- This article is about the class of weapon. For the specific weapon sold by NPC weaponsmiths, see Staff (weapon).
The staff is a two-handed weapon and can be crafted by an artificer. Staves typically have a mix of supportive and controlling skills in their sets, and often affect many foes or allies. The maximum damage range for staves is 1,034 - 1,166. Ranged staff skills typically have a range of 1200, making it a long-ranged weapon. Revenant and Daredevil use staff in close combat. With the Elite Specialization Druid and Daredevil, Staff is the most used weapon with only the Warrior and Engineer being unable to use it.
Skills by profession
|1||Wave of Wrath||½||Make a powerful shock wave, hitting up to five foes.|
|2||Orb of Light||½||3||Fire a moving orb of light that damages enemies and heals allies it touches. Detonate the orb to heal nearby allies.|
|2||Detonate Orb of Light||Detonate the orb to heal nearby allies. Orb of Light takes four times longer to recharge if detonated.|
|3||Symbol of Swiftness||Symbol||¾||15||Sear a mystic symbol into the target area, damaging foes and granting swiftness to allies.|
|4||Empower||2½||20||Channel might to yourself and allies around you. Heal nearby allies when it ends.|
|5||Line of Warding||Ward||1||40||Create a line in front of you that foes cannot cross.|
|1||Rapid Swipe||½||Swipe your staff at your foe.|
|1||Forceful Bash||½||Bash your foe with your staff.|
|1||Rejuvenating Assault||1||Cleave foes around you with your staff, creating healing orbs for you and your allies.|
|2||Punishing Sweep||¾||5||Sweep your staff at your foe. Gain access to Debilitating Slam if your foe is using a skill when struck.|
|2||Debilitating Slam||¼||Imbue your staff with mist energy and slam it down, damaging and dazing nearby foes.|
|3||Warding Rift||1½||10||Create a rift from the Mists, warding you from attacks. While the rift is open projectiles will hit nearby foes, blinding them.|
|4||Renewing Wave||1||15||Send out a wave of mist energy that heals and removes conditions from allies.|
|5||Surge of the Mists||1||20||Charge forward, knocking back enemies that cross your path.|
|1||Solar Beam||1¼||Fire a concentrated beam of light, damaging the target foe and healing allies inside of the beam.|
|2||Astral Wisp||¾||8||Send a wisp to attack your foe. While attached it will circle the foe, healing allies it passes through.|
|3||Ancestral Grace||1¼||15||Become a wisp of natural energy traversing to the target location. When you reach the target, heal nearby allies.|
|4||Vine Surge||¾||20||Send forth vines that immobilize enemies and cleanse conditions from allies.|
|5||Sublime Conversion||25||Summon an energy barrier that causes enemy projectiles to heal upon impact.|
|1||Staff Strike||½||Strike your enemies with your staff.|
|1||Staff Bash||½||Swing your staff a second time, striking multiple foes.|
|1||Punishing Strikes||1||Whirl your staff around, striking nearby enemies.|
|1||Hook Strike||Stealth Attack||¾||Attack your foes with stealth, knocking enemies down.|
|2||Weakening Charge||½||3||Deliver multiple strikes, weakening foes.|
|3||Debilitating Arc||4||Strike enemies in front of you and roll backward, breaking immobilizing effects.|
|4||Dust Strike||¾||4||Sweep the ground, blinding enemies in front of you.|
|5||Vault||¾||5||Leap toward your destination, damaging foes upon impact.|
|1||Fireball||1||Cast a fireball that explodes on impact and hits multiple foes.|
|2||Lava Font||6||Make lava erupt from the target area.|
|3||Flame Burst||½||10||Burn foes at the target location.|
|4||Burning Retreat||20||Quickly roll backward, leaving behind a line of fire that burns.|
|5||Meteor Shower||3¾||30||Call down a meteor shower onto the target area.|
|1||Water Blast||¾||Spray a jet of water at your foe that splashes to heal nearby allies.|
|2||Ice Spike||1||4||Drop a giant ice spike on foes to make them vulnerable.|
|3||Geyser||¾||20||Create a geyser to heal nearby allies.|
|4||Frozen Ground||40||Coat the target area in ice, chilling foes that enter it.|
|5||Healing Rain||1½||45||Call down a healing rain on the target area, granting regeneration to allies and curing conditions once every three seconds.|
|1||Chain Lightning||¾||Hit multiple foes with arcs of chain lightning.|
|2||Lightning Surge||1½||10||Charge a lightning surge that damages and blinds foes near your target when it discharges.|
|3||Gust||¼||25||Push foes backward with a burst of air.|
|4||Windborne Speed||¼||25||You and nearby allies gain swiftness, while curing crippled, immobilized, and chilled.|
|5||Static Field||¾||40||Create an electrical field that stuns foes crossing it.|
|1||Stoning||¾||Hurl a rock and weaken your foe.|
|2||Eruption||1¼||6||Shake the ground until it erupts and damages foes.|
|3||Magnetic Aura||30||Reflect projectiles with magnetic energy.|
|4||Unsteady Ground||¼||30||Create unsteady ground that foes cannot cross.|
|5||Shock Wave||¾||30||Create a shockwave that bleeds and immobilizes your target.|
|1||Winds of Chaos||¾||Bounce an orb of energy between foes and allies that applies random boons to allies and random conditions to foes.|
|2||Phase Retreat||Clone||10||Teleport away from your target, summoning a clone that casts Winds of Chaos.|
|3||Phantasmal Warlock||Phantasm||¾||18||Summon an illusion that deals extra damage for each unique condition on the target foe.|
|4||Chaos Armor||35||Give yourself chaos armor, which gives yourself random boons and your foe random conditions whenever you are struck.|
|5||Chaos Storm||¼||35||Create a magical storm at the target location that applies random conditions to foes and boons to allies.|
|1||Necrotic Grasp||¾||Send out a grasping hand that damages foes in a line and grants you life force.|
|2||Mark of Blood||Mark||¾||4¾||Inscribe a mark that bleeds foes when they trigger it, and grants regeneration to allies.|
|3||Chilblains||Mark||¾||16||Chill and poison the target area.|
|4||Putrid Mark||Mark||¾||20||Inscribe a mark that transfers conditions from yourself to foes when they trigger it.|
|5||Reaper's Mark||Mark||¾||32||Inscribe a mark that causes fear when foes trigger it.|
- Honorable Staff — Boon duration is increased while wielding a staff. Staff recharges are reduced.
- Tranquil Benediction — The healing orbs that you create while wielding a staff will now grant swiftness and regeneration when picked up by allies.
- Celestial Being — You can equip staves and gain access to glyphs. You can become a celestial avatar once you gain enough astral force. Generate astral force by healing allies and damaging foes.
- Primal Echoes — Reduces recharge of staff skills. Daze nearby foes when you swap to staff.
- Physical Supremacy — Gain access to the physical skill category and staff weapon type. Your maximum endurance threshold is increased.
- Staff Master — While wielding a staff, gain endurance for each initiative point spent. Deal bonus damage when your endurance is not full while wielding a staff.
- Chaotic Dampening — Chaos armor grants protection. Staff and trident skills recharge faster while you have chaos armor.
- Soul Marks — Marks generate life force when triggered. Marks are unblockable. (Four out of five Necromancer staff skills are marks)