The Rod in Final Fantasy IX.

Rods (ロッド, Roddo?) are a recurring group of weapons from the Final Fantasy series. Black Mages tend to use rods, while White Mages will in most cases use staves instead. The most recurring rods are the ones with elemental affinity (Ice Rod, Flame Rod or Thunder Rod), the Stardust Rod, and the Magus Rod, which tend to be identified as the ultimate of this weapon type. Rods usually increase the users Magic and MP when equipped.

Depending on the game, one may attack with the rod either by striking the enemy directly, or by magically unleashing a burst of energy. They are generally depicted with a jewel, gem, or stone at the top, although this is not always the case.

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Akin to their sibling counterpart, the staff, rods also function as magic amplifying weapons designed for magic users. Usually featuring a thinner shaft and tipped with large elaborate ornaments, they also vary in size in contrast with staves throughout many games in the series, those variations bearing more similarity to traditional wands in RPG fare.

Likewise, they are aligned a majority of the time with offensive and destructive magic classes like the Black Mage.

Appearances[edit | edit source]

Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

The Earth Rod appears not an equippable weapon, but rather a key item.

Final Fantasy III[edit | edit source]

The Omnirod.

Rods can be equipped by every Magic-based job, but the White Mage can only equip some. Lilith Rod can only be equipped by Black Mages, while Millennium Rod can only be equipped by Magus.

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Final Fantasy IV[edit | edit source]

The Lilith Rod.

A Rod.

Rods can be equipped by Palom, Tellah, Rydia, and Fusoya. Rydia is equipped with a rod when she first joins the party. In the 3D versions, if Golbez is hacked into the party, he'll be able to equip these weapons.

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Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-[edit | edit source]

Rods can be equipped by Palom and Rydia.

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Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[edit | edit source]

The Rod.

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Final Fantasy V[edit | edit source]

Rod artwork.

Icon. Rods can be equipped by Freelancers, Black Mages, Summoners, Time Mages, Blue Mages, Red Mages, Necromancers, and Mimes. Any job can use rods with the Time Mage's Equip Rods ability. Several rods boost the power of certain elements. Rods deal damage based on the attacker's Magic stat and the defender's Resistance/Magic Defense stat. All rods deal full damage from the back row.

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Final Fantasy VI[edit | edit source]

Various rods.

Rods can be equipped by Relm, Strago, and Gogo. Only Strago can equip the Stardust Rod.

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Before Crisis -Final Fantasy VII-[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy IX[edit | edit source]

The Healing Rod.

FFIX Rod Icon.png Dagger can wield rods. Notably, rods are associated with white magic and staves are instead associated with black magic.

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Final Fantasy X[edit | edit source]

The Enchanted Rod.

Yuna uses a mixture of staves and rods and is the only party member who wields them.

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Final Fantasy X-2[edit | edit source]

Some of the rods previously used by Yuna are used by the White Mage and Black Mage dresspheres. While in the White Mage dressphere, Yuna uses her default Staff, Rikku uses the Spiked Rod, and Paine uses the Malleable Staff. While in the Black Mage dressphere, Yuna uses Nirvana, Rikku uses the El Dorado and Paine uses the Enchanted Rod.

Final Fantasy XI[edit | edit source]

The Bronze Rod.

Rods and wands are a type of club weapon, usable by mages. Wands appear to be small paddles made out of wood, and provide bonuses to Magic stats. Rods appeared to be shaped like an ankh and were made out of metal or bones, and provided HP bonuses. Neither deal much melee damage.

Final Fantasy XII[edit | edit source]

The Power Rod.

Rods can be equipped by every party member, as long as they have acquired the right license. Rods are well-suited to magick-geared characters since they increase the magick power and MP of the character they're equipped to. A few rods grant beneficial status effects on hit.

In case the player does decide to physically attack an enemy with a rod, damage is calculated based on the character's strength, the weapon's attack, and the enemy's defense. All rods add 6 to evasion and can knockback enemies. Rods never deal hit combos or critical hits and are among the slower weapons with 2.72s charge and 1.2s action time.

The damage formula for rods is:

Due to the weight put on user's Strength stat recommended rod users are Vaan, Balthier, and Basch.

In the Zodiac versions, only the White Mage can equip the weapon.

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Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings[edit | edit source]

Kytes can equip rods. His basic attack is based on the weapon's element.

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Final Fantasy XIII[edit | edit source]

The Rod of Thorns.

Vanille uses rods as her weapons of choice. They function differently to previous rods in the series, in that they have extending wires that latch on and pull at the enemy.

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Final Fantasy Tactics[edit | edit source]

The Dragon Rod.

Rods can be equipped by Black Mages, Mystics, and Summoners. They boost elemental damage.

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Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[edit | edit source]

The Thor Rod.

Rods can be equipped by the Time Mage, Black Mage, and Illusionist jobs. They cost cheaper at the towns of Cyril, Cadoan, and Baguba Port.

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Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[edit | edit source]

The Crown Scepter.

Rods can be equipped by the Black Mage, Time Mage, Illusionist, Arcanist, and Dancer jobs.

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates[edit | edit source]

There are only a few rods that appear and are weapons for Yukes.

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King[edit | edit source]

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a Darklord[edit | edit source]

The Mythril Rod.

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Bravely Default[edit | edit source]

Wizard's Rod.

The job best suited for wielding rods are the Black Mage, Performer, Vampire, Arcanist, and Summoner. Any job can be well suited to wield rods when equipped with the Rod Lore support ability. The Special Attacks for rods are charged through the use of offensive magic.

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Bravely Second: End Layer[edit | edit source]

The Arianrhod.

All rods deal 50% more damage to insects. The job best suited for wielding rods are the Black Mage, Performer, Wizard, Astrologian, and Summoner. Any job can be well suited to wield rods when equipped with the Rod Lore support ability.

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Final Fantasy Dimensions[edit | edit source]

The Rod

Rods are a class of weapon.

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Dissidia Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Rods are a weapon type and can be equipped by Firion, Onion Knight, Bartz, Terra, Shantotto, The Emperor, Cloud of Darkness, Golbez, Exdeath, Kefka, Ultimecia, and Kuja.

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Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[edit | edit source]

Rods can be equipped by Yuna and Vaan in addition to their previous users.

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[edit | edit source]

The Lilith Rod.

Rods are a classification of weapon. When the Black Mage job wields rods, the weapon's Attack and Defense stats increase.

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest[edit | edit source]

Rods can be equipped by the Black Mage, Magus, Time Mage, Summoner, Aerith, and Shantotto.

Final Fantasy Record Keeper[edit | edit source]

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