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Overview

Staves are a two-handed weapon and, much like their counterpart, Clubs, Staves are used more often for their stat boosts than their damage. Early on, Staves tend to give minor bonuses to HP and MP; their usage increases at level 51, when players get access to the set of Elemental Staves, which boost the potency and accuracy of spells of specific elements (Slow, for example, gets a powerful accuracy boost when it is cast while the Earth Staff is equipped).

Although staves are primarily used by mages looking to boost stats, the Paladin and Monk jobs get some use out of a couple of staves, most notably for Paladins, the Earth Staff (for its -20% Physical Damage trait) and for later levels, the Primate Staff/Kinkobo (for its excellent damage capabilities against enemies weak against blunt damage). Staves also possess the powerful weaponskill Spirit Taker, which regenerates a large amount of MP for the user based on TP, and unlike Aspir, will work on any mob regardless of whether or not it has MP. This weaponskill allows mages and Paladin alike to increase their longevity in battle without having to resort to healing. It is important to note that the argument of "Staff Tanking" (using an Earth Staff as a Paladin in battle instead of a sword and shield) versus "Shield Tanking" is still a topic of great debate.

Although there are some staves built for damage (most noticably the "poles"), the stave class generally is not a preferred damage-dealing weapon - it has its situational uses, but for any melee looking to do damage, there is almost always a better weapon. With that said, mages and Paladin using the staff in a soloing situation may find the weapon and the skill very helpful, especially after Spirit Taker becomes a usable weaponskill.


Job Ratings

Job Skill Ranking Cap at Level 1 Cap at Level 37 Cap at Level 75
Paladin A- 6 114 269
Monk B 5 109 250
Summoner B 5 109 250
Warrior B 5 109 250
Black Mage B- 5 109 240
Dragoon B- 5 109 240
Bard C+ 5 105 230
White Mage C+ 5 105 230

Equipment that Enhance this Skill

Name Lvl Slot Effects Jobs
Staff Belt 30 Belt Latent Effect:Staff Skill+5 All Jobs
Temperance Torque 73 Neck CHR+5 Axe Skill+7 Staff Skill+7 All Jobs

Weapon Skills

Name Skill Level Info
Heavy Swing 10 Delivers a single-hit attack. Damage varies with TP.
Rock Crusher 40 Delivers an earth elemental attack. Damage varies with TP.
Earth Crusher 70 Delivers an area of effect earth elemental attack. Damage varies with TP.
Starburst 100 Delivers a light/dark elemental attack. Damage varies with TP.
Sunburst 150 Delivers a light/dark elemental attack. Damage varies with TP.
Shell Crusher 175 Lowers enemy's defense. Duration of effect varies with TP.
Full Swing 200 Delivers a single-hit attack. Damage varies with TP.
Spirit Taker 215 Restores an amount of MP to the user equal to the damage dealt by this attack. Damage varies with TP.
Retribution 230 Delivers a single-hit attack. Damage varies with TP.
Gate of Tartarus Thyrus, Claustrum Only Lowers target's Attack. Additional effect: Refresh.

Staves by Level

Name Lvl Dam Del DPS Effects Jobs
Ash Staff 1 5 366 0.82 HP +2, MP +2 WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Ash Staff +1 1 6 356 1.01 HP +3, MP +3 WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Federation Signet Staff 1 1 366 0.16 Enchantment: Signet , <25/25 0:30/[0:10, 0:30]> All
Kingdom Signet Staff 1 1 366 0.16 Enchantment: Signet , <25/25 0:30/[0:10, 0:30]> All
Onion Staff 1 4 366 0.66 WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Republic Signet Staff 1 1 366 0.16 Enchantment: Signet , <25/25 0:30/[0:10, 0:30]> All
Treat Staff RareExclusive 1 1 356 0.17 HP +5, MP +5, Latent Effect: Warp All
Trick Staff RareExclusive 1 1 356 0.17 HP +1, MP +1 All
Treat Staff II RareExclusive 2 2 356 0.34 MP +5, HP +5, Enchantment: Warp , <1/1 0:30/[120:00:00, 0:30]> All
Trick Staff II RareExclusive 2 2 356 0.34 HP +1, MP +1, Enchantment: Warp , <10/10 0:30/[24:00:00, 0:30]> All
Ash Pole 5 11 402 1.64 MNK/WHM/BLM/SMN
Ash Pole +1 5 12 390 1.85 MNK/WHM/BLM/SMN
Freesword's Staff 10 9 346 1.56 HP +6, MP +6 WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Gelong Staff RareExclusive 10 14 390 2.15 HP Recovered While Healing +4 All
Legionnaire's Staff 10 12 376 1.91 HP +6, MP +6 WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Holly Staff 11 10 366 1.64 HP +4, MP +4 WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Holly Staff +1 11 11 356 1.85 HP +5, MP +5 WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Bastokan Staff 15 13 366 2.13 HP +6, MP +6, Accuracy +1 WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Federation Staff 15 11 326 2.02 HP +6, MP +6, Attack +3 WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Republic Staff 15 14 356 2.36 HP +6, MP +6, Accuracy +2 WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Windurstian Staff 15 10 336 1.79 HP +6, MP +6, Attack +2 WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Flexible Pole 16 20 402 2.99 Enchantment: Attack +3 , <50/50 0:30/[30:00, 0:30]> MNK/WHM/BLM/SMN
Holly Pole 16 20 402 2.99 MNK/WHM/BLM/SMN
Holly Pole +1 16 21 390 3.23 MNK/WHM/BLM/SMN
Monster Signa 17 12 366 1.97 HP +5, MP +5, Vitality -5, Charisma +8 WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Mercenary's Pole 18 22 402 3.28 MNK/WHM/BLM/SMN
Misery Staff 20 14 366 2.30 Additional Effect: Curse WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Platoon Pole 20 13 366 2.13 WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Elm Staff 23 15 366 2.46 HP +6, MP +6 WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Elm Staff +1 23 16 356 2.70 HP +7, MP +7 WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Federation Pole 23 24 378 3.81 Attack +5 MNK/WHM/BLM/SMN
Windurstian Pole 23 23 390 3.54 Attack +3 MNK/WHM/BLM/SMN
Spiked Club 25 26 402 3.88 Attack +3 MNK/WHM/PLD/DRG
Spiked Club +1 25 27 390 4.15 Attack +5 MNK/WHM/PLD/DRG
Dolphin Staff 27 16 366 2.62 HP +7, MP +7, Resist Vs. Water +6, Additional Effect: Water Damage WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Elm Pole 30 29 402 4.33 MNK/WHM/BLM/SMN
Elm Pole +1 30 30 390 4.62 MNK/WHM/BLM/SMN
Hypno Staff 30 17 366 2.79 Additional Effect: Sleep WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Whale Staff 32 18 366 2.95 HP +14, MP +7, Resist Vs. Water +7, Additional Effect: Water Damage WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Whale Staff +1 32 19 356 3.20 HP +15, MP +7, Resist Vs. Water +8, Additional Effect: Water Damage WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Military Pole 33 29 378 4.60 Intelligence +1 MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/PLD/BRD
RNG/SMN/BLU/PUP
Oak Staff 39 21 366 3.44 HP +8, MP +8 WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Oak Staff +1 39 22 356 3.71 HP +9, MP +9 WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Chanter's Staff Rare 40 20 366 3.28 Intelligence -6, Mind +6, Charisma +6, Singing Skill +4 WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Dragon Staff RareExclusive 40 18 366 2.95 MP +20, Avatar Perpetuation Cost -1 SMN
Dusky Staff Rare 40 20 366 3.28 MP +22, Dark Magic Skill +3 BLM
Himmel Stock Rare 40 19 366 3.11 MP +63, "Blood Pact" Ability Delay +3 SMN
Oak Pole 40 37 402 5.52 MNK/WHM/BLM/SMN
Oak Pole +1 40 38 390 5.85 MNK/WHM/BLM/SMN
Kukulcan's Staff RareExclusive 41 22 366 3.61 MP +20 SMN
Footman's Staff 45 41 390 6.31 Attack +7 MNK/WHM/PLD/DRG
Pastoral Staff 45 40 402 5.97 Attack +4, Enchantment: TP +10 MNK/WHM/PLD/DRG
Quarterstaff 45 40 402 5.97 Attack +4 MNK/WHM/PLD/DRG
Musketeer's Pole 50 45 390 6.92 Accuracy +3, Attack +3 MNK/WHM/BLM/SMN
Walrus Staff 50 26 366 4.26 HP +9, MP +9,
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+10, Additional Effect: Ice Damage
WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Apollo's Staff 51 35 356 5.90 Strength +2, Dexterity +2, Vitality +2, Agility +2, Intelligence +2, Mind +2, Charisma +2, Resist Vs. Dark +20, Cure Potency +10%, Additional Effect: Light Damage All
Aquilo's Staff 51 35 356 5.90 Intelligence +5, Resist Vs. Wind +20, Elemental Magic Skill +10, Additional Effect: Ice Damage All
Auster's Staff 51 35 356 5.90 Agility +5,
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+20, Evasion +10, Additional Effect: Wind Damage
All
Dark Staff 51 30 366 4.92 Strength +1, Dexterity +1, Vitality +1, Agility +1, Intelligence +1, Mind +1, Charisma +1,
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+15, MP Recovered While Healing +10, Additional Effect: Darkness Damage
All
Earth Staff 51 30 366 4.92 Vitality +4, Resist Vs. Lightning +15, Physical Damage Taken -20%, Additional Effect: Earth Damage All
Fire Staff 51 30 366 4.92 Strength +4,
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+15, Attack +10, Ranged Attack +10, Additional Effect: Fire Damage
All
Ice Staff 51 30 366 4.92 Intelligence +4, Resist Vs. Wind +15, Elemental Magic Skill +10, Additional Effect: Ice Damage All
Jupiter's Staff 51 35 356 5.90 Dexterity +5, Resist Vs. Water +20, Critical Hit Rate +15%, Additional Effect: Lightning Damage All
Light Staff 51 30 366 4.92 Strength +1, Dexterity +1, Vitality +1, Agility +1, Intelligence +1, Mind +1, Charisma +1, Resist Vs. Dark +15, Cure Potency +10%, Additional Effect: Light Damage All
Neptune's Staff 51 35 356 5.90 Mind +5, Resist Vs. Fire +20, Divine Magic Skill +10, Additional Effect: Water Damage All
Pluto's Staff 51 35 356 5.90 Strength +2, Dexterity +2, Vitality +2, Agility +2, Intelligence +2, Mind +2, Charisma +2,
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+20, MP Recovered While Healing +10, Additional Effect: Darkness Damage
All
Terra's Staff 51 35 356 5.90 Vitality +5, Resist Vs. Lightning +20, Physical Damage Taken -20%, Additional Effect: Earth Damage All
Thunder Staff 51 30 366 4.92 Dexterity +4, Resist Vs. Water +15, Critical Hit Rate +15%, Additional Effect: Lightning Damage All
Vulcan's Staff 51 35 356 5.90 Strength +5,
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+20, Attack +10, Ranged Attack +10, Additional Effect: Fire Damage
All
Water Staff 51 30 366 4.92 Mind +4, Resist Vs. Fire +15, Divine Magic Skill +10, Additional Effect: Water Damage All
Wind Staff 51 30 366 4.92 Agility +4,
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+15, Evasion +10, Additional Effect: Wind Damage
All
Musketeer's Pole +1 52 46 378 7.30 Accuracy +3, Attack +3, Outside of Nation Controlled Area: HP +10, MP +10 MNK/WHM/BLM/SMN
Musketeer's Pole +2 52 47 366 7.70 Accuracy +3, Attack +3, Outside of Nation Controlled Area: HP +12, MP +12 MNK/WHM/BLM/SMN
Sunlight Pole 52 46 402 6.87 Sunny Weather: Adds Regen Effect MNK/WHM/BLM/SMN
Pride Staff Rare 53 30 402 4.48 Strength -1, Dexterity -1, Vitality -1, Agility -1, Intelligence -1, Mind +7, Charisma -1 WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Healing Staff 55 29 366 4.75 MP +50, Cure Potency +10% WHM
Wise Wizard's Staff 55 28 366 4.59 HP +10, MP +10 WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Revenging Staff 57 28 366 4.59 HP +9, MP +9, Additional Effect: HP Drain WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Revenging Staff +1 57 29 356 4.89 HP +10, MP +10, Additional Effect: HP Drain WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Heavy Staff 59 31 356 5.22 HP +12, MP +12 WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Mahogany Pole 59 51 402 7.61 MNK/WHM/BLM/SMN
Mahogany Pole +1 59 52 390 8.00 MNK/WHM/BLM/SMN
Mahogany Staff 59 30 366 4.92 HP +10, MP +10 WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Archalaus's Pole Rare 60 48 402 7.16 Intelligence +4, Mind +4, Additional Effect: MP Drain SMN
Battle Staff 60 49 402 7.31 Accuracy +3, Attack +10 MNK/WHM/PLD/DRG
Battle Staff +1 60 50 390 7.69 Accuracy +4, Attack +12 MNK/WHM/PLD/DRG
Elder Staff 64 29 366 4.75 HP +12, MP +12 WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Ebony Pole 65 53 402 7.91 MNK/WHM/BLM/SMN
Ebony Pole +1 65 54 390 8.31 MNK/WHM/BLM/SMN
Ramuh's Staff RareExclusive 65 29 366 4.75 Dexterity +3, Additional Effect: Lightning Damage WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Power Staff RareExclusive 66 31 356 5.22 HP +13, MP +13, Strength +7, Additional Effect: Strength Up WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Kinnara Pole RareExclusive 68 30 366 4.92 HP +25, MP +25, HP Recovered While Healing +2, MP Recovered While Healing +2 WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Cocytus Pole RareExclusive 69 52 402 7.76 HP +13,
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+20, Physical Damage: Ice Spikes Effect
MNK/WHM/PLD/DRG
Astral Signa 70 32 366 5.25 HP +18, MP +18, Avatar Perpetuation Cost -2 SMN
Mercurial Pole RareExclusive 70 4 366 0.66 MP +30, Occasionally Attacks 2 To 4 Times MNK/WHM/BLM/PLD/BRD/DRG
SMN
Mythic Pole 70 55 402 8.21 Resist Vs. Dark +15 MNK/WHM/BLM/SMN
Mythic Pole +1 70 56 390 8.62 Resist Vs. Dark +20 MNK/WHM/BLM/SMN
Rune Staff 70 32 366 5.25 Latent Effect: Intelligence +2, Latent Effect: Mind +2, Latent Effect: Charisma +2, Latent Effect: Magic Attack Bonus WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Yigit Staff RareExclusive 70 56 360 9.33 Assault: DMG: 57, MP +2% WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Astral Staff 71 40 366 6.56 MP Recovered While Healing +9, Avatar: Defense Bonus WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Grim Staff Rare 71 60 390 9.23 Strength +5, Mind +6, Additional Effect: HP Drain SMN
Imperial Pole RareExclusive 71 60 402 8.96 Depending On Day: Increases Elemental Weapon Skill Damage MNK/WHM/BLM/SMN
Master Caster's Pole Rare 71 34 366 5.57 HP +20, MP +10, Citizens of Windurst: MP Recovered While Healing +8 WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Pole of Trials RareExclusive 71 55 402 8.21 Latent Effect: HP +10, Latent Effect: MP +10, Latent Effect: Resist Vs. Fire +10, Latent Effect:
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+10
WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/PLD/BRD
DRG/SMN
Prelatic Pole Rare 71 55 402 8.21 Intelligence -4, Mind +4, Resist Vs. Fire +6,
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+6, Resist Vs. Wind +6,
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+6, Resist Vs. Lightning +6, Resist Vs. Water +6,
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+6, Resist Vs. Dark +6, Healing Magic Skill +10
All
Carbuncle's Pole RareExclusive 72 55 402 8.21 Charisma +4, TP Bonus, Latent Effect: Light Damage, Enchantment: Recover HP , <30/30 0:30/[10:00, 0:30]> MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/PLD/BRD
RNG/SMN/BLU/PUP
Iron-Splitter 72 64 412 9.32 Dexterity +2, HP Recovered While Healing +3 MNK/WHM/PLD/DRG
Iron-Splitter +1 72 65 399 9.77 Dexterity +3, HP Recovered While Healing +4 MNK/WHM/PLD/DRG
Martial Staff 72 56 390 8.62 TP Bonus MNK/WHM/BLM/PLD/DRG/SMN
Mighty Pole 72 56 402 8.36 Windsday: Resist Vs. Wind +15, Windsday: Divine Magic Skill +13, Windsday: Elemental Magic Skill +13 WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/PLD/BRD
DRG/SMN
Somnus Signa Rare 72 62 402 9.25 Strength +6, Mind +5, Charisma -1, Additional Effect: Sleep BLM
Steel-splitter 72 64 412 9.32 Dexterity +2, HP Recovered While Healing +3, Enchantment: Stone , <50/50 0:30/[10:00, 0:30]> MNK/WHM/PLD/DRG
Zen Pole Rare 72 55 402 8.21 MP +24, MP Recovered While Healing +2 WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/RDM/BST/BRD/SMN
Hope Staff RareExclusive 73 40 366 6.56 Agility +7, Virtue Stone Equipped: Occasionally Attacks Twice BRD/SMN/PUP
Kinkobo 73 68 412 9.90 Critical Hit Rate +5%, Latent Effect: Delay 329, Latent Effect: Accuracy +10, Enchantment: Subtle Blow , <20/20 0:30/[30:00, 0:30]> MNK/WHM/PLD/DRG
Perdu Staff RareExclusive 73 60 399 9.02 Latent Effect: DMG: 66 MNK/WHM/PLD/DRG
Primate Staff 73 68 412 9.90 Critical Hit Rate +5%, Latent Effect: Delay 329, Latent Effect: Accuracy +10 MNK/WHM/PLD/DRG
Primate Staff +1 73 69 399 10.38 Critical Hit Rate +7%, Latent Effect: Delay 319, Latent Effect: Accuracy +12 MNK/WHM/PLD/DRG
Thyrsusstab RareExclusive 73 52 402 7.76 Latent Effect: DMG: 65, Latent Effect: Critical Hit Rate +6% WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/PLD/BRD
DRG/SMN
Wyvern Perch Rare 73 57 402 8.51 Wyvern: HP +50 WAR/MNK/WHM/BLM/PLD/BRD
DRG/SMN
Capricorn Staff Rare 74 43 366 7.05 Haste +5% MNK/WHM/PLD/DRG
Bahamut's Staff RareExclusive 75 55 366 9.02 MP +30, Summoning Magic Skill +5, Avatar Perpetuation Cost -3 SMN
Diabolos's Pole RareExclusive 75 57 402 8.51 Dark Weather: Enhances Effect of Drain and Aspir, Additional Effect: Slow All
Eight-Sided Pole 75 57 402 8.51 Accuracy +4, Attack +8 MNK/WHM/PLD/DRG
Eight-Sided Pole +1 75 58 390 8.92 Accuracy +5, Attack +9 MNK/WHM/PLD/DRG
Kirin's Pole Rare 75 60 402 8.96 HP +20, MP +20, Intelligence +10, Mind +10, Resist Vs. Fire +15,
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+15, Resist Vs. Wind +15,
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+15, Resist Vs. Lightning +15, Resist Vs. Water +15,
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+15, Resist Vs. Dark +15
MNK/WHM/BLM/PLD/DRG/SMN
Mage's Staff RareExclusive 75 55 402 8.21 BLM
Relic Staff RareExclusive 75 1 999 0.06 BLM/SMN
Sage's Staff RareExclusive 75 1 402 0.15 Dynamis: DMG: 55, Resist Vs. Fire +7 BLM/SMN
Dynamis Staff RareExclusive 75 55 402 8.21 Dynamis: DMG: 58, Resist Vs. Fire +9 BLM/SMN
Thyrus RareExclusive 75 72 402 10.75 Dynamis: "Gate of Tartarus" BLM/SMN
Claustrum RareExclusive 75 72 390 11.08 Accuracy +20, "Gate of Tartarus", Additional Effect: Dispel BLM/SMN

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