Staff of the Guilty

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attack power elden ring wiki guide 18Attack
Phy 38
Mag 0
Fire 0
Ligt 0
Holy 0
Crit 100
Sor 127
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
Fai C
attributes required elden ring wiki guide 18Requires
Str 8
Fai 12
Glintstone Staff Strike
No Skill FP -
Wgt.  4.5

passive effects elden ring wiki guide 18Passive 
hemmorage (45)

Boosts Thorn Sorcery

Staff of the Guilty is a Glintstone Staff in Elden Ring. The Staff of the Guilty scales primarily with Faith and Strength and is a good Weapon for Blood Thorn Sorcery. 

  

A heretical staff fashioned from a smoldering, withered sapling that turns the blood of sacrifices pierced by it into glintstone. Similar to hex magic.

Sorceries are scaled with faith rather than intelligence when wielding this staff which enhances Thorn sorceries in particular.

 

Where to Find Staff of the Guilty

 

Staff of the Guilty Notes & Tips

  • Weapon Skill: No skill.
  • This weapon can be infused with Spinning Weapon Ash of War.
  • Staff of the Guilty can be upgraded by using Smithing Stones.
  • Causes Blood loss Buildup: hemmorage (45)
  • Does not scale with intelligence, though any spell's minimum required intelligence is still needed when using the staff.
  • Boosts Thorn Sorceries. Thorn sorceries include Briars of Punishment and Briars of Sin.
  • Sell Value:  er runes 13 100
  • Base drop rate is 2% (at 100 Discovery).
  • Using this staff as a Arc/Str build, 50/36 allows to use the Marais Executioner's Sword and Mohgwyn's Sacred Spear with good damage, and at 24 Faith you have access to the blood incantations, eksykes decay and the thorn spells, lot of options, though this staff (and the thorn spells) should scale with arc as well
  • Other notes and player tips go here

 

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Staff of the Guilty 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 for this staff is based on Faith stat, unlike other staffs. The Sor Scaling reflected in the table below takes data from a user with 24 Faith; you may see different numbers at different Faith levels.

This upgrade can be enchanted with Magic or boosted with Consumables. The Sorcery Scaling displayed on this table shows Minimum Requirement and Faith 80 as xx-yy.

  Attack Power Stat Scaling Passive Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Staff of the Guilty Phy Sor Scaling* Mag Fir Lit Hol Sta Str Dex Int Fai Arc Any Phy Mag Fir Lit Hol Bst Rst
Standard 38 109 - 179 - - - - 23 D - - C -

hemmorage (45)

Boosts Thorn Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +1 39 110 - 186 - - - - 23 D - - C -

hemmorage (45)

Boosts Thorn Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +2 40 111 - 192 - - - - 24 D - - C -

hemmorage (45)

Boosts Thorn Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +3 41 112 - 198 - - - - 25 D - - B -

hemmorage (45)

Boosts Thorn Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +4 42 112 - 205 - - - - 26 D - - B -

hemmorage (45)

Boosts Thorn Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +5 43 113 - 211 - - - - 27 D - - B -

hemmorage (45)

Boosts Thorn Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +6 44 114 - 218 - - - - 28 D - - B -

hemmorage (45)

Boosts Thorn Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +7 45 115 - 224 - - - - 29 D - - B -

hemmorage (45)

Boosts Thorn Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +8 47 116 - 230 - - - - 30 D - - B -

hemmorage (45)

Boosts Thorn Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +9 48 116 - 237 - - - - 31 D - - B -

hemmorage (45)

Boosts Thorn Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +10 49 117 - 243 - - - - 32 D - - B -

hemmorage (45)

Boosts Thorn Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +11 50 118 - 250 - - - - 33 D - - A -

hemmorage (45)

Boosts Thorn Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +12 51 119 - 256 - - - - 34 D - - A -

hemmorage (45)

Boosts Thorn Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +13 52 120 - 262 - - - - 34 D - - A -

hemmorage (45)

Boosts Thorn Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +14 53 120 - 269 - - - - 35 D - - A -

hemmorage (45)

Boosts Thorn Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +15 55 121 - 275 - - - - 36 D - - A -

hemmorage (45)

Boosts Thorn Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +16 56 122 - 281 - - - - 37 D - - A -

hemmorage (45)

Boosts Thorn Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +17 57 123 - 288 - - - - 38 D - - S -

hemmorage (45)

Boosts Thorn Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +18 58 123 - 294 - - - - 39 C - - S -

hemmorage (45)

Boosts Thorn Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +19 59 124 - 301 - - - - 40 C - - S -

hemmorage (45)

Boosts Thorn Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +20 60 125 - 307 - - - - 41 C - - S -

hemmorage (45)

Boosts Thorn Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +21 61 126 - 313 - - - - 42 C - - S -

hemmorage (45)

Boosts Thorn Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +22 63 127 - 320 - - - - 43 C - - S -

hemmorage (45)

Boosts Thorn Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +23 64 127 - 326 - - - - 44 C - - S -

hemmorage (45)

Boosts Thorn Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +24 65 128 - 333 - - - - 45 C - - S -

hemmorage (45)

Boosts Thorn Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11
Standard +25 66 129 - 339 - - - - 46 C - - S -

hemmorage (45)

Boosts Thorn Sor.

28 17 17 17 17 17 11

 

 




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    • Anonymous

      I really wish the one staff in the game that scaled solely with faith had a more holy look to it. This is ironically one of the most evil looking staves.

      • Anonymous

        There's a lot of wrong/confusing info on this page, after testing this staff at +24 with multiple respecs I can say the following:

        Both the physical attack and sorcery scaling are increased by Faith stat.
        It has no scaling on any other stat, despite the fact it shows Strength scaling it actually has none at all, there is no difference in physical damage or sorcery scaling between 10 Strength and 80 Strength (most likely a bug).
        Bleed buildup on this staff only applies to the physical attack, sorcery will not proc bleed when cast with this, and bleed buildup does not increase with Arcane.
        The 20% boost to Thorn Sorceries provides less benefit to high Arcane players than casting those sorceries with Albinauric Staff, since the Arcane scaling on that staff increases the bleed buildup of those sorceries while this staff does not.

        TLDR : This staff is a niche weapon for high Faith players to access sorceries with low INT requirements, or as an offhand weapon when casting Thorn Sorceries

        • Anonymous

          The thing at the end of the staff is a small sacrificed animal but I can’t help but see it as a roasted marshmallow from the inventory icon

          • Anonymous

            Questions:

            Why can't this also cast Incantations? Given the enemies its from use both Blood Thorn Sorceries as well as Fire Giant Incantations.

            Why doesn't this have a WA that's the flaming bloodthorn whip attack that the enemies that drop this use?

            • Anonymous

              As I can't see it listed anywhere here... It boosts Thorn Sorceries by 20%.

              Meanwhile, what's with the recent comments about this scaling with Arc (As well as notes and tips including a comment about using this in a Str/Arc build) when it scales with Fth not Arc?

              • Anonymous

                I wish theyd modify this staff to also buff Blood Incantations since all 2 Thorn Sorceries have Faith requirements on them and this weapon scales on Arcane and the Blood Incants require Arcane to cast. This would increase your array of available spells and incants to use if you were to run a Blood Mage sort of build that heavily relies on casting spells and incants.

                • Anonymous

                  Using this staff as a Arc/Str build, 50/36 allows to use the Marais Executioner sword and Mohg's Spear with good damage, and at 24 faith you have access to the blood incantations, eksykes decay and the thorn spells, lot of options, though this staff (and the thorn spells) should scale with arc as well

                  • Anonymous

                    I'm having an absolute blast with Thorn Sorceries, I hope they add more in DLC, perhaps "Briars of Incineration", a melee spell sort of like the fiery one Thorn Sorcerers use, or "Ensnaring Briars" which can be placed down like a trap that does high poise damage to whoever steps on it. Probably wishful thinking but only 2 spells is a little low, hopefully they flesh them out a bit, and give us more Alberich lore, his design is so cool.

                    • "causes slight blood loss buildup" at 45 vs. Bloodstained Dagger's "causes blood loss buildup" at 38
                      Yes, both are lower than the blood affinity's boost or Reduvia's innate blood loss thing, but that's just funny.

                      • I made a pure faith sorcerer build that uses this. Really confuses people when i combo glintblade phalanx into prelate’s charge. Niche usage but it fits that niche well.

                        • Anonymous

                          Confirmed this can be dropped by the lone slug fire sorcerer in Liurnia of the Lakes, north of artist shack.

                          • Anonymous

                            Gonna use and upgrade this on my Pure faith build just to weird people out by casting glintstone pebble after throwing out a bunch of incantations.

                            • Anonymous

                              I am entirely fine with the fact that it can't cast both. I just want there to be a hotbar so I don't have to cycle through all of my spells as I wield a seal and this thing.

                              • Anonymous

                                To those who haven't figured it out. Only the mobs with that have the staff on fire can actually drop the staff.
                                This means you can farm the one that drops the thorn sorcery in Liurna, north of the Artist's Shack grace.

                                • Anonymous

                                  Will scholars armament scale with faith if you use this staff or is it just intelligence only no matter what?

                                  • Anonymous

                                    Why would you ever use this over the Gelmir or Prince of Deaths? Perhaps if you were just doing pure faith and wanted to use the Briars of Sin and Punishment, but I feel like they missed an opportunity with this staff. The blood sorcerers who utilize this have much more thorn sorceries then what is offered in this game. They could have added the Fire/Thorn Slash that the sorcerers use as innate weapon art for this staff as well, similar to how the preachers right arm in DS3 had an innate special sorcery weapon art.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      2% base drop is so much better than locking it behind an early late game boss. Welcome back, Golden Ritual Spear.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        It would be cool as hell for this to turn glintstone sorcery red because it’s turning blood into glintstone

                                        • I received both the Staff of the Guilty and the Briars of Sin in the same drop so I thought they were both a guaranteed drop, but on a second attempt I only got the Sorcery. I've been trying to farm the staff for hours off the same enemy. T_T

                                          • Anonymous

                                            I see a lot of potential in this item, it may not have the same incredible potential that the Tin Darkmoon Catalyst did in DS1, then again only requiring 16 Intelligence for the most broken spell in the game (Dark Bead) tends to do that. But there are a good number of spells that are pretty low in the Intelligence requirement.

                                            Spells available with 16 Intelligence:
                                            1. Glintstone Pebble
                                            2. Glintstone Stars
                                            3. Carian Slicer
                                            4. Night Maiden's Mist (worth mentioning even if it doesn't do damage in a traditional sense)
                                            5. Magic Glintblade
                                            6. Scholar's Shield
                                            7. Magic Downpour
                                            8. Glintstone Icecrag/Great Glintstone Shard
                                            9. Unseen Form (great utility)

                                            18 Intelligence:
                                            1. Night Shard
                                            2. Rock Sling
                                            3. Lucidity (great utility)
                                            4. Gravity Well

                                            22 Intelligence:
                                            1. Rock Blaster (got buffed apparently)
                                            2. Glintblade Phalanx
                                            3. Freezing Mist

                                            At this point it's IMO best to not level Intelligence further, however with the Stargazer's Herloom can get you up to 27 Intelligence from here which gets you:
                                            1. Cannon of Haima
                                            2. Gavel of Haima
                                            3. Loretta's Greatbow
                                            4. Carian Greatsword
                                            5. Ambush Shard
                                            6. Star Shower
                                            7. Shard Spiral

                                            In total at 22 Intelligence you get 31 additional sorceries that you can use with this on top of the two that this synergizes with. You also get Order's Blade and Immutable Shield with this as well. Hopefully this gets formatted correctly and not turns into one giant wall of text.

                                            • Anonymous

                                              From a mainly PVP perspective: I don't think this staff is good per se, but I do think it's usable and definitely misunderstood. Don't make a blood mage build, you get 2 okay spells that don't even do that much damage. This staff is for people who already have a faith build and want to dip their toe into sorcery.

                                              Drop a few points into int or even just equip the Starscourge Heirloom and you hit reqs for a couple really solid spells like swift shard, magic glintblade, carian slicer, arc, and of course pebble. Between the two aberrant spells, briars of sin is probably better because it combos out of shard/pebble/glintblade to reduce the casting time and snag people who charge in when they see you casting.

                                              I love using this thing, what I think people are missing is the weird unique cross-synergy between certain sorceries/incantations/faith WAs that you'd never be able to do otherwise. Glintblade spam into gold breaker / takers flames / establish order for example, or bestial sling into carian slicer if youve got quick fingers. I sorta wish int builds had a kind-of-meh int-scaling-only sacred seal so that they could experience something similar.

                                              • Anonymous

                                                10 arcane and no item discovery boost:

                                                ~280k runes = ~740 kills (377 runes per kill - Fort Laiedd) = 2 staff of the guilty

                                                0,27% drop rate...

                                                And 170 smoldering butterfly. (~23% drop rate).

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  Confirming the fact that staff drops from a staff monk whi drops briars of sin spell near Eastern Tableland.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    If you want to use Thorn Sorceries, use the Albinauric Staff. The arcane scaling on the Albinauric staff will increase bleed, and at 45 Int and 45 Arcane the Sorcery scaling is dramatically better than Staff of the Guilty even at high faith. Even with points spent in Faith to meet requirements, the Albinauric staff is usually more efficient than other hybrid glintstone staves as well as benefitting more from Marika's Soreseal, Silver Tear Mask Godrick's Rune etc. Staff of the Guilty can still boost the damage of Thorn Sorceries just by having it equipped, so keep it on your offhand and cast with the Albinauric staff instead.

                                                    This staff is still decent as it allows Faith builds to cast low Int sorceries with Faith scaling, which can be situationally helpful.

                                                    At 80 faith, Staff of the Guilty is better for sorceries at 22 int and below, otherwise Prince of Death is better.

                                                    At 60 faith, Staff of the Guilty is better for sorceries at 32 int and below, otherwise Prince of Death is better.

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      Surprisingly good for lvl 60-80 PvP. 14 INT is enough to get you access to some of the best PVP sorceries in the game to supplement Thorn spells. At 14 INT, you have Carian Slicer, Swift Glintstone Shard, Magic Glintblade, and other, more niche spells. Briars of Punishment makes a good substitute for your typical hard-hitting ranged attack, with great range, solid damage, being harder to see, and surprisingly, it crosses gaps invisibly and can surprise people on the other side. Briars of Sin is PHENOMENAL at close range to wipe the floor with overly aggressive players, and you can chain Briars of Punishment, Swift Glintstone Shard, and most usefully, Carian Slicer into Briars of Sin to surprise people with big damage out of nowhere. None of these spells use much FP at all so you can literally use like 15 mind on this build. Don't listen to people who sell this thing short, yes it's suboptimal at higher levels, maybe needs a buff, but it has its place right now where it performs very respectably.

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        If you are a pure faith build running 80 faith, this staff isn't absolutely a terrible idea. You get access to buffed thorn spells, as well as being able to cast some of the low level sorceries at decent levels of damage.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          Why does a staff exist for the sole purpose of boosting 2 sorceries? Unless they plan on adding more thorn magic I just don't see why you'd use this.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            At 60 faith, this gets S scaling at +25 for sorc scaling of 271. Don't know how that compares to other staves but the Erdtree Seal is 273 incant scaling with the same character stats.

                                                            • This staff could be so fun if you didn't have to jump through so many hoops just to have it perform below average. I really hope From Soft reworks Guilty to have some ARC scaling so that FAITH/ARC builds can make use of it as a mirror to the dragon communion seal, without needing to invest in another staff just for the bleed to proc and extra INT to reach decent scaling. Or just make it a hybrid weapon so Guilty can at least cast incantations as is..

                                                              So many stats and tools just to make it and the thorn spells compete, and THEN they're expensive to cast as well. Sucks cause the Alberich's drip goes hard and the faith-based sorceries are a fun concept and they actually look cool. RIP Blasphemous Bloodmage

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                This really should just have the same scaling as the Dragon Communion Seal; can't take advantage of the bleed component of thorn sorceries without Arcane scaling.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  Can confirm you can get this from the guys near Seethewater Terminus. 23 arc plus silver foot got it fairly easily.

                                                                  • Got this to drop fairly easily actually. Just kept attacking the fire witch outside of Fort Laiedd. I think I got it on maybe my 3rd round of killing them? Had the silver scarab equipped and only 16 arcane so? Idk that's RNG for you.

                                                                    • Got this to drop fairly easily actually. Just kept attacking the fire witch outside of Fort Laiedd. I think I got it on maybe my 3rd round of killing them? Had the silver scarab equipped and only 16 arcane so? Idk that's RNG for you.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        So sad it scales on faith and is not usable on my pure int build... literally the best staff, both looking and the only one with bleed :C

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          I’m not entirely sure if I was just insanely lucky but from the seethwater Terminus site of grave I headed straight climbed up the rocks kept heading straight then when I hit the wooden fences I made a left (south) to see a few cultist fighting soldiers, killed them and one dropped it on my first try. No item discovery Equiptment was in use at all.

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            Can confirm this indeed drops from the same lady that gives you Briar Of Sin when you kill her in Liurnia, Eastern Tableland grace. Took me about 44 minutes, but that's RNG for you. Don't think the other witches around could drop it, her staff is uniquely different from the rest so I didn't bother farming them.

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Confirmation: It drops in Liurna. BUT this is important: Only 1 of the firemonks actually drops it. All others DO not. The one that drops the sorcery also is able to drop the staff. She is standing next to 2 fireslugs. All others in this area DO NOT drop this staff. I've been farming hundreds for hours until I noticed that. Saving you the trouble hopefully. If you want to farm in Liurna, only kill the one next to the slugs.

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                What is a Red-Robed Cultist? do they mean the FIre Witches? i've been killing everything for 30 minutes around leidd and have not got a single drop

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  Allows any sorcery to scale with faith stat; the issue is the required intelligence to cast most spells not meshing well with this staff.
                                                                                  Sorceries and Incantations scale with their staff and seals respectively, and simply have stat requirements to be used in the first place. If you ever wanted to be a "Holy Sorcerer" kind of archetype or "Bloodmage" this is the weapon for you.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    This staff needs to be able to cast sorceries and incantations, or at least make bloodflame spells into sorceries. Idk what the devs were thinking to make 2 blood sorceries and 4 blood incantations. Just makes any type of bloodmage harder to pull off :(

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      This gives Faith builds the option to use Glintstone Pebble with decence effectiveness. Just for that alone it's pretty neat.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        Can confirm it drops from the fire witch who drops briars of sin in liurnia just between church of vows and artist shack graces. To the left where the fire witch will have 2 fire slugs. But she is the only one I've seen in the zone so far so might take a while to farm as it is most likely a rare drop.

                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                          For those that don’t fully understand this is for characters that are using incantations and have really high faith but have enough I intelligence to use some basic sorceries, this staff gets S in faith and C in strength so on a paladin build this thing ROCKS for some less intensive sorceries that only require a little sorcery

                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                            should have been a sacred seal that boosts blood incantations along with the thorn sorceries being blood incantations.

                                                                                            very strange that something like the cold sorceries have no catalyst but these super niche spells do? very confusing.

                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                              I can't see a good use for this staff. If you level faith enough to use this, incantations seem more worthwhile than two bleed spells that don't scale with arcane.

                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                I want this staff for the sole reason that it looks vaguely like it's roasting a marshmallow over a campfire

                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                  I figured out what that blood loss is.

                                                                                                  It’s the stick.

                                                                                                  You can cause bleed with the stick. Tested on the commoners north of Church of Elleh. Took about 5 hits to trigger bleed.

                                                                                                  For funsies, I added the AoW: Spinning Weapon and it allows you to get multiple hits off. However, it seems to do half the amount as it took 10 of the hits (so about 3 uses) to trigger bleed.

                                                                                                  Glintstone staffs can do jump attacks and the posture damage isn’t bad. So you can mix jump attacks and then either bonk with the stick for bleed or use Spinning Weapon.

                                                                                                  Can probably save some FP stick bonking. Or you could just…I don’t know, switch to an actual weapon?

                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                    Can also be found off the fire witch that drops the Briars of Sin sorcery.

                                                                                                    Most folks have farmed it for hours. I guess I got lucky, with 20 ARC, got it after maybe 20-30 tries.

                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                      I want this because I want to use the magma whip candlestick, magma sorceries, and fire incantations. I'm going for a fire sage build. A primal sorcerer who uses faith and some int to cast all manner of fire sorceries and incantations. The branch just gives a more natural feel compared to the more sleek looking staff's. I may use blood spells as well. I'm unsure what my armor or other aspects of my build will be, but this is the concept I want to stick with. :)
                                                                                                      I originally planned a fire/blood theif, but I already did that in previous souls games, so I'm scrapping it, instead I'll combine that concept with a mage character i also made before, to make a perfect match up. I'm a sucker for unique uncommon builds that nobody does. For example i did and aeromancer build in ds1 and ds2, using white shockwave miracles, and wind based weapons, in ds3 there was 3 weapons. And in ds1 there was the golem axe and the dragon weapons, she wore xanthous set, minus the dumb head wrap, and in ds3 she wore the dragon scale set, again minus the silly white hair piece. I made many other insane builds, like a ghost mage, lightning monk using bonefists in ds2. I'm crazy about this stuff.

                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                        Honestly wish this let you cast incantations too just to really drive home the whole "Occultist Blood and Dragon Magic Man" thing they have going, otherwise, to get the full feel of that you need both a seal AND the staff because the two other blood spells are sadly sorcery not incants :c It doesn't even make much sense because its really only feasible with those two specific spells, any other spell combos involving faith and you might as well use the lava staff it seems.

                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                          Does the blood loss build up apply as additional for those thorn spells, or is it if you bonk with the stick

                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                            Wonder if there'll be an Int-only Sacred Seal to match it. Probably not, given there's no Int-only incantations the way the Briars are Faith-only sorceries.

                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                              Thorns Sorceries are Briars of Sin and Briars of Punishment - at least those are found so far. Very little repertoire, but the fact you can cast sorceries that will scale from Faith opens sorceries for Faith casters. Minimal INT requirement to cast chosen sorceries has to be met still.

                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                No real benefit for a long term staff. You still require the Int stat to use the spells, so you might as well use a int based staff since it probably will scale better. I got mine up to +12 and it was disappointing with the same faith that I had int, plus needing int to even cast them. I'm guessing this only really benefits faith builds with low int.

                                                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                                                  Pretty rare drop took me like 10 waves or so, can confirm does drop from Red Mages with big torches outside of Fort Latedd
                                                                                                                  Picture: https://imgur.com/a/WHZIDvJ

                                                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                                                    Why the hell does this scale with faith instead of arcane, makes no sense, i imagine this will be patched.

                                                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                                                      Drops from the heretics outside of Fort Latedd, on the westernmost section of the Altus Plateau (inside the volcanic area).

                                                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                                                        I was unable to find any cultists around Shaded Castle, but can confirm it drops from the cultists who cast blood magic at you around Fort Laiedd, in the NW corner of the map In the Mt. Gelmir.

                                                                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                                                                          The red robed cultists are NOT near the Shaded Castle. They are right out front of Fort Laiedd. Fort Laiedd is in the top left of Atlus Plateau, to the top-left of the volcano area.

                                                                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                                                                            Description:

                                                                                                                            "A heretical staff fashioned from a smoldering, withered sapling
                                                                                                                            that turns the blood of sacrifices pierced by it into glintstone.
                                                                                                                            Similar to hex magic.

                                                                                                                            Sorceries are scaled with faith rather than intelligence when
                                                                                                                            wielding this staff which enchances thorn sorceries in particular."
                                                                                                                            ------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                            No skill.

                                                                                                                            This armament has no skill.
                                                                                                                            If the armament in the other hand has a skill, that skill will be
                                                                                                                            used instead.

                                                                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                                                                              Uh, there aren't any cultists around the Shaded Castle. Did the page's author confuse the castle with Fort Laiedd?

                                                                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                                                                Scaling:
                                                                                                                                Str - D
                                                                                                                                Fai - C
                                                                                                                                Requirements:
                                                                                                                                Str - 8
                                                                                                                                Fai - 12
                                                                                                                                Passive Effects:
                                                                                                                                Boosts thorn sorcery
                                                                                                                                Causes slight blood loss buildup (45)

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