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Hexing Rod

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Hexing Rod

Is 3ds02 rod.png
Generic rod icon from Fates.

Reduces target's maximum HP by half for one battle.



First game

Fire Emblem Fates

Hexing Rod (Japanese: 禍事罪穢 Abnormality, Sin, Defilement) is an offensive rod which was introduced in Fire Emblem Fates. It is a powerful rod that, if its effect lands, drops the target's maximum hit point value in half for the remainder of the mission.


Game Icon Level Might Weight Hit Crit Range Uses Worth Exp Other effects and notes
Fates Is 3ds02 rod.png Staves/Rods B -- -- 50 -- 1-10 3 3,000 ? Reduces the target's maximum HP by 1/2 for the remainder of the mission.
Sells for 1,200 gold


Game Effect Experience acquired by the healer
Fates Reduces the target's maximum HP by 1/2 for the remainder of the mission. 50*



This list may be incomplete.
Treasure Birthright: Chapter 19, chest
Vendor Rod Shop: Level 2 (limit 1) • Level 3 (limit 2)
Rank rewards Visitor Rank: 1800 (limit 1)

Other appearances

Fire Emblem Cipher

The Hexing Rod is present as a skill on one card in Fire Emblem Cipher: B03-069R Starry-Eyed Priestess, Mitama. It is a manual-activation skill which, for a cost of flipping 1 bond card, allows Mitama to expend her turn in exchange for forcing the opponent to put the contents of their Retreat Area back into their deck, then shuffle the deck.


Etymology and other languages

Names, etymology and in other regions
Language Name Definition, etymology and notes
English Hexing Rod
Japanese 禍事罪穢 In the Shinto religion, 禍事, , and refer respectively to anything that is abnormal, imperfect, or polluted, which are to be avoided and purged through abstinence, or 忌み.[1]
Spanish Vara maléfica Evil rod
French Sceptre maudit Evil scepter
German Fluchrute Curse rod
Italian Verga malevola Evil rod



  1. "Imi means abstinence or taboo, or the avoidance of that which is abnormal (magakoto), imperfect (tsumi) and polluted (kegare), and the removal of those states." — Kazuhiko Nishioka, Home : Basic Terms : Imi, Encyclopedia of Shinto, Published: 15 March, 2007, Retrieved: 26 September, 2015

See also

Healing rods Bloom FestalDumpling RodGreat FestalLanternMoon FestalPurification RodSakura's RodSun FestalWane Festal
Non-healing rods Hexing RodRescueSilence
Hybrid rods Bamboo Branch