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

Staff of pain is a melee weapon and one of the Magic staves. When zapped, the staff gains about a 50% chance to score a critical hit for around 30/15/7 turns, depending on B/U/C status.

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


It's rather low on damage for a two-handed weapon, even considering the temporary critical hit chance boost. Potentially good if it comes with strong affixes.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

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

Greater Identify information[]

----------------------- uncursed staff of pain (+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).