A Zodiac Wand is a Staff-class weapon found in Golden Sun. It is only acquired as a rare drop by a Grand Golem enemy in Venus Lighthouse; defeat it using a Jupiter Djinni to increase the likelihood of it dropping this item by four times. Being a Staff, it can be equipped by Ivan, Mia, Jenna, and Sheba. Its buy value is 11400 coins and its sell value is 8550.
The Zodiac Wand increases the wielder's attack by 102. Its Unleash effect is Shining Star, which is effectively a standard physical attack that adds 57 damage points and then modifies the resulting damage based on the user's Jupiter power and the target's Jupiter resistance. It may also inflict Delusion on the target. Shining Star is a unique visual effect, resembling the user summoning a linear array of large, colorfully glowing, holographic star-shaped symbols from the upper right of the screen, and each star falls onto and bounces off the enemy party diagonally. (See below for full animation) The Zodiac Wand is the second most powerful Staff in the original Golden Sun, second to the Crystal Rod. Since the Crystal Rod will most likely be equipped on Mia, and since the Zodiac Wand's Unleash is of the Jupiter element, the Zodiac Wand would probably be best equipped on Ivan.
Even then, one should still consider whether to keep the Zodiac Wand for Ivan or exchange it for the Swift Sword or a Kikuichimonji, the former of which could multiply the attack damage by three and the latter of which has the much higher Attack rating of 128 along with a chance to ignore half of the target's defense. When these are taken into account, Delusion is an unsatisfying secondary effect, and the Attack rating of the sword is also comparatively weak. So, ultimately, the Zodiac Wand may be replaced by the Swift Sword or the Kikuichimonji despite its elaborate visual.
|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|