Staff of death
|A staff that increases the power of necromantic spells cast by its wielder, and protects them from negative energy. If the wielder is skilled in Evocations and Necromancy, they can inflict great pain on those living souls they strike, dealing negative energy damage which bypasses armour.|
A staff of death is a magical staff which acts as a Necromancy spell enhancer. Any Necromancy spell cast while wielding a staff of death will gain a boost to spell power, usually causing it to deal more damage and/or last longer (the specific impact of this, if any, depends on the spell). Additionally, the wielder gains a rank of negative energy resistance.
The staff can also be used in combat, functioning as a +0 staff that may deal additional negative energy damage to targets which are not immune.
Negative Energy Damage: 0 to 1.25×(Evocations/2 + Necromancy)
Chance to Activate on a Hit: (Evocations + Necromancy/2)×6.66% per hit
Further physical damage bonuses can be gained through training Staves and Fighting. The Staves skill also increases your accuracy and speed at which you can attack, making it highly recommended to train the skill at least up to the weapon's minimum delay first.