Rod of Undead Mastery is a wand that allows the user to cast animate dead and other spells allowing the wielder to control or create more undead or to desecrate. This golden rod is topped with a skull carved from ivory. The first of its kind was given to Sylvanas Windrunner by the lich Kel'Thuzad to aid her in her duties when she was part of the Scourge. The Forsaken, whom she leads, have no innate necromantic abilities or powers. She treasures the item as a means of replenishing her waning ranks. This rod can be used as a light mace, but its main purpose is the ultimate control of undead.