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

Staff of parting water is a melee weapon and one of the Magic staves. When zapped, it permanently converts water spaces into dry land in a line. It has a range of 4/2/1 (B/U/C) + 1 per 10 levels.

It works on the piranha-filled lake in the Tomb of the High Kings, but does not work in the Water Dragon Cave, nor does it work on magma. The dry land left behind is normal floor, which is eligible for door creation, trap creation, and herbs.

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
250 1000 2000


Staves of parting water are quite useful for dealing with water. They suffer from neither the weight limitations of ice bridges nor the tedium of Bridge building, and recharge very quickly.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

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

Greater Identify information[]

------------------ uncursed staff of parting water (+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 125-1000 turns (depending on other factors).