Mendicant's Staff

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60 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 25
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25
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10
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- lightning_defense-shield-icon.jpg 10
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15
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100 icon-wp_stability.png 10
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Requirements & Bonus
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D - B -
7 0 18 0
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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.
  • Can immediately swap to the mendicant staff after killing an enemy to gain the 20% increase in souls.

 

 

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Lore

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Mendicant's Staff Upgrade Table

  Attack ValuesBonus Parameter Bonus Auxiliary Effects Damage Reduction (%)
Name
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Strength Bonus
Dexterity Bonus
Intelligence Bonus
Faith Bonus
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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

 Weight

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
 Stability
   
    Spell Buff Spell Buff
     
     Range      

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)



 




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    • Anonymous

      I don't care about the sorcery scaling, passive effects or whatever, I literally just want one so I can trade it for the Sunlight Shield.

      • Anonymous

        I don't care about the sorcery scaling, passive effects or whatever, I literally just want one so I can trade it for the Sunlight Shield.

        • Anonymous

          It's pretty good for dark sorceries. Wich is ironic considering some hexes in ds2 used certain amount of souls to increase power.

          • Anonymous

            It also stacks with itself, meaning equip load can be lowered by using 2 of these rather than 1 of these and 1 shield of want.

            • Anonymous

              When I learned how to get this, I popped on a gold serpent ring and used a rusted coin. I walked up behind the guy next to the nameless king, stabbed him, and stared in awe as I picked it up on my... first try. The rng gods have blessed me.

              • Anonymous

                If the animation for your weapon is too long after the killing blow theres not enough time to switch sadly. Using the greatsword to kill silver knights in Anor and the frames are too strong to switch in time no matter how hard i spam it. Or the knights just die super hard. Works for regualr greatsword weapons but not ultra essentially. big sad

                • Anonymous

                  So I farmed the manserpent at belfry 5 times and got 3 of these with 410 item discovery. Either I was super lucky or it's really not as rare you think.

                  • Anonymous

                    Damn luckbased elements suck
                    If i was fan if this I have done better spending my time in a casino wasting my money than wasting my time and skipping work to farm this crap

                    Stop luckbased elements for people who cant skip their worthless jobs
                    Thank you
                    Praise the free time

                    • Anonymous

                      Nobody mentions that you have to have 18 intelligence for it to increase souls… You can’t just hold it. Horseshit.

                      • Anonymous

                        Got this on my very first attempt at grinding for it, before I even remembered to put on any grinding equipment.
                        …Of course, when I tried to get a second one to give to Pickle Pee, it took the Symbol of Avarice, the Crystal Sage’s Rapier, the Covetous Gold Serpent Ring+3, Rusted Gold Coins, and countless tries. I was able to level up twice (120 and 121) from the souls I got just from that before I got another Mendicant’s Staff.

                        • Anonymous

                          think the drop rate is pretty high ive gotten this pretty much every playthough without having to farm it, today two dropped in a row the first two times i killed the summoner guy after ancient wyvern (8 luck 0 item discovery items)

                          • Anonymous

                            Spell buff:

                            +0 = 120
                            +1 = 122
                            +2 = 123
                            +3 = 125
                            +4 = 126
                            +5 = 127
                            +6 = 127 / Physical > 106
                            +7 = 127 / Physical > 114
                            +8 = 128 / Physical > 121
                            +9 = 128 / Physical > 129
                            +10 = 128 / Physical > 136

                            Scaling doesn't change.

                            • Anonymous

                              Got it today on a new char (strenght build **** me) after 500 hours for the first time, dropped as soon as i killed the man serpent

                              • Anonymous

                                I legit got this in like 3 tries (while farming for souls). And now I find it allows for an increase in soul gain? Hell yeah!

                                • I wanted this to trade for solaire's shield so i tried used gold serpent ring +3 and symbol of avarice and tried the mausoleum. No lie, got it first try. Was shocked. Got the shield and now going for a second one.

                                  • Anonymous

                                    After some hours and hundreds of kills, here's what I've come up with:

                                    With about 300 item discovery, the droprate for this staff is around 30:1. This average also accounts for getting multiple in a row and then getting none at all for seemingly hundreds of kills.

                                    All in all, there are far worse things to farm for in this game. At least you get tons of souls doing this as well.

                                    • Anonymous

                                      Took me roughly 9 times with 7 base luck, Golden serpent ring+3, Symbol of avarice and and gold coins to farm this from the Man-serpent summoner at Great Belfry.

                                      • Anonymous

                                        Definitely recommend just getting two of these for soul farming since they weigh less than the shield but give the same amount of soul bonus

                                        • Anonymous

                                          Took me no tries at all because Cheat Engine will forever be my mandate for dumb farming sessions (0 luck, all skill clearly)

                                          • Anonymous

                                            For some reason I only get the bonus souls when equipped in my right hand, I don't get it when I have my main weapon on the right hand and the staff in the left, is this normal?

                                            • Anonymous

                                              ****ing hell, I've been farming this **** for 4 hours no luck so far. All I want to do is trade this stuff for Sunlight shield and do some jolly co operation as Solaire for newbies because of the steam sale. Thank you FromSoftware ;__;

                                              • Anonymous

                                                679k souls, a half an hour, and 423 item discovery on NG+ I finally got the staff. Begs the question of the most killed enemy in the game.

                                                • Anonymous

                                                  So melee build can't use this to farm? I tried to equip to slot 2 right hand but it's only 198% soul increase. Shield of Want left hand + melee weapon right hand + Covetous silver serpent ring + Symbol of avarice, I got 25740 souls each Winged Knight at Grand Archives (13000 base), but only 30888 souls when I finish them with with magic. Because I tend to kill them ASAP due to drain effect from Symbol of avarice, so 5k bonus not always possible.

                                                  • Anonymous

                                                    I just spent an entire hour grinding for this damn thing just to get the sunlight shield, and after finally getting it, I went to pickle-pee and accidentally selected “discard” instead of “leave.” Turns out this just deletes the item. I want to scream

                                                    • Anonymous

                                                      If you are farming bosses with this equipped beware of gesturing your buddies while gaining the souls. Gesturing counts as bare fists and the souls plus is negated

                                                      • Anonymous

                                                        Has the drop rate for this item been increased? I just got 4 of these in 36 kills with 322 item discovery using Symbol of Avarice and Covetous Gold Serpent Ring +3.

                                                        • Anonymous

                                                          I just grinded 3 Hours long with a findingluck of 475. Result: 8 Staffs. The first after like an Hour and a half, and one time 3 staffs in a row... This is excausting. but now me and my bros can all be full sunlight warriors.

                                                          • Anonymous

                                                            Slight mistake, it says "The total increase in souls gained by equipping all of these items is 237.60%." It's actually the "total amount of souls gained", not "total increase in souls gained", which'd imply an increase of 237.6%, putting it at 337.6% in total.

                                                            • Anonymous

                                                              My favorite day playing Dark Souls 3 was when I got to the summoner and I didn't know what it dropped and then I got the staff first try. I looked it up and found this amazing wiki

                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                I got two in less than 30 min. Great belfry bonfire, 322 item discovery, 7 luck, serpent ring +3, and symbol of avarice.

                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                  need help i killed that summoner 20 times and didnt drop anything. item discovery 420. according to wiki it has 40% drop chance at 400 ID. what the actual *****?

                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                    To farm this, don't bother with the Summoner near the Dragonkin Mausoleum bonfire. You'll have to run up stairs and have to deal with the summoned NPC afterwards. Wait until you get to the Great Belfry bonfire: then you can approach the Summoner from behind ( having Slumbering Dragoncrest Ring equipped is a good idea) and kill him before he can summon the NPC guy. Just run back and try again until it drops.

                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                      Either you guys are terribly unlucky or I should make a career out of gambling. It took me only a couple of minutes to farm this thing on my last playthrough a year or so back, and this time around I farmed 3 (!) of them in 21 kills on 7 luck, wearing only the Symbol Of Avarice, Covetous Silver Serpent Ring (+0) and popping a regular Rusted Coin every three kills. The first one dropped on the second kill. I was laughing like a maniac the entire time, naturally.

                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                        Ah yes, because a page based on a magic stick needs to be linked to berzerk since fromsoft apparently can't make any ideas on their own

                                                                        • Anonymous

                                                                          took me 60+ tries with 210 item disc to get one. keep in mind that it's not a pseudo-random function so probabilities do not add up

                                                                          • Anonymous

                                                                            got this drop second try without ever leveling luck or using any discovery boosting gear. thank you miyazaki sama

                                                                            • Anonymous

                                                                              Oh you want to finish your Solaire character? Well ***** you! You can't get his shield until Archdragon Peak! Oh, and just to add insult to injury, it's a rare drop from an uncommon enemy because ***** you!

                                                                              • Anonymous

                                                                                Can you add on notes : If +10 cannot trade for sunlight shield (further testing on other reinforce levels)

                                                                                • Anonymous

                                                                                  I got one in about 15-20 kills @435 item discovery. You can kill three of the summoners per coin so save your gold coins for this drop, as it's a very efficient usage of them.

                                                                                  • Anonymous

                                                                                    The best thing about farming this staff, was that by the time I actually got it, I had so many souls I no longer needed it.

                                                                                    • Anonymous

                                                                                      One must hit kill the Man-Serpent Summoner next the bonfire for guaranteed drop, tried so foar so good. Try archery.

                                                                                      • Anonymous

                                                                                        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

                                                                                          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

                                                                                            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

                                                                                              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

                                                                                                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

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