Carian 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 163
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 C
Dex -
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 6
Int 24
Dex 8
Glintstone Staff Strike
None FP -
Wgt. 3 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive: Boosts Carian Sword Sorcery

Carian Glintstone Staff is a Glintstone Staff in Elden Ring. The Carian Glintstone Staff scales primarily with Strength and Intelligence and is a good Weapon only for characters with the highest Intelligence, commonly used by sorcerers or any other magic build.

  

Staff embedded with a blue glintstone. One of two types of Carian staff.

Given to sorcerers that they might enact the role of knight. Enhances Carian sword sorceries.

 

 

Where to Find Carian Glintstone Staff in Elden Ring

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

 

 

Elden Ring Carian Glintstone Staff Notes & Tips

 

Moveset & Videos in Elden Ring for Carian Glintstone Staff

 

 

Carian 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't 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 (%)
Carian Glintstone Staff Phy Sor Scaling* Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 25 123 - 176 - - - - 20 E - C - - Boosts Sword Sorc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +1 25 125 - 182 - - - - 20 E - B - - Boosts Sword Sorc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +2 26 127 - 188 - - - - 21 E - B - - Boosts Sword Sorc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +3 27 129 - 194 - - - - 22 E - B - - Boosts Sword Sorc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +4 28 131 - 200 - - - - 23 E - B - - Boosts Sword Sorc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +5 28 133 - 207 - - - - 24 E - B - - Boosts Sword Sorc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +6 29 135 - 213 - - - - 24 E - B - - Boosts Sword Sorc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +7 30 136 - 219 - - - - 25 E - B - - Boosts Sword Sorc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +8 31 138 - 225 - - - - 26 E - B - - Boosts Sword Sorc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +9 31 140 - 231 - - - - 27 E - A - - Boosts Sword Sorc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +10 32 142 - 237 - - - - 28 E - A - - Boosts Sword Sorc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +11 33 144 - 243 - - - - 28 E - A - - Boosts Sword Sorc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +12 34 146 - 249 - - - - 29 E - A - - Boosts Sword Sorc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +13 34 148 - 256 - - - - 30 E - A - - Boosts Sword Sorc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +14 35 150 - 262 - - - - 31 D - S - - Boosts Sword Sorc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +15 36 152 - 268 - - - - 32 D - S - - Boosts Sword Sorc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +16 37 153 - 274 - - - - 32 D - S - - Boosts Sword Sorc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +17 37 155 - 280 - - - - 33 D - S - - Boosts Sword Sorc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +18 38 157 - 286 - - - - 34 D - S - - Boosts Sword Sorc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +19 39 159 - 292 - - - - 35 D - S - - Boosts Sword Sorc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +20 40 161 - 298 - - - - 36 D - S - - Boosts Sword Sorc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +21 40 163 - 305 - - - - 36 D - S - - Boosts Sword Sorc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +22 41 165 - 311 - - - - 37 D - S - - Boosts Sword Sorc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +23 42 167 - 317 - - - - 38 D - S - - Boosts Sword Sorc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +24 43 169 - 323 - - - - 39 D - S - - Boosts Sword Sorc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10
Standard +25 43 171 - 329 - - - - 40 D - S - - Boosts Sword Sorc. 25 15 15 15 15 15 10

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      I swear to god this used to boost Loretta’s spells. There weren’t any patch notes about it that I saw, just one day they needed it. Anyone else or am I crazy?!

      • Anonymous

        little fun thing for a melee pure caster with this - offhand azur's staff and radagon icon, max casting speed even with minimum dex for most classes. then you just chop them into little magic pieces.

        • What is the difference between this staff and the carian blade staff...thingy? The other staff that Claims to boost carian sorceries? Which one does the Carian Knight in Raya Lucaria use?

          • Anonymous

            My favorite staff in terms of design. Love it's simplistic look. Also love how it enhances my favorite type of sorceries, the melee ones.

            • Anonymous

              It's not mentioned but this staff appears to boost the damage of Loretta's Greatbow too. Tested on Meotorite Staff(173 Sorc Scaling) and Glinstone Staff +12 (163 Sorc scaling) to compare. Attributes at 32Int 20Str. Bow did 299 damage with Meteorite but 350 with Glinstone Staff. like 17.5% damage increase - a little more than the 15% boost advertised.

              Maybe you Smarty Charlies on here can point out an X Factor skewing the results here but it makes sense Glinstone Staff would affect Loretta's - it's very "Carian-esque" in appearance comparing to greatsword, piercer, slicer.

              • Anonymous

                I honestly much prefer using this to dual wielding staffs, I like the playstyle of a spellblade, with a Godskin Stitcher or Helphen's Steeple, my favourite weapon. The variety of adding a weapon to your spells more than makes up for the superior damage of Carian+Lusats.

                • Anonymous

                  Just did some testing (and I don't know if it's already been mentioned) but the much like with Azur's Glintstone Staff you don't have to actually cast the spell through your Carian Glintstone Staff in order to get the +15% damage boost, just carry it in your other hand!

                  An especially potent combo if you have this in your main hand, Lusat's in your offhand, and then cast Adula's Moonblade through the Lusat's staff to enjoy the higher Sorcery scaling!

                  • Anonymous

                    Does anyone know if the sword sorc boost is greater than the additional scaling you could get from Academy Glintstone Staff at 60 int? 304 vs CGS's 291 (according to below comment) + sword sorc boost. Would the boost still result in higher damage on sword sorcs or does the additional raw sorc scaling from AGS make up for it?

                    • Anonymous

                      According to the INT staff scaling list, this is the forth best staff (no drawback) with 291 scaling at 60 Int, just shy of Academy Glinestone's 304 scaling. However, it has a 15% boost on some of the most useful carian sword sorcery, like the slicer and piercer. So this might actually be the best staff for SL125 PVP

                      • Anonymous

                        if youre gonna go pure int sword sorceries and youre goal is 80 int, use this for early/mid game, then switch to Carian Regal Scepter once you reach 80 int. at 80 int with sword sorceries, CRS +10 actually does a bit more damage than a CGS +25.
                        tested with Carian Slicer on the giant miranda flower at Waypoint ruins, with graven mass talisman and magic scorpion charm
                        CRS +10: 722 damage
                        CGS +25: 716 damage

                        • Anonymous

                          Did some quick tests wielding 2 of this staff and it appears you get the benefit of both their passive, still won’t out perform off handing this w azurs but it’s only about 10% less

                          • Anonymous

                            Tested at 60 int 40 dex on the albinaurics next to the palace approach ledge-road grace, a carian glintstone staff at +19 boosts glintblade sorceries past the carian regal scepter at +10.
                            Carian Glintstone Staff +19: One swing of Carian Slicer does 424
                            Carian Regal Scepter +10: One swing of Carian Slicer does 417

                            • Anonymous

                              I noticed that my scaling for this staff was pretty close to my meteorite staff, so I did my own tests. Against the same enemy (wolves):

                              Slicer:
                              CGS+14 (183 scaling): 352 damage
                              Meteorite (188 scaling): 320 damage

                              Greatsword:
                              CGS: 552 damage
                              Meteorite: 500 damage

                              Piercer:
                              CGS: 595 damage
                              Meteorite: 539 damage

                              So this seems to confirm it's around a 10% damage boost.
                              500

                              • Anonymous

                                You DO NOT need to do anything with any quests to get this staff. Simply enter the tower, don’t get blasted by the mage and go up the stairs. Very straightforward

                                • Anonymous

                                  After reading some comments and learning that staves/scepters in the off-hand applies their bonus a full mage build would be dual wielding staves. It's pretty cool.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    78 INT

                                    At the same enemy, randomly picked Ancestral Warrior, the type with a bow equipped by default and switch to a double-handed axe for melee. Trying Carian Slicer.

                                    Carian Glintstone Staff +12 -> Sorcery Scaling 247 -> 424 dmg
                                    Crystal Staff +5 -> Sorcery Scaling 272 -> 419 dmg
                                    (Meteorite Staff has 269 Sorcery Scaling at 78 INT.)

                                    So it seems the Carian buff is multiplicative after everything else. And due to diminishing return from adding more Sorcery Scaling to the already high Sorcery Scaling of Meteorite Staff (if you have high Intelligence), the Carian buff outperforms.

                                    • To avoid any confusion: If you use the GLINTSTONE staff, this will buff the Carian sword spells.
                                      This is limited to the Carian Slicer, Carian Greatsword, and Carian Piercer.

                                      If you plan to make those spells your primary source of damage, use this.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        So this is for the spells that conjure swords you'd swing with? And not to the sword like glintblade sorceries that work like homing soul mass.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          HUGE TIP:

                                          Staffs spell buffs will buff spells not being used in your Offhand. So for example: You cannot upgrade the Meteorite Staff, but if you upgrade the Carian Regal Sceptor, and have the Meteorite staff in your Offhand, the Meteorite staff will buff the Meteorite Spells casted by the Upgraded Sceptor in your casting hand. This works for all the staffs. So save all your stones, upgrade one staff and use the others to buff w/e spell class you need. Im here for you all

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Is this worth for INT based melee characters sometimes using blade spells ? How does the scaling change when upgraded ?

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Meteorite staff in right and CARIAN GLINTSTONE in left.
                                              carian slicer - 443 dmg with meteorite and 509 with both (47 int).

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Seems to be not working for now, with the carian staff at +10 and 36 int my meteorite staff outperforms in at all of the sword sorceries (slicer, greatsword, and piercer)

                                                • The bonus still work if you use other staff while having this one on the other hand, that means you don't even need to upgrade this and could just use the meteor staff for better scaling.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Turns into scaling at +14. Even at +14 it only has a 241 scaling which is lower than Carian sceptre +6.

                                                    When looking into staves I would suggest the following:

                                                    Take azure if you want to have tiny bit more cast speed for tiny bit more FP cost
                                                    Take Lusat if you want 10%~ more damage for 50% more FP cost
                                                    Take Carian scepter if you want a strong staff with normal costs (full moon sorcery buffed but fullmoon ability cannot be chosen if you take scepter)

                                                    Meteorite is insane and will probably be best in slot with gravity rock spell until you get into the +7 +8 Somber stones

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Did my own tests on the Captain at Gatefront Ruins. Carian Slicer results with three different catalysts @ 30 INT
                                                      - Glintstone Staff +6 (Sorc scaling 144): 147 dmg
                                                      - Carian Glintstone Staff +1 (132): 153 dmg
                                                      - Meteorite Staff (168): 178 dmg

                                                      Carian Greatsword results, same criteria
                                                      - Glintstone Staff +6: 230 dmg
                                                      - Carian Glintstone Staff +1: 236 dmg
                                                      - Meteorite Staff: 278 dmg

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Did my own tests on the Captain at Gatefront Ruins. Carian Slicer results with three different catalysts @ 30 INT
                                                        - Glintstone Staff +6 (Sorc scaling 144): 147 dmg
                                                        - Carian Glintstone Staff +1 (132): 153 dmg (147+6)
                                                        - Meteorite Staff (168): 178 dmg (147 + 31)

                                                        Carian Greatsword results, same criteria
                                                        - Glintstone Staff +6: 230 dmg
                                                        - Carian Glintstone Staff +1: 236 dmg (230+6)
                                                        - Meteorite Staff: 278 dmg (230+48)

                                                        Would love to see numbers with a better upgraded CGS but alas, smithing stones have an abysmally low droprate

                                                        • Did some testing on the Captain at Gatefront Ruins. Carian Slicer results with three different catalysts @ 30 INT
                                                          - Glintstone Staff +6 (Sorc scaling 144): 147 dmg
                                                          - Carian Glintstone Staff +1 (132): 153 dmg (147+6)
                                                          - Meteorite Staff (168): 178 dmg (147+31)

                                                          Carian Greatsword results, same criteria
                                                          - Glintstone Staff +6: 230 dmg
                                                          - Carian Glintstone Staff +1: 236 dmg (230+6)
                                                          - Meteorite Staff: 278 dmg (230+48)

                                                          This test proves that the boost provided by CGS is not insubstantial, beating out +12 Sorcery scaling from Glintstone Staff +6. However, as mentioned in a previous comment, it doesn't seem like it can top a more significant difference in scaling. Depending on how far we can upgrade CGS it could be better, but if it caps at +10 then better to stick with Meteorite Staff.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Tested out this staff at +10 with Carion Slicer and Carion Great Sword vs the Meteor staff and Meteor staff still does more damage. Boost either doesn't work or is very small. Sorc scaling was Meteor 218 vs Carion Staff 194.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Location: Carian Study Hall, floor with the elevator leading to last invader Precessor Mirriam teleport spot, on a toombstone

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