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

Staff of power is a very rare type of weapon in ADOM. Like a quicksilver quarterstaff, staff of the magi or staff of smiting, a staff of power is a separate type of item from other staves with generic prefixes or suffixes.

A staff of power has base stats of (+0, 1d10+2), though both to-hit and damage may be slightly higher or lower for individual staves. Wielding one grants boosts of +4 to Willpower (can be up to +7), +1 to DV and +1 to PV. In their unidentified form, staves of power look just like regular quarterstaves.


Like most weapons, they are useful until a better weapon is found. Although the bonuses are a lot better than nothing, for spellcasters or mindcrafters there are generally more beneficial items to wield instead (such as the sword of Nonnak). A staff of power with a high Wi bonus could, however, be situationally useful.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

Staves of power can be randomly generated as all other generic loot, though they are very rare. It is possible to find one in the guaranteed sources of two-handed weapons, Darkforge and the Small Cave. Like other 'naturally' prefixed or suffixed weapons, the player could wish for some.

Greater Identify information[]

------------- uncursed staff of power (+0, 1d10+2) [+1, +1] {Wi +4}------------

When wielded it modifies DV by +1 and PV by +1.
When used in melee combat it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d10+2 points
of damage. When used as a missile it grants a +0 bonus to hit and causes 1d2
points of damage.

It modifies your willpower attributes by +4.

Some item DLs and/or stat modifier distribution taken from Anilatx's research.