Academy Glintstone Staff

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attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 25
Mag 0
Fire 0
Ligt 0
Holy 0
Crit 100
Sorc 130
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 25
Mag 15
Fire 15
Ligt 15
Holy 15
Boost 15

attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str E
Int B
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 6
Int 28
Glintstone Staff Strike
None FP -
Wgt. 3 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive -

Academy Glintstone Staff is a Glintstone Staff in Elden Ring. The Academy Glintstone Staff scales primarily with Strength and Intelligence and is a good Weapon for spellcasters. 

  

Staff of the Academy of Raya Lucaria,
embedded with a turquoise glintstone.

Only a recognized sorcerer is permitted to wield this staff.

 

Where to Find Academy Glintstone Staff in Elden Ring

The Academy Glintstone Staff weapon can be found at the following location:

 

Elden Ring Academy Glintstone Staff Notes & Tips

  • Weapon Skill: None
  • This weapon can be infused with Ashes of War and buffed with Magic and Consumables
  • Academy Glintstone Staff can be upgraded by using Smithing Stones
  • For players between 41 and 68 Intelligence, this is the most powerful staff in the game without an FP-cost downside.
    • Lusat's is superior for players at 52 Int or above, but increases FP costs by 50%.
    • Carian Regal Scepter is superior for players at 69 Int or above.
  • Sell Value:  er runes 13 100
  • Base drop rate is 2% (at 100 Discovery)
  • Other notes and player tips go here

 

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Academy Glintstone Staff Upgrades in Elden Ring

Please see the Upgrades page to understand the weapon bolstering process.

Requires regular reinforcement with Smithing Stone [1]Smithing Stone [2]Smithing Stone [3]Smithing Stone [4]Smithing Stone [5]Smithing Stone [6]Smithing Stone [7]Smithing Stone [8], and Ancient Dragon Smithing Stone.

Sorcery Scaling is based on Int stat. The Int of the the character with the staff equipped at the time of posting the Sor Scaling is located in the (Int) to the right of the scaling amount. This will help to give a general idea of what staves are better at various Int levels until MAX is achieved.

This upgrade can be enchanted with Magic or boosted with Consumables. The Sorcery Scaling displayed on this table shows Minimum Requirement and Intelligence 80 as xx-yy.

  Attack Power Stat Scaling Passive Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Academy Glintstone Staff Phy Sor Scaling* Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 25 130 - 181 - - - - 20 E - B - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +1 25 132 - 188 - - - - 20 E - B - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +2 26 134 - 195 - - - - 21 E - B - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +3 27 137 - 201 - - - - 22 E - B - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +4 28 139 - 208 - - - - 23 E - B - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +5 28 142 - 214 - - - - 24 E - B - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +6 29 144 - 221 - - - - 24 E - B - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +7 30 146 - 227 - - - - 25 E - A - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +8 31 149 - 234 - - - - 26 E - A - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +9 31 151 - 240 - - - - 27 E - A - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +10 32 154 - 247 - - - - 28 E - A - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +11 33 156 - 253 - - - - 28 E - A - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +12 34 159 - 260 - - - - 29 E - S - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +13 34 161 - 267 - - - - 30 E - S - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +14 35 163 - 273 - - - - 31 D - S - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +15 36 166 - 280 - - - - 32 D - S - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +16 37 168 - 286 - - - - 32 D - S - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +17 37 171 - 293 - - - - 33 D - S - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +18 38 173 - 299 - - - - 34 D - S - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +19 39 175 - 306 - - - - 35 D - S - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +20 40 178 - 312 - - - - 36 D - S - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +21 40 180 - 319 - - - - 36 D - S - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +22 41 183 - 326 - - - - 37 D - S - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +23 42 185 - 332 - - - - 38 D - S - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +24 43 187 - 339 - - - - 39 D - S - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +25 43 190  - 345 - - - - 40 D - S - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
 

 

 




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    • I would say this staff is among top 3 for intelligence builds, and depending on the build could be the best one.

      In terms of raw damage, Lusats is always going to be the best, at least until extremely high levels, where Prince of Death's staff will eventually outscale it. However, it has the drawback of consuming a lot more FP for each cast, meaning you will also need a lot of mind to use Lusat's

      Regal Scepter is slightly weaker than Lusats, but does not consume additional FP, so it's considered to be the most practical endgame staff for high intelligence build. Do note, that Regal Scepter's scaling seems to be mostly backloaded, kinda like with Erdtree seal, meaning that it gets a lot of additional scaling from 60-80 intelligence.

      Academy Glintstone staff has the best scaling up until 68 intelligence, where Regal Scepter finally catches up to it and starts surpassing it.

      On short Academy Glintstone > 68 Intelligence
      Regal Scepter scepter 68 intelligence and above.
      Lusat's only if you have high int and mind.

      • Anonymous

        Quite easy to obtain early-game, and stays relevant until end-game. You can pretty much get this before even fighting Margit, just go around Stormveil, into Liurnia and kill Thops for the staff. In case you don't want to kill Thops though, Meteorite Staff is also obtainable around this stage, probably gives a better Spell Buff than the Academy Staff at lower enhancement levels, but can't be upgraded so is only useful until mid-game. You can then later get the Academy Staff from either doing Thops' quest-line or farming the enemies in Raya Lucaria.

        • Anonymous

          From some testing, I do believe this staff is the best staff for being under sixty intelligence (say, for a fifty/fifty Dex/Int build), when max upgraded. It has a sorcery rating of two-hundred-and-sixty-nine at plus ten with fifty INT.

          • Anonymous

            "This weapon can be infused with Ashes of War and buffed with Magic and Consumables" aside from the ashes of war infusion which is pretty straightforward I was wondering what does "can be buffed with magic and consumables" means. I am almost to the very end of the game, but I have yet to find a way to buff your staff with spells or consumables, nor I can do it with another staff. Is that just a typo?

            • Anonymous

              Easily the #3 staff in the game in terms of sheer sorcery power, and so much easier to get and use than Lusat’s staff or the Carian Regal Scepter.

              • +14 is when it finally tied the Meteorite Staff for me at Sorcery Scaling 211. That's when the STR scaling went from E to D. And at 1.5 lower weight.

                • Anonymous

                  Is this the number one best staff? No. But is it my boy Thops' gift to me? Yes, and I will forever use it.

                  • I can confirm the sorcerers drop the staff, I got 3 copies from just killing random sorcerers (they also drop even while playing coop when you are the Furled Finger). Edited the wiki to add this information.

                    • Anonymous

                      Some sorcerers dropped the staff; not even in the academy yet but they were probably academy students - I think it was in the academy Crystal cave dungeon

                      • Anonymous

                        Can be droped from the sorceries in academy; was looking for the second academy glinstone key to bring it to Tophs and one of the mages just dropped it; not sure which one, the one that casts pebbles or the one that casts those spiral thingies but yeah

                        • Anonymous

                          Got this as a drop from a random mage in the academy today. Don't remem which one but with Thops staff I now have 2

                          • Anonymous

                            if anyone is looking for these staves, I dropped a lot of them by doing coop on the academy crystal caves. You can also add me on steam if you want, then I can drop it directly to you.

                            SteamID: Billas (steamcommunity.com/id/LDDEP)
                            Friend Code: 101582431

                            • Anonymous

                              At 80 INT Academy Staff+25 stands at 345 Sorc Scaling.... Carian Regal+10 is 373 Sorc Scale , and Lusat's+10 is at 413 Sorc Scale. ( I have a decent 50 Mind so at this point i'm always rocking Lusat not Carian , because the 40 difference in Scaling has about 13%-15% damage difference actually between Lusat & Carian fully upgraded at 80 INT Hardcap ). And i tried 99 INT Lusat is 430 Sorc Scale while Carian is only 388..... I actually also have 40 Faith and my Golden Order Seal +10 is 353 Incantation Scaling , which is a Seal that outperforms Academy Staff in terms of Scaling. ( Do note tho Academy Staff is Best when INT is around 60-69 , after that Carian Regal picks up more Sorcery Scale and of course Lusat's ). Goodluck fellas , i'll be running for 80/80 INT & Faith which will provide Prince of Death's Staff at a 448 Sorc Scaling which outperforms Lusat's without no Penalty but that needs atleast more than level 250+ if your going with decent other Stats lol. ( Ohh and also , for a Mage im now Hybridly built with INT , Faith & Dex aswell with a 50 Mind , if you reach atleast 45 or 50 Mind Lusat becomes better than Carian as your FP Pool is insanely large even bigger than Stamina bar... That's what i'm prefering , as Lusat has the Strongest Sorcery Scale as for now uptill complete INT/Faith Hybrid build ).

                              • Anonymous

                                Best staff up to 68 INT, after which Carian Regal overtakes it. At max upgrade, 68 INT, both Academy Glintstone and Carian Regal have 321 sorcery scaling. At 69 INT, 323/326 Academy/Carian Regal. At 80 INT, difference increases to 345/373.

                                Starts overtaking Meteorite Staff scaling at +14, though Meteorite likely continues to be better for gravity spells for a while thanks to the +30% damage.

                                • At Int 60
                                  Upg SS
                                  0 168
                                  1 173
                                  2 179
                                  3 184
                                  4 190
                                  5 195
                                  6 201
                                  7 206
                                  8 211
                                  9 217
                                  10 222
                                  11 228
                                  12 233
                                  13 239
                                  14 244
                                  15 250
                                  16
                                  17
                                  18
                                  19
                                  20
                                  21
                                  22
                                  23 293 (According to Nodric)
                                  24 299 (According to Nodric)
                                  25 304 (According to Nodric)

                                  Lazily extrapolating we can get the rest somewhat accurately. There is one level somewhere where the actual scaling must be 1 unit less.
                                  Upg SS
                                  16 256
                                  17 261
                                  18 267
                                  19 272
                                  20 278
                                  21 283
                                  22 289

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Seems to be the overall best staff to use at 60 INT.
                                    Has only -10 spell buff than Lusat's (314 vs. 304 ~ 3.2% difference) without the additional 50% FP cost.

                                    For comparison, agaisnt the Omen brute right outside of the Underground Roadside:
                                    - Magic Glintblade -
                                    654 for Lusat's, cost 18 FP ~ 36.3 dmg/fp
                                    630 for Academy, cost 12 FP ~ 52.5 dmg/fp
                                    - Rock Sling -
                                    717 for Lusat's, cost 27 FP ~ 26.5 dmg/fp
                                    690 for Academy, cost 18 FP ~ 38.3 dmg/fp

                                    Unless you're using the Comet Azur 0 FP strategy for bosses, this staff is far more efficient in general play with 60 INT.
                                    Additionally, it has no skill; which means you can equip this in your left hand and use the skill of your right hand weapon (Lusat's also has this property but again, it makes your spells cost 50% more FP).

                                    • Anonymous

                                      I got this from the second sorcerer I killed right at the start of academy of raya lucaria after the first lift. Like someone else mentioned, I think the 'where to find' should be updated. You'll probably have 10+ of these before you even go back to give your key to thops

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Given 48 intelligence, Sorcery Scaling for Mid-Game:

                                        Academy Glintstone Staff +14: 214

                                        Meteorite Staff: 213

                                        Academy Glintstone Staff +13: 210

                                        Crystal Staff +6: 206

                                        Carian Glintstone Staff +13: 202

                                        Demi-human Queen's Staff +13: 199

                                        Digger's Staff +13: 191

                                        Staff of Loss +13: 187

                                        So, for mid-game, Academy Glintstone Staff *barely* beats outs Meteorite Staff, provided you upgrade it to +14.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          where to find should probably include literally dropping out of the hands of like every sorcerer in the college? i killed a room of 5 once and got 3 STAVES

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Best staff at lower int than 60
                                            At higher int Carian regal will out scale it
                                            Not talking about Lusat here since it the best scaling at cost of 50% more fp
                                            At 80 int
                                            Academy 345
                                            Carian Regal 373
                                            Luast 413

                                            • Anonymous

                                              99 int scaling
                                              +0 191
                                              +1 198
                                              +2 205
                                              +3 212
                                              +4 220
                                              +5 227
                                              +6 234
                                              +7 241
                                              +8 249
                                              +9 256
                                              +10 263
                                              +11 271
                                              +12 278
                                              +13 285
                                              +14 292
                                              +15 300
                                              +16 307
                                              +17 314
                                              +18 322
                                              +19 329
                                              +20 336
                                              +21 343
                                              +22 351
                                              +23 358
                                              +24 365
                                              +25 373

                                              +10 Carian Regal scepter is 388 and +10 Lusat's Glintstone Staff is 430, where dmg diff between Carian and Lusata just by sorc scaling is around 13%-14%(item bonus is bugged and does not work for now).

                                              • Second best Scaling staff after Lusat's but Lusat increases FP costs so Academy staff is by far THE best staff for everyday use (Astrologer's staff is actually very close being just 5 points less)

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  S scaling when Upgraded +14... I guess thats one of the best common staffs, especially if you run a Sorcerai Char.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Can also be found as a random drop from the students in the academy. Knowing how his quest ends it makes me not want to give thops the key

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      The stats sheet here says it has 168 spell scaling, but the one in-game has just 60, and doesnt increase when upgraded.

                                                      • I am at +22 on this staff with a sorc scaling of 316, not sure if helpful for comparing to other staffs. my 9+ Carian regal scepter is 335 and will scale to 352 when complete (10). I assume the boss rod will outscale this one.

                                                        • Ok I did some testing and gathered some values for the Academy Glintstone Staff to compare against the Meteorite Staff. TL;DR the AG Staff is worse than the Meteorite Staff until +14.

                                                          Academy Glintstone Staff: (at INT 28)
                                                          +0 Sorc Scaling = 130
                                                          Glintstone Pebble on Troll leg = 130 damage
                                                          +1 Sorc Scaling = 132
                                                          +2 Sorc Scaling = 134
                                                          +3 Sorc Scaling = 137
                                                          +4 Sorc Scaling = 139
                                                          +5 Sorc Scaling = 142
                                                          +6 Sorc Scaling = 144
                                                          +7 Sorc Scaling = 146
                                                          +8 Sorc Scaling = 149 (INT scaling increases to A)
                                                          +9 Sorc Scaling = 151
                                                          +10 Sorc Scaling = 154
                                                          +11 Sorc Scaling = 156
                                                          +12 Sorc Scaling = 159 (INT scaling increases to S)
                                                          +13 Sorc Scaling = 161
                                                          +14 Sorc Scaling = 163 (STR scaling increases to D)
                                                          Glintstone Pebble on Troll leg = 174 damage
                                                          +15 Sorc Scaling = 166
                                                          +16 Sorc Scaling = 168

                                                          For comparison the Meteorite Staff (at INT 28):
                                                          Sorc Scaling = 163
                                                          Glintstone Pebble on Troll leg = 173 damage

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            The mage inside the first room in the Church of the Cuckoo dropped one for me after killing it about a dozen times

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              you can get this staff by constantly killing the guys at raya academy the ones spamming the comets over and over

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                The sorcerer inside the Church of the Cuckoo have dropped me this staff. It's not a guaranted drop tho. What means that you may have to farm him a bit for it.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  I just looted this from a guy I killed in the mage academy so idk if I killed thops but I think it has a rare drop chance from the mage here

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