Staff of minor
volcano summoning
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Item Type Melee weapon
Artifact? No
Weight 40s
Danger Level Unknown
Material Stone

Staff of minor volcano summoning is a melee weapon and one of the Magic staves. It grants fire immunity while wielded, and creates magma in an adjacent square when zapped.

Magma can be created on top of open doors, water, items, monsters, and the PC, but other obstructions will prevent the staff from working. Magma causes a large amount of fire damage to the PC and monsters while they stand in it. If the PC kicks magma or levitates over it they will also take fire damage. It is treated the same as water for the purposes of the PC drowning. If volcanoes are active in the Drakalor chain, magma will gradually expand into adjacent squares. Magma can only be removed by the falling rocks from earthquakes.

The staff 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
750 3000 6000


It is very useful against monsters that are susceptible to fire. Such monsters will take massive damage if they are unable to move out magma in time, and will be unable to move across magma to attack the PC. Meanwhile, the PC is free to use ranged attacks from across the magma.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

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

Greater Identify information[]

-------------- uncursed staff of minor volcano summoning (+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 grants immunity to fire.
It on average recharges in 375-3000 turns (depending on other factors).