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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 60
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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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

      24 Sep 2021 04:27  

      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

        08 Sep 2021 18:00  

        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

          02 Sep 2021 14:40  

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

          • Anonymous

            25 Aug 2021 10:34  

            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

              27 Jun 2021 19:23  

              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

                08 Jun 2021 18:13  

                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

                  26 May 2021 22:27  

                  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

                    06 Mar 2021 14:35  

                    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!

                    • 02 Jan 2021 01:42  

                      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

                        23 Dec 2020 04:22  

                        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

                          10 Dec 2020 18:40  

                          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

                            01 Dec 2020 14:43  

                            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

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