Staff of the magi ( ( )
Item Type Melee weapon
Artifact? No
Weight 40s
Danger Level 15
Material Wood

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

A staff of the magi has base stats of (+2, 1d10+2), though both to-hit and damage may be slightly higher or lower on individual staves. Wielding one typically grants boosts of +6 to Mana (can range from +3 to +9), +3 to DV and +3 to PV. In their unidentified form, staves of the magi look just like regular quarterstaves.


Like most weapons, they are useful until a better weapon is found. Offensive power is on par with an above-average regular quarterstaff - not overwhelming. The defensive bonuses and boost to Mana are useful, but despite the item's name, usefulness for spellcasters shouldn't be overstated since they generally have little problems raising their Mana scores anyway and might be better off wielding a shield for protection.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

Staves of the magi 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 the magi (+2, 1d10+2) [+3, +3] {Ma +6}-----------

When wielded it modifies DV by +3 and PV by +3.
When used in melee combat it grants a +2 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 mana attribute by +6.

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