The Rod of Onan is a War Staff found in Diablo I.



Rod of Onan
War Staff

  • Damage: 8-16
  • 50 Golem Charges
  • +100% Damage
  • +5 to all Attributes
  • Requirements: 30 Strength
  • Durability: 75
  • Quality level: 22
  • Availability: Single Player and Multiplayer

Name OriginEdit

A rather salacious name, if you read the Biblical legend of Onan.

"According to the text, after God had killed Onan's older brother Er, Judah asked Onan to have sex with Tamar, Er's widow, so that the offspring could be declared Er's heir. The narrative implies that Onan didn't object to the sex itself, but performed coitus interruptus, spilling his seed upon the ground, so that there wouldn't be any offspring he could claim as his own; the passage goes on to state that for this act, a displeased God killed him."

In light of that, the fact that this staff has Golem charges, a spell that causes a humanoid to emerge from the ground, takes on a whole new meaning.

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