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The Black Witch's Staff is a staff in Dark Souls II.

In-Game Description

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.

Availability[]

Scholar of the First Sin[]

Characteristics[]

The Black Witch's Staff can be used to cast all hexes, miracles and sorceries. However, despite the fact that it deals Fire damage and scales with the player's Fire Bonus, it cannot be used to cast pyromancies.

One of the most versatile casting tools around; it is ideal for builds that regularly use sorceries, miracles and hexes together, as it removes the necessity of having a chime equipped. Furthermore, it can be reinforced with standard Titanite, making it very easy to fully upgrade.

Melee attacking with the staff, while having moderately low attack speed and short reach, deals impressive damage as it has damage values and scaling with all four elemental damage types.

It does suffer from poor stat scaling on Lightning damage, making it inferior to most sacred chimes in terms of using Lightning Spear or similar abilities. It also cannot be infused with Lightning, unlike chimes. This makes it excel with miracles that do not scale with lightning damage, such as Heal or Great Magic Barrier.

Upgrades[]

Standard Variation Base Values Scaling Percentages Damage Reduction
Icon DaSII PhyAtkWpn Icon DaSII MagAtkWpn Icon DaSII FireAtkWpn Icon DaSII LtnAtkWpn Icon DaSII DarkAtkWpn Icon DaSII PsnAtkWpn Icon DaSII BldAtkWpn Icon DaSII Str Bonus Icon DaSII Dex Bonus Icon DaSII Mag Bonus Icon DaSII Fire Bonus Icon DaSII Ltn Bonus Icon DaSII Dark Bonus Upgrade II Poison Upgrade II Bleed Upgrade II Enchanted Upgrade II Mundane Icon DaSII PhyRed Icon DaSII MagRed Icon DaSII FireRed Icon DaSII LtnRed Icon DaSII DarkRed Icon DaSII PsnRed Icon DaSII BldRed Icon DaSII PetrifyRed Icon DaSII CurseRed Icon DaSII Stability
Black Witch's Staff +0 110 110 110 110 (90%) A (45%) C (50%) C (90%) A 25 30 20 20 20 5 5 5 5 15
Black Witch's Staff +1 (Titanite Shard ×1) 121 121 121 121 (91%) A (46%) C (51%) C (91%) A 25 30 20 20 20 5 5 5 5 15
Black Witch's Staff +2 (Titanite Shard ×2) 132 132 132 132 (91.4%) A (46.4%) C (51.4%) C (91.4%) A 25 30 20 20 20 5 5 5 5 15
Black Witch's Staff +3 (Titanite Shard ×3) 143 143 143 143 (91.9%) A (46.9%) C (51.9%) C (91.9%) A 25 30 20 20 20 5 5 5 5 15
Black Witch's Staff +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 154 154 154 154 (92.3%) A (47.3%) C (52.3%) C (92.3%) A 25 30 20 20 20 5 5 5 5 15
Black Witch's Staff +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 165 165 165 165 (92.8%) A (47.8%) C (52.8%) C (92.8%) A 25 30 20 20 20 5 5 5 5 15
Black Witch's Staff +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×3) 176 176 176 176 (93.2%) A (48.2%) C (53.2%) C (93.2%) A 25 30 20 20 20 5 5 5 5 15
Black Witch's Staff +7 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 187 187 187 187 (93.7%) A (48.7%) C (53.7%) C (93.7%) A 25 30 20 20 20 5 5 5 5 15
Black Witch's Staff +8 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 198 198 198 198 (94.1%) A (49.1%) C (54.1%) C (94.1%) A 25 30 20 20 20 5 5 5 5 15
Black Witch's Staff +9 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 209 209 209 209 (94.6%) A (49.6%) C (54.6%) C (94.6%) A 25 30 20 20 20 5 5 5 5 15
Black Witch's Staff +10 (Titanite Slab ×1) 220 220 220 220 (95%) A (50%) C (55%) B (95%) A 25 30 20 20 20 5 5 5 5 15

Requires: Black Witch's Staff, Faintstone and 2,000 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade II Magic Magic Variation Base Values Scaling Percentages Damage Reduction
Icon DaSII PhyAtkWpn Icon DaSII MagAtkWpn Icon DaSII FireAtkWpn Icon DaSII LtnAtkWpn Icon DaSII DarkAtkWpn Icon DaSII PsnAtkWpn Icon DaSII BldAtkWpn Icon DaSII Str Bonus Icon DaSII Dex Bonus Icon DaSII Mag Bonus Icon DaSII Fire Bonus Icon DaSII Ltn Bonus Icon DaSII Dark Bonus Upgrade II Poison Upgrade II Bleed Upgrade II Enchanted Upgrade II Mundane Icon DaSII PhyRed Icon DaSII MagRed Icon DaSII FireRed Icon DaSII LtnRed Icon DaSII DarkRed Icon DaSII PsnRed Icon DaSII BldRed Icon DaSII PetrifyRed Icon DaSII CurseRed Icon DaSII Stability
Magic Black Witch's Staff +0 132 102.6 102.6 102.6 (108%) A (42%) C (46.6%) C (84%) A 24.16 36.66 19.16 19.16 19.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 15
Magic Black Witch's Staff +1 (Titanite Shard ×1) 145.2 112.9 112.9 112.9 (109.2%) A (42.9%) C (47.6%) C (84.9%) A 24.16 36.66 19.16 19.16 19.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 15
Magic Black Witch's Staff +2 (Titanite Shard ×2) 158.4 123.2 123.2 123.2 (109.6%) A (43.3%) C (47.9%) C (85.3%) A 24.16 36.66 19.16 19.16 19.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 15
Magic Black Witch's Staff +3 (Titanite Shard ×3) 171.6 133.4 133.4 133.4 (110.2%) A (43.7%) C (48.4%) C (85.7%) A 24.16 36.66 19.16 19.16 19.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 15
Magic Black Witch's Staff +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 184.8 143.7 143.7 143.7 (110.7%) A (44.1%) C (48.8%) C (86.1%) A 24.16 36.66 19.16 19.16 19.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 15
Magic Black Witch's Staff +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 198 154 154 154 (111.3%) A (44.6%) C (49.2%) C (86.6%) A 24.16 36.66 19.16 19.16 19.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 15
Magic Black Witch's Staff +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×3) 211.2 164.2 164.2 164.2 (111.8%) A (44.9%) C (49.6%) C (86.9%) A 24.16 36.66 19.16 19.16 19.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 15
Magic Black Witch's Staff +7 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 224.4 174.5 174.5 174.5 (112.4%) A (45.4%) C (50.1%) C (87.4%) A 24.16 36.66 19.16 19.16 19.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 15
Magic Black Witch's Staff +8 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 237.6 184.8 184.8 184.8 (112.9%) A (45.8%) C (50.4%) C (87.8%) A 24.16 36.66 19.16 19.16 19.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 15
Magic Black Witch's Staff +9 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 250.8 195 195 195 (113.5%) A (46.2%) C (50.9%) C (88.2%) A 24.16 36.66 19.16 19.16 19.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 15
Magic Black Witch's Staff +10 (Titanite Slab ×1) 264 205.3 205.3 205.3 (114%) A (46.6%) C (51.3%) B (88.6%) A 24.16 36.66 19.16 19.16 19.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 15

Requires: Black Witch's Staff, Darknight Stone and 2,000 souls for Infusion.

Upgrade II Dark Dark Variation Base Values Scaling Percentages Damage Reduction
Icon DaSII PhyAtkWpn Icon DaSII MagAtkWpn Icon DaSII FireAtkWpn Icon DaSII LtnAtkWpn Icon DaSII DarkAtkWpn Icon DaSII PsnAtkWpn Icon DaSII BldAtkWpn Icon DaSII Str Bonus Icon DaSII Dex Bonus Icon DaSII Mag Bonus Icon DaSII Fire Bonus Icon DaSII Ltn Bonus Icon DaSII Dark Bonus Upgrade II Poison Upgrade II Bleed Upgrade II Enchanted Upgrade II Mundane Icon DaSII PhyRed Icon DaSII MagRed Icon DaSII FireRed Icon DaSII LtnRed Icon DaSII DarkRed Icon DaSII PsnRed Icon DaSII BldRed Icon DaSII PetrifyRed Icon DaSII CurseRed Icon DaSII Stability
Dark Black Witch's Staff +0 102.6 102.6 102.6 132 (84%) A (42%) C (46.6%) C (108%) A 24.16 29.16 19.16 19.16 26.66 4.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 15
Dark Black Witch's Staff +1 (Titanite Shard ×1) 112.9 112.9 112.9 145.2 (84.9%) A (42.9%) C (47.6%) C (109.2%) A 24.16 29.16 19.16 19.16 26.66 4.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 15
Dark Black Witch's Staff +2 (Titanite Shard ×2) 123.2 123.2 123.2 158.4 (85.3%) A (43.3%) C (47.9%) C (109.6%) A 24.16 29.16 19.16 19.16 26.66 4.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 15
Dark Black Witch's Staff +3 (Titanite Shard ×3) 133.4 133.4 133.4 171.6 (85.7%) A (43.7%) C (48.4%) C (110.2%) A 24.16 29.16 19.16 19.16 26.66 4.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 15
Dark Black Witch's Staff +4 (L. Titanite Shard ×1) 143.7 143.7 143.7 184.8 (86.1%) A (44.1%) C (48.8%) C (110.7%) A 24.16 29.16 19.16 19.16 26.66 4.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 15
Dark Black Witch's Staff +5 (L. Titanite Shard ×2) 154 154 154 198 (86.6%) A (44.6%) C (49.2%) C (111.3%) A 24.16 29.16 19.16 19.16 26.66 4.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 15
Dark Black Witch's Staff +6 (L. Titanite Shard ×3) 164.2 164.2 164.2 211.2 (86.9%) A (44.9%) C (49.6%) C (111.8%) A 24.16 29.16 19.16 19.16 26.66 4.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 15
Dark Black Witch's Staff +7 (Titanite Chunk ×1) 174.5 174.5 174.5 224.4 (87.4%) A (45.4%) C (50.1%) C (112.4%) A 24.16 29.16 19.16 19.16 26.66 4.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 15
Dark Black Witch's Staff +8 (Titanite Chunk ×2) 184.8 184.8 184.8 237.6 (87.8%) A (45.8%) C (50.4%) C (112.9%) A 24.16 29.16 19.16 19.16 26.66 4.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 15
Dark Black Witch's Staff +9 (Titanite Chunk ×3) 195 195 195 250.8 (88.2%) A (46.2%) C (50.9%) C (113.5%) A 24.16 29.16 19.16 19.16 26.66 4.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 15
Dark Black Witch's Staff +10 (Titanite Slab ×1) 205.3 205.3 205.3 264 (88.6%) A (46.6%) C (51.3%) B (114%) A 24.16 29.16 19.16 19.16 26.66 4.16 4.16 4.16 4.16 15

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