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For the Dark Souls variant, see Izalith Catalyst.

The Izalith Staff is a staff in Dark Souls III.

In-Game Description

Ancient catalyst of the Witch of Izalith and her daughters, used long before the dawn of chaos and of pyromancy.
With the birth of the Chaos Flame, the flame witches were at once both sorcerers and shamans. Faith adjusts the power of sorceries cast using this catalyst, and the staff also seems to boost the power of dark sorceries.
Skill: Steady Chant
Boost the strength of sorceries for a very short period. Works while equipped in either hand.

Availability[]

Found in the Smouldering Lake.

In the corridor with the Giant Hound Rat and numerous smaller Hound Rats before the Basilisks, there is an illusory wall that hides a chest. Behind that chest is a second illusory wall which leads to a drop-down alcove, above several Basilisks, where the staff can be found.

Characteristics[]

The Izalith Staff is a very unique staff which is suited to casting Dark Sorceries.

Normal Sorceries cast using this staff do not benefit from Faith, contrary to the description. Rather, standard Sorceries will only use the catalyst's Spell Buff from Intelligence to calculate damage output. This means that, when casting Sorceries such as Great Heavy Soul Arrow, the Izalith Staff performs very poorly when compared to most other staves.

However, the flip side is that when casting Dark Sorceries such as Great Deep Soul, Spell Buff from Faith is accounted for, meaning that the staff's displayed Spell Buff is utilized to its fullest. Furthermore, Dark Sorceries cast from this staff benefit from an approximately 57% damage boost, greatly magnifying their damage output. Unlike the Murky Longstaff, the Izalith Staff scales strongly with both Intelligence and Faith, meaning that should the wielder be able to invest great amounts of points into both stats, the Izalith Staff becomes the most powerful catalyst in the game for casting Dark Sorceries.

Upgrades[]

Reinforced with Twinkling Titanite.

Notes[]



Staves
Archdeacon's Great StaffCourt Sorcerer's StaffHeretic's StaffIzalith StaffMan-grub's Staff
Mendicant's StaffSage's Crystal StaffSorcerer's StaffStoryteller's StaffWitchtree Branch
The Ringed City
Murky LongstaffPreacher's Right Arm
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