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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.
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Staff

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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]

1 Bolt of Wrath.png Bolt of Wrath 0.5½ Fire a bolt that damages foes.
1 ChainSearing Light.png Searing Light 0.5½ Fire a projectile that explodes upon impact and damages enemies.
1 ChainSeeking Judgment.png Seeking Judgment 0.5½ Fire a seeking projectile that explodes upon contact and damages enemies.
2 Holy Strike.png Holy Strike 0.5½ 8 Mark an area for judgment, rapidly healing allies and then blasting foes in the area.
3 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.
4 Empower.png Empower 20.5½ 20 Channel healing and might to nearby allies. Completing this channel grants more health to your allies.
5 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]

1 Rapid Swipe.png Rapid Swipe 0.5½ Swipe your staff at your foe.
1 ChainForceful Bash.png Forceful Bash 0.5½ Bash your foe with your staff.
1 ChainRejuvenating Assault.png Rejuvenating Assault 1 Cleave foes around you with your staff, creating healing orbs for you and your allies.
2 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.
3 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.
4 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.
5 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]

1 Solar Beam.png Solar Beam 10.25¼ Fire a concentrated beam of light, damaging the targeted foe and healing allies inside of the beam.
2 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.
3 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.
4 Vine Surge.png Vine Surge 0.75¾ 20 Send forth vines that immobilize enemies and cleanse conditions from allies.
5 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]

1 Staff Strike.png Staff Strike 0.5½ Strike your enemies with your staff.
1 ChainStaff Bash.png Staff Bash 0.5½ Swing your staff a second time, striking multiple enemies.
1 ChainPunishing Strikes.png Punishing Strikes 1 Whirl your staff around, striking nearby enemies.
1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngHook Strike.png Hook Strike 0.75¾ 1 Stealth Attack. 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 0.75¾ 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.
Damage is reduced per target each time they are struck by this ability.
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 0.75¾ 6 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 30 Coat the target area in ice, chilling foes that enter it.
5 Healing Rain.png Healing Rain 1 35 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 1 10 Charge a lightning surge that damages and blinds foes near your target when it discharges.
3 Gust.png Gust 0.25¼ 25 Push foes backward with a burst of air.
4 Windborne Speed.png Windborne Speed 0.25¼ 20 You and nearby allies gain swiftness, while curing crippled, immobilized, and chilled.
5 Static Field.png Static Field 0.75¾ 30 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.
3 ChainTransmute Earth.png Transmute Earth 0.5½ 10 Cause the surrounding magnetic aura to violently explode.
4 Unsteady Ground.png Unsteady Ground 0.25¼ 30 Create unsteady ground that foes cannot cross.
5 Shock Wave.png Shock Wave 0.75¾ 25 Create a shock wave that bleeds and immobilizes your target.

Weaver tango icon 20px.png Weaver[edit]

Fire AttunementWater Attunement Fire + Water
3 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 AttunementAir Attunement Fire + Air
3 Plasma Blast.png Plasma Blast 0.25¼ 12 Dual Attack. Launch a ball of plasma that explodes on impact at your foes.
Fire AttunementEarth Attunement Fire + Earth
3 Pyroclastic Blast.png Pyroclastic Blast 0.75¾ 15 Dual Attack. Launch a molten rock that devastates an area.
Water AttunementAir Attunement Water + Air
3 Monsoon (weaver skill).png Monsoon 0.5½ 20 Dual Attack. Launch a hurricane in a direction, healing allies and damaging enemies.
Water AttunementEarth Attunement Water + Earth
3 Lahar.png Lahar 0.5½ 20 Dual Attack. Create an area that cripples and damages enemies.
Air AttunementEarth Attunement Air + Earth
3 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]

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 10 Clone. Teleport away from your target, summoning a clone that casts Winds of Chaos.
3 Phantasmal Warlock.png Phantasmal Warlock 0.75¾ 18 Phantasm. Summon illusions that deal damage and inflict vulnerability.
4 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.
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. The first strike of the storm dazes foes.

Mirage tango icon 20px.png Mirage[edit]

1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngChaos 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]

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 0.75¾ 40.75¾ Mark. Inscribe a mark that bleeds foes when they trigger it, and grants regeneration to allies.
3 Chilblains.png Chilblains 0.75¾ 16 Mark. Chill and poison the target area.
4 Putrid Mark.png Putrid Mark 0.75¾ 20 Mark. Inscribe a mark that transfers conditions from yourself to foes when they trigger it.
5 Reaper's Mark.png Reaper's Mark 0.75¾ 32 Mark. Inscribe a mark that causes fear when foes trigger it.

Related traits[edit]

Proficiencies[edit]

Enhancements[edit]

Weapon strength[edit]

See also: Weapon strength

Related achievements[edit]

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