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.
Location/Where to Find
- Drops from Man-Serpent Summoners in Archdragon Peak, near the Great Belfry and Dragon-Kin Mausoleum.
- Man-Serpents are the descendants of dragons, and were likely inspired by the Berserk manga (read more).
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Mendicant's Staff Upgrade Table
|Attack ValuesBonus||Parameter Bonus||Auxiliary Effects||Damage Reduction (%)|
|Requirement||Parameter Bonus||Attack Values||Damage Reduction %||Auxiliary Effects||Others|
| 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)