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.
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. However, some variants of the staff were not destroyed, but the snake could not be summoned for three days.
Notable Staves of the PythonEdit
- Tomb of Annihilation
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Monte Cook, Jonathan Tweet, Skip Williams (July 2003). Dungeon Master's Guide 3.5 edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 236. ISBN 0-7869-2889-1.
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 Mike Mearls, Jeremy Crawford, Christopher Perkins, James Wyatt (2014). Dungeon Master's Guide 5th edition. (Wizards of the Coast), p. 204. ISBN 978-0786965622.
- ↑ Christopher Perkins, Will Doyle, Steve Winter (September 19, 2017). Tomb of Annihilation. Edited by Michele Carter, Scott Fitzgerald Gray. (Wizards of the Coast), pp. 137–138. ISBN 978-0-7869-6610-3.