Staff of smiting ( ( )
Item Type Melee weapon
Artifact? No
Weight 30s
Danger Level 10
Material Wood

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

A staff of smiting has base stats of (+4, 1d37+2), though both to-hit and damage can be slightly higher or lower for individual staves. Unidentified staves of smiting can be distinguished from regular quarterstaves by their unusual weight.


With thirty-seven damage die faces, staves of smiting are the most fickle weapons in ADOM and the most potentially powerful of the Staves weapon class, damage-wise. They are very useful until a better weapon is found, and perhaps make a good alternative to Big Punch for PCs that have problems carrying it - although as all two-handed weapons, they remove the possibility of wielding a shield.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

Staves of smiting 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 smiting (+4, 1d37+2)-------------------

When used in melee combat it grants a +4 bonus to hit and causes 1d37+2 points
of damage. When used as a missile it grants a -4 bonus to hit and causes 1d20-4
points of damage.

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