Rods are just about the only weapons that offer additional Magic Attack–essential for offensive magic spells. You can use Rods for physical attacks too, but spell-casters should stay clear due to their low Strength; physical jobs shouldn’t bother either as Rods generally have poor Physical Attack.

Note: All Rods have an Aim stat of 90.

Item P.ATK M.ATK Purchasing Special Effect
Rod 2 2 60 None
Mythril Rod 9 9 750 None
Rod of Fire 12 12 1500 Fire attacks do 10% more damage
Rod of Ice 15 15 3800 Water attacks do 10% more damage
Wizard’s Rod 17 17 9000 None
Poison Rod 19 19 20000 50% chance to cause Poison to target
Lilith’s Rod 20 20 - Triggers Aspir (absorb MP from enemy) when used as an item
Wonder Rod 21 21 - Casts random Black Magic when used as an item
Demon Rod 25 25 - Dark attacks do 10% more damage
Mace 9 - 300 None
Ogre’s Club 10 - 150 Lightning attacks do 10% more damage
Battle Mace 27 - 4800 None
Hammer Mace 30 - - None

Guide Information

  • Publisher
    Square Enix
  • Platforms
  • Genre
  • Guide Release
    14 February 2014
  • Last Updated
    22 January 2021
    Version History
  • Guide Author
    Vincent Lau

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