Mendicant's Staff

60 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 25
- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 10
100 icon-wp_stability.png 10
icon_weight.png 2.5
Requirements & Bonus
D - B -
7 0 18 0
weapon_type-icon.jpg Staff damage_type-icon.jpg Strike
skill-icon.jpg Steady Chant icon_fp_cost.png 7

Mendicant's Staff is a Weapon in Dark Souls 3.

A staff with a small bowl attached to the tip, similar to a mendicant's crook. Absorb additional souls from fallen foes.

The staff's history is unclear. It may be a relic of an ancient serpent's greed, or a ritual artifact used to summon souls.

Skill: Steady Chant
Boost the strength of sorceries for a very short period. Works while equipped in either hand.

Notes and Tips:

  • Cannot be Infused or Buffed.
  • Reinforced with Titanite.
  • Trade it to Pickle Pee, Pump-a-Rum Crow to obtain the Sunlight Shield.
  • Increases souls gained by 20%. Stacks with the Covetous silver serpent ring (10%), Shield of want (20%), and Symbol of avarice (50%). The total increase in souls gained by equipping all of these items is 237.60%.  
  • The staff must be held for the souls to count, this is proven by silver serpent icon in the status bar.
  • Rusted Coins and full Item Discovery gear are recommended if trying to obtain this Staff, as it is very rare.
  • The most farmable Man-Serpent Summoner is at the Great Belfry bonfire.
  • The word 'mendicant' originally referred to one who belonged to one of the religious orders that originally relied solely on alms for their upkeep; those who are given to begging; a beggar can be said to be a member of a mendicant order. Given that Man-Serpent Summoners rely as heavily as they do on their summons to absorb and inflict damage for them, this might explain the name chosen for the staff that they carry.
  • At 60 INT it has a spellbuff of 208.



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Mendicant's Staff Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
Regular 60 - - - - D - B - - - - 25 25 10 10 15
+1 68 - - - - D - B - - - - 25 25 10 10 15
+2 76 - - - - D - B - - - - 25 25 10 10 15
+3 83 - - - - D - A - - - - 25 25 10 10 15
+4 91 - - - - D - A - - - - 25 25 10 10 15
+5 98 - - - - D - A - - - - 25 25 10 10 15
+6 106 - - - - D - A - - - - 25 25 10 10 15
+7 114 - - - - D - A - - - - 25 25 10 10 15
+8 121 - - - - D - A - - - - 25 25 10 10 15
+9 129 - - - - D - A - - - - 25 25 10 10 15
+10 136 - - - - D - A - - - - 25 25 10 10 15


Table Key


Requirement Parameter Bonus Attack Values Damage Reduction % Auxiliary Effects Others
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-strength_22.png Strength
icon-wp_physicalAttack.png Physical  Physical icon-wp_bleed.png Bleeding  Durability
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-dexterity_22.png Dexterity
icon-magicbonus.png Magic  Magic icon-wp_poisonbld.png Poison


icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-intelligence_22.png Intelligence
icon-firebonus.png Fire  Fire Frost Frost  
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-faith_22.png Faith
icon-lightningbonus.png Lightning  Lightning  Curse  
    icon-darkbonus.png Dark  Dark    
    Critical Critical
    Spell Buff Spell Buff

Parameter Bonus: Strength, Dexterity,Magic, Fire, Lightning and Dark bonuses - The scaling multiplier applied to the [Attack: stat]. Scaling quality is from highest to lowest as follows: S/A/B/C/D/E.The higher the player's [Str, Dex, Mag, Fire, Light] stat, the higher the [Attack Bonus: Stat] is (found on the player status screen). The higher the scaling letter, the higher the percent multiplier applied to the [Attack: Stat].This resulting bonus damage is added to the base physical damage of the weapon and is shown in the equipment screen in blue numbers as a "+ X". 
Durability: The weapon's HP, when the durability hits 0, the effectiveness of its attacks become weakened to the point of almost uselessness. When an items durability is low, a message will come up saying "Weapon At Risk!" at this point the weapon does not perform at it's best.
Weight: How much the item weights when equipped. 
Stability: How well the player keeps stance after being hit
Attack Type: Defines what kind of swing set the weapon has: Regular(R), Thrust(T), Slash(Sl), Strike(St)


    • Anonymous

      13 Aug 2018 08:43  

      IDK what everyone is on about, I get this stupid thing in twenty tries or so every time on PC. Now FLAMBERGE; HOLY FRICKEN SHET WHAT THE HELL. HARPE TAKES MORE TRIES THAN THIS.

      • Anonymous

        18 Jul 2018 09:39  

        was on my way to nameless king, killed this sorcerer mob out of curiosity and it dropped the staff immediately. had no serpent ring on, not wearing avarice, no coin popped. jz really lucky i guess

        • Anonymous

          11 Jul 2018 10:34  

          Bit of a pain to farm if you're unlucky, however i was somewhat lucky... at first. I got my first one in around 5 kills, however. I'm starting NG+ soon so I wanted to trade it in for the shield and get another one for future farming and it seems RNG was not with me. Took another 2 hours to get a second one to drop. So goodluck farming, all! Hopefully you get lucky and it drops sooner rather than later.

          • Anonymous

            01 May 2018 16:07  

            With the Silver Serpent Ring +3 the max Soul gain from the boosting items combined is now 291.6%, just for those who want to know that.

            • Anonymous

              22 Mar 2018 01:15  

              This dropped on my first try without any item discovery, just killed the *****er casting dark spells at me and then noticed a shiny, apparently it's rare

              • Anonymous

                24 Feb 2018 19:07  

                I got the staff after god only knows how long and all i had was gold coins avarice and the gold serpent ring +1

                • Anonymous

                  06 Feb 2018 19:33  

                  I had 472 item discovery, been trying to farm this for about an hour with zero drops. This is even worse than farming the silver knights in Anor Londo.

                  • Anonymous

                    26 Jan 2018 08:24  

                    Wow... I have 5 of these and I had absolutely no clue that they were supposed to be rare. Not trying to be rude or antagonizing, just expressing my surprised. I have 7 luck and I'm pretty sure that I wasn't wearing the golden serpent ring on the times I went there to test weapons on the drakeblood knight.

                    Meanwhile, going nuts trying to farm proofs...

                    • Anonymous

                      30 Dec 2017 09:10  

                      Is this a one time drop? I can’t seem to get it more than once. I’ve been at it for hours and have been using rusted coins and Symbol of Avarice.

                      • Anonymous

                        03 Dec 2017 14:12  

                        i was reasy to grind the one guy near the great belfry bonfire for hors got it on my second try solaire pants here i come

                        • Anonymous

                          09 Oct 2017 03:10  

                          50 runs in NG to get 2 of these, with 340 Item Find (Symbol of Avarice, Crystal Sage Rapier, and Gold Serpent Ring)

                          • Anonymous

                            21 Aug 2017 14:26  

                            Personally, I only had the gold serpent ring and the rapier when I tried to farm this, and after 10-12 tries I got bored and went away, then some minutes later I went back and it dropped on the first try. Maybe it's a coincidence, maybe not, who knows? Good luck, everyone.

                            • Anonymous

                              20 Jun 2017 23:13  

                              States under Notes and Tips: can't be buffed but at the bottom states at 60 INT spellbuff of 208, contradiction?

                              • Anonymous

                                15 Jun 2017 07:26  

                                I killed the mage twice and got 1 each time, i know it sounds like a lie but i didnt use anything but a standard rusted coin

                                • Anonymous

                                  31 May 2017 20:34  

                                  Was trying to farm this, to no avail, but I had only the Gold Covetous Ring +3. So I went to farm Symbol of Avarice near Yhorm. Took a while, but then both Mimics dropped the Symbol of Avarice simultaneously. I then went back to farm Mendicant's Staff, crack a coin, and I find 2 in a row! I push my luck a bit, get a few runs with nothing, and as one of my coin's effect dissipates, I end up with 3 more in a row... Who said this was difficult to get? :P Or the RNG is not as random as it pretends to be.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    12 May 2017 00:32  

                                    Symbol of Avarice, Crystal Sage Rapier, Covetous Gold Serpent Ring+3 Rusted Gold Coin - 477 Item Discovery - Farming for 1 hour and 0 drop so far. RNG gods hate me lol :(

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