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A staff (or stave) is a pole-shaped implement used by various races as a walking stick or weapon and often has magical properties or abilities. The height of a staff is roughly the same as the height of the intended user and the diameter is such that it can be grasped comfortably in the hand. Some staves are tapered, becoming slightly narrower at the top. Often staves are metal bound on one or both ends and they may be perfectly straight or gnarly and twisted. Runes, patterns and other decorations often personalize a staff to its owner.[1]

The plural, staves, is used almost everywhere in D&D literature but staffs is also acceptable.

Known stavesEdit


  1. David "Zeb" Cook (1989). Dungeon Master's Guide 2nd edition. (TSR, Inc.), p. 153. ISBN 0-88038-729-7.

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