|Crafting||×1 ×4 ×1|
|Durability||Has no durability|
|Perk||Helps locate Things|
|Stacks up to||Does not stack|
|“||I wonder if it gets the hockey game?||”|
The sound the Rod gives off changes pitch and speed depending how close a Thing or the Door is. It also radiates rings of different colors, again depending on how far away the target item is. In Sandbox Mode, it may take some time to locate Maxwell's Door, as the Rod may find a Thing first.
In Adventure Mode, the Divining Rod is in a Divining Rod Holder directly next to where the character spawns. Once the character takes the Rod, the Holder will disappear a few seconds later. It also acts as a key to unlock a complete Wooden Thing and Nightmare Lock.
The Divining Rod is also an item that Krampus and Splumonkeys will not steal and Eyeplants will not eat, and it can't be taken through Maxwell's Door. If it is one of the items chosen to travel with the player, the Divining Rod will be converted into Ash after the player uses the Wooden Thing.
- This was the Radio Maxwell was using to communicate with Wilson in the Forbidden Knowledge video, but it is now attached to a stick.
- The Divining Rod is voiced by a tambura, an Indian string instrument used to create drone sounds.
- The Divining Rod's description, "There must be some kind of way out of here," is a reference to Jimi Hendrix's version of the Bob Dylan song "All along the Watchtower."