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.

A staff of fire is a magical staff which aids in the casting of Fire Magic. Equipping it will cause it to auto-identify. 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.

If a staff of fire is used to hit a bush, you may set it on fire.

The only downside to wielding a staff of fire is that it makes you less attuned to Ice Magic; all ice spells you cast will suffer a spell power penalty.

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


  • In 0.19, enhancer staves will no longer 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.