A staff of the python was a magical staff that could transform into a snake under its wielder's mental command.[2]


A typical staff of the python measured 4 feet (1.2 meters) in length and weighed around 10 pounds (4.5 kilograms). It could be used as a magical quarterstaff.[1]


The staff accepted a command word that transformed it into a giant constrictor snake. Speaking the same command word again reverted the snake back into staff form. An injured snake returned to full health once restored to the staff.[2]

The snake accepted telepathic commands from the staff's wielder. If the snake was killed before it had a chance to be reverted to staff form, it did so, after which the staff was destroyed.[2] However, some variants of the staff were not destroyed, but the snake could not be summoned for three days.[1]

Notable Staves of the PythonEdit

The spirit of the Chultan trickster god Moa inhabited a staff of the python.[3]



Tomb of Annihilation

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