- Type of feat
- Item creation
- Spellcaster Level 5+
- Required for
You can create a wand of any spell of 4th level or less that you know. To create a wand, cast an appropriate spell on a bone wand in your inventory. Creating a wand costs gold pieces based on the relative power of the spell. Wands containing first level spells can cost a few thousand gold pieces while those made with higher level spells can cost tens of thousands. Warlock invocations cannot be used in the creation of wands. Newly crafted wands have 50 charges.
- Cast a spell on a bone wand in your inventory.
- Caster level 5 can be obtained from the Wizard, Sorcerer, Cleric, Druid, Paladin, Ranger, and Warlock classes. However, Warlocks may only select this feat on a Hellfire Warlock level.
- The practiced spellcaster feat can be used to obtain caster level 5. This means, for example, a level 6 PC with one level in Druid and five levels in Fighter could, with the practiced spellcaster feat, select the craft wand feat at character level 6.
- Spell-like abilities cannot be used to craft wands. Although PnP rules state that the Blackguard and Assassin have real spell books, NWN2 treats their spells as spell-like abilities. As such, these PrC classes can't utilize this feat for their 'spells'.
- Warlocks may use the imbue item feat at character level 12 to craft wands with spells they don't know, but this feat is bugged.
NOTE: CHANGED COSTS OF WANDS TO REFLECT MOST RECENT PATCH
Cost: The cost to craft a wand in NWN2 is equal to Caster Level * Spell Level * 750 gp. Level 0 spells cost half as much as a Level 1 spell. However, in the formula, Caster Level is NOT the character's caster level but the resulting caster level of the wand to be created. For example, a 5th level Wizard that uses a scroll to craft a wand of Flame Arrow crafts a wand that has a Caster Level of 18, not 5. Thus, the wand is FAR more powerful than it should be. Conversly, a 20th level Cleric that crafts a wand of Cure Critical Wounds crafts one that only has a caster level of 7 (instead of 20).
Limitations: The in-game description states that you can craft a wand of any spell up to 4th level that you know. This is false. While most of the spells of 4th level and below can be used, not ALL spells may be used to craft a wand. For example, you cannot craft a wand using the spells Aura of Glory, Divine Favor, Protection from Arrows, and Shocking Grasp to name a few (there are others).
The specific cost to craft a wand in NWN2 is listed on the table below. The Caster Level header is the caster level that the user of the wand will cast the spell. The Spell Level is the spell level the resulting spell is considered to be when cast from the wand for the purpose of DC, bypassing SR, and penetrating spell wards (such as Spell Mantle or Globe of Invulnerability). While this will usually match the spell level (0 - 9) that the caster must use, it does not always do so. For example, Cure Serious Wounds crafted by a Druid is a 4th level spell, however the resulting wand it will be listed as a 3rd level spell. Crafting costs are in gold pieces but are based upon the spell level of the class being used to craft the wand. For example, a Cleric of the Strength Domain can create a wand of Bull's Strength for half its normal cost. All crafted wands require a Bone Wand in order to be crafted. To create the wand, simply cast the spell onto the Bone Wand in your character's inventory. You cannot craft a wand using a crafting workbench.
If a spell is NOT listed in this table, it CANNOT be used to craft a wand. This table is accurate as of NWN2 Patch 1.06.
1.23 update. You can target a bone wand with Detect Undead and cast getting a resultant wand even though it is not listed as a viable spell for Craft Wand. The resultant wand says that it is a Detect Undead wand, but when you use it, it casts Mass Cure Serious Wounds, apparently an error or glitch carried over from NWN days.
The created wands are generally class-restricted. A UMD skill of 10 is enough for other classes to use them.
Under PnP 3.5 rules, you can craft a wand of ANY spell that is 4th level or less. The crafter's level determines the wand's caster level when the wand it used. However, the crafter can set the wand's power to be LESS than his or her level and can never craft a wand more powerful than the spell that he or she can normally cast. Additionally, in PnP the spell must be a spell known by the crafter and able to be cast normally. Items and scrolls cannot be used to craft a wand. However, in NWN2, this is not the case. For example, a pure Wizard with an adequate UMD skill and access to a Cleric scroll of Cure Critical Wounds can use the scroll to craft a wand of that spell. Additionally, he or she can utilize the last charge of the crafted wand to craft a new wand. He or she can also craft similar spells into wands from items. For example, if a Wizard finds a Scabbard of Blessing, he or she can craft wands with the Aid spell. This is not permitted in PnP but is possible in NWN2.