.

Staffs use the wielder’s ability score and relevant feats to set the DC for saves against their spells in such cases where those values would be higher than the listed values for the staffs.

Table: Epic Staffs
d% Staff Market Price
01-09 Spheres 228,375 gp
10-18 Mighty force 265,000 gp
19-27 Walls 275,625 gp
28-36 Winter 292,500 gp
37-45 Prism 326,812 gp
46-54 Rapid barrage 417,750 gp
55-63 Planar might 460,000 gp
64-71 Domination 464,400 gp
72-79 Fiery power 500,000 gp
80-87 Nature’s fury 500,000 gp
88-95 Hierophants 501,187 gp
96-98 Cosmos 683,487 gp
99-100 Necromancy 1,505,312 gp

Epic Staff Descriptions

Standard epic staffs are described below.

Cosmos

This staff allows use of the following spells.

Caster Level: 27th; Prerequisites: Craft Staff, Craft Epic Staff, Intensify Spell, chain lightning, meteor swarm, sunburst; Market Price: 683,437 gp.

Domination

This staff allows use of the following heightened spells.

Caster Level: 21st; Prerequisites: Craft Staff, Craft Epic Staff, Heighten Spell, demand, dominate monster, geas/quest, mass charm monster; Market Price: 464,400 gp.

Fiery Power

This +5 flaming quarterstaff grants its wielder fire resistance 30 whenever held. In addition, it has the following powers.

  • Wall of fire (extended, 1 charge, DC 18)
  • Delayed blast fireball (intensified to 240 points of damage, 2 charges, DC 22)
  • Meteor swarm (heightened to 12th, 2 charges, DC 30)
  • Summon monster IX (extended, 2 charges, elder fire elemental only) A staff of fiery power can be broken in a retributive strike. The breaking of the staff must be purposeful and declared by the wielder. All charges currently in the staff are instantly released in a 30-foot radius globe. All within 10 feet of the broken staff take points of damage equal to eight times the number of charges in the staff, those between 11 feet and 20 feet away take six times the number of charges in damage, and those 21 feet to 30 feet distant take four times the number of charges in damage. Successful Reflex saving throws (DC 17) reduce the damage sustained by half. The character breaking the staff has a 50% chance of traveling to another plane of existence; if he or she does not, the explosive release of spell energy destroys him or her. After all charges are used up from the staff, it remains a +5 quarterstaff with no special abilities. (Once empty of charges, it cannot be broken in a retributive strike.)

Caster Level: 25th; Prerequisites: Craft Staff, Craft Epic Staff, Extend Spell, Heighten Spell, Improved Heighten Spell, Intensify Spell, Spell Focus (Evocation), continual flame, delayed blast fireball, meteor swarm, protection from energy, summon monster IX, wall of fire; Market Price: 500,000 gp.

The Hierophants

This staff allows use of the following spells.

Caster Level: 27th; Prerequisites: Craft Staff, Craft Epic Staff, Enlarge Spell, Extend Spell, Intensify Spell, creeping doom, command plants, elemental swarm, shambler; Market Price: 501,187 gp.

Mighty Force

This staff has three powers.

Caster Level: 21st; Prerequisites: Craft Staff, Craft Epic Staff, Quicken Spell, crushing hand, forcecage, shield; Market Price: 265,000 gp.

Nature’s Fury

This +5 aberration bane quarterstaff allows use of the following spells.

After all charges are used up from a staff of nature’s fury, it remains a +5 quarterstaff with no special abilities.

Caster Level: 21st; Prerequisites: Craft Staff, Craft Epic Staff, Heighten Spell, Improved Heighten Spell, earthquake, fire storm, summon monster I (or summon nature’s ally I), whirlwind; Market Price: 500,000 gp.

Necromancy

This staff allows use of the following spells.

  • Circle of death (intensified, 2 charges, DC 29)
  • Create greater undead (1 charge)
  • Finger of death (improved heightened to 16th, 2 charges, DC 34)
  • Soul bind (improved heightened to 16th, 2 charges, DC 34). The soul trapped through the use of the soul bind spell is trapped in the staff rather than a gem. Only by breaking the staff can the souls be freed.

Caster Level: 27th; Prerequisites: Craft Staff, Craft Epic Staff, Intensify Spell, Heighten Spell, Improved Heighten Spell, circle of death, create greater undead, finger of death, soul bind; Market Price: 1,505,312 gp; Cost to Create: 1,290,156 gp + 14,303 XP.

Planar Might

The wielder of this powerful staff is immune to the effects of any planar alignment traits, as well as the positive-dominant and negative-dominant traits or a plane. It also allows use of the following spells.

When using the greater planar ally power, the character must still bargain with the called creature.

In addition to its other powers, a staff of planar might is a +5 outsider bane quarterstaff (roll 1d4 to determine what alignment of outsiders the staff’s bane power works against: 1=chaotic, 2=evil, 3=good, 4=lawful). After all charges are used up from a staff of planar might, it remains a +5 quarterstaff with no special abilities.

Caster Level: 21st; Prerequisites: Craft Staff, Craft Epic Staff, gate, greater planar ally, greater planar binding, protection from energy; Market Price: 460,000 gp.

Prism

This staff allows use of the following spells.

Caster Level: 21st; Prerequisites: Craft Staff, Craft Epic Staff, Extend Spell, prismatic sphere, prismatic spray, prismatic wall; Market Price: 326,812 gp.

Rapid Barrage

Either of the staff’s two powers can be activated as a free action (though the staff may only be activated once per round).

Caster Level: 25th; Prerequisites: Craft Staff, Craft Epic Staff, Enhance Spell, Heighten Spell, Intensify Spell, Quicken Spell, fireball, magic missile; Market Price: 417,750 gp.

Spheres

This staff allows use of the following spells.

Caster Level: 21st; Prerequisites: Craft Staff, Craft Epic Staff, freezing sphere, resilient sphere, telekinetic sphere; Market Price: 228,375 gp.

Walls

This staff allows use of the following spells.

Caster Level: 30th; Prerequisites: Craft Staff, Craft Epic Staff, Extend Spell, extended wall of force, wall of iron, wall of stone; Market Price: 275,625 gp.

Winter

This staff allows the use of the following spells.

Caster Level: 24th; Prerequisites: Craft Staff, Craft Epic Staff, Extend Spell, Intensify Spell, cone of cold, ice storm, freezing sphere, wall of ice; Market Price: 292,500 gp.