Staff of summoning
|This staff increases the power of summonings cast by its wielder, and wards him or her from the attacks of summoned creatures. If the wielder is skilled in evocations, they can attempt to dismiss summoned creatures that they strike.|
A staff of summoning is a magical staff which aids in the casting of Summonings. Equipping it will cause it to auto-identify. Any Summonings cast while wielding a staff of summoning will gain a boost to spell power, usually causing it to summon more monsters/last longer (the specific impact of this, if any, depends on the spell). Additionally, the wielder is granted the warding intrinsic.
Abjuration Spell Power: 0 to 1.25×(Evocations+Summonings)
Chance to Activate on a Hit: (Evocations+1)×6.66% per hit (100% likely at 15 Evocations)
Physical damage bonuses can be gained through training Fighting and Staves. The Staves skill also increases your accuracy and the speed at which you can attack, making it well worth gaining at least a few levels.
Prior to 0.8, the chance of a staff of summoning auto-identifying when wielded depended on the Summonings skill of the wielder.