Crystal Staff

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attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 31
Mag 0
Fire 0
Ligt 0
Holy 0
Crit 100
Sor 168
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 28
Mag 17
Fire 17
Ligt 17
Holy 17
Boost 17

attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str D
Int B
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 8
Int 48
Glintstone Staff Strike
 No Skill FP -
Wgt. 4.5 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive Boosts Crystalian sorceries

Crystal Staff is a Glintstone Staff in Elden Ring. The Crystal Staff scales primarily with Strength and Intelligence and is a good Weapon for players that use Crystal Magic.  

 

Staff fashioned from pure crystal; a deed impossible for a human. Enhances Crystalian sorceris.

The Crystalian's faint cognition is know as the "wisdom of stone." This staff can only be weilded by those of intellect high enough to grasp such wisdom. 

Where to Find Crystal Staff in Elden Ring

The Crystal Staff weapon can be found at the following location:

  • Crystal Staff can be found in academy crystal cave. It's in a room guarded by a sorcerer behind an illusory wall, located right before the boss gate. The path to the chest containing the staff is through an illusory rock wall on the left side of the tunnel, just before the stone archway. Screenshot here. [Elden Ring Map here]

 

Elden Ring Crystal Staff Notes & Tips

  • Weapon Skill: None
  • This weapon cannot be infused with Ashes of War
  • Crystal Staff can be upgraded by using Somber Smithing Stones
  • Crystallian sorceries include Crystal Release, Crystal Torrent, and Shattering Crystal.
  • Despite their name and appearance, Crystal Barrage and Crystal Burst are NOT Crystallian spells.
  • An alternate version of this staff, the Rotten Crystal Staff, exists with seemingly no differences besides appearance and the ability to inflict Scarlet Rot with melee.
  • Sell Value:  er runes 13 100.
  • With 70 Intelligence, a Crystal Staff +4 has 235 scaling and a Carian Regal Scepter +4 has 238 scaling. That's so close that there's effectively no difference (the scepter does just over 1% more damage). At +10 and 80 Intelligence, it's 373 vs 367 which is less than 2% more. The Crystal Staff is completely free and is very easy to get - you don't even need to kill any boss. The scepter requires killing Rennala and consuming her remembrance which is worth 20k runes. Also the Crystal Staff only requires 48 intelligence instead of 60, and it's arguably more unique looking. The Crystal Staff does weigh 1.5 units more though.
  • Other notes and player tips go here

 

Moveset & Videos in Elden Ring for Crystal Staff

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Crystal Mage Written Guide

 

 

Crystal Staff Upgrades in Elden Ring

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

Requires regular reinforcement with Somber Smithing Stones.

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 (%)
Crystal Staff Phy Sor Scaling* Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 31 148 - 189 - - - - 23 D - B - - Boosts Crystalian Sorc. 28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +1 35 157 - 207 - - - - 25 D - B - - Boosts Crystalian Sorc. 28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +2 39 167 - 225 - - - - 27 D - B - - Boosts Crystalian Sorc. 28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +3 44 177 - 242 - - - - 29 D - A - - Boosts Crystalian Sorc. 28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +4 48 186 - 260 - - - - 32 D - A - - Boosts Crystalian Sorc. 28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +5 53 196 - 278 - - - - 34 D - S - - Boosts Crystalian Sorc. 28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +6 57 206 - 296 - - - - 36 D - S - - Boosts Crystalian Sorc. 28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +7 62 215 - 314 - - - - 39 C - S - - Boosts Crystalian Sorc. 28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +8 66 225 - 332 - - - - 41 C - S - - Boosts Crystalian Sorc. 28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +9 71 234 - 352 - - - - 43 C - S - - Boosts Crystalian Sorc. 28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +10 75 244 - 367 - - - - 46 C - S - - Boosts Crystalian Sorc. 28 17 17 17 17 17 11

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      With 70 intelligence, a Crystal Staff +4 has 235 scaling and a Carian Regal Scepter +4 has 238 scaling. That's so close that there's effectively no difference (the scepter does just over 1% more damage). At +10 and 80 intelligence, it's 373 vs 367 which is less than 2% more.

      So what are the differences? The CS is completely free and is very easy to get - you don't even need to kill any boss. The scepter requires killing Rennala and consuming her remembrance which is worth 20k runes. Also the CS only requires 48 intelligence instead of 60, and it's arguably more unique looking. The CS does weigh 1.5 units more though.

      So use this if you like, it is one of the best staves in the game. Also, as someone else mentioned, it has no skill so you can offhand it and use a weapon skill.

      • Anonymous

        This seems slightly better carian than regal scepter to me, for regular use while at 80 int. Ever so sligtly less spell buff, 367 instead of 373, but it has no skill built-in. That allows you to use this in your left hand, while still allowing you to use your right-hand weapon's skill with a single r2, without having to 2-hand first. Especially useful for weapons with amazing skills you'll want to use on the fly, like moonveil or wing of astel

        • Anonymous

          Game ver. 1.0.3

          80 int
          20 str

          Carian Regal Scepter +10 = 373 Sorcery Scaling
          Crystal Staff +10 = 367 Sorcery Scaling

          Pretty good if you intend to use Crystallian sorceries: Crystal Release, Crystal Torrent, and Shattering Crystal.

          • Anonymous

            So I assume its pointless to upgrade and try and use this staff? It needs to be at least +6 level to beat the Meteorite staff, and since it uses somber stones, it would be better to save those materials for later/better staves.

            • Anonymous

              So I assume its not worth wasting somber smithing stones mid-game trying to upgrade this thing to do more damage than the meteorite staff?
              Since you would need to be +7 or higher?

              • Anonymous

                I just want to point out how this is worded, "Requires regular reinforcement with Somber Smithing Stones"
                Somber smithing stones is not regular

                • 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

                    Testing mage build stuff for my NG+1, intellect 60 no extra damage boosts.

                    Working with Crystal Staff +9 at 271 scaling and Carian Regal Scepter +9 at 274 scaling, so very similar. Not sure if it works linearly, but that would likely mean the CRS would do a base 1.011% more than the CS on any standard spell.

                    Using the Shattering Crystal sorcery on a fire giant:

                    Got a couple of sets of numbers but the most consistent seems to be:

                    RCS - 768, (759.59 corrected)
                    CS - 831

                    Minor scaling difference aside, seems to be 8.20% at hindsight or corrected would be 9.40%

                    Tried again with Graven-School, Graven-Mass, and Ritual Sword talismans and got:

                    RCS - 948, 937.62 corrected
                    CS - 1023

                    Which is still about an 8% difference (7.91% calculated) showing that RCS scaling a little more obviously but corrected would be 9.11%

                    That shows, at the least, that damage boost is multiplicative. The same likely goes for other boosts. Hope that helps anybody deciding.

                    • Anonymous

                      Here are all of the sorceries described as 'Crystalian sorceries':
                      Crystal Release
                      Crystal Torrent
                      Shattering Crystal

                      However, there are several sorceries related to the Crystalians in some way, but they are not described specifically as 'Crystalian sorceries':
                      Crystal Barrage
                      Crystal Burst
                      Magic Downpour

                      • Anonymous

                        Found it in a chest in the Academy Crystal Cave. Left side when entering the room right before the boss duo

                        • Anonymous

                          I have tested this staff with every crystal spell I have (crystal burst-crystal barrage-shattering crystal-crystal release) and I haven't had this staff buff/deal any more damage then with another even sorc scaling staff, so what spells work with this staff or is it bugged?

                          • Anonymous

                            After entering the room with the boss gate destroy a fake wall on the left side.
                            The staff is in a chest you can access from there.

                            • Anonymous

                              Checked the location and couldn’t find it. Description sounds like the rune arc chest room. Maybe it’s dropped by the guard?

                              • Anonymous

                                To get this staff you need to attack the cave wall before the Stronger Mage Mob. This is in the room immediately before the boss.

                                • Anonymous

                                  here's info:

                                  Weight - 4.5
                                  Attack - 31/0/0/0/100/60
                                  Guard - 28/17/17/17/17/17
                                  Scale - Str(D) / Int(B)
                                  Requrements - Str(8) / Int(48)
                                  Passive - Boosts Crystal Sorcery

                                  • Anonymous

                                    "Staff fashioned from pure crystal; a deed impossible for a human. Enhances Crystalian sorceries." "The Crystalian's faint cognition is known as the "wisdom of stone." This staff can only be wielded by those of intellect high enough to grasp such wisdom." "No skill." "This armament has no skill. If the armament in the other hand has a skill, that skill will be used instead."

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Weight -- 4.5

                                      --Attack Power--
                                      Physical -- 31
                                      Magic -- 0
                                      Fire -- 0
                                      Lightning -- 0
                                      Holy -- 0
                                      Critical -- 100
                                      Sorcery Scaling 60

                                      --Guarded Damage Negation--
                                      Physical -- 28
                                      Magic -- 17
                                      Fire -- 17
                                      Lightning -- 17
                                      Holy -- 17
                                      Guarded Boost -- 17

                                      --Attribute Scaling--
                                      Strength -- D
                                      Intelligence -- B

                                      --Attributes Required--
                                      Strength -- 8
                                      Intelligence -- 48

                                      --Passive Effects--
                                      Boosts Crystalian sorcery

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