Staff of Wisdom
magic staff of wisdom

In-Game Description

Staff of the lost land of Olaphis.
Sorcery-dedicated catalyst.
Cannot be used to cast hexes.

The crystal at the tip of the staff
greatly augments spell strength.

Already a finely-crafted staff,
made even more effective by its crystal,
the brilliance of which has been polished
over time with powerful magic.

Availability

  • Mimic (Brightstone Cove Tseldora) drop - guaranteed. Located in the abandoned house, accessed by jumping down the well. (Scholar of the First Sin only)

General Information

Image Damage Counter
Strength
Poise
Damage
Stats Needed
Stat Bonuses
Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Stability Durability Weight
magic-staff-of-wisdom-lg.png 0/180/0/0/0

(Spell/Strike)
110 15 0/0/50/0

-/-/S/-/-/-
25/30/20/20/20 5/5/5/5 20 50 3.0

Notes

  • Is the best staff for casting sorceries.
  • Infusing it with Dark with give it dark damage and dark scaling but, as detailed in the weapon's description,
    will still not be able to cast any Hexes.

Upgrades

Basic

Special upgrade path.
Requires:

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Materials Cost Souls
Staff of Wisdom +0 0/180/0/0/0 -/-/S/-/-/- - -
Staff of Wisdom +1 0/198/0/0/0 -/-/S/-/-/- 1x Twinkling Titanite 1,420
Staff of Wisdom +2 0/216/0/0/0 -/-/S/-/-/- 2x Twinkling Titanite 1,770
Staff of Wisdom +3 0/234/0/0/0 -/-/S/-/-/- 3x Twinkling Titanite 2,120
Staff of Wisdom +4 0/252/0/0/0 -/-/S/-/-/- 4x Twinkling Titanite 2,830
Staff of Wisdom +5 0/270/0/0/0 -/-/S/-/-/- 5x Twinkling Titanite 3,180

Infusions

Magic

Reduces: Damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base magic damage, INT stat bonus, magic damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Magic Staff of Wisdom +0 0/198/0/0/0 -/-/S/-/-/- 24.5/33.3/19.5/19.5/19.5 4.5/4.5/4.5/4.5
Magic Staff of Wisdom +1 0/217/0/0/0 -/-/S/-/-/-
Magic Staff of Wisdom +2 0/237/0/0/0 -/-/S/-/-/-
Magic Staff of Wisdom +3 0/257/0/0/0 -/-/S/-/-/-
Magic Staff of Wisdom +4 0/277/0/0/0 -/-/S/-/-/-
Magic Staff of Wisdom +5 0/297/0/0/0 -/-/S/-/-/-

Dark

Reduces: Base damage, damage and aux effects reduction.
Adds/Increases: Base dark damage, INT and FTH stat bonus, dark damage reduction.
Requires:

Name Damage Stat Bonuses Damage
Reduction
Aux Effects
Reduction
Dark Staff of Wisdom +0 0/162/0/0/17 -/-/S/-/-/C 24.5/29.5/19.5/19.5/23.3 4.5/4.5/4.5/4.5
Dark Staff of Wisdom +1 0/178/0/0/19 -/-/S/-/-/C
Dark Staff of Wisdom +2 0/194/0/0/21 -/-/S/-/-/C
Dark Staff of Wisdom +3 0/210/0/0/23 -/-/S/-/-/C
Dark Staff of Wisdom +4 0/226/0/0/25 -/-/S/-/-/C
Dark Staff of Wisdom +5 0/243/0/0/26 -/-/S/-/-/C

Key

Damage:

The Damage stat dictates how much damage the weapon does. The Damage stats for a weapon are A / B / C / D / E:

  • A is Physical Damage
  • B is Magical Damage
  • C is Fire Damage
  • D is Lightning Damage
  • E is Dark Damage

Each weapon has one or more physical damage types:

  • Striking
  • Slashing
  • Thrusting

Certain enemies are weak or strong against different types of damage types.

Casting Speed: The speed at which this catalyst will cast a spell.
Counter Strength: Damage multiplier when hitting an enemy that is performing an action such as attacking. Value of 100 means no extra damage.
Poise Damage: The ability of the weapon to break the poise of an enemy.
Durability: The durability of the weapon. If durability hits zero, the weapon has to be repaired at a blacksmith.
Weight: The weight of the weapon. Note that carrying over 70% of your Equip Weight will reduce the speed of your rolls, while going
over 100% will reduce your regular speed to walking and attempts to roll or backstep will leave you momentarily stunned.
Stats Needed:

The Stats Needed determines how high various Stats must be in order to wield the weapon effectively.
The stats required are A / B / C / D:

  • A is the Strength required
  • B is the Dexterity required
  • C is the Intelligence required
  • D is the Faith required

Wielding a weapon without the required Strength and/or Dexterity will incur a penalty to the Physical damage of the weapon,
while lower-than-required Magic and/or Faith will reduce the Magic damage of the weapon.

Also keep in mind that your character gains a 50% bonus to Strength by wielding a weapon with both hands, thus reducing
the actual Strength required. For example, a character with 19 Strength can wield a Great Club (Requires 28 Strength)
properly if the weapon is held with both hands. (19 x 1.5 = 28.5)

Stat Bonuses: The Stat Bonuses rating indicates the level of bonus damage you do with the weapon, based on the associated Stat.
This rating can be S, A, B, C, D, or E (in order from most to least bonus for the associated skill).
Aux Effect:

The Aux Effect stat dictates how effective the weapon will be at causing the effect. The Aux Effect stats for a weapon are A / B:

  • A is Poison Effect
  • B is Bleed Effect
Aux Effect Reduction:

The Aux Effect Reduction % of the weapon. It dictates how much effect the weapon mitigates while blocking.
The Aux Effect Reduction % stats for a weapon are A / B / C / D:

  • A is Poison Effect
  • B is Bleed Effect
  • C is Petrify Effect
  • D is Curse Effect
Damage Reduction:

The Damage Reduction % of the weapon. It dictates how much damage the weapon mitigates while blocking.
The Damage Reduction % stats for weapons are A / B / C / D / E :

  • A is Physical Damage
  • B is Magical Damage
  • C is Fire Damage
  • D is Lightning Damage
  • E is Dark Damage
Stability: Determines the amount of stamina expended to block an incoming attack. A higher stability also allows you to block stronger
attacks without breaking guard and reduces the amount of stamina depleted from blocking attacks.
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