Staff of dampening ( ( )
Item Type Melee weapon
Artifact? No
Weight 40s
Danger Level 1
Material Wood

Staff of dampening is a melee weapon and one of the Magic staves. When zapped, it prevents both monster and PC spellcasting for around 15/7/2 turns, depending on B/U/C status. However, wands and mindcraft work normally.

It has typical stats of (+0, 1d10). As with all of the magic staves, it can be generated with prefixes and suffixes.

Blessed Uncursed Cursed
Base recharge time
500 2000 4000


Staves of dampening can be very useful against lone problematic spellcasting monsters, especially users of the stat drain, energy blast, and death ray spells. Their short, variable duration makes them somewhat risky to rely on.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

They can be found in the same ways as any generic loot.

Greater Identify information[]

--------------------- uncursed staff of dampening (+0, 1d10)--------------------

When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d10 points of damage.
When used in ranged combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d4 points of damage.

It on average recharges in 250-2000 turns (depending on other factors).