Staff of earth

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Version 0.19: This article may not be up to date for the latest stable release of Crawl.
Type Magical staves
Name staff of earth
Icon Staff of earth.png
A staff that increases the power of earth spells cast by its wielder. If the wielder is skilled in Evocations and Earth magic, they can crush those struck by it.

A staff of earth is a magical staff which aids in the casting of Earth Magic. Equipping it will cause it to auto-identify. Any earth spell cast while wielding a staff of earth 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).

The staff can also be used in combat, functioning as a +0 staff that deals additional physical damage (reduced by AC):

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

Staves of earth, 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 earth auto-identifying when wielded depended on the Earth Magic skill of the wielder.