Staves in Salt and Sanctuary are one of the many Weapon types a player can choose from. They are used to cast spells and can only be wielded in two hands. Spells use Focus to cast.

 Notes and Tips:

  • Like all weapons held in both hands, Staves can be used to block and parry
  • Staves and Wands gain no additional damage to their spells if a weapon buff is applied
  • For example: Using Pitchfire on a Stave or Wand will not result in an increase in Fire damage nor will it add Fire damage to the weapon.
  • This is the same for all elements castable with Staves and Wands, including Blood Magics.


Name & Icon Attack Mag Scale Special Wgt Class
Scrimshaw Cane 14.0 B None 4 1
Rowan Crosier 16.0 B None 5 2
Channeler's Rod  20.0 C None 6 3
Purgatory Scepter 28.0 E None 6 4
Saira's Staff  16.0 S None 10 5

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    • Anonymous

      Ok so the purgatory scepter and necromancers Virge say stuff about using the casters humanity does that actually mean anything or is it just flavor text

      • Anonymous

        Do the two attack slots in a staff affect a spell’s damage? For example, if a staff’s damage is 19 and 78, does that mean that the spell in the “strong” attack slot will do more damage than if it were in the other slot??

        • Anonymous

          Besides the off-hand/2-hand difference between wands and staves, is there any difference?Can't really find much about it here on the wiki.

          • Anonymous

            Staves do not have a physical attack. Attacking with a staff will trigger your character to use equipped spells. Having a physical alternative may be worthwhile in case you run dry of focus--Blackwidow is a great option, available early in the game with good magic scaling. Otherwise, you'll want a Conduit of Mind and focus-restoring items aplenty.

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