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Disambig icon.png This article is about the class of weapon. For the specific weapon sold by NPC weaponsmiths, see Staff (weapon). For the ArenaNet staff members, see ArenaNet#List_of_ArenaNet_staff.


Gnarled Walking Staff concept art.jpg

Staff concept art.

The staff is a two-handed weapon that is well known for its long range and wide array of area of effect skills that can support allies or damage and control enemies. Most skills on a staff have 1200 range, however Revenants and Daredevils instead use the staff in close combat.

Skills by profession[edit]

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

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian[edit]

Bolt of Wrath.png
 Bolt of Wrath
0.5½ Fire a bolt that damages foes.
1 Chain
Searing Light.png
 Searing Light
0.5½ Fire a projectile that explodes upon impact and damages enemies.
1 Chain
Seeking Judgment.png
 Seeking Judgment
0.5½ Fire a seeking projectile that explodes upon contact and damages enemies.
Holy Strike.png
 Holy Strike
0.5½ 8 Mark an area for judgment, rapidly healing allies and then blasting foes in the area.
Symbol of Swiftness.png
 Symbol of Swiftness
0.75¾ 15 Symbol. Sear a mystic symbol into the target area, damaging foes and granting swiftness to allies.
20.5½ 20 Channel healing and might to nearby allies. Completing this channel grants more health to your allies.
Line of Warding.png
 Line of Warding
1 30 Ward. Create a line in front of you that foes cannot cross.

Revenant tango icon 20px.png Revenant[edit]

Rapid Swipe.png
 Rapid Swipe
0.5½ Swipe your staff at your foe.
1 Chain
Forceful Bash.png
 Forceful Bash
0.5½ Bash your foe with your staff.
1 Chain
Rejuvenating Assault.png
 Rejuvenating Assault
1 Cleave foes around you with your staff, creating healing orbs for you and your allies.
Mender's Rebuke.png
 Mender's Rebuke
0.75¾ 5 Smash the ground in front of you to damage foes. After a delay, allies in the area are healed. Heals for more if an enemy was struck.
Warding Rift.png
 Warding Rift
10.5½ 12 Create a rift from the Mists that blocks incoming attacks. When the rift closes it blinds foes in front of you.
Renewing Wave.png
 Renewing Wave
1 15 Release a burst of Mists energy that heals and removes conditions from allies. Create a healing orb for each ally that loses conditions.
Surge of the Mists.png
 Surge of the Mists
1 20 Charge forward, knocking back enemies that cross your path.

Druid tango icon 20px.png Druid[edit]

Solar Beam.png
 Solar Beam
10.25¼ Fire a concentrated beam of light, damaging the targeted foe and healing allies inside of the beam.
Astral Wisp.png
 Astral Wisp
0.75¾ 8 Send a wisp to attach to your foe. While attached it will circle the foe, healing allies it passes through.
Ancestral Grace.png
 Ancestral Grace
10.25¼ 18 Become a wisp of natural energy, traversing to the targeted location. When you reach the target, heal nearby allies and grant protection to your pet. Recharge is reduced if you heal another ally.
Vine Surge.png
 Vine Surge
0.75¾ 20 Send forth vines that immobilize enemies and cleanse conditions from allies.
Sublime Conversion.png
 Sublime Conversion
25 Summon an energy barrier that causes enemy projectiles to heal upon impact. Allies that pass through the wall gain boons.

Daredevil tango icon 20px.png Daredevil[edit]

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

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist[edit]

Fire Attunement.png
 Fire Attunement
1 Cast a fireball that explodes on impact and hits multiple foes.
Lava Font.png
 Lava Font
6 Make lava erupt from the target area.
Flame Burst.png
 Flame Burst
0.5½ 10 Burn foes at the target location.
Burning Retreat.png
 Burning Retreat
20 Quickly roll backward, leaving behind a line of fire that burns.
Meteor Shower.png
 Meteor Shower
30.75¾ 30 Call down a meteor shower onto the target area.
Damage is reduced per target each time they are struck by this ability.
Water Attunement.png
 Water Attunement
Water Blast.png
 Water Blast
0.75¾ Spray a jet of water at your foe that splashes to heal nearby allies.
Ice Spike.png
 Ice Spike
0.75¾ 6 Drop a giant ice spike on foes to make them vulnerable.
0.75¾ 20 Create a geyser to heal nearby allies.
Frozen Ground.png
 Frozen Ground
30 Coat the target area in ice, chilling foes that enter it.
Healing Rain.png
 Healing Rain
1 40 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
Chain Lightning.png
 Chain Lightning
0.75¾ Hit multiple foes with arcs of chain lightning.
Lightning Surge.png
 Lightning Surge
1 10 Charge a lightning surge that damages and blinds foes near your target when it discharges.
0.25¼ 25 Push foes backward with a burst of air.
Windborne Speed.png
 Windborne Speed
0.25¼ 25 You and nearby allies gain swiftness, while curing crippled, immobilized, and chilled.
Static Field.png
 Static Field
0.75¾ 30 Create an electrical field that stuns foes crossing it.
Earth Attunement.png
 Earth Attunement
0.75¾ Hurl a rock and weaken your foe.
10.25¼ 6 Shake the ground until it erupts and damages foes.
Magnetic Aura.png
 Magnetic Aura
30 Reflect projectiles with magnetic energy.
3 Chain
Transmute Earth.png
 Transmute Earth
0.5½ 10 Cause the surrounding magnetic aura to violently explode.
Unsteady Ground.png
 Unsteady Ground
0.25¼ 30 Create unsteady ground that foes cannot cross.
Shock Wave.png
 Shock Wave
0.75¾ 30 Create a shock wave that bleeds and immobilizes your target.

Weaver tango icon 20px.png Weaver[edit]

Fire Attunement
Water Attunement
Fire + Water
Pressure Blast.png
 Pressure Blast
1 15 Dual Attack. Send out a vaporous projectile that heals allies it passes through. This projectile violently explodes if it hits the ground or strikes an enemy, healing allies and damaging foes in the area.
Fire Attunement
Air Attunement
Fire + Air
Plasma Blast.png
 Plasma Blast
0.25¼ 12 Dual Attack. Launch a ball of plasma that explodes on impact at your foes.
Fire Attunement
Earth Attunement
Fire + Earth
Pyroclastic Blast.png
 Pyroclastic Blast
0.75¾ 15 Dual Attack. Launch a molten rock that devastates an area.
Water Attunement
Air Attunement
Water + Air
Monsoon (weaver skill).png
0.5½ 20 Dual Attack. Launch a hurricane in a direction, healing allies and damaging enemies.
Water Attunement
Earth Attunement
Water + Earth
0.5½ 20 Dual Attack. Create an area that cripples and damages enemies.
Air Attunement
Earth Attunement
Air + Earth
Pile Driver.png
 Pile Driver
10.5½ 18 Dual Attack. After a short channel, launch a hyper-fast boulder that decimates foes in its path.

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer[edit]

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.
Phase Retreat.png
 Phase Retreat
10 Clone. Teleport away from your target, summoning a clone that casts Winds of Chaos.
Phantasmal Warlock.png
 Phantasmal Warlock
0.75¾ 18 Phantasm. Summon illusions that deal damage and inflict vulnerability.
Chaos Armor.png
 Chaos Armor
30 Apply a random condition to nearby foes and gain chaos aura. Chaos aura grants you random boons and inflicts your foe with random conditions whenever you are struck.
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. The first strike of the storm dazes foes.

Mirage tango icon 20px.png Mirage[edit]

1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.png
Chaos Vortex.png
 Chaos Vortex
1 1 Ambush. Release a vortex of chaos energy that inflicts conditions on foes and grants boons to allies.

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer[edit]

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

Related traits[edit]



Weapon strength[edit]

See also: Weapon strength

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