In The Dresden Files, Harry is pretty well known for his staff and blasting rod, but those aren't the only foci he's used. What other foci has Harry used pre Ghost Story?

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All the ones that I can recall --

  • Staff
  • Blasting Rod
  • Shield bracelet
  • Force Rings (though I don't recall hearing about them in awhile)
  • Pentacle amulet

Ones that I remember:

  • Rune Sword
  • Silver Bear Belt Buckle (or something like that)
  • I don't remember either of those.
    – Jeff
    Commented Oct 19, 2011 at 19:45
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    And, re-reading the series, I do. The 'Rune Sword' is his cane sword, and it helps him with Earth Magic, and the belt buckle was only used once, but worked perfectly...until he overextended and almost died.
    – Jeff
    Commented Dec 16, 2011 at 20:05
  • Bear Belt Buckle mentioned in Blood Rites
    – ltfishie
    Commented Feb 23, 2012 at 20:59
  • @ltfishie I don't recall it being mentioned in Blood Rites. The only instance I know of was in Fool Moon either just prior or just after (can't recall exact order) jumping out of a moving vehicle to take on the Streetwolves. I don't remember it ever being mentioned again.
    – rcollyer
    Commented Jan 5, 2013 at 4:51
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    @rcollyer In Fool Moon, Harry uses a super-energy-drink potion to survive the conflict with the Streetwolves. The bear belt buckle is a focus that does essentially the same thing, which he uses to carry himself through key events in Blood Rites before burning it out. Commented Jun 20, 2013 at 5:34

I think the model of Chicago and the inlaid circle in Harry's basement count as foci as well.

  • I wouldn't think the circle is a focus, it's just a convenience.
    – Jeff
    Commented Dec 16, 2011 at 20:08

The main other one is his shield bracelet.

  • oh yes, i forgot about the shield bracelet.
    – DForck42
    Commented Aug 2, 2011 at 14:41

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