Description: Originally the product of dark dwarven perversions, this rod is an instrument of interrogation and cruelty.
Powers: A branding rod is the equivalent of a +1 heavy mace, with one unique (if horrific) ability: When one successfully deals a critical hit, it leaves a mark on the target's body. The wielder can also use a full attack to leave the brand on a target; against a resisting creature this requires an attack roll with a -2 penalty, and deals 1 point of fire damage. The marks vary by rod.
Faint evocation, CL 17th; Craft Rod, burning hands; Price 3,800 gp.
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