The Magic Rod is a Staff found in all three Golden Sun games. It is sold in Vault in Golden Sun, in Madra in Golden Sun: The Lost Age, and in Carver's Camp in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn; this makes it the first artifact that can be acquired in Golden Sun, although this does not apply to The Lost Age. The Magic Rod can be bought for 380 coins and sold for 285 coins. As a Staff, it can be equipped by Jenna, Ivan, Sheba, and Mia. It increases the wielder's attack by 16.
The Magic Rod's Unleash attack is Murk (Milky Cloud in Japan). Murk converts all damage to Jupiter damage and attacks with an additional 10 attack points. Also, it may put the target to sleep. Visually, Murk resembles a normal strike with a purple-white cloud released on impact.
The Magic Rod is acquired early into each game and, although it will be replaced sooner or later, it makes for a valuable weapon at the time. In Golden Sun, it can be purchased before battling the Thieves that plague Vault, although it is unlikely that players will be able to afford it immediately. Strangely, it is stronger than the Shaman's Rod and Bandit's Sword acquired shortly afterwards. It is not as useful in The Lost Age as stronger weapons quickly becomes available. However, players will most likely be able to afford it and the ability to put enemies to sleep may come in handy early in the game, meaning it is still a valuable purchase.
|Staffs in Golden Sun|
|Shaman's Rod • Wooden Stick • Magic Rod • Witch's Wand • Blessed Ankh • Psynergy Rod • Frost Wand • Angelic Ankh • Demonic Staff • Zodiac Wand • Crystal Rod|
|Staves in Golden Sun: The Lost Age|
|Shaman's Rod • Wooden Stick • Magic Rod • Witch's Wand • Blessed Ankh • Psynergy Rod • Frost Wand • Staff of Anubis • Cloud Wand • Fireman's Pole • Goblin's Rod • Glower Staff • Dracomace • Meditation Rod • Salamander Rod • Nebula Wand • Clotho's Distaff • Atropos' Rod • Lachesis' Rule|
|Staves in Golden Sun: Dark Dawn|
|Wooden Stick • Magic Rod • Witch's Wand • Blessed Ankh • Psynergy Rod • Frost Wand • Angelic Ankh • Demonic Staff • Zodiac Wand • Crystal Rod • Clotho's Distaff • Atropos' Rod • Lachesis' Rule|