Rotten Staff

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attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 165
Mag 0
Fire 0
Ligt 0
Holy 0
Crit 100
guarded damage negation elden ring wiki guide 18Guard
Phy 75
Mag 45
Fire 45
Ligt 45
Holy 45
Boost 50
attribute scaling elden ring wiki guide 18Scaling
Str D
Dex E
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 34
Dex 8
Colossal Weapon Strike
Erdtree Slam FP 19
Wgt. 18 passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive 
scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 100px (75)

Rotten Staff is a Colossal Weapon in Elden Ring. The Rotten Staff scales primarily with Strength and Dexterity and is a good Weapon for those who want a Strength/Dexterity hybrid melee build.

 

Ceremonial staff depicting the Erdtree in its historic radiance. It festers with scarlet rot.

Wielded by the avatars who protect the Minor Erdtrees.

 

Where to Find Rotten Staff in Elden Ring

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

  • Elphael, Brace of the Haligtree: Dropped by the Putrid Avatar patrolling the ring walkway in the east. To reach this walkway, head out of the Prayer Room Site of Grace and jump onto the second buttress (concrete beam) connecting to a tower. Descend the tower and use the ledges on the bottom to reach the ring walkway. [Elden Ring Map here] Video Location
  • Additional drop, at patch 1.05 the other Putrid Avatar in Elphael (near the Inner Walls Site of Grace) can drop the weapon.

 

Elden Ring Rotten Staff Notes & Tips

Moveset & Videos in Elden Ring for Rotten Staff

 

Rotten Staff Upgrades in Elden Ring

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

Requires regular reinforcement with Somber Smithing Stones.

This upgrade can be enchanted with Magic or boosted with Consumables.

  Attack Power Stat Scaling Passive Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Rotten Staff Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 165 - - - - 100 D E - - - scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 100px (75) 75 45 45 45 45 50 25
Standard +1 188 - - - - 110 D E - - - scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 100px (75) 75 45 45 45 45 50 25
Standard +2 212 - - - - 120 D E - - - scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 100px (75) 75 45 45 45 45 51 25
Standard +3 236 - - - - 130 C E - - - scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 100px (75) 75 45 45 45 45 51 25
Standard +4 260 - - - - 140 C D - - - scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 100px (75) 75 45 45 45 45 52 25
Standard +5 284 - - - - 150 C D - - - scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 100px (75) 75 45 45 45 45 52 25
Standard +6 308 - - - - 160 C D - - - scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 100px (75) 75 45 45 45 45 53 25
Standard +7 332 - - - - 170 C D - - - scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 100px (75) 75 45 45 45 45 53 25
Standard +8 356 - - - - 180 C D - - - scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 100px (75) 75 45 45 45 45 54 25
Standard +9 380 - - - - 190 C D - - - scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 100px (75) 75 45 45 45 45 54 25
Standard +10 404 - - - - 200 B D - - - scarlet rot status effect elden ring wiki guide 100px (75) 75 45 45 45 45 55 25

 

 

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      The "depicts the Erdtree in its historic radiance" line in the description is probably an oversight, since this weapon is clearly styled after the Haligtree.

      • Anonymous

        Yes, it is true that Elphael's second Putrid Avatar can drop a second Rotten Staff. 8% chance to drop, but only From Software can think of putting a drop percentage on an enemy that doesn't respawn after killing it the first time.

        • Anonymous

          Patch 1.07 got 3 of them. 1 from Avatar near Ephael Inner Wall site of grace as a regular drop. 2 from Avatar patrolling the bridge, 1 as guaranteed drop (instant pickup to your inventory) and 1 as regular drop.

          • Anonymous

            Literally useless. Loses trades to katana r1s at 60 str. Even if it did double damage it will still take 6-7 HTK against other tanks...

            • Anonymous

              If you could buff it, or infuse it, it may have been handy in pvp, for some creative, off meta builds. But the r1s are all free jump attacks/L2 trades and the L2 is the biggest free jump attack in the game... and if rotten duelist hammer is anything to go by, you’ll never score the rot anyways.

              • Anonymous

                Got a second one as a drop (pickup-able item) from the putrid avatar that guaranteed gives one when it dies (not as a pickup-drop). Was on patch 1.06 at the time

                • Anonymous

                  You'd think that the rotten version of the erdtree staff would get the rotten version of the erdtree slam...

                  • Anonymous

                    Outside the prayer room I killed the Erdtree and died at the same time. Rotten staff popped up as reward but didn’t appear in my inventory. Killed the 2nd one too by the gate and still no staff.

                    • Anonymous

                      Top tier weapon during randomizers. The slam makes quick work of all the enemy groups randomized into the average DS2 ambush.

                      • I just had two of these drop at the same time from the putrid avatar. I was sniping him from above and it awarded me one upon kill, but he also "dropped" an item. So I made my way down to where he died, and it was another one of these. Current discovery is 147

                        • Anonymous

                          Interesting to note that unlike the other rotten weapons, which are just the base weapon with rot, this is a distinct design from the Staff of the Avatar. Rather than the Erdtree styling, it has the marble Celtic knot motif of the Haligtree architecture.

                          • Anonymous

                            Weird, I just got 1 right at killing the avatar - and it dropped a second one.
                            The boss reset in between, probably because I used an obstacle to avoid the 50x groundslam spam.

                            • Anonymous

                              it's pretty weird that the erdtree avatar, thing that you have to kill to get this weapon, has more HP than most bosses in the game and can literally one shot you with 60 vigor and is just placed as a normal enemy

                              • For Faith builds : from the Prayer Room site of grace, drop down on the roof to the right, from there you can see the Erdtree Avatar roaming. Wait for the Avatar to be as close to the roof as possible, then cast Black Flame on it, it will do significant damage. When the Avatar starts casting in your direction, just move a bit back and you won't get hit.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Not a big deal but I assume it's another oversight that guard boost goes from 43 down to 40 when upgrading to +10? It's probably supposed to end up at 44.

                                  • this thing just appeared in my inventory while I was bumming around the castle, didn't go down to the ring or anything, so the avatar can kill itself somehow.

                                    • Shame this is ain’t a Faith Str weapon like the regular form. The Rotten Crystal weapons still retain their int scaling, and Str still gets the rotten Greataxe colossal.

                                      Signed, a jealous Paladin who wants a rot weapon.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        I killed the Erdtree Avatar and got rewarded one Rotten Staff for the actual kill count... But it also dropped an item on the ground which was another Rotten Staff... Unsure if this is related to having a high Arcane with item discovery or if it's a bug based on something else. Eitherway I have two for some reason.

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Can also drop (Not sure if it's 100%) from the 2nd Erdtree Avatar outside the gate of the Inner Wall at the Haligtree.
                                          I got 1 from each of them.

                                          • the weapon skill for the few colossal weapons that use it: "Erdtree Slam," is now fixed and does a really nice amount of damage (staff of the avatar, rotten staff).

                                            • Anonymous

                                              The weapon art for Erd tree slam is bugged in this current patch, so both avatar staves have a useless weapon art.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                I killed both putrid avatars in haligtree but only got one staff, one of them just gave me a rune and that's it, they don't respawn anymore

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  There seems to be a guaranteed drop from the Avatar on the bridge below the Prayer Room grace. I got two from this Avatar, one gave me the Unique item drop pop up.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    Miquella's Haligtree Prayer Room Grace Outisde on the left is an Minor Erd Tree on a bridge drops when killed, can be cheesed if you drop 1 floor and use range attacks.

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