[RPG] Does Rod of the Pact Keeper boost Spell Save DC of Ring of Shooting Stars


The Rod of the Pact Keeper(+1) increases my Warlock's spell save DC by 1. With an 18 Charisma at level 8 my spell save DC is 16. (8+3+4+1)

I just received a Ring of Shooting Stars. πŸΊπŸ‘ The ball lightning feature, and the shooting stars feature, require a DC 15 Dexterity save to avoid lightning or fire damage respectively. For both features, the same text is used.

That creature must make a DC 15 Dexterity saving throw.

Since my Warlock is attuned to the Rod of the Pact Keeper(+1), do they now have to make a DC 16 Dexterity saving throw to avoid the lightning or fire effects, or, is the DC 15 fixed and non-modifiable?

(A related question on the RoSS's effects like faerie fire is not the same as this one).

Best Answer

The DC is 15 because the Ball Lightning and Shooting Stars features are not warlock spells.

Rod of the Pact Keeper says (emphasis mine):

While holding this rod, you gain a bonus to spell attack rolls and to the saving throw DCs of your warlock spells.

These features of the Ring of Shooting Stars are not warlock spells, so the Rod of the Pact Keeper does not affect the DC of these features. The DC is 15, as stated in the item description.