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Black Witch's Staff is a weapon in Dark Souls 2.


Black Witch's Staff.png

Black Witch's Staff+10

Stats
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png 0 icon-wp_counterStrength.png 100
icon-magicbonus.png 220(*263)(*205) icon-wp_poiseDamage.png 10
icon-firebonus.png 220(*205)(*205) icon-wp_stability.png 15
icon-lightningbonus.png 220(*205)(*205) icon-durabilitiy.png 30
icon-darkbonus.png 220(*205)(*263) icon_weight.png 2.5
Requirements & Bonus
icon-strength_22.png icon-dexterity_22.png icon-intelligence_22.png icon-faith_22.png
- - 20 20
icon-magicbonus_green.png icon-firebonus_green.png icon-lgtngbonus_green.png icon-darkbonus_green.png
A C B A
Weapon Type Stave
Attack Type Spell/Strike
Enchantable Yes
Special No
*When infused: 212 magic dmg/287 elemental dmg

 

Staff used by Leydia Witches. Imbued with a special magic, making it a catalyst for sorceries, miracles, and hexes.

Leydia apostles are adept at magic, and wielded unique weapons, but were deemed blasphemous and slaughtered.

Effect: Use Sorceries, Miracles, and Hexes. 

Acquired From

 

Hints and Tips:

  • This staff can be used to cast sorceries, miracles and all hexes, making it the most versatile staff in the game.

 

  • Extremely useful for allowing multiple different utility/buffs across all forms of sorcery with only using 1 slot in your equipment screen. Since buffs do not scale in Dark Souls 2, this staff is perfect as a non-primary utility/buff casting option on the go. ("Utility" as in useful for all non-offensive forms of sorcery like repair, hush, force, great magic shield, resonant flesh and others if the player does not want to use this as a primary sorcery option or any use magic but just wants to buff.)
  • You can also infuse the staff to make it be dedicated to specific magic, for instance infuse with Darknight Stone to make it Hex dedicated, and Faintstone to make it Sorcery dedicated.
  • Dark Black Witch's Staff is actually a decent staff for hexers, while being inferior to Sunset Staff, the ability of casting both Hex Miracle and Hex Sorcery cannot be overlooked, and it's actually superior to Dark Idol's Chime.
  • Thanks to the staff's versatility, you can perform extremely powerful combos that are impossible with normal staves.
  • A notable surprise tactic is to use this staff to cast Profound Still and then go for other spell casting to gain advantage over caster opponents.
  • However, even after infusion, the scaling is inferior to Lizard Staff, Sunset Staff and Staff of Wisdom.
  • Although inferior magic infused with 52 int still grant 441 magic bns, only 53 less than a magic staff of wisdom
  • The sheer varieties and combinations of spells you can cast with the Black Witch's Staff mitigates for the inferior scaling however.
  • Lighting scaling reaches B upon +10, but it cannot be infused with Boltstone, meaning that it is not quite as good as a lightning miracle chime.
  • curiosity testing showed that the staff produced a staff striking sound when functioning as a chime for many miracles and hex based miracles.
  • Sanctum Shield shares similiar feature of this staff, can be used for casting sorceries, miracles and all hexes as well, but the scaling is inferior to this staff.
  • Oddly, the bashing damage of this staff is actually quite decent due to its multiple attack values bonus.
  • The staff has fire damage and scaling which is odd considering it can't cast pyromancies.


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Black Witch's Staff Upgrades

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%) Cast
Speed
Name
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png
icon-wp_magdmg.png
icon-wp_firedmg.png
icon-wp_lightningdmg.png
icon-darkbonus.png
icon-Counter&poisedamage.png
icon-strengthscale_green.png
icon-dexscale_green.png
icon-magicbonus_green.png
icon-firebonus_green.png
icon-lgtngbonus_green.png
icon-darkbonus_green.png
icon-wp_poisonbld.png
icon-wp_bleed.png
icon-wp_physicaldef.png
icon-wp_magicdef.png
icon-wp_firedef.png
icon-wp_lightningdef.png
icon-wp_darkdef.png
icon-wp_CastSpeed.png
Black Witch's Staff 0 110 110 110 110 100
10
    A C C A - - 25.0 30.0 20.0 20.0 20.0 120
Black Witch's Staff +10 - 220 220 220 220 ^ - - A C B A - - 25 30 20 20 20 120
Magic - 131 102 102 102 ^ - - A C C A - - 24.1 35 19.1 19.1 19.1 120
Magic +10 - 263 205 205 205 ^ - - A C B A - - 24.1 35 19.1 19.1 19.1 120
Dark - 102 102 102 131 ^ - - A C C A - - 24.1 29.1 19.1 19.1 26.6 120
Dark +10 - 205 205 205 263 ^ - - A C B A - - 24.1 29.1 19.1 19.1 26.6 120
  • Note: Requires normal titanite shards to upgrade. Enchantable with faintstone or darkstone.
  • Note: Efficient for using hexes, given how it works as both a chime and a staff.

 

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    • Location changed in Scholar of the First Sin29 Aug 2016 10:59  

      The Staff can be aquired by lighting all four fireplaces in Aldia's Keep and defeating the Red Phantoms that appear on each one. The Bone Dragon in the first Hallway will then trigger it's animation and drops Aldia's Key. With this key it is possible to open a door on the way the boss and use a lever that loosens all creatures in the keep. One of the wooden Mimics in the hallway then finally drops the staff!

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