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A [[magical staff]] is a device which enhances your spells in one of a variety of different ways. It occupies your weapon slot and can be used as a +0 [[staff]] in combat if need be. Unlike normal weapons, they cannot be enchanted in any way. Instead, some magical staves deal additional elemental damage based on your skill in [[Evocations]] and the corresponding school of magic, or provide other effects such as resistances.
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A [[magical staff]] is a device which enhances your spells in one of a variety of different ways. It occupies your weapon slot and can be used as a +0 [[staff]] in combat if need be. Unlike normal weapons, they cannot be enchanted in any way; instead, some magical staves deal additional elemental damage based on your skill in [[Evocations]] and the corresponding school of magic and/or provide other effects such as resistances or additional abilities.
  
 
Magical staves can be [[cursed]], like other weapons.
 
Magical staves can be [[cursed]], like other weapons.
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The following staves all serve as [[spell power]] multipliers for spells of their respective [[spell school]]. Some may also add elemental damage or other effects when used in melee:
 
The following staves all serve as [[spell power]] multipliers for spells of their respective [[spell school]]. Some may also add elemental damage or other effects when used in melee:
  
{{crawlquote|'''Damage Dealt''': 0 to 1.25×(School+[Evocations/2])<br>'''Chance to Activate''': (Evocations+School/2)×6.66% per hit}}
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{{crawlquote|'''Damage Dealt''': 0 to 1.25×(School+[Evocations/2])<br>'''Chance to Activate''': (Evocations + School/2)×6.66% per hit}}
  
*[[Staff of fire]]: [[Fire]] damage, 1 rank of fire resistance.
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*[[Staff of fire]]: [[Fire]] damage, grants [[fire resistance|rF+]]
*[[Staff of cold]]: [[Cold]] damage, 1 rank of cold resistance.
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*[[Staff of cold]]: [[Cold]] damage, grants [[cold resistance|rC+]]
*[[Staff of earth]]: Physical damage.
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*[[Staff of earth]]: Physical damage
*[[Staff of air]]: [[Electricity]] damage, [[electricity resistance]].
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*[[Staff of air]]: [[Electricity]] damage, grants [[electricity resistance|rElec]]
*[[Staff of poison]]: (50+[[Poison Magic]]×12.5)% chance to [[poison]] the target (can even affect poison-resistant living targets, but has to pass a Poison/16 chance), poison resistance.
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*[[Staff of poison]]: (50+[[Poison Magic]]×12.5)% chance to [[poison]] the target (can even affect poison-resistant living targets, but has to pass a Poison/16 chance), grants [[poison resistance|rPois]]
*[[Staff of death]]: (12.5+[[Necromancy]]×12.5)% chance of [[negative energy]] damage (does not affect targets with [[negative energy resistance]]), 1 rank of negative energy resistance. Does not inflict [[draining]] on the target.
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*[[Staff of death]]: (12.5+[[Necromancy]]×12.5)% chance of [[negative energy]] damage (does not affect targets with [[negative energy resistance]] or [[drain]] the target), grants [[negative energy resistance|rN+]]
*[[Staff of conjuration]]: No bonus.
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*[[Staff of conjuration]]: No other bonus
*[[Staff of summoning]]: No bonus.
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*[[Staff of summoning]]: No other bonus
  
 
==Other Staves==
 
==Other Staves==
The following staves have effects independent of spell schools:
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The following staves have effects independent of spell schools, but none of them grant any melee bonuses:
*[[Staff of wizardry]]: Much like a [[ring of wizardry]], it improves your [[spell success]] rate.
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*[[Staff of wizardry]]: Much like a [[ring of wizardry]], it improves your [[spell success]] rate
*[[Staff of energy]]: Eliminates [[spell hunger]] and may be evoked to gain MP, with a success rate based on Evocations. Costs 50 [[nutrition]]. Although this restores less MP per use than [[Sif Muna]]'s channeling ability, it is much more efficient food-wise.
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*[[Staff of energy]]: Eliminates [[spell hunger]] and may be evoked to gain MP, with a success rate and effect based on Evocations; successfully doing so costs 50 [[nutrition]]
*[[Staff of power]]: +13 max [[MP]].
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*[[Staff of power]]: +15 max [[MP]]
  
 
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There are also a number of [[artefact]] staves, but they are technically classified as weapons rather than magical staves. See [[Evocable items#Artefact staves|here]] for more details.
None of the above staves grant any melee bonuses.
 
 
 
There are also a number of [[artefact]] staves, but they are technically classified as weapons rather than magical staves. Click [[Evocable items#Staves|here]] for more details.
 
  
 
===Images===
 
===Images===
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==History==
 
==History==
in [[0.19]], staves no longer penalize casting the opposite elemental school of magic.
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*Prior to [[0.19]], staves of fire, earth, air, and cold would act as negative [[spell enhancer]]s for their opposing elemental school.
 
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*Prior to [[0.18]], staves of summoning granted the [[warding]] property.
In [[0.17]], the [[Staff of summoning]] lost the ability to abjure targets, and in [[0.18] warding was removed.
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*Prior to [[0.17]], staves of summoning could abjure summoned creatures in melee.
 
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*In [[0.13]], the [[Staff of channeling]] was removed. Its ability to channel MP was given to [[Staff of energy|staves of energy]].
In [[0.13]], the [[Staff of channeling]] was removed and the [[Staff of energy|staves of energy]] were changed to allow the player to channel energy.
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*In [[0.12]], the [[Staff of enchantment]], which enhanced the power of [[Hexes]] and [[Charms]], was removed.
 
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*Prior to [[0.8]], the chance of a magical staff auto-identifying when wielded depended on the skill of the wielder in its corresponding school (or [[Spellcasting]] if none applied).
In [[0.12]], the [[Staff of enchantment]] was removed.
 
 
 
Prior to [[0.8]], the chance of a magical staff auto-identifying when wielded depended on the skill of the wielder in its corresponding school (or [[Spellcasting]] if none applied).
 
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Latest revision as of 19:54, 5 August 2019

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Name Magical staff (type varies)
Skill Staves
Damage 5
Accuracy +5
Base delay (%) 12 (120%)
Min delay 6 at skill 12
Hands 1H
Size Large
Ranged? No
A staff improved with arcane powers of unknown nature.

A magical staff is a device which enhances your spells in one of a variety of different ways. It occupies your weapon slot and can be used as a +0 staff in combat if need be. Unlike normal weapons, they cannot be enchanted in any way; instead, some magical staves deal additional elemental damage based on your skill in Evocations and the corresponding school of magic and/or provide other effects such as resistances or additional abilities.

Magical staves can be cursed, like other weapons.

Enhancer Staves

The following staves all serve as spell power multipliers for spells of their respective spell school. Some may also add elemental damage or other effects when used in melee:

Damage Dealt: 0 to 1.25×(School+[Evocations/2])
Chance to Activate: (Evocations + School/2)×6.66% per hit

Other Staves

The following staves have effects independent of spell schools, but none of them grant any melee bonuses:

There are also a number of artefact staves, but they are technically classified as weapons rather than magical staves. See here for more details.

Images

Magic staff 1.png Magic staff 2.png Magic staff 3.png Magic staff 4.png Magic staff 5.png
Magic staff 6.png Magic staff 7.png Magic staff 8.png Magic staff 9.png Magic staff 10.png

History

  • Prior to 0.19, staves of fire, earth, air, and cold would act as negative spell enhancers for their opposing elemental school.
  • Prior to 0.18, staves of summoning granted the warding property.
  • Prior to 0.17, staves of summoning could abjure summoned creatures in melee.
  • In 0.13, the Staff of channeling was removed. Its ability to channel MP was given to staves of energy.
  • In 0.12, the Staff of enchantment, which enhanced the power of Hexes and Charms, was removed.
  • Prior to 0.8, the chance of a magical staff auto-identifying when wielded depended on the skill of the wielder in its corresponding school (or Spellcasting if none applied).

See Also

Weapons
Axes BattleaxeBroad axeExecutioner's axeHand axeWar axe
Bows Shortbow (Arrow) • Longbow (Arrow)
Crossbows Arbalest (Bolt) • Hand crossbow (Bolt) • Triple crossbow (Bolt)
Maces & Flails ClubDemon whipDire flailEveningstarFlailGiant clubGiant spiked clubGreat maceMaceMorningstarSacred scourgeWhip
Long Blades Demon bladeDouble swordEudemon bladeFalchionGreat swordLong swordScimitarTriple sword
Polearms BardicheDemon tridentGlaiveHalberdScytheSpearTridentTrishula
Short Blades DaggerQuick bladeRapierShort sword
Slings Fustibalus (Sling bullet, Stone) • Hunting sling (Sling bullet, Stone)
Staves LajatangMagical staffQuarterstaff
Throwing Blowgun (Needle) • JavelinLarge rockStoneThrowing netTomahawk