Staff

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A staff is a two-handed projectile weapon that can be linked to any spellcaster attribute, has a maximum damage range of 11-22. It is one of the two preferred weapons of casters.

Properties[edit]

  • Equip: Two-handed
  • Base:
    • Maximum damage range:1 11-22.
    • Damage type: Chaos, Dark, Holy, Cold, Earth, Fire or Lightning, dependent on the linked attribute.
    • Attack speed: 1.75 seconds.
    • Range:2 1.2 danger zone radius.
    • Projectile flight time:3 0.56 seconds.
    • Projectile arc size: Medium.4
    • Energy +3...10
    • Halves skill recharge of spells (Chance: 10...20%)
  1. Affected by height. Like all ranged weapons, damage increases if the target is at a lower height than the attacker and decreases if the target is at a higher height.
  2. Same as normal spell range, not affected by height.
  3. When at danger zone range (Shortbow range).
  4. Is slightly higher than the other medium arcs.
  • Additional properties:
    • In Prophecies, Factions and Realm of the Gods drops and some Nightfall collectors and crafters: One not salvageable inherent modifier.
    • In Nightfall, Eye of the North, The Battle Isles and the Bonus Mission Pack items: One inscription upgrade slot.
    • Name prefix: Staff Head upgrade slot.
    • Name suffix: Staff Wrapping upgrade slot.

Any profession can receive the benefit to energy from staves, since the attribute of staves is linked to their damage; unlike foci, whose attribute is linked to the energy bonus.

Models[edit]

This is a list of all the different appearances a staff may have. It is completely independent of its stats and modifiers; for example, a Bo Staff will be as effective as a Zodiac Staff if they share the same linked attribute, inscription and modifiers.

Key:

L Available as loot
C Available from Collectors
W Available from Weaponsmiths
P Available from the PvP Equipment panel
D Available from specific Dungeon reward chests

Monk staves[edit]

Name Attribute Damage type Campaign Availability
Holy Staff Divine Favor Fire Core L, C, W, P
Divine Staff Divine Favor Fire Factions, Nightfall L, C, W
Healing Staff Divine Favor Fire Factions C, W
Holy Branch Divine Favor Fire Factions L
Protective Staff Divine Favor Fire Factions C, W
Holy Staff Healing Prayers Holy Core P
Holy Branch Healing Prayers Holy Nightfall W
Divine Staff Healing Prayers Holy Nightfall L
Holy Staff Protection Prayers Holy Core P
Protective Staff Protection Prayers Holy Nightfall W
Smiting Staff Smiting Prayers Holy Core L, C, W, P
Winged Staff Smiting Prayers Holy Factions, Nightfall L, W

Necromancer staves[edit]

Name Attribute Damage type Campaign Availability
Blood Staff Blood Magic Dark Core P
Cruel Staff Blood Magic Dark Prophecies C
Dark Tendril Staff Blood Magic Dark Factions L
Evil Eye Staff Blood Magic Dark Factions C, W
Spinal Staff Blood Magic Dark Nightfall L, C, W
Accursed Staff Curses Dark Core L, P
Wicked Staff Curses Dark Prophecies C
Wicked Staff Curses Cold Factions C, W
Evil Eye Staff Curses Dark Factions L
Unholy Staff Curses Cold Nightfall, Eye of the North L, C, W
Bone Staff Death Magic Cold Core L, C, W, P
Wailing Staff Death Magic Cold Factions, Nightfall L
Crescent Staff Death Magic Cold Eye of the North L
Boneclaw Staff Death Magic Cold Nightfall L, C, W
Soul Spire Soul Reaping Dark Core1 L, C, W, P

1 Soul Spires are only available in Prophecies and Factions through the PvP Equipment panel.

Mesmer staves[edit]

Name Attribute Damage type Campaign Availability
Inscribed Staff Domination Magic Chaos Core L, C, W, P
Clairvoyant Staff Domination Magic Chaos Factions, Nightfall L, C, W
Gemstone Staff Domination Magic Chaos Factions C
Ensorcelling Staff Domination Magic Chaos Nightfall L, C, W
Arcane Staff Fast Casting Chaos Core1 L, C, W, P
Aureate Staff Fast Casting Chaos Eye of the North L
Jeweled Staff Illusion Magic Chaos Core L, C, W, P
Hypnotic Staff Illusion Magic Chaos Factions L, C, W
Illusory Staff Illusion Magic Chaos Nightfall, Eye of the North L, C, W
Fuchsia Staff Illusion Magic Chaos Eye of the North L
Dragon Spire Staff Inspiration Magic Chaos Eye of the North L
Scrying Glass Staff Inspiration Magic Chaos Core1 L, C, W, P

1 Arcane Staves and Scrying Glass Staves are only available in Prophecies and Factions through the PvP Equipment panel.

Elementalist staves[edit]

Name Attribute Damage type Campaign Availability
Air Staff Air Magic Lightning Core L, C, W, P
Tempest Staff Air Magic Lightning Nightfall L, C, W
Earth Staff Earth Magic Earth Core L, C, W, P
Ether Staff Energy Storage Chaos Core1 C, W, P
Goldtouched Staff Energy Storage Cold, Earth, Fire, Lightning Eye of the North L
Portal Staff Energy Storage Cold, Earth, Fire, Lightning Nightfall L
Dolyak Prod Staff Air Magic Lightning Eye of the North L
Fire Staff Fire Magic Fire Core L, C, W, P
Pyrewood Staff Fire Magic Fire Nightfall L, C, W
Water Staff Water Magic Cold Core L, C, W, P
Tidal Staff Water Magic Cold Nightfall L, C, W

1 Ether Staves are only available in Prophecies and Factions through the PvP Equipment panel.

Ritualist staves[edit]

Name Attribute Damage type Campaign Availability
Decade Staff "Underworld Pillar"2 Any Ritualist attribute Dark Core C
Channeling Staff Channeling Magic Lightning Factions, Nightfall C, W, P
Channeling Staff Channeling Magic Cold, Earth, Fire, Lightning Factions L
Communing Staff Communing Dark Factions, Nightfall C, W, P
Eerie Staff Communing Cold, Earth, Fire, Lightning Factions L
Primitive Staff Communing Cold, Earth, Fire, Lightning Eye of the North L
Restoration Staff (curved) Restoration Magic Dark Factions1, Nightfall C, W, P
Conjuring Staff Spawning Power Cold, Earth, Fire, Lightning Factions L
Red Asuraline Staff Spawning Power Lightning Eye of the North L
Restoration Staff (Conjuring) Spawning Power Lightning Factions W
Spawning Staff Spawning Power Lightning Factions, Nightfall C, W, P

1 Restoration Staves linked to Restoration Magic are only available in Factions through the PvP Equipment panel.
2 Unique staff with Elementalist staff skin.

Other staves[edit]

Name Attribute Damage type Campaign Availability
Balthazar's Staff any spellcasting profession attribute by attribute Core C
Candy Cane Staff1 none Cold Core C
Envoy Staff any spellcasting profession primary attribute by attribute Core W
Ghostly Staff random2, 3 by attribute Core L
Shadow Staff random2, 3 by attribute Core L
Dead Staff random2, 3 by attribute Core L
Deldrimor <attribute> Staff any spellcasting profession attribute by attribute Prophecies W
Wintergreen Staff1 none Cold Prophecies, Nightfall -
Raven Staff random (loot)2, any spellcasting profession attribute by attribute Prophecies, Eye of the North W (EotN), L (P)
Amber Staff random2 by attribute Factions L
Bo Staff random2 by attribute Factions L
Celestial Staff random2 by attribute Factions L
Cockatrice Staff random2 by attribute Factions L
Dragon Staff random2 by attribute Factions L
Forbidden Staff random2 by attribute Factions L
Jade Staff random2 by attribute Factions L
Lotus Staff most spellcasting profession attributes2 by attribute Factions C
Outcast Staff random2 by attribute Factions L
Plagueborn Staff random2 by attribute Factions L
Platinum Staff random2, 3 by attribute Factions, Eye of the North L
Zodiac Staff random2, 3 by attribute Factions L
Tormented <attribute> Staff any spellcasting profession attribute by attribute Nightfall C
Ancient Moss Staff random3 by attribute Eye of the North D
Astral Staff random3 by attribute Eye of the North D
Bone Dragon Staff any spellcasting profession attribute by attribute Eye of the North D
Chrysocola Staff random3 by attribute Eye of the North D
Cobalt Staff random3 by attribute Eye of the North D
Crystal Flame Staff random3 by attribute Eye of the North D
Embercrest Staff random3 by attribute Eye of the North D
Icicle Staff random3 by attribute Eye of the North D
Insectoid Staff random3 by attribute Eye of the North D
Moldavite Staff random3 by attribute Eye of the North D
Onyx Staff random3 by attribute Eye of the North D
Suntouched Staff random3 by attribute Eye of the North D
Turquoise Staff random3 by attribute Eye of the North D
Asuran <attribute> Staff any spellcasting profession attribute by attribute Eye of the North W
Charrslayer <attribute> Staff any spellcasting profession attribute by attribute Eye of the North W
Destroyer <attribute> Staff any spellcasting profession attribute by attribute Eye of the North W
Norn <attribute> Staff any spellcasting profession attribute by attribute Eye of the North W
Undead <attribute> Staff any spellcasting profession attribute by attribute Bonus Mission Pack C
Charr <attribute> Staff any spellcasting profession attribute by attribute Bonus Mission Pack C
Mursaat <attribute> Staff any spellcasting profession attribute by attribute Bonus Mission Pack C
Tengu <attribute> Staff any spellcasting profession attribute by attribute Bonus Mission Pack C
Imperial <attribute> Staff any spellcasting profession attribute by attribute Beyond C
Oppressor's <attribute> Staff any spellcasting profession attribute by attribute Beyond C
Staff of Purity any spellcasting profession attribute by attribute Beyond C

1 Candy Cane Staves and Wintergreen Staves have 10-10 damage, no attribute requirement, no energy and no HSR bonus.
2 Uninscribable. All spellcasting profession attributes except for Healing Prayers, Protection Prayers, Soul Reaping, Fast Casting, Inspiration Magic, Energy Storage and Restoration Magic have been observed.
3 Inscribable. Spellcasting profession primary attributes except for Mesmer, where they are linked to Inspiration Magic.

Damage types of other staves[edit]

Profession Attribute Randomly generated (L or D) Not randomly generated (C, W or P)
Monk Divine Favor Fire
Healing Prayers Holy
Protection Prayers
Smiting Prayers
Necromancer Blood Magic Dark
Curses Dark Cold
Death Magic Cold
Soul Reaping Dark
Mesmer Domination Magic Chaos
Fast Casting
Illusion Magic
Inspiration Magic
Elementalist Air Magic Lightning
Earth Magic Earth
Energy Storage Cold, Earth, Fire or Lightning Chaos1
Fire Magic Fire
Water Magic Cold
Ritualist Channeling Magic Cold, Earth, Fire or Lightning Lightning
Communing Dark
Restoration Magic Dark
Spawning Power Lightning
  1. Elemental Envoy Staff requires Energy Storage but deals earth damage instead of chaos.

See also[edit]


Weapons (edit)
One-handed Melee:
Ranged:
AxeSword
SpearWand
Two-handed Melee:
Ranged:
DaggersHammerScythe
BowStaff
Off-hand only FocusShield
Types CasterMartial
Upgrades BundlesComponentsInscriptions
RewardsInherent modifiersPerfect