Staff of the
swirling mind
( ( )
Item Type Melee weapon
Artifact? No
Weight 42s
Danger Level 2
Material Wood

Staff of the swirling mind is a melee weapon and one of the Magic staves. It grants confusion resistance and reduced Willpower while wielded, and emits a confusion wave when zapped. The confusion wave behaves the same as the analogous mindcraft power.

The staff has typical stats of (-2, 1d10) [+2, +0] {Wi-1}. As with all of the magic staves, it can be generated with prefixes and suffixes.

Blessed Uncursed Cursed
Base recharge time
1250 5000 10000


Staves of the swirling mind are useful for disabling enemies, as there many confusion-susceptible enemies with no Magic resistance. Due to it carrying the risks of mindcraft, it is risky to use around certain monsters. Provided the PC has alternate means to attack monsters, it can also be quite useful for its confusion resistance.

Guaranteed/Common sources[]

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

Greater Identify information[]

-------- uncursed staff of the swirling mind (-2, 1d10) [+2, +0] {Wi-...-------

When wielded it modifies DV by +2 an PV by +0.
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 modifies your willpower attribute by -1.
It on average recharges in 625-5000 turns (depending on other factors).
It grants resistance to confusion attacks.