Rotten Crystal Staff

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attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 42
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 Sor.

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Rotten Crystal Staff is a Glintstone Staff in Elden Ring. The Rotten Crystal Staff scales primarily with Strength and Intelligence and is a good Weapon for those looking to inflict Rot status effect. 

  

Staff fashioned from pure crystal; a deed impossible for a human. It festers with scarlet rot.

Enhances Crystalian sorceries.

Where to Find Rotten Crystal Staff in Elden Ring

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

 

Elden Ring Rotten Crystal Staff Notes & Tips

 

Moveset & Videos in Elden Ring for Rotten Crystal Staff

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Rotten 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'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 (%)
Rotten Crystal Staff Phy Sor Scaling* Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 42 147 - 188 - - - - 23 D - B - -

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Boosts Crystalian Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +1 48 157 - 206 - - - - 25 D - B - -

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Boosts Crystalian Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +2 54 166 - 223 - - - - 27 D - B - -

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Boosts Crystalian Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +3 60 176 - 241 - - - - 29 D - A - -

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Boosts Crystalian Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +4 66 185 - 259 - - - - 32 D - A - -

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Boosts Crystalian Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +5 72 195 - 276 - - - - 34 D - S - -

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Boosts Crystalian Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +6 78 204 - 294 - - - - 36 D - S - -

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Boosts Crystalian Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +7 84 214 - 312 - - - - 39 C - S - -

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Boosts Crystalian Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +8 90 224 - 329 - - - - 41 C - S - -

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Boosts Crystalian Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +9 96 233 - 347 - - - - 43 C - S - -

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Boosts Crystalian Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +10 102 243 - 365 - - - - 46 C - S - -

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Boosts Crystalian Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11

 

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      A good and easy farm for this + rotten crystal spear is just after Elphael Inner Wall grace. Get on the root and just drop Night Maiden's Mist in the middle of the 3 crystallans. They don't aggro, and it only takes bout 3-5 charged casts to make them all die. They make satisfying popping noises when they die too.

      • Anonymous

        use the spinning weapon art with this if youre gonna try proccing rot with it, just understand that 50 rot damage = virtually nothing, as it seems to take 10+ hits at 50 rot to proc, where as rot breath will proc almost instantly. stick with that for your rot attacks.

        • Anonymous

          Are we sure this has an 8% drop chance? I've killed 3 Rotten Crystalians with Staffs and gotten the Staff all 3 times.

          • Anonymous

            Kinda wish it made Crystal Sorceries do less damage, but with added Rot buildup. That could make it more unique.

            • Anonymous

              If u are deadset on getting this and suck at fighting crystalians like me, you can use night maiden's mist on the 3 near the grace site near Elpheel's inner wall site of grace. It doesn't get them to stand up so they just sit there and take damage.

              • Anonymous

                Since you can't give this staff the Spinning Weapon Ash....why in the world would I "bonk" enemies with this staff instead of using magic, just to get a bit of scarlet rot build up? There is more effective ways to inflict scarlet rot than this..

                • Anonymous

                  a rotten crystal staff, that drops from rotten crystallians, that use it to cast rotten crystal spells, that does nothing. cool

                  • Anonymous

                    If only this had ability to infuse Crystalian sorceries with scarlet rot build up. Then it actually might be good and even viable.

                    • Anonymous

                      For those who are searching for "the Crystalian mage in the first section of Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree" and forgot the exact place, he's in a building of the outer circle of Elphael. Here's the path to get to him :

                      - Teleport to the Prayer Room Grace
                      - Follow the way North and go through the first mob pack, then stop at the brasero (just before the chilling soldier holding a torch)
                      - Jump on the buttress East, drop down on the pillar ledge and walk around it, then drop down again on the road, and you'll reach the outter circle (if you didn"t kill it, there's an ulcerated avatar walking here)
                      - Climb the stairs North and you'll see him at the opposite side of the building, in a cove at the end of the corridor, levitating.



                      • Anonymous

                        For those who are searching for "the Crystalian mage in the first section of Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree" and forgot the exact place, he's in a building of the outer circle of Elphael. Here's the path to get to him :

                        - Teleport to the Prayer Room Grace
                        - Follow the way North and go through the first mob pack, then stop at the brasero (just before the chilling soldier holding a torch)
                        - Jump on the buttress East, drop down on the pillar ledge and walk around it, then drop down again on the road, and you'll reach the outter circle (if you didn"t kill it, there's an ulcerated avatar walking here)
                        - Climb the stairs North and you'll see him at the opposite side of the building, in a cove at the end of the corridor, levitating.



                        • Anonymous

                          For those who are searching for "the Crystalian mage in the first section of Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree" and forgot the exact place, he's in a building of the outer circle of Elphael. Here's the path to get to him :

                          - Teleport to the Prayer Room Grace
                          - Follow the way North and go through the first mob pack, then stop at the brasero (just before the chilling soldier holding a torch)
                          - Jump on the buttress East, drop down on the pillar ledge and walk around it, then drop down again on the road, and you'll reach the outter circle (if you didn"t kill it, there's an ulcerated avatar walking here)
                          - Climb the stairs North and you'll see him at the opposite side of the building, in a cove at the end of the corridor, levitating.



                          • Anonymous

                            >This weapon cannot be infused with Ashes of War
                            WHY??? This is the perfect weapon for spinning weapon ash. Just why? I didn't even ask for spell rot procs...

                            • Anonymous

                              will using carian slicer apply the rot? since in past souls games the staff are considered a second hitbox when using similar spells like with ds3 farron flashsword

                              • Anonymous

                                Got one to drop from the single crystalian mage right after two times at 142 discovery. I got really lucky.

                                • Anonymous

                                  I just want it to work with the mediocre crystalian sorceries at the cost of some sorcery scaling, nobody asked for scarlet rot Stars of Ruin or Moonblade lol. The rotten crystalian spells just look better and would have more utility than the vanilla ones.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    I think it would've been cool to have this staff apply rot to CRYSTAL sorceries, but to not have any other sorceries applying rot. The crystallian sorcery spells feel underhwelming and clunky compared to other spells and I think letting them have the bonus of adding a status buildup could give them some additional fun.

                                    Perhaps also for specific melee spells like the stonediggers but requiring the "blade" or similarly to actually connect for the rot buildup. So adula's moonblade would only apply rot on the blade itself, but not on the projectile. I think that'd be especially nice for some of the other melee spells like the stonedigger and the gavel which tend to be a bit of an afterthought when compared to spells like the moonblade. Giving people more options for builds that are viable and fun would be a nice way to mix things up.

                                    • I was actually very confused when I found out about this staff.
                                      I was really scared that it made sorceries apply the Rot buildup, which would've been way too overpowered, in my honest opinion.
                                      You might want this for PvE, guys, but for a game with a mechanic such as invasion, trust me when I say this; YOU DO NOT WANT PEOPLE SHOOTING ROTTING PEBBLES AT YOU.
                                      Can you imagine the tracking projectiles that lock on you with Scarlet Rot buildup?
                                      No thanks

                                      • Anonymous

                                        You guys seem to forget that staffs can have ashes of war. Perhaps if I could rapidly spin my staff, striking many times and building up rot....

                                        • Anonymous

                                          This'll be real useful for my melee staff build. Yknow where I have 99 strength and 0 int and just go smacking people with a stick

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I see a lot of people wondering why this doesn't add rot to sorceries and I think we all just need to take a moment to really, REALLY think about what we're asking for here.

                                            If YOU get rot sorceries, EVERYONE gets rot sorcieries. Do we... do we really want to give invaders and/or gank squads the opportunity to apply rot with homing projectiles? Zeke's Morning Breath is bad enough already and probably should be nerfed (in echange for some other incantations being buffed to keep everyone happy). Imagine if Star Shower had rot buildup on every projectile. Do you really think gank squads would be honourable enough not to slam the infinite fp smoothie and fumigate you with a lightshow to put Gundam to shame? I dunno about you but I certainly couldn't dodge that. Hell, even a lone invader could probably get the rot extremely quickly with 1-2 projectiles connecting per cast. Carion Phalanx could probably apply it on its own in a single cast if it connected. Even Glintstone Pebble would become a nightmare. This isn't the sort of chemical warfare the Lands Between needs right now. You all saw what happened with Caelid.

                                            I see some suggestions that it could just be the melee spells and that seems... tolerable. still pretty aweful considering Adula's Moonblade exists, but I suppose if it was only on the sword hitbox and not the beam it'd work. Might even be kinda fun on stonedigger sorceries, considering how niche they are currently. Another, tamer option would be to just let it be infused with spinning weapon - that turns the rot into a "get off me" option that procs basically instantly if it connects, but is easy enough to space around so as not to be oppressive. I'd actually love to see some other weapon arts for staffs too - mix it up a little. Maybe give it access to one or two more attacks (some sort of backstepping attack and maybe a variant of the driller move that lets you charge forward), a sorcery buff (like the DS3 weapon skill for most staves), and a devensive option.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              For people farming the rotten spear/staff at Elphael Inner Wall. Just stand on the roots, target the caster and cast a charged Night Maiden's Mist. It's will damage all 3, but they won't aggro. Absolutely easiest and safest way possible.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                considering those corrupted crystal guys actually spread rot with their spells, its a shame they didn't do that with this staff. That being said; with just how strong sleep, bleed, and frostbite are with the most recent (1.03 patch) arcane scaling. . . its probably for the best that we don't have to worry about getting blasted by fast-hitting spells (two of which got buffed to actually hit pretty hard) .

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  For any faith casters struggling with these enemies, Aspect of the Crucible: Tail counts as strike damage and works very well on them. Usually breaks them in 1-2 casts.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    It would've been sooo cool for this to add rot to even just crystallian spells. :( sad face. I got really excited and then disappointed.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      A little tip for that trio just use lorretas bow to gain attention of one and it also shatters them if you fire a couple times, hope this helps!

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        As a Dragon's Dogma veteran I was hoping the spells cast would have the rot effect added, like the Rusted Staff in DD.

                                                        ;___;

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Ah yes 50 bleed buildup on a weapon with only an R2 that does like 5 dmg.

                                                          Nice.
                                                          Oh what's this? a whole 10% damage boost on Two WHOLE SPELLS?
                                                          Double Nice.


                                                          They really gimped melee caster builds smh.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            there is a difference between rotten and normal crystal staff. At 70 int and 30 strength and both un-upgraded the crystal staff has 175 sorc. scaling while the rotten crystal staff has 174. additionally normal has attack power of 31+23 while rotten has 42+31, noticeably more because its made for hitting, hence the rot build up only on strike.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              Tested this on a friend in PVP, sorceries do not cause build up, only actual hits with the staff physically.

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                Doesn't apply rot to your spells, BUT using the spinning weapon ashes of war allows you to easily proc rot on any enemy/boss in a single L2.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  After extensive testing, it does NOT work on spells. I went on greyroll on my second playthrough, both this and the bleed staff failed to apply their respective debuffs after 7 chain casts of comet azur. They both applied their debuff after 10ish melee attacks. Big sadge.

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    I tested azur comet on a boss ( did about 500 worth of mana )
                                                                    Tested on Royal Knight Loretta and I know she can be afflicted by rot

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Confirming drop location that Elana-SqualidQueen mentioned, it does drop from mage putrid crystalians in Haligtree, took me 20-30 attempts with 40ish discovery. I havent found anything beefy enough (most of the things are dead) to test comet azur rot build up. It should work on spells as that appears to be its purpose, but tbh, anything other than comet azur ticking would take an eternity to proc so it would be hard to notice, ill update when i have more.

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