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Magician's Judge is a greatsword from the Age of Arcanum. It was wielded by an unnamed bounty hunter until they were killed by Siff Duthar, who mounted it as a trophy in his research facility underneath what later became Zadash. Centuries later, it was found there by the Mighty Nein and wielded by Yasha Nydoorin. Afterward, the sword was briefly taken and used by Wohn[3] and, after its recovery, much later lent to Lady Kima of Vord in exchange for the Holy Avenger.[4]


The Magician's Judge - Inkarat

Fan art of Magician's Judge (cropped from a larger image), by Inkarat.[art 2]


Magician's Judge is a six-foot long greatsword. The weapon has a wide blade and a hilt of gold color with tiny runes inscribed along its edges.[5][6] The hilt curls up to the side in sharp angles forming a sort of 'V' that flanks the blade.[7]


BlackSalander Magician's judge

Fan art of Magician's Judge, by BlackSalander.[art 3]

This weapon from the Age of Arcanum was an executioner's blade used to kill mages that went against the law of the land, were caught by the law, and killed.[8] Once wielded by a bounty hunter that came after Siff Duthar, this blade was mounted as a trophy when Siff, having lost his legs to the blade, slew the bounty hunter with fire.[9][10]

A long time later, the Mighty Nein took the blade from Siff's research facility and gave it to Yasha Nydoorin, who wielded it as her primary weapon.

After Yasha was kidnapped by the Iron Shepherds, the blade was temporarily wielded by Wohn, who used it against the Mighty Nein in battle on at least one occasion. After defeating the Iron Shepherds, the blade was recovered from Wohn's body and returned to Yasha.

Seeking help in a fight with the Tombtakers, the Mighty Nein Teleported to Allura's Ivory Tower. Allura and Kima were unwilling to aid them personally, but they shared many gifts, including the Holy Avenger which Kima loaned to Yasha in exchange for the Magician's Judge.


Magician's Judge allows its user to cast Dispel Magic either as an action, or as part of an attack.[11] It can only use Dispel Magic once per long rest. If the spell requires an ability check, the bonus is +3.[1]

Notable Uses[]

Yasha used it to destroy a bowl that could be used to commune with The Scaled Tyrant.[12]


  • In the official character art by Ari, Magician's Judge is depicted as a zweihander that is six feet long. The runes on the sword are written in Enochian, and read "Invoke judgement • Destroy the magus". The text is not canonical.[13]


  1. 1.0 1.1 DDB The Magician's Judge on D&D Beyond
  2. See Tal'Dorei Campaign Setting Reborn, p. 196.
  3. See "Within the Nest" (2x28) at 2:49:15.
  4. See "The Neverending Day" (2x125) at 1:54:05.  Yasha hands Magician's Judge in exchange for Holy Avenger
  5. See "Where The River Goes" (2x15) from 3:27:29 through 3:27:57.
  6. See "Where The River Goes" (2x15) at 3:29:00.
  7. See "A Favor in Kind" (2x16) at 1:23:01.
  8. See "A Favor in Kind" (2x16) from 1:23:10 through 1:23:20.
  9. See "Where The River Goes" (2x15) from 3:34:03 through 3:35:09.
  10. See "A Favor in Kind" (2x16) at 1:23:50.
  11. See "A Favor in Kind" (2x16) from 1:21:27 through 1:23:00.  Caleb identifies the greatsword and Yasha takes it.
  12. See "Stalker in the Swamp" (2x21) at 4:11:59.
  13. Ari posted the model sheet for Dwueth'var and Magician's Judge in a tweet.


  1. Official art of Magician's Judge (cropped from a larger image), by Ari (source). Used with permission.
  2. Fan art of Magician's Judge (cropped from a larger image), by Inkarat (source). Used with permission.
  3. Fan art of Magician's Judge, by BlackSalander (source). Used with permission.