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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 are 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 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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