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The Staff of Sorcere is a potent magical item uncovered by Rapha Tanthul on a quest for the Warblade. It has various powers, and seems to be the ancient Netheril equivalent of the Staff of the Magi, as it is equal in power to that staff and bears many similar characteristics. Rapha obtained it as part of his ongoing quest to recover the Netheril knowledge and magic lost after the Fall.


The staff is made of mithril etched with onyx runes. At its top is a tinted black crystal with purple fire burning inside it. When the command word is uttered, the crystal becomes the equivalent of a Crystal Ball of Telepathy, and can be used to scry and send and receive telepathic messages. The purple fire within the crystal can be called to form a ring or purple fire orbiting the crysal, producing light equivalent to that of a torch.


A staff of the warlock gives the wielder spell resistance 23. If this is willingly lowered, however, the staff can also be used to absorb arcane spell energy directed at its wielder, as a rod of absorption does. Unlike the rod, this staff converts spell levels into charges rather than retaining them as spell energy usable by a spellcaster. The staff also allows these spells to be cast at the caster level of the wielder. Anyone who can’t cast spells above the 7th level is subject to a disintegration spell every time they try to use a charge, and gains two negative levels upon trying to wield it.

At Will:[]

  • Dancing Lights
  • Prestidigitation
  • Ghost Sound
  • Hold Portal
  • Floating Disk
  • Magic Missile

Drains 1 Charge:[]

  • Summon Swarm
  • Gust of Wind
  • Dispel Magic
  • Lightning Bolt
  • Gaseous Form
  • Mnemonic Enhancer
  • Wall of Force
  • Passwall
  • Fireball
  • Knock

Drains 2 Charges:[]

  • Disintegrate
  • Polymorph any Object
  • Summon Monster IX