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Heretic’s Bane

Staff, rare (requires attunement by a cleric or paladin)

This sturdy wooden staff is surmounted with a holy symbol and symbols of anathema on all those not of the faithful.

It can be wielded as a magical quarterstaff that grants a +1 bonus on attack and damage rolls made with it.

The staff has 10 charges. While holding it, you can use an action to expend 1 or more charges to cast one of the following spells from it, using your spell save DC: branding smite (1 charge), zone of truth (1 charge), bestow curse (2 charges), or staggering smite (3 charges).

In addition, you can use the vicious mockery cantrip as often as desired, using your caster level to determine the damage dealt. This does not consume charges but only affects humanoid creatures with Intelligence of 5 or greater, in addition to either celestials (if you are evil) or fiends (if you are good).

The staff regains 1d6 + 4 expended charges daily at dawn.

If you expend the last charge, roll a d20. On a 1, the staff loses most of its powers but retains its potency as a +1 quarterstaff.

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