The magical pole was of fixed length, 8'-10' (2.4 m - 3 m) long 2" (5 cm) in diameter, and rigidly inflexible. It could be wielded like a quarterstaff, possessed the thundering quality and could damage creatures immune to non-magical weapons. The decastave could be dissipated in a few ways:
- The wizard let go of it intentionally or accidentally.
- It was pulled from the wizard's grasp by one or more opponents exerting sufficient strength in a united effort.
- It was cleaved by metal.
- The spell's duration was exceeded.
Once per casting of this spell, the wizard could elect to drain a small amount of health upon a successful hit. The health was transferred to the wizard similar to a vampiric touch but could not increase health beyond normal capacity.
This spell required verbal and somatic components, and a small piece of wood that was consumed by the casting. A later version of this spell specified a wand of duskwood as the material component.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 46. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ed Greenwood, Tim Beach (1995). Pages from the Mages. (TSR, Inc), p. 50. ISBN 0-7869-0183-7.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Richard Baker, Matt Forbeck, Sean K. Reynolds (May 2003). Unapproachable East. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 49. ISBN 0-7869-2881-6.
- ↑ Jeff Grubb and Ed Greenwood (1990). Forgotten Realms Adventures. (TSR, Inc), p. 44. ISBN 0-8803-8828-5.