First, we have the feat Split Hex, described below:
You can split the effect of one of your targeted hexes, affecting another creature you can see.
Prerequisites: Witch level 10th.
Benefit: When you use one of your hexes (not a major hex or a grand hex) that targets a single creature, you can choose another creature within 30 feet of the first target to also be targeted by the hex.
Then, we have the Rod of Voracious Hexes, the stats for which are listed below:
Price 32,500 gp; Slot none; CL 17th; Weight 5 lbs.; Aura strong (no school)
Three times per day when a wielder of this rod uses a hex (but not an advanced hex or grand hex), she can use this rod's power to target not only the hex's normal target, but also another target within 30 feet of the first. The hex must normally target a single creature within a range of at least 30 feet.
CONSTRUCTION REQUIREMENTS: Cost 16,250 gp; Craft Rod; Split Hex, creator must have the hex class feature
One of my players is playing a Witch who has taken the Split Hex feat, and they are wondering if they can craft a Rod of Voracious Hexes and use it to target a third creature. Is this legal?
I am inclined to say this wouldn't be legal, for two reasons:
- The construction requirements for the rod seem to indicate that this rod is supposed to simulate the split hex feat, and Pathfinder generally doesn't allow you to make the same effect stack.
- If the player uses a split hex, that hex now targets two creatures. The last clause of the rules for the rod--"the hex must normally target a single creature within a range of at least 30 feet"--seems to disallow that. I am construing "normally" to mean "before the applying the bonuses from the rod".
But, on the other hand, I could see counterarguments to both of the above points:
- The Pathfinder stacking rules apply to numeric bonuses; split hex is not a numeric bonus.
- The last clause says "the hex must normally target a single creature." The word "normally" here could be construed as meaning "before the application of any other hex-related feats."