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Staff of smiting ( ( )
Item441
Item Type Melee weapon
Artifact? No
Weight 30s
Danger Level 10
Material Wood

Staff of smiting is a very rare type of weapon in ADOM. Like a quicksilver quarterstaff, staff of the magi or staff of power, a staff of smiting is a separate type of item from other staves with generic prefixes or suffixes.

A staff of smiting has base stats of (+4, 1d37+2), though both to-hit and damage can be slightly higher or lower for individual staves. Unidentified staves of smiting can be distinguished from regular quarterstaves by their unusual weight.

DesirabilityEdit

With thirty-seven damage die faces, staves of smiting are the most fickle weapons in ADOM and the most potentially powerful of the Staves weapon class, damage-wise. They are very useful until a better weapon is found, and perhaps make a good alternative to Big Punch for PCs that have problems carrying it - although as all two-handed weapons, they remove the possibility of wielding a shield.

Guaranteed/Common sourcesEdit

Staves of smiting can be randomly generated as all other generic loot, though they are very rare. It is possible to find one in the guaranteed sources of two-handed weapons, Darkforge and the Small Cave. Like other 'naturally' prefixed or suffixed weapons, the player could wish for some.

Greater Identify informationEdit

-------------------- uncursed staff of smiting (+4, 1d37+2)-------------------

When used in melee combat it grants a +4 bonus to hit and causes 1d37+2 points
of damage. When used as a missile it grants a -4 bonus to hit and causes 1d20-4
points of damage.


Some item DLs and/or stat modifier distribution taken from Anilatx's research.

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