Staff of Birdcalls

A wooden staff with bird carvings


Staff, simple weapon, melee weapon, minor tier, common
4 lb. 1d6 bludgeoning, magical – versatile (1d8)

This wooden staff is decorated with bird carvings. It has 10 charges. While holding it, you can use an action to expend 1 charge from the staff and cause it to create one of the following sounds out to a range of 60 feet: a finch’s chirp, a raven’s caw, a duck’s quack, a chicken’s cluck, a goose’s book, a loon’s call, a turkey’s gobble, a seagull’s cry, an owl’s hoot, or an eagle’s shriek.

Houserule: While holding it, you can use an action to expend 1 charge from the staff to comprehend and verbally communicate with one of the following birds for up to ten minutes, out to a range of 60 feet, as per the Speak with Animals spell: finch, raven, duck, chicken, goose, loon, turkey, seagull, owl, eagle.

The staff regains 1d6 + 4 expended charges daily at dawn. If you expend the last charge, roll a d20. On a 1, the staff explodes in a harmless cloud of bird feathers and is lost forever.

Versatile. This weapon can be used with one or two hands. A damage value in parentheses appears with the property—the damage when the weapon is used with two hands to make a melee attack.


This staff was owned by Grum’shar, the wizard in the Xanathar Sewer Hideout. He had fastened a goat skull to it to try and make it look more bad-ass. It is now owned by Frilxiun

Staff of Birdcalls

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