A favorite implement of the orb mages of the Swan Tower, this crystal orb is filled with the potent purple haze of the Meznathin Expanse, and allows the caster to extend her will and arcane power to the orb's location.
|Lvl 25||+5||625,000 gp|| ||Lvl 30||+6||3,125,000 gp|
Enhancement Bonus: attack rolls and damage rolls
Critical: +1d8 psychic damage per plus
The Ioun orb can be commanded to orbit around your body. Though you never touch the orb, its orbit is held aloft and controlled by the commands of one of your hands, and you are considered to be wielding this implement with that hand.
Power Daily (Minor Action)
You release the Ioun orb from your hand or its orbit, and you move it 5 squares into an unoccupied space, where it then hovers. The orb cannot be attacked or affected by another creature, though it does take up the space as though it were one of your allies.
You can deliver arcane attack powers through the Ioun orb as if you were wielding it (the attacks originate through the Ioun orb's space). You can do so as long as you sustain this power, provided that the orb is never more than 5 squares away from you. If you use the orb to use a daily attack power, or if the orb is ever more than 5 squares away from you, or if you are reduced to 0 or fewer hit points, the orb falls in the square it occupies and this power's effect ends.
Sustain Minor: You can move the orb 5 squares and make arcane attacks through it until the end of your next turn.
Published in Dragon Magazine 371, page(s) 27.