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Staff concept art.jpg
Disambig icon.png 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. The maximum damage range for staves is 1,034 - 1,166. Staff skills typically have a range of 1200, making it a long-ranged weapon.

Skills by profession[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian[edit]

1
Wave of Wrath.png
 Wave of Wrath
0.5½ Make a powerful shock wave, hitting up to five foes.
2
Orb of Light.png
 Orb of Light
0.5½ 3 Fire a moving orb of light that damages enemies and heals allies it touches. Detonate the orb to heal nearby allies.
2 Redirect Arrow.png
Detonate Orb of Light.png
 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.png
 Symbol of Swiftness
Symbol 0.75¾ 15 Sear a mystic symbol into the target area, damaging foes and granting swiftness to allies.
4
Empower.png
 Empower
20.5½ 20 Channel might to yourself and allies around you. Heal nearby allies when it ends.
5
Line of Warding.png
 Line of Warding
Ward 1 40 Create a line in front of you that foes cannot cross.

Revenant tango icon 20px.png Revenant[edit]

1
Rapid Swipe.png
 Rapid Swipe
0.5½ Swipe your staff at your foe.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Forceful Bash.png
 Forceful Bash
0.5½ Bash your foe with your staff.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Rejuvenating Assault.png
 Rejuvenating Assault
1 Cleave foes around you with your staff, creating healing orbs for you and your allies.
2
Punishing Sweep.png
 Punishing Sweep
0.75¾ 5 Sweep your staff at your foe. Gain access to Debilitating Slam if your foe is using a skill when struck.
2 Redirect Arrow.png
Debilitating Slam.png
 Debilitating Slam
1 Imbue your staff with mist energy and slam it down, damaging and dazing nearby foes.
3
Warding Rift.png
 Warding Rift
10.5½ 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.png
 Renewing Wave
1 15 Send out a wave of mist energy that heals and removes conditions from allies.
5
Surge of the Mists.png
 Surge of the Mists
1 20 Charge forward, knocking back enemies that cross your path.

Thief tango icon 20px.png Thief (requires Daredevil)[edit]

1
Staff Strike.png
 Staff Strike
0.5½ Strike your enemies with your staff.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Staff Bash.png
 Staff Bash
0.5½ Swing your staff a second time, striking multiple foes.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Punishing Strikes.png
 Punishing Strikes
1 Whirl your staff around, striking nearby enemies.
1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Hook Strike.png
 Hook Strike
Stealth Attack 0.75¾ Attack your foes with stealth, knocking enemies down.
2
Weakening Charge.png
 Weakening Charge
0.5½ 3 Deliver multiple strikes, weakening foes.
3
Debilitating Arc.png
 Debilitating Arc
4 Strike enemies in front of you and roll backward, breaking immobilizing effects.
4
Dust Strike.png
 Dust Strike
0.75¾ 4 Sweep the ground, blinding enemies in front of you.
5
Vault.png
 Vault
1 5 Leap toward your destination, damaging foes upon impact.

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist[edit]

Fire Attunement.png
 Fire Attunement
1
Fireball.png
 Fireball
1 Cast a fireball that explodes on impact and hits multiple foes.
2
Lava Font.png
 Lava Font
6 Make lava erupt from the target area.
3
Flame Burst.png
 Flame Burst
0.5½ 10 Burn foes at the target location.
4
Burning Retreat.png
 Burning Retreat
20 Quickly roll backward, leaving behind a line of fire that burns.
5
Meteor Shower.png
 Meteor Shower
30.75¾ 30 Call down a meteor shower onto the target area.
Water Attunement.png
 Water Attunement
1
Water Blast.png
 Water Blast
0.75¾ Spray a jet of water at your foe that splashes to heal nearby allies.
2
Ice Spike.png
 Ice Spike
1 4 Drop a giant ice spike on foes to make them vulnerable.
3
Geyser.png
 Geyser
0.75¾ 20 Create a geyser to heal nearby allies.
4
Frozen Ground.png
 Frozen Ground
40 Coat the target area in ice, chilling foes that enter it.
5
Healing Rain.png
 Healing Rain
10.5½ 45 Call down a healing rain on the target area, granting regeneration to allies and curing conditions once every three seconds.
Air Attunement.png
 Air Attunement
1
Chain Lightning.png
 Chain Lightning
0.75¾ Hit multiple foes with arcs of chain lightning.
2
Lightning Surge.png
 Lightning Surge
10.5½ 10 Charge a lightning surge that damages and blinds foes near your target when it discharges.
3
Gust.png
 Gust
0.25¼ 30 Push foes backward with a burst of air.
4
Windborne Speed.png
 Windborne Speed
0.25¼ 30 You and nearby allies gain swiftness, while curing crippled, immobilized, and chilled.
5
Static Field.png
 Static Field
0.75¾ 40 Create an electrical field that stuns foes crossing it.
Earth Attunement.png
 Earth Attunement
1
Stoning.png
 Stoning
0.75¾ Hurl a rock and weaken your foe.
2
Eruption.png
 Eruption
10.25¼ 6 Shake the ground until it erupts and damages foes.
3
Magnetic Aura.png
 Magnetic Aura
30 Reflect projectiles with magnetic energy.
4
Unsteady Ground.png
 Unsteady Ground
0.25¼ 30 Create unsteady ground that foes cannot cross.
5
Shock Wave.png
 Shock Wave
0.75¾ 30 Create a shockwave that bleeds and immobilizes your target.

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer[edit]

1
Winds of Chaos.png
 Winds of Chaos
0.75¾ Bounce an orb of energy between foes and allies that applies random boons to allies and random conditions to foes.
2
Phase Retreat.png
 Phase Retreat
Clone 10 Teleport away from your target, summoning a clone that casts Winds of Chaos.
3
Phantasmal Warlock.png
 Phantasmal Warlock
Phantasm 0.75¾ 18 Summon an illusion that deals extra damage for each unique condition on the target foe.
4
Chaos Armor.png
 Chaos Armor
35 Give yourself chaos armor, which gives yourself random boons and your foe random conditions whenever you are struck.
5
Chaos Storm.png
 Chaos Storm
0.25¼ 35 Create a magical storm at the target location that applies random conditions to foes and boons to allies.

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer[edit]

1
Necrotic Grasp.png
 Necrotic Grasp
0.75¾ Send out a grasping hand that damages foes in a line and grants you life force.
2
Mark of Blood.png
 Mark of Blood
Mark 0.75¾ 40.75¾ Inscribe a mark that bleeds foes when they trigger it, and grants regeneration to allies.
3
Chilblains.png
 Chilblains
Mark 0.75¾ 16 Chill and poison the target area.
4
Putrid Mark.png
 Putrid Mark
Mark 0.75¾ 20 Inscribe a mark that transfers conditions from yourself to foes when they trigger it.
5
Reaper's Mark.png
 Reaper's Mark
Mark 0.75¾ 32 Inscribe a mark that causes fear when foes trigger it.

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