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This is a list of all unique staves found in the game. Click each unique name for more details.

Staves are very little used in Diablo II, since they make carrying a shield impossible. They do poor damage, and are not effective for dealing damage through any sort of quality armor. Their greatest attribute is their ability to carry bonus spell levels for the Sorceress, and she can turn them to use as a bashing weapon, but her Attack Rating will usually prevent her from making contact a sufficient percent of the time, and her damage will be low in any event. Still, a very good staff, or one of the excellent Unique staves, is not a bad choice for a Sorceress, if she can make up the resistance she'd usually have on a shield.


Notes[edit]

A few uniques have changed stats in the expansion with the release of patches. All unique items found in the current patch will have the stats listed in the table below; items found in older patches may have slightly different stats. Items that have had changes will marked with a * and their old stats will be listed under the table.

  • All Staves are two-handed.
  • You cannot gamble for staves, they must be found.
  • In 1.10 of the Expansion the odds of gambling a Unique is 1 in 2000.
  • All blunt weapons (including staves) have +50% Damage vs Undead.
  • Item Level: Monsters must be of this level to drop a particular item. Ilvl is used in gambling, sales and other calculations as well.
  • Clvl Req: A character or mercenary must be this level to equip the item. No uniques had Clvl requirements prior to v1.07 Diablo II.
  • Range: Goes from 1 (least) to 5 (most), and is identical for all melee weapon types. I.E. a 3 sword = a 3 spear = a 3 hammer.
  • Dmg Bonus: This determines how you multiply the item damage by your stats to reach the actual damage. Each point in this statistic multiplies your damage by bonus/100 %. For example a damage bonus of 70 is 70/100 or and additional .7% weapon damage per point. Most weapons have 100 str, which gives 100/100 or an additional 1% weapon damage per point in str.
  • Weapon Speed (WSM): A relative comparison to other weapons of the same type. 0 is the base -10, -20, etc is faster, 10, 20, etc is slower.
  • Swing Speed: The speed shown in-game for each character using this melee weapon. This speed is mostly meaningless and is included for completeness only. Characters are abbreviated to their first letters, with Amazon = Am and Assassin = As.


Normal[edit]

Normal Uniques are identical in Diablo II and the Expansion.

Spawn in 1.09 or later[edit]

Image Name Properties Special Properties Attack Stats
Staff-bane ash.gif
Bane Ash *
Short Staff
1 - (7-8) Damage
20 Durability
No Str Required
No Dex Required
Item Level: 7
Clvl Req: 5
Adds 4-6 Fire Damage
Fire Resist +50%
+30 to Mana
20% Increased Attack Speed
+50-60% Enhanced Damage
+5 to Fire Bolt (Sorceress Only)
+2 to Warmth (Sorceress Only)
Range: 2
Weapon Speed: -10
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Swing Speed:
Sorc: Fast
Staff-serpent lord.gif
Serpent Lord *
Long Staff
2 - (10-11) Damage
30 Durability
No Str Required
No Dex Required
Item Level: 12
Clvl Req: 9
Adds 11 poison damage Over 3 Seconds
Poison Resist +50%
-1 to Light Radius
+10 to Mana
+30-40% Enhanced Damage
100% Mana stolen per hit
-50% Target's Defense
Range: 2
Weapon Speed: 0
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Swing Speed:
Sorc: Fast
Staff-spire-of-lazarus.gif
Spire of Lazarus *
Gnarled Staff
4 - 12 Damage
35 Durability
No Str Required
No Dex Required
Item Level: 24
Clvl Req: 18
Lightning Resist +75%
Physical Damage Taken Reduced by 5
+15 to Energy
+1 to Chain Lightning (Sorceress Only)
+2 to Lightning (Sorceress Only)
+3 to Static Field (Sorceress Only)
+43% Mana Regen
Adds 1-28 lightning damage
+1 to Sorceress Skills
Range: 2
Weapon Speed: 10
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Swing Speed:
Sorc: Normal
Staff-salamander.gif
The Salamander *
Battle Staff
6 - 13 Damage
40 Durability
No Str Required
No Dex Required
Item Level: 28
Clvl Req: 21
Adds 15-32 fire damage
Fire Resist +30%
+1 to Fire Wall (Sorceress Only)
+2 to Fire Ball (Sorceress Only)
+3 to Warmth (Sorceress Only)
+2 to All Fire Skills (All Chars)
Range: 2
Weapon Speed: 0
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Swing Speed:
Sorc: Fast
Staff-iron bong.gif
The Iron Jang Bong *
War Staff
24 - 56 Damage
50 Durability
No Str Required
No Dex Required
Item Level: 24
Clvl Req: 28
+30 Defense
20% Faster Cast Rate
+100% Enhanced Damage
50% Bonus to Attack Rating
+2 to Nova (Sorceress Only)
+2 to Blaze (Sorceress Only)
+3 to Frost Nova (Sorceress Only)
+2 to Sorceress Skills
Range: 2
Weapon Speed: 20
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Swing Speed:
Sorc: Normal

1.08 Statistics[edit]

Many Uniques changed stats in v1.09. If the item was found prior to v1.09 it will have different stats. Items not listed below didn't have any major changes.

  • Bane Ash: no +skills, rest is same.
  • Serpent Lord: Adds 2 - 37 Poison Damage Over 3 Seconds, no %Mana stolen per hit or %Target's Defense, other stats remain the same.
  • Spire of Lazarus: Magical Damage Taken Reduced by 3, All Resistances +30, Adds 7-12 Fire Damage, +20 Mana, +9 Strength, 20% Increased Attack Speed, +50-60% Enhanced Damage.
  • The Salamander: +2 to All Fire Skills (All Chars), Fire Resist +20%, Adds 1-10 Fire Damage, +50 to Attack Rating, +50-60% Enhanced Damage.
  • The Iron Jang Bong: +50% Bonus to Attack Rating, 20% Faster Cast Rate, +1 to Sorceress Skill Levels, +1-25 Lightning Damage, +25 Defense, +30-40% Enhanced Damage.


Exceptional[edit]

Unique exceptional items are found only in the Expansion, not in Diablo II.

Spawn in 1.09 or later[edit]

Image Name Properties Special Properties Attack Stats
Staff-razorswitch.gif
Razorswitch *
Jo Staff
6 - 21 Damage
20 Durability
25 Str Required
Item Level: 36
Clvl Req: 28
30% Faster Cast Rate
Attacker Takes Damage of 15
+175 to Mana
+80 to Life
Magical Damage Taken Reduced by 15
All Resistances +50
+1 to All Skills
Range: 2
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Weapon Speed: -10
Swing Speed:
Sorc: Fast
Staff-ribcracker.gif
Ribcracker *
Quarter Staff
(54-62) - (143-169) Dmg
130 Durability
25 Str Required
Item Level: 39
Clvl Req: 31
+200-300% Enhanced Damage
Adds 30-65 damage
50% Increased Attack Speed
50% Chance of Crushing Blow
+15 to Dexterity
+100 Defense
+100% Enhanced Defense
50% Faster Hit Recovery
+100 Increased Durability
Range: 2
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Weapon Speed: 0
Swing Speed:
Sorc: Fast
Staff-chromatic-ire.gif
Chromatic Ire *
Cedar Staff
11 - 32 Damage
35 Durability
25 Str Required
Item Level: 43
Clvl Req: 35
+20-25% to Maximum Life
All Resistances +20-40
20% Faster Cast Rate
Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 20
+3 to Sorceress Skill Levels
+1 to Fire Mastery (Sorceress Only)
+1 to Lightning Mastery (Sorceress Only)
+1 to Cold Mastery (Sorceress Only)
Range: 2
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Weapon Speed: 10
Swing Speed:
Sorc: Normal
Staff-warpspear.gif
Warpspear *
Gothic Staff
14 - 34 Damage
40 Durability
25 Str Required
Item Level: 47
Clvl Req: 39
+3 to Sorceress Skill Levels
Ignore Target's Defense
+250 Defense vs. Missiles
+3 to Teleport (Sorceress Only)
+3 to Telekinesis (Sorceress Only)
+3 to Energy Shield (Sorceress Only)
Range: 2
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Weapon Speed: 0
Swing Speed:
Sorc: Fast
Staff-skull-collector.gif
Skull Collector *
Rune Staff
24 - 58 Damage
50 Durability
25 Str Required
Item Level: 49
Clvl Req: 41
+2 to All Skills
+20% to Maximum Mana
+20 Mana after each kill
+1% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items per Clvl
Range: 2
Dmg Bonus: 100 Str
Weapon Speed: 20
Swing Speed:
Sorc: Normal

1.08 Statistics[edit]

Many Uniques changed stats in v1.09. If the item was found prior to v1.09 it will have different stats. Items not listed below didn't have any changes.

  • Razorswitch: Did not have +1 to All Skills, rest is the same.
  • Ribcracker: +3 To Cold Skills (Sorceress Only), 20% Faster Cast Rate, +1.25 Mana per Clvl, +15 Dexterity, +100 Increased Defense, Replenish Life +15, Regenerate Mana +20%.
  • Chromatic Ire: Attacker Takes Damage of 15, All Resistances +25, 20% Faster Cast Rate, +3 To Sorceress Skill Levels, Attacker Takes Lightning Damage of 20, +50% to Maximum Life.
  • Warpspear: +2 To All Sorceress Skills, +100% Bonus to Attack Rating, Adds 14-45 Damage, +3 To Teleport (Sorceress Only), +2 To Telekinesis (Sorceress Only), +100 Defense vs. Missiles.
  • Skull Collector: +3 To Static Field (Sorceress Only), Hit Causes Monster to Flee 46%, +30% Mana, 20% Faster Cast Rate, +10 Mana After Each Kill, +50 Life.


Elite[edit]

Unique elite items are found only in the Expansion, not in Diablo II.

Spawn in 1.10 or later[edit]

Image Name Properties Special Properties Attack Stats
Stave-archon.jpg
Mang Song's Lesson
Archon Staff
Ladder Only
91 Avg Dmg
83 - 99
26 Durability
34 Required Str
Item Level: 86
Clvl Req: 82
+5 to All Skills
-(7-15)% to Enemy Fire Resistance
-(7-15)% to Enemy Lightning Resistance
-(7-15)% to Enemy Cold Resistance
+10% Mana Regen
30% Faster Cast Rate
Weapon Speed: 0
Stave-elder.jpg
Ondal's Wisdom
Elder Staff
86.5 Avg Dmg
83 - 93
35 Durability
44 Required Str
Item Level: 74
Clvl Req: 66
45% Faster Cast Rate
+40-50 to Energy
+2-4 to All Skills
+450-550 Defense
+5% to Experience Gained
Magical Damage Reduced by 5-8
Weapon Speed: 10


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