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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. 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 specializations Druid and Daredevil, Staff is the most used terrestrial weapon with only the Warrior and Engineer being unable to use it.

Skills by profession[edit]

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

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian[edit]

Wave of Wrath.png
 Wave of Wrath
0.5½ Make a powerful shock wave, hitting up to five foes.
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.
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.
20.5½ 20 Channel might to yourself and allies around you. Heal nearby allies when it ends.
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]

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.
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
0.25¼ Imbue your staff with mist energy and slam it down, damaging and dazing nearby foes.
Warding Rift.png
 Warding Rift
10.5½ 12 Create a rift from the Mists, warding you from attack. While the rift is open projectiles will hit nearby foes, blinding them.
Renewing Wave.png
 Renewing Wave
1 15 Send out a wave of mist energy that heals and removes conditions from allies.
Surge of the Mists.png
 Surge of the Mists
1 20 Charge forward, knocking back enemies that cross your path.

Ranger tango icon 20px.png Ranger (requires Druid)[edit]

Solar Beam.png
 Solar Beam
10.25¼ Fire a concentrated beam of light, damaging the target foe and healing allies inside of the beam.
Astral Wisp.png
 Astral Wisp
0.75¾ 8 Send a wisp to attack 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 target location. When you reach the target, heal nearby allies.
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.

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

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 1 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
8 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.
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 4 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
10.5½ 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 40 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.
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 shockwave that bleeds and immobilizes your target.

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
Clone 10 Teleport away from your target, summoning a clone that casts Winds of Chaos.
Phantasmal Warlock.png
 Phantasmal Warlock
Phantasm 0.75¾ 18 Cast winds of chaos on nearby foes. Summon an illusion that deals extra damage for each unique condition on the target foe.
Chaos Armor.png
 Chaos Armor
30 Apply a random condition to nearby foes and gain chaos armor. Chaos armor gives you random boons and your foe 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.

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
Mark 0.75¾ 40.75¾ Inscribe a mark that bleeds foes when they trigger it, and grants regeneration to allies.
Mark 0.75¾ 16 Chill and poison the target area.
Putrid Mark.png
 Putrid Mark
Mark 0.75¾ 20 Inscribe a mark that transfers conditions from yourself to foes when they trigger it.
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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