Rod of ignition

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Obsolete: This article refers to an aspect of the game which has been removed. It is retained for historical reference only.


Type Rod
Name rod of ignition
Icon Rod of ignition.png
This rod allows its wielder to launch a fiery bolt of explosive energy.

Evoking a rod of ignition casts the Explosive Bolt spell, firing an incendiary bolt through any enemies along its path. Anything struck by this effect explodes as though struck by a Fireball spell, dealing heavy unavoidable fire damage to itself and everything adjacent to it. Cast into a crowd, you can catch each enemy in multiple explosions, dealing tremendous damage to a much wider area of enemies than a standard Bolt spell could. Each use costs the rod 6 MP.

Bear in mind that, unlike Fireball, this spell does not have perfect accuracy; the bolt must first strike a target before the unavoidable burst occurs. Also, be careful when using this in melee range, as you will get caught in the ensuing blast, and realize that generating multiple explosions in a single spell will generate immense amounts of noise.

History

The rod of ignition was removed along with all other rods in 0.20.

Rods of ignition were added in 0.14, replacing the rod of fiery destruction.