Glinstone Staves are a type of Weapon in Elden Ring. Glinstone Staves are required in Elden Ring to cast Sorceries, so if you want to use these Magic Spells then you will need to equip a Glintstone Staff. Most staves don't come with any Skills, so you will simply use them to cast Sorceries, and rely on a secondary or tertiary weapon for these.

Some Glintstone Staves can be infused with a single Ash of War, Spinning Weapon. The Carian Regal Scepter also has a unique spinning weapon skill.

Generally speaking, Lusat's Glintstone Staff outperforms all other single-attribute staves when it comes to damage, but it comes at a substantial FP cost increase. It even outperforms each staff that boosts a chosen school of magic when using that school's spells, except Staff of Loss if using Invisibility Sorceries. Prince of Death Staff, Gelmir Glintstone Staff, and Albinauric Staff can reach higher Sorcery Scaling because you can invest in two attributes to boost Sorcery Scaling, but you will only reach this with significantly more attribute investment.

Carian Regal Scepter is the next-best option to Lusat's Glintstone Staff if you want to conserve FP and are running an Intelligence-focused build, but if you aren't concerned about this then use Lusat's Glintstone Staff, unless you have a build that uses Faith or Arcane in addition to Intelligence.

Elden Ring Glintstone Staves

 

 

Scaling done with 80 Intelligence at max level +25 or +10 (Prince of Death's Staff was noted at 80 Intelligence and 80 Faith). Note that Staffs that possess Scaling with Dexterity or Strength only gain damage to their physical melee attack by investing in these Attributes, and they do not increase your Sorcery Scaling.

 

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Elden Ring Glintstone Staffs Base Values

Quick Search of All Weapons

Name
Phy Sorc Scal
Mag Fire Ligh Holy Crit
Boost
Str Dex Int Fai Arc Wgt Passive Effects Skill
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Astrologer's Staff

25

25

 340 (80 Int)

-

15

-

15

-

15

-

15

100

15

7

E

-

-

16

C

-

-

-

-

3 -

-

None

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Glintstone Staff

25

25

329 (80 Int)

-

15

-

15

-

15

-

15

100

15

6

E

-

-

10

C

-

-

-

-

3 -

-

None

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Academy Glintstone Staff

25

25

345 (80 Int)

-

15

-

15

-

15

-

15

100

15

6

E

-

-

28

B

-

-

-

-

3 -

-

None

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Digger's Staff

38

28

305 (80 Int) 

-

17

 

-

17

 

-

17

 

-

17

 

100

17

 

8

C

 

-

-

 

12

D

 

-

-

 

-

-

 
4.5 

Boosts Stonedigger Sorceries (20%)

 

-

None

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Demi-Human Queen's Staff

31

25

291 (80 Int)

-

15

-

15

-

15

-

15

-

15

6

D

-

-

10

C

-

-

-

-

3 -

-

None

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Azur's Glintstone Staff

24

25

362 (80 Int)

-

15

-

15

-

15

-

15

100

15

10

D

-

-

52

B

-

-

-

-

4

Reduces casting time of Sorceries and Incantations (8%),

but consumes additional FP (20%)

-

None

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Lusat's Glintstone Staff

24

25

413 (80 Int) 

-

15

 

-

15

 

-

15

 

-

15

 

100

15

 

10

D

 

-

-

 

52

B

 

-

-

 

-

-

 

Enhanced Sorcery Scaling,

but consumes additional FP (50%)

-

None

 
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Carian Glintstone Staff

25

25

329 (80 Int)

-

15

-

15

-

15

-

15

100

15

6

E

8

-

24

C

-

-

-

-

3

Boosts Carian Sword Sorceries (15%)

-

None

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Carian Glintblade Staff

22

23

337 (80 Int) 

-

14

-

14

-

14

-

14

100

14

6

E

12

E

22

-

-

2.5 

Boosts Glintblade Sorceries (15%)

-

None 

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Carian Regal Scepter

24

25

373 (80 Int)

-

15

-

15

-

15

-

15

100

15

8

E

10

E

60

B

-

-

-

-

3

Boosts Full Moon Sorceries (10%)

-

Spinning Weapon

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Albinauric Staff

17

23

373 (80 Int/80 Arc) 

-

14 

-

14  

-

14  

-

14  

100

14 

6

-

10

-

12

2.5   Scales with Arcane

-

None

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Staff of Loss

22

23

339 (80 Int)

-

14

-

14

-

14

-

14

100

14

6

E

12

E

14

C

-

-

-

-

2.5

Boosts Invisibility Sorceries (30%)

-

None

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Gelmir Glintstone Staff

29

23

318 (80 Int/80 Fth) 

-

14

-

14 

-

14 

-

14 

100

14 

6

-

14

14

-

2.5 

Boosts Lava Sorceries (15%)

-

None

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Crystal Staff

31

28

367 (80 Int) 

-

17 

-

17 

-

17 

-

17 

100

17 

8

-

48

-

-

4.5 

Boosts Crystalian Sorceries (10%)

-

None

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Rotten Crystal Staff

42

28

367 (80 Int) 

-

17 

-

17 

-

17 

-

17 

100

17 

8

-

48

-

-

4.5 

Boosts Crystalian Sorceries (10%)

Causes slight Scarlet Rot buildup (50)

 

-

None

 
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Meteorite Staff

39

28

272 (80 Int)

-

17

-

17

-

17

-

17

100

17

6

D

-

-

18

S

-

-

-

-

4.5

 Boosts Gravity Sorceries (30%)

-

None

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Staff of the Guilty

38

28

 305 (80 Fth)

-

17

-

17

-

17

-

17

100

17

8

D

-

-

-

-

12

C

-

-

4.5

Boosts Thorn Sorceries (20%)

Causes slight Blood Loss buildup (45)

-

None

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Prince of Death's Staff
25 430 (80 Int/80 Fth)

-

15

-

15

-

15

-

15

100

15

6

E

-

-

18

D

18

D

-

-

3

Boosts Death Sorceries (10%)

-

None

Elden Ring Glintstone Staves Max Standard Values

Quick Search of All Weapons

Name Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Cri Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst Wgt Upgrade
Academy Glintstone Staff 43 - - - - 100 40 D - S - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10 3 Smithing Stones
Albinauric Staff 29 - - - - 100 38 D - B - S - 23 14 14 14 14 14 9 2.5 Smithing Stones
Astrologer's Staff 43 - - - - 100 40 D - S - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10 3 Smithing Stones
Azur's Glintstone Staff 58 - - - - 100 42 C - S - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10 4 Somber Smithing Stones
Carian Glintblade Staff 38 - - - - 100 38 D D S - - - 23 14 14 14 14 14 9 2.5 Smithing Stones
Carian Glintstone Staff 43 - - - - 100 40 D - S - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10 3 Smithing Stones
Carian Regal Scepter 58 - - - - 100 40 D D S - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10 3 Somber Smithing Stones
Crystal Staff 75 - - - - 100 46 C - S - - - 28 17 17 17 17 17 11 4.5 Somber Smithing Stones
Demi-Human Queen's Staff 54 - - - - 100 40 C - S - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10 3 Smithing Stones
Digger's Staff 66 - - - - 100 46 C - S - - - 28 17 17 17 17 17 11 4.5 Smithing Stones
Gelmir Glintstone Staff 50 - - - - 100 38 D - B B - - 23 14 14 14 14 14 9 2.5 Smithing Stones
Glintstone Staff 43 - - - - 100 40 D - S - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10 3 Smithing Stones
Lusat's Glintstone Staff 58 - - - - 100 42 C - S - - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10 4 Somber Smithing Stones
Prince of Death's Staff 43 - - - - 100 40 D - A A - - 25 15 15 15 15 15 10 3 Smithing Stones
Rotten Crystal Staff 102 - - - - 100 46 C - S - - scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(50) 28 17 17 17 17 17 11 4.5 Somber Smithing Stones
Staff of Loss 38 - - - - 100 38 D D S - - - 23 14 14 14 14 14 9 2.5 Smithing Stones
Staff of the Guilty 66 - - - - 100 46 C - - S - hemorrhage status effect elden ring wiki guide 25px(45) 28 17 17 17 17 17 11 4.5 Smithing Stones

 

Notes & Trivia about Glintstone Staffs & Staves in Elden Ring

  • Please note that this page used to be called Glintstone Staves, but was changed to Glintstone Staffs due to public demand. Fextralife overlords will not divagate from this decisive action, and any motion to rectify the grammar will be met with fierce intransigence.

 




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    • Anonymous

      Currently half way through the game on my first intelligence build and a few things have stuck out to me so far. Firstly the meteorite staff makes every other early game staff obsolete as by the time they begin to surpass it through their upgrade level and your INT stat, you have better options available to you since your stats are high enough to wield the endgame staffs. Secondly, the stat requirements for many staffs are weirdly high considering those for sacred seals for incantations. There are 5 staffs that require between 48 and 60 INT to wield whereas the highest requirement you see on any sacred seal is 40 faith.

      • Anonymous

        I’m going to run a Golden Order build soon and would like to supplement my incantations with sorceries.
        I’ll be capping my Int at 45.
        Any recommendations for staves for that level?

        • Anonymous

          Really hope we get some hybrid staffs in the DLC. Sucks that Str/Faith has clawmark seal, but Str/Int has nothing :/

          • Anonymous

            I wish you could equip 1 sorcery to a staff like an AoW, that would be extra to the sorceries you have memorized. It would mean it can’t be equipped to your memory slots though, and could only be used as a the skill for that staff.

            • Anonymous

              I find it funny that an astrologer can't even wield either of the primeval glintstone staffs due to their strength being THAT low.

              • Anonymous

                For anyone wondering about which staves to us at high int (around 70 ish )
                Carian Regal Scepter --- for general purpose
                Lusat's Glintstone Staff --- does 10 % more damage than Carian Regal Scepter for 50 % more FP cost
                Azur's Glintstone staff --- is around 9 % faster for 20 % more FP cost
                Each staff that has passive boost performs better than Carian Regal Scepter for that specific group of sorceries
                Crystal staff is slightly better than Rotten Crystal staff
                Prince of death staff starts properly scaling at 50 int and 50 faith

                • Anonymous

                  Just want to point out that the scaling shown here does not reflect the scaling you will get at different levels at all. I saw Glintblade staff here was much higher than the Demi-human I had been using, so I pumped it all the way up to the same +10, only to find it still does 10 less sorcery scaling. My int is 27, for reference. A post farther down here suggests the demi-human has best scaling until int 40. Don't be like me and waste your stones!

                  • Anonymous

                    The variety of ashes in this game had the potential to make staff gameplay so much more dynamic it's actually sad to see them overlook it. Same goes for bows too, still such wooden combat for a 2022 action rpg.
                    Staves having access to things like Loretta's slash, storm blade, waves of Darkness, thunderbolt, golden land, earth shaker, eruption, black flame tornado, ice spear, wave of destruction, gravity bolt, Onyx Lords Repulsion among others could have been incredible to keep gameplay reactive and fresh instead of stand at range like a chess piece and turret until the blue bar is gone.

                    • Anonymous

                      Can all magical/gravity ashes be usable on staves please, Waves of Darkness on a staff would be incredible.

                      • Anonymous

                        Be cool if wearing any glintstone crown changed the "whacking" melee attack of staves into a headbutt (like some enemy sorcerer NPCs do)
                        Wouldn't even care if they did trash damage, it'd just be hilarious

                        • Anonymous

                          Wtf is up with the Notes section of this page? And what the hell is this about an admin acting like a spoiled child all of a sudden?

                          • This page used to have excellent scaling information for both min and max level staves at levels 20,40,60, and 80. However some admin vandalized the page and then locked it so that people couldn't add that information. Why?

                            • A little annoying the int/faith staffs are late bloomers. Golden seal at 45/45 isn't far off from an 80faith erdtree seal. But these staffs at 45/45 are over 100 less scaling than carian regal at 80int. Freaking academy staff has almost as much scaling for half the stat investment :/.Hope they get rebalanced so they have decent scaling at lower stats.

                              • Anonymous

                                I've noticed these weapon category pages always list the weapons in the order they appear in your inventory. Just want to point out Carian Regal Scepter is misplaced here. In my inventory it is between Carian Glintblade Staff and Albinauric Staff.

                                • Anonymous

                                  At 60 int, +24 Carian Glintblade Staff barely outperforms a +9 Carian Regal Scepter ( atleast with Carian Slicer, Piercer, and Cannon ). I think the Glintblade still places higher than the Scepter in damage, as it has 298 sorc scaling at max level while the scepter has 287. Lusat staff is still the superior to both, having 314 sorc scaling at max level. All 3 also have S scaling in int when leveled. Thought I should pass this information here since I'm testing them for my own build.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Keep expecting them to add a bit more flair to staffs and the closest we get is a watered down version of rennalas spinning weapon. Better than nothing! But if we could cast with R2 and use an R1 combo attack where you wield the staff remotely at mid range to deal some phys / magic dmg before it returns to your hand would be nice to allievate a bit of FP pressure and allow people who only want to use a staff to do so, instead of being a staff + an obligatory off hand because you're scuffed if you're out of FP.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Disclaimer: I adore this game and recognize this is probably a technical limitation, but still:

                                      Can I just say how dumb I think it is that if you’re two handing a staff, then of your four attack buttons: two will perform the same physical attack with the staff (pointless), one will block (pointless) and only one will cast spells? Meanwhile we need to frantically spam up on the dpad if we want to do anything more than spam the same spell.

                                      How cool would it be if you could, let’s say, twohand a staff and set R1 to a glintstone projectile, R2 to carian greatsword, L1 to thops barrier (like blocking) and L2 to full moon or Rykard’s rancor? It really doesn’t seem like it would be that difficult to implement, and it’s all stuff you can do already if you have the button pressing execution down. It would go such a long way toward making spell casting “feel” like it should.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        im doing an RL1 sorcery only playthrough. what staff would be best, since you can only get to a maximum of 41 int. seems like carian glintblade has higher scaling than demihuman staff at that level but i might be mistaken.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          After some testing if you have 2 lusat staves equipped you will only get the damage boost from 1 but the fp cost will increase from both but if you equipped 2 carian regal scepters you can get the damage boost from both making full moon spams do crazy high damage with nothing but 1 staff equipped no talismans or armor I did 1006 damage with 1 full moon but with 2 of them I did 1478 damage that's almost 50% more damage so throw in a couple talismans you get the frost status effect and if there's any armor sets to boost this attack this could potentially hit for over 4-8k per cast with the right buffs aswell

                                          • Anonymous

                                            Does Prince of Death's really boost Death sorceries by 30% could I do a lower level necromancer with only slightly memed up stats if I specialize in mostly awful spells?

                                            But it'd look cool

                                            • Anonymous

                                              Yes. Ball Bearings exist for unlimited weapon upgrades. The highest tier Ball Bearings are available if the game is 7/8 completed and you can get to the Azalea Farm or if you fall for the NG+ concept and have already upgraded your items. Otherwise, smithing materials are very limited on first or regular play through, and the Meteorite Staff is still the ONLY staff that STARTS with S scaling on ANY attribute and doesn't require a 50+ Int to use.
                                              My last (eff NG+ shite) play I got it at level 4 Wretch with some fancy riding.
                                              For general builds or <200 levels the Meteorite Staff can't be touched.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                Highest scaling staff with 99 in all stats and Max lv staff is Prince of death staff has A int and faith scaling and D strength at 99 in all makes it 448 sorcery scaling second is lusats at 430 scaling then Albinaurics at 400
                                                Carian regal scepter at 388
                                                Crystal staff 382
                                                Rotten crystal staff 379
                                                Azurs glintstone staff 376
                                                Academy glintstone staff 373
                                                Astrologers staff 367
                                                Carian glintblade staff 364
                                                Glintstone staff AND Carian glintstone staff both 355
                                                Staff of loss 352
                                                Gelmir glintstone staff 340
                                                Diggers staff AND staff of the guilty both 328
                                                And last and lowest scaling the demi human queen's staff at 325,
                                                That's all 15 staves in the game again at Max stats 99 in all attributes and all Max level weapons lv 25 or 10.
                                                If anyone has any higher numbers please let us know how you did it

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  using https://eip.gg/elden-ring/build-planner/ I have figured out this: Glintstone staff has no worth and astrologers has a tiny bit more worth but still manages to be worthless, demi human staff is a better early game staff then both considering their all obtained early and demi human has just better scaling. meteorite staff is also a very good "early" game staff for the simple fact that you cant upgrade it but it having a high scaling allowing you to leave all other smiting stones for your other weapons. (with the expectation that all staves are max upgrade level) here are the best staffs for Sorcery Scaling: Demi human staff is the best staff from 10-40 INT above that is the academy Academy Glintstone Staff between 42-68 INT and then Carian Regal Scepter 69-80 Lusats is the best pure damage wise from 52 and onwards (that is its minimum requirements) although with the huge downside of 50% more fp consumption while casting spells at all levels most (if not all) boosting staffs are equal to or better then their non-boosting cousins. Albinauric Staff is your best and only choice for arcane scaling and supposedly increases bleeding build-up on sorceries but not frostbite (from why???) from my findings Lusats DOES NOT increase spell damage for other staffs when using Lusats and another staff but does still retain the fp increasing side affect (tested on 1.04.... WHY) Boosting-staffs DO INCREASE damage for the off hand staff (not tested on all boosting staffs).

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Just Curious on What the best Staff is for a Strength/Int build, with 50 int and 50 strength right now. Still using Meteorite. I can fully upgrade any staff. Is it Lusat’s or Azur’s staff?

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      I'm a level 49 newbie with all stats around 20 except faith and arcane. I'm using a carian knight sword and the meteorite staff.....really confused if and whether to upgrade the demi human queen , carian glintstone or academy staff right now.
                                                      p.s - if someone also knows of a better longsword than the one I'm using, just let me know guys.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Not sure if it was posted or mentioned before but dual wielding is a thing for the passives buffs so take that into account if your into calculating/optimization lol

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          From dropped the ball with staves only being able to use spinning ash and no skill.

                                                          We couldn't have Glintstone Pebble or Carian Slicer as additional ashes?

                                                          It also hurts that there isn't a single weapon or ash that allows weapons to cast spells.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Could someone please edit and correct the order of the staves list? Several are mixed up, for example, the the Demi-Human Queen's Staff and the Digger's Staff. Are swapped.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Does wielding two of the same staves that provide a sorcery boost? double the boost? If I use two meteorite staffs do I get a 60% boost, or does it remain at 30%?

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Is Staff of the Guilty the best Quarterstaff?

                                                                It has slight Bleed buildup and the highest physical damage (66 with C str scaling)!

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Is Staff of the Guilty the best Quarterstaff?

                                                                  It has slight Bleed buildup and the highest physical damage (66 with C str scaling)!

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    Don't let the stats or any of the websites claiming "s tier weapons" fool you. The Prince of Death staff cannot be outperformed when you have a decent amount or int/faith, considering the fp usage of Lusat's staff the clearly better choice is Prince of Death staff, it is legit incredible late game/NG+ Now cast your night comet holding the staff of lost in your off hand and after buffing yourself considerably you are absolutely SHREDDING any enemy.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Why not just stick with the Meteorite staff? Yes others can be upgraded to be better, but Lusat and Azur don't get 50% better to offset the FP cost. And I can save my smithing stuff for a melee weapon. There appears to be a finite amount of smithing stones and finding them is a grind. Meteorite is available real soon with some fancy riding and frankly Rock Sling is a goto long rage nuke from orbit for crowd control...
                                                                      As a cheap general purpose staff it's hard to beat.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        I think i wanna respec from Str/Fth to Str/Int to use the Royal Greatsword and go with 40/50 Str/Int for now. Whats the best staff to use? I don't plan on using a specific type of spells

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          Ah yes, the classic "reskin of a different staff that specializes in casting so-and-so school of magic".

                                                                          Why From? I swear, all of these staves work pretty much the same. There could be so much unique stuff.

                                                                          Example: a staff that creates a small, low-damage version of Night Maiden's mist whenever its spells land. Wouldn' be amazing, but against big targets that don't move much/staggered foes, you could drop a shotgun spell like Rancorcall for that big boy damage.

                                                                          But instead, we get "boosts gravity magic, can't be upgraded, twink's wet dream" and "uses more FP but gives you bigger numbers for that dopamine rush you so desperately need".

                                                                          As stated before... Why From ;-;

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            There's at least 4 different types of softcaps for staves:
                                                                            Type 1: Demi-human queen (20/40 int)
                                                                            Type 2: Astrologer's and most staves (60/80 int)
                                                                            Type 3: Carian Regal; Prince of Death; Lusat; Crystal; Rotten Crystal; Loss  (80 int, receive a boost at 60-80 instead of a cap)
                                                                            Type 4: Gelmir; Albinauric (30/45 Int-Fth-Arc)

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              I hope with a potential dlc, that they may add a staff and/or seal that boosts ice magic (snow witch sorcery) and maybe add some more ice sorc/incant.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                I switched from a strength build to a dex/int build with Nightrider flail in main hand and shield or staff in offhand.
                                                                                I don't cast much, mainly for utility purpose.
                                                                                One thing I'm not sure about is if the damage spells would get stronger with an upgraded staff or not.

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Gelmir Glintstone staff+25 with 80 int/faith 318

                                                                                  how this is 112 points lower then prince of death is...i dont even know i have no words.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    What is the best one for int/str build? Not only to buff but also to use some basic offensive magic (without aiming for comet azur or big moon thingy)?

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      Maybe the reason they dont show upgraded staff versions is because scaling is unaffected by upgrades. Instead upgrades may affect raw staff damage.. some innate hidden magic damage stat?

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        It seems odd to show the staffs' sorcery scaling at 70 intelligence based on non-upgraded staffs. Anyone who has leveled up enough to have 70 intelligence is also going to have upgraded staffs, so doing it this way just makes it hard to tell which ones are actually going to end up worthwhile to invest in.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          Confused on why Scaling isn't listed on the main/max. It's basically the most important aspect of using a staff but yet isn't show. Perhaps I'm missing it but I just do not see scaling

                                                                                          • I've added sorcery scaling for all base level staves for intelligence level 20, 40, 60, and 80. Staves that use two attributes I've assumed to have equal leveling in Int/Fth/Arc. Should be a good indicator as to where a staff will be at compared to others when you start upgrading.
                                                                                            Some things to note:
                                                                                            *The Albiniuric staff scales strongly with Arcane, so much so you could forgo intelligence if you're just interested in casting low int spells but with Arcane scaling. Example: At 80 Arcane and 20 Int, the scaling is 171 on the base staff compared to the 191 at 80 Arcane AND 80 Int. So not a huge difference for the stat investment required. Plus if you're at 80 int, there's better staves available anyways.
                                                                                            *The Demi-Human staff is a good staff if you plan to keep your intelligence at like 20 or less if you upgrade it, but it falls off quick if you raise your int higher. Even so, it's cheaper to just use the meteorite staff since you don't need stones for it (plus the meteorite staff has a strong +30% passive for gravity)
                                                                                            *There's no reason to use the rotten crystal staff over the regular one unless you like bonking people with it. It's a shame you can't infuse it with spinning weapon.

                                                                                            • At 23 Intelligence:

                                                                                              Astrologer's Staff +4 = 131 Sorcery Scaling

                                                                                              Demi-Human Queen's Staff +0 = 132 Sorcery Scaling
                                                                                              Demi-Human Queen's Staff +4 = 142 Sorcery Scaling

                                                                                              I wonder at how much INT the Astrologer's Staff will catch up and/or overtake the DHQ Staff.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                "Scaling done with 20 points in all stats", unfortunately Sorcery Scaling is 60 everytime you don't have requirements. We can't actually compare Sorcery Scaling in this way

                                                                                                • Updated the Sorc Scaling to be in line with 20 in all stats to better compare, the Carian Regal Scepter. Rotten Crystal Staff and Gelmir Glintstone Staff are guesses as i don't have them right now.

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Best staff for Incant/Str build.

                                                                                                    I understand int, I just want to add a little bit of magic, just a little bit.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      Fully upgraded, at 68 INT. Here are some scalings:

                                                                                                      Lusat’s Glintstone Staff: 337 Higher FP consumption
                                                                                                      Azur’s Glintstone Staff: 312 Higher FP consumption
                                                                                                      Carian Regal Scepter: 321
                                                                                                      Academy Glintstone Staff: 321
                                                                                                      Astrologer’s Staff: 316
                                                                                                      Carian GlintBLADE Staff: 313
                                                                                                      Carian Glintstone: 306
                                                                                                      Glintstone Staff: 306

                                                                                                      Seems Carian Regal is the best staff at 68 INT as has a passive 10% bonus dmg to full moon sorceries where as Academy has nothing. Hope this helps

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        There has to be a staff that boosts glintstone magic, there is a staff for every other type but glintstone.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          PSA: school bonuses stack
                                                                                                          if you have 2 of the same staff or seal (such as clawmark seal) you receive the bonus to damage twice
                                                                                                          this also works if the offhand seal/staff is on the hip while you are 2h your seal/staff

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            Really weard. I have compared my Astrologer Staff with the Demi-Human Staff Queen's Staff and it had more Sorc Scalc. Both were at +x at that moment. Because of that i used the Queens Staff and upgraded it till +15. Now i see in this list that the atsrologer is way higher then the Queen's Staff. How is this possible :( HAve wasted so many stones and Runes on the wrong staff. I really don't like the system. Why it is not possible to change the view of any weapon back to it's +0 value to compare it the moment you have found a new staff. Specialy the uniques ones are harder to upgrade.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              I'm so confused on what Attribute scaling does. I have a Demi-Human Queen's Staff with an Int scaling of C, and a Crystal Staff with an Int scaling of B, but when I use the Crystal staff to cast Great Glintstone Shard it does 1 less damage than the DHQ Staff.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                Prince of Death's Staff is the best staff for very late game when u have max int/faith, it provide 448 instead of 430 from Lusat's Glintstone Staff, without the extra fp cost too :D

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  What happens if you get 2 staves with bonuses, and wield one in each hands?

                                                                                                                  Does it get 2x bonus, or only one applies?

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    Hands down Carian Regal Scepter is the Best imo , i'm a Complete Witch King Assassin Level 162 ( I have 50 Vigor , 30 Mind , 30 Endurance , 20 STR , 40 Dex , 70 INT , 20 Faith and 10 Arcane ). At 68+ or 70+ INT with the Carian Regal Scepter at only +9 ( So not even using the Somber Ancient Stone for +10 ). I stand at a Whopping 315 Sorcery Scaling , the Damage difference isn't that big of a Deal compared to Lusat giving that you Loose 50% FP on each cast depending in which Spell you use... Plus ( at 40+ Dex your character starts to Cast Sorcery & Incantations rather quicker than when it was slower at 20 Dex ). So even the Azur Staff is useless by this Point... Do Mind that i'm a High Level Hybrid Mage/Dex with a Katana Build and a Sorcery Staff... And i dare say Carian Regal Scepter is still King for having atleast 68 or 70 INT. So dont bother fully upgrading Lusat or Azur unless you have like 60+ Mind which is not neccessary compared to Dex or INT ( Because INT increases the Damage/Scaling of all Staffs regardless of Penalties , and Dex is really good for Mages and Faith builds since having decent 40+ Dex will even further speed up the Casting of Sorceries without including any Special Talismans like the Radagon Icon Talisman ). Pure insane build , i literally have 3 main weapons including 12 Memory Slots for different Magical Spells and some spells are insanely Fast like SwiftGlintstone Shard and Carian Slicer... But this Build only Shines when you Reach Level 150+ or 162 Specifically ( This build also has your character being buffed up and having a Heavy decent Armor set too ). Just saying , so Lusat & Azur staffs aren't that big of a deal if i dare say so myself during Mid-to-Late Game... For this build also you only need Minimum of defeating only 2 Shardbearers ( 3 at most including Radhan ). So yeah.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      Not a single weapon capable of casting sorceries? After blue flame, cleric's candlestick, immolation tinder, heysel's pick and more, we're back to nothing but staves to build for and play with? Not even a manus catalyst to smack people with? Sad, sad times...

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        LOOOL there are staffs boosting INVISIBILITY sorcery and MAGMA! But not FROST! This makes me vibrate with anger.

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          For pure INT casters only: Lusat's has the highest spell scaling at increased FP costs, Regal has the 2nd best scaling but at no extra costs; One of those 2 should be your actual staff, the others should only be carried (and not used) on the off-hand due to whichever passives they provide being applied to the main staff you're wielding.

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            Many already know of a glitch in which a staff boosts your sorceries when held in off-hand. But be aware that this only works if you meet the requirements for that said staff. However, even of you don't meet the requirements, you will suffer punishments from that staff when, for example, it has extra FP consumption.

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              This table needs some updating, ala test with all +25/+10 with 80 (or 99) INT, and please put Regal Staff under recommended, it's really good.
                                                                                                                              I know, easy to easy and offload it to someone to do it, but this table is misleading at best...

                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                You have it set that the glintstone staves cannot be infused with ashes of war. That statement is incorrect.

                                                                                                                                In fact, most staves can be infused with spinning weapon.

                                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                  Using tools to check the game files:

                                                                                                                                  * Meteorite Staff: 30% boost to Gravity sorceries
                                                                                                                                  * Carian Regal Sccepter: 10% boost to Full Moon sorceris
                                                                                                                                  * Carian Glintstone staff: 15% boost
                                                                                                                                  * Carian Glintblade staff: 15% boost
                                                                                                                                  * Digger's Staff: 20% boost
                                                                                                                                  * Crystal Staff: 10% boost
                                                                                                                                  * Gelmir's Glintstone Staff: 15% boost
                                                                                                                                  * Staff of the Guilty: 20% boost
                                                                                                                                  * Prince of Death's Staff: 10% boost
                                                                                                                                  * Staff of Loss: 30% boost

                                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                    I use meteorite staff so i can stay at no upgrade levels in order to assist low level players. Even at level 50, I'm still summoned for godric constantly. They have no idea what to think when my meteorite of astel obliterates the boss instantly,

                                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                      Really weird that the Glint*BLADE* staff doesn't boost sword sorceries, but the Glintstone staff does. Pretty odd decision.

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