A rod, brimming with holy powers, that once belonged to a maiden who wished to put a stop to evil.
Guard Stick (ガードロッド, Gādo Roddo?), also known as Guard Rod, is a recurring weapon in the series. It is often a low-ranked staff or rod, and provide minimal boosts to attack. It is often depicted as Aerith Gainsborough's trademark weapon.
The Guard Stick is Aeris's initial weapon, providing +12 Attack, 99% Attack%, +2 Magic, +1 Vitality, +4 Spirit, and has a single materia slot at normal growth. It can be sold for 140 gil.
The Guard Stick is a dual blade-type weapon available to Lightning through the downloadable content. It provides 250 points to Strength and Magic, reduces Stagger Power by 55%, boosts Guard Defense by 50 points, and halved Strength.
A light form of Aerith's Guard Stick is featured in Limit Breaks of healer classes.
The Guard Stick also appears as Aerith's weapon.
Aerith wields the Guard Stick in her character model.
The staff used by a champion from another world. Capable of warding off magical attacks.