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For staves in other games, see Staves (Origins) and Staves (Dragon Age II).

This page lists Staves, mage weapons in Dragon Age: Inquisition. All staves deal either electricity, fire, or cold elemental damage. Staves are generally the only weapons to add elemental damage without the addition of a rune. The only exceptions include: the unique staff Blade of Tidarion which functions as a greatsword for any mage character; the unique swords Brand, Bolt, and Rime; and the unique bow Andruil's Gift. There are no nature, physical, or spirit damage staves available in Dragon Age: Inquisition.

In addition to normal attacks, every sixth consecutive attack fires three projectiles instead of one (each dealing normal staff damage) while simultaneously applying a shock, burn, or chill effect depending on the elemental staff type. Like staves in Dragon Age II and unlike staves in Origins, all staves in Inquisition can miss or score a critical hit.

Crafted Staves Edit

Note: Refer to the Weapon schematics page for a full list of crafted staves schematics.

Staves Edit

Name Damage Enhancements Upgrades Requires Acquisition
Acolyte Fire Staff
Item Level 2
Common Staff
018
18 Fire
(29 DPS)
+6 Willpower
Empty Rune
Empty Rune
Level 1
Mage only
Level 1
  • Looted from a corpse just after sealing the first rift during the prologue.
Acolyte Ice Staff
Item Level 1
Common Staff
017
17 Cold
(28 DPS)
+11% Barrier Damage Bonus
Empty Rune
Empty Rune
Level 1
Mage only
Level 1
Acolyte Lightning Staff
Item Level 5
Common Staff
020
20 Electricity
(32 DPS)
+6 Magic
Empty Rune
Empty Rune
Level 1
Mage only
Level 1
Accuser's Staff
Item Level 24
Unique Staff
79-
79-81 Cold
(154-157 DPS)
+16 Spirit Damage
+9% Attack
+32% Barrier Damage Bonus
+16% Guard Damage Bonus
+18 Magic
Master-work Inscribed Staff Grip,
Archmage Staff Blade
Master Spirit Rune
Level 21
Mage only
Level 21
Adept Ice Staff
Item Level 17
Common Staff
44-
44-45 Cold
(71-73 DPS)
+18% Critical Damage Bonus
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 14
Mage only
Level 14
Archmage Ice Staff
Item Level 18
Common Staff
46-
46-47 Cold
(75-76 DPS)
+18% Barrier Damage Bonus
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 15
Mage only
Level 15
  • Random loot.
Archmage Lightning Staff
Item Level 17
Common Staff
44-
44-45 Electricity
(71-73 DPS)
+11 Magic
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 14
Mage only
Level 14
  • Random loot.
Archon Fire Staff
Item Level 20
Rare Staff
059
59 Fire
(96 DPS)
+7% Attack
+51% Barrier Damage Bonus
10% chance to inflict Immolate damage at 50% weapon power
Empty Rune
Empty Rune
Level 17
Mage only
Level 17
  • Random loot from tier 3 chests.
Archon Lightning Staff
Item Level 21
Rare Staff
61-
61-63 Electricity
(99-102 DPS)
+30% Attack
Empty Rune
Empty Rune
Level 18
Mage only
Level 18
Autumn's Touch
Item Level 17
Rare Staff
050
50 Cold
(81 DPS)
+17% Attack
On kill: +20 to Magic for 10 seconds
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 14
Mage only
Level 14
  • Rare random loot from tier 3 chests.
Battlemage Fire Staff
Item Level 20
Common Staff
52-
52-53 Fire
(84-86 DPS)
+16% Attack
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 17
Mage only
Level 17
Battlemage Ice Staff
Item Level 20
Common Staff
52-
52-53 Cold
(84-86 DPS)
+27% Critical Damage Bonus
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 17
Mage only
Level 17
  • Random loot.
Battlemage Lightning Staff
Item Level 19
Common Staff
49-
49-50 Electricity
(79-81 DPS)
+11% Attack
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 16
Mage only
Level 16
Blade of Tidarion
Item Level 13
Unique Staff
43-
43-44 AoE Electricity Damage
(49-50 DPS)
21% attack
+10% Melee Defense
Empty Rune
Empty Rune
Level 10
Mage Only
Level 10
Blizzard's Path
Item Level 12
Unique Staff
40-
40-41 Cold
(65-66 DPS)
+5% Attack
+5% Bleed on Hit
+9 Magic
On Kill: Target explodes for 75% weapon damage
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 9
Mage only
Level 9
Bloodwake
Item Level 15
Unique Staff
49-
49-50 Fire
(96-98 DPS)
+10 Spirit Damage
+9% Attack
+16% Heal Bonus
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Spirit Rune
Level 12
Mage only
Level 12
Brilliant Staff
Item Level 5
Common Staff
020
20 Fire
(32 DPS)
+3 Magic
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 1
Mage only
Level 1
  • Random loot.
Deathward
Item Level 14
Unique Staff
46-
46-47 Cold
(75-76 DPS)
+10 Constitution
+9 Willpower
On Hit: Heal 1% of maximum health
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 11
Mage only
Level 11
Disciple Fire Staff
Item Level 6
Common Staff
022
22 Fire
(36 DPS)
+3% Critical Chance
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 2
Mage only
Level 2
Disciple Ice Staff
Item Level 8
Common Staff
025
25 Cold
(41 DPS)
+8% Critical Damage Bonus
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 4
Mage only
Level 4
Disciple Ice Staff (Vivienne)
Item Level 4
Common Staff
019
19 Cold
(31 DPS)
+6% Critical Damage Bonus
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 1
Mage only
Level 1
Disciple Lightning Staff
Item Level 8
Common Staff
025
25 Electricity
(41 DPS)
+8% Critical Damage Bonus
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 4
Mage only
Level 4
  • Random loot.
Dreamweaver Staff
Item Level 8
Rare Staff
028
28 Fire
(45 DPS)
+3 Constitution
+8% Critical Damage Bonus
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 4
Mage only
Level 4
Earnest Reprisal
Item Level 23
Unique Staff
76-
76-77 Cold
(149-151 DPS)
+16 Spirit Damage
+8% Attack
+41% Critical Damage Bonus
+12 Magic
+8 Willpower
Master-work Inscribed Staff Grip
Master-work Sentinel Staff Blade
Master Spirit Rune
Level 18
Mage only
Level 18
Enchanter Fire Staff
Item Level 13
Common Staff
34-
34-35 Fire
(55-57 DPS)
+15% Barrier Damage Bonus
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 10
Mage only
Level 10
Enchanter Ice Staff
Item Level 20
Common Staff
52-
52-53 Cold
(84-86 DPS)
+27% Barrier Damage Bonus
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 17
Mage only
Level 17
  • Random loot.
Enchanter Lightning Staff
Item Level 14
Common Staff
37-
37-38 Electricity
(60-62 DPS)
+15% Critical Damage Bonus
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 11
Mage only
Level 11
Fade-Knocker
Item Level 12
Unique Staff
40-
40-41 Electricity
(65-66 DPS)
+25% Critical Chance
+4 Willpower
2% chance to cast Veilstrike on a hit
Empty Rune
Empty Rune
Level 9
Mage only
Level 9
Fadewalker Staff
Item Level 8
Rare Staff
028
28 Electricity
(45 DPS)
+8 Magic
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 4
Mage only
Level 4
Frostbite Staff
Item Level 9
Common Staff
026
26 Cold
(42 DPS)
+5 Magic
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 6
Mage only
Level 6
Fury of the Veil
Item Level 23
Rare Staff
68-
68-69 Electricity
(110-112 DPS)
+25 Magic
2% chance to cast Veilstrike on a hit
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 20
Mage only
Level 20
Glacial Staff
Item Level 5
Rare Staff
023
23 Cold
(37 DPS)
+5% Attack
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 1
Mage only
Level 1
  • Random loot.
Grand Enchanter's Staff
Item Level 18
Unique Staff
58-
58-59 Cold
(94-96 DPS)
+6% Critical Chance
+17 Magic
2% chance to cast Mind Blast on a hit
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 15
Mage only
Level 15
Hakkon's Wisdom
Item Level 25
Unique Staff
83-
83-85 Electricity
(160-162 DPS)
+16 Spirit Damage
+7% Attack
+100% Critical Damage Bonus
+8% Heal on Kill
+41% Stagger on Hit
Master Spirit Rune
Level 22
Mage only
Level 22
Heart of Despair
Item Level 24
Unique Staff
79-
79-81 Cold
(128-131 DPS)
+7% Attack
+48 Magic
Permafrost: all nearby enemies are constantly chilled; grants 50% bonus resistance to cold and physical damage
None
None
Level 19
Mage only
Level 19
Heart of Pride
Item Level 25
Unique Staff
83-
83-85 Electricity
(134-138 DPS)
+12% Barrier Damage Bonus
+48 Willpower
Permashock: All nearby enemies are constantly shocked; grants 50% bonus resistance to electricity and 50% attack speed.
Empty Rune
Empty Rune
Level 25
Mage only
Level 25
Heart of Rage
Item Level 25
Unique Staff
83-
83-85 Fire
(134-138 DPS)
+41% Attack
+14% Critical Chance
Permaflame: All nearby enemies are constantly burning; grants 50% bonus resistance to fire and 50% bonus fire damage.
Empty Rune
Empty Rune
Level 25
Mage only
Level 25
Hoarfrost Staff
Item Level 10
Common Staff
28-
28-29 Cold
(45-47 DPS)
+5% Attack
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 7
Mage only
Level 7
  • Random loot.
Igneous Staff
Item Level 10
Common Staff
029
29 Fire
(47 DPS)
+5% Attack
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 7
Mage only
Level 7
  • Random loot.
Igneous Staff (Dorian)
Item Level 7
Common Staff
023
23 Fire
(37 DPS)
+3% Attack
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
None
Mage only
None
Inquisition Staff
Item Level 1
Common Staff
015
15 Fire
(24 DPS)
+6% Attack
None
Mage only
None
Isana's Song
Item Level 26
Unique Staff
87-
87-89 Electricity
(141-144 DPS)
+7% Critical Chance
+41 Magic
+7 Willpower
10% chance to inflict Chain Lightning damage at 100% weapon power
Empty Rune
Empty Rune
Level 21
Mage only
Level 21
Keeper Fire Staff
Item Level 14
Common Staff
37-
37-38 Fire
(60-62 DPS)
+9 Magic
Empty Rune
Empty Grip
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 11
Mage only
Level 11
  • Random loot.
Keeper Ice Staff
Item Level 8
Rare Staff
028
28 Cold
(45 DPS)
+12% Barrier Damage Bonus
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 4
Mage only
Level 4
Keeper Lightning Staff
Item Level 11
Common Staff
030
30 Electricity
(49 DPS)
+8% Barrier Damage Bonus
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 8
Mage only
Level 8
Kingfisher's Staff
Item Level 23
Unique Staff
76-
76-77 Cold
(123-125 DPS)
+72% Barrier Damage Bonus
+7% Heal on Kill
+20% Focus Gain
Empty Rune
Empty Rune
Level 21
Mage only
Level 21
Lifetaker Staff
Item Level 16
Rare Staff
47-
47-48 Electricity
(109-110 DPS)
+20 Damage vs. Living
+17% Attack
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Corrupting Rune
Level 13
Mage only
Level 13
Lyrium-Infused Staff
Item Level 26
Rare Staff
78-
78-80 Electricity
(126-130 DPS)
+34 magic
+8 willpower
10% chance to inflict chain lightning damage at 75% weapon power
Empty Rune
Empty Rune
Level 18
Mage only
Level 18
Magister Fire Staff
Item Level 10
Rare Staff
032
32 Fire
(52 DPS)
+2% Attack
+17% Barrier Damage Bonus
10% chance to inflict Immolate damage at 50% weapon power
Empty Rune
Empty Rune
Level 7
Mage only
Level 7
Magister Ice Staff
Item Level 12
Rare Staff
36-
36-37 Cold
(58-60 DPS)
+4% Attack
+28% Barrier Damage Bonus
+10% Damage Bonus if not being hit for 5 seconds
Empty Rune
Empty Rune
Level 9
Mage only
Level 9
Magister Lightning Staff
Item Level 16
Rare Staff
47-
47-48 Electricity
(76-78 DPS)
+34% Barrier Damage Bonus
+5% Stagger on Hit
10% chance to inflict Chain Lightning damage at 50% weapon power
Empty Rune
Empty Rune
Level 13
Mage only
Level 13
  • Random loot from tier 2 chests.
Magnetic Staff
Item Level 12
Common Staff
32-
32-33 Electricity
(52-53 DPS)
+9 Willpower
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 9
Mage only
Level 9
  • Random loot.
Mindchill Staff
Item Level 22
Rare Staff
65-
65-67 Cold
(105-109 DPS)
+16% Attack
+15% Critical Damage Bonus
2% chance to cast Mind Blast on a hit
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 19
Mage only
Level 19
  • Rare random loot.
Mindleech Staff
Item Level 6
Rare Staff
024
24 Fire
(39 DPS)
+6% Barrier Damage Bonus
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 2
Mage only
Level 2
  • Rare random loot.
Purity's Light
Item Level 20
Rare Staff
059
59 Electricity
(147 DPS)
+32 Damage vs. Corrupted
+16% Critical Chance
+15% Critical Damage Bonus
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Master Cleansing Rune
Level 17
Mage only
Level 17
Pyre of the Forgotten
Item Level 21
Unique Staff
68-
68-70 Fire
(110-113 DPS)
+14% Armor Penetration
+16% Attack
+14% Guard Damage Bonus
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 18
Mage only
Level 18
Scepter of Razikale
Item Level 24
Unique Staff
79-
79-81 Electricity
(128-131 DPS)
+18% Attack
+9% Critical Chance
+11% Heal on Kill
5% chance to cast Fade Cloak on a hit
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 21
Mage only
Level 21
  • Looted from a chest behind the western most locked door in the 'Abandoned Jail' during the main quest Storvacker Caged.
    Note: Jaws of Hakkon required.
Seer Fire Staff
Item Level 20
Common Staff
52-
52-53 Fire
(84-86 DPS)
+16% Attack
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 17
Mage only
Level 17
Shocking Staff
Item Level 7
Common Staff
023
23 Electricity
(37 DPS)
+3 Willpower
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 3
Mage only
Level 3
  • Random loot.
Sorcerer's Staff
Item Level 21
Rare Staff
61-
61-63 Fire
(99-102 DPS)
+25 Willpower
On kill: +20 to Magic for 10 seconds
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 18
Mage only
Level 18
  • Rare random loot from tier 3 chests.
Soulfire Staff
Item Level 16-17
Rare Staff
047
47 Fire
(76-78 DPS)
+17 Magic
On kill: +10 to Magic for 10 seconds
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 13
Mage only
Level 13
Soulwrecker Staff
Item Level 13
Rare Staff
39-
39-40 Electricity
(79-81 DPS)
+10 Spirit Damage
+14% Critical Chance
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Spirit Rune
Level 10
Mage only
Level 10
  • Random loot.
Spellburst Staff
Item Level 13
Rare Staff
39-
39-40 Fire
(63-65 DPS)
+23% Critical Damage Bonus
On Kill: +10 to Magic for 10 seconds
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Blade
Empty Rune
Level 10
Mage only
Level 10
  • Random loot.
Staff of Aidahn Allied
Item Level 7
Unique Staff
029
29 Electricity
(79 DPS)
+20 Damage vs. Living
+20% Barrier Damage Bonus
+2% Heal on Kill
Corrupting Rune
Level 3
Mage only
Level 3
Staff of Corruption
Item Level 19
Unique Staff
61-
61-63 Electricity
(99-102 DPS)
+4% Attack
+41% Barrier Damage Bonus
+4 Magic
2% chance to cast Fear on a hit
Empty Rune
Empty Rune
Level 16
Mage only
Level 16
Staff of Flares
Item Level 16
Common Staff
042
42 Fire
(68 DPS)
+11% Attack
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 13
Mage only
Level 13
Staff of Stasis
Item Level 9
Unique Staff
033
33 Cold
(53 DPS)
+5% Attack
+4% Barrier Damage Bonus
On dying: 5% chance to heal for half health
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 6
Mage only
Level 6
Staff of the Dragon
Item Level 5
Rare Staff
023
23 Fire
(37 DPS)
+6% Barrier Damage Bonus
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 1
Mage only
Level 1
Staff of the Dynamo
Item Level 21
Rare Staff
61-
61-63 Electricity
(99-102 DPS)
16% Attack
+9 Magic
+20% damage bonus if not being hit for 5 seconds
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 18
Mage only
Level 18
Staff of the Firedrake
Item Level 18
Rare Staff
52-
52-53 Fire
(117-118 DPS)
+20 Damage vs. Dragons
+17 Willpower
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Dragon-Slaying Rune
Level 15
Mage only
Level 15
  • Random loot.
Staff of the Void
Item Level 20
Unique Staff
65-
65-66 Electricity
(105-107 DPS)
+6% Attack
+6% Critical Chance
+36 Magic
10% chance to grant 2 seconds of Walking Fortress
Empty Rune
Empty Rune
Level 17
Mage only
Level 17
Stormbreak
Item Level 8
Unique Staff
031
31 Electricity
(50 DPS)
+2% Attack
+13 Magic
+2 Willpower
10% chance to inflict Chain Lightning damage at 50% weapon power
Empty Rune
Empty Rune
Level 4
Mage only
Level 4
The Sunless Staff
Item Level 9
Unique Staff
033
33 Cold
(53 DPS)
+8% Barrier Damage Bonus
+4% Guard Damage Bonus
+3% Heal on Kill
2% chance to cast Veilstrike on a hit
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 6
Mage only
Level 6
Tempest
Item Level 15
Unique Staff
49-
49-50 Cold
(95-97 DPS)
+10 Spirit Damage
+5% Critical Chance
+6% Heal on Kill
+9 Willpower
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Spirit Rune
Level 12
Mage only
Level 12
Tempest's Center
Item Level 9
Unique Staff
033
33 Electricity
(53 DPS)
+3% Critical Chance
+8 Magic
Enhanced basic attacks: the end of the attack chain now drops 3 electricity glyphs around you
Empty Rune
Epmty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 4
Mage only
Level 4
Twisted Staff
Item Level 9
Common Staff
026
26 Electricity
(42 DPS)
+8% Critical Damage Bonus
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 6
Mage only
Level 6
Tyrdda's Staff
Item Level 14
Unique Staff
46-
46-47 Fire
(75-109 DPS)
+20 Damage vs. Living
+25% Attack
+4% Critical Chance
Corrupting Rune
Level 11
Mage only
Level 11
Vigorous Staff
Item Level 15
Rare Staff
44-
44-45 Fire
(71-73 DPS)
+5 Constitution
+9 Willpower
On hit: heal 1% of maximum health
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 12
Mage only
Level 12
  • Rare random loot from tier 2 chests.
Virulent Staff
Item Level 11
Rare Staff
034
34 Cold
(55 DPS)
+5% Attack
+3% Critical Chance
10% chance to apply Walking Bomb for 5 seconds, with detonation of 50% weapon damage
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 8
Mage only
Level 8
  • Random loot.
Volcanic Staff
Item Level 12
Common Staff
32-
32-33 Fire
(52-53 DPS)
+14% Critical Chance
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 9
Mage only
Level 9
Witch Fire Staff
Item Level 14
Rare Staff
41-
41-42 Fire
(66-68 DPS)
+15% Critical Damage Bonus
+10% Fire Resistance
2% chance to cast Mind Blast on a hit
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 11
Mage only
Level 11
Witch Ice Staff
Item Level 9
Common Staff
026
26 Cold
(42 DPS)
+5 Magic
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Mage only
Witch Lightning Staff
Item Level 13
Common Staff
34-
34-35 Electricity
(55-57 DPS)
+9 Magic
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 10
Mage only
Level 10
Wrath of Lovias
Item Level 6
Unique Staff
027
27 Cold
(44 DPS)
+3 Magic
+4% Magic Defense
Empty Rune
Empty Grip,
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 2
Mage only
Level 2
Yavanalis
Item Level 23
Unique Staff
76-
76-77 Cold
(123-125 DPS)
+72% Barrier Damage Bonus
+7% Heal on Kill
+20% focus gain
Empty Rune
Empty Rune
Level 20
Mage only
Level 20
Zealot's Staff
Item Level 23
Common Staff
61-
61-62 Electricity
(99-100 DPS)
+16 Magic
Empty Rune
Empty Grip
Empty Staff Blade
Empty Rune
Level 20
Mage only
Level 20
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