The original rod of smiting was a +3 weapon. It dealt twice the usual damage against golems and had chance of even destroying them outright, but every blow against a golem drained it of one charge. It dealt the expected damage against beings of the Outer Planes, but had a chance of inflicting thrice the usual damage, at the cost of a charge. The rod of smiting could not be recharged.
The rods of smiting wielded by monadic devas had all the same powers and dealt greater damage to foes armored in metal and creatures made of stone or other solid materials. It functioned only for its owner and never ran out of charges.
The later mace of smiting was a +3 adamantine heavy mace had a greater magical enhancement against all constructs, and had a chance of destroying them completely. A critical blow against an outsider could inflict twice as much injury as normal.
Monadic devas commonly wielded sturdy metal rods empowered as rods of smiting, but were later observed to wield standard maces of smiting. They most likely vanished with them when they died.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 Steve Kurtz (1993). A Dozen and One Adventures (Campaign Book). (TSR, Inc), p. 32. ISBN 1-56076-622-0.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 slade et al (June 1995). Encyclopedia Magica Volume III. (TSR, Inc.), p. 1040. ISBN 0-7869-0187-X.
- ↑ 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Monte Cook, Jonathan Tweet, Skip Williams (July 2003). Dungeon Master's Guide 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 227. ISBN 0-7869-2889-1.
- ↑ Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins, James Wyatt (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 179. ISBN 978-0786965622.
- ↑ 5.0 5.1 Allen Varney, ed. (June 1994). Planescape Monstrous Compendium Appendix. (TSR, Inc.), pp. 6–7. ISBN 978-1560768623.
- ↑ 6.0 6.1 slade et al (June 1995). Encyclopedia Magica Volume III. (TSR, Inc.), p. 1033. ISBN 0-7869-0187-X.
- ↑ Eric Cagle, Jesse Decker, James Jacobs, Erik Mona, Matthew Sernett, Chris Thomasson, and James Wyatt (April 2003). Fiend Folio. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 56. ISBN 0-7869-2780-1.
- ↑ Eric Cagle, Jesse Decker, James Jacobs, Erik Mona, Matthew Sernett, Chris Thomasson, and James Wyatt (April 2003). Fiend Folio. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 55. ISBN 0-7869-2780-1.