Staff of fire

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Type Magical staves
Name staff of fire
Icon Staff of fire.png
A staff that increases the power of fire spells cast by its wielder, and protects them from the effects of fire. If the wielder is skilled in Evocations and Fire Magic, they can burn those struck by it, dealing fire damage which bypasses armour.

A staff of fire is a magical staff which acts as a spell enhancer for Fire Magic. Any fire spell cast while wielding a staff of fire 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 is protected from fire, gaining one rank of fire resistance.

The staff can also be used in combat, functioning as a +0 staff that deals additional fire damage:

Fire Damage: A random amount ranging from 0 to 1.25×(Evocations/2 + Fire Magic)
Chance to Activate on a Hit: (Evocations + Fire Magic/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.

When a monster hits the player with a staff of fire, it will melt player's icy defenses (both natural and magical).

Staves of fire, like other magical staves, can sometimes be cursed.


  • Prior to 0.19, enhancer staves would penalize casting spells of the opposite school.
  • Prior to 0.8, the chance of a staff of fire auto-identifying when wielded depended on the Fire Magic skill of the wielder.