- "The power of the mystic. Inner strength. A staff of wonder and ruin."
- —Dive to the Heart
The Dream Rod (ロッドオブドリーム Roddo obu Dorīmu?, lit. "Rod of Dream") is a weapon which appears in Kingdom Hearts, Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, Kingdom Hearts II, Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. It appears within both Sora's and Roxas's Dive to the Heart, alongside the Dream Shield and Dream Sword. These three weapons represent the paths that Sora and Roxas can take — the path of the warrior, the guardian, or the mystic. As the weapon of the mystic, the Dream Rod focuses on MP and avoids AP, and if Sora or Roxas choose it, he will learn his magical abilities at lower levels.
If Sora chooses the Dream Rod in Kingdom Hearts, he will use it as a weapon throughout his Dive to the Heart. Like the Dream Sword and Dream Shield it will disappear at the end of the dream. In contrast, if Roxas chooses the Dream Rod in Kingdom Hearts II, it will immediately transform into his Kingdom Key.
In Kingdom Hearts, after obtaining each of the seven third-level spells, Merlin will reward Donald's progress with the Dream Rod. Donald can also equip this staff within Mission Mode in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days.
Both ends of the Dream Rod's handle are tan, while the handle itself is predominantly green. There is a wide, brown disk on the tip of the handle, which the head of the staff is connected to. The staff's head is a cyan Mickey Head.
Having the Zero Gear equipped in Mission Mode while playing as Donald in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days will grant the player the ability to wield the Dream Staff. Donald holds the weapon about a hands height above the bottom of the hilt. The ground combo for the weapon begins with Donald taking a step forward and swinging the staff downward followed by a horizontal slash to the left, a horizontal slash to the right, and finishes with another horizontal slash to the left.
The aerial combo consists of a vertical upward slash and is followed by the same three slashes as the ground combo.
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