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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55
 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)



 




    • Anonymous

      27 Oct 2019 21:15  

      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

        17 Oct 2019 12:52  

        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

          25 Sep 2019 20:40  

          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

            26 Aug 2019 05:31  

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

            • Anonymous

              01 Aug 2019 20:06  

              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

                27 Apr 2019 01:59  

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

                • Anonymous

                  21 Jan 2019 05:44  

                  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

                    09 Oct 2018 22:56  

                    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

                      01 Oct 2018 21:26  

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

                      • 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.

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