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Sorcerer's Staff

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60 physical_defense-shield-icon.jpg 25
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20
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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
icon_weight.png 2.0
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50
Aux None 100
Requirements & Bonus
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E - B -
6
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10
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weapon_type-icon.jpg Staves damage_type-icon.jpg Strike
skill-icon.jpg Steady Chant icon_fp_cost.png 7  (-/-)

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



Staff used to cast sorceries. A common catalyst given to sorcerers of the Vinheim Dragon School.

Equip a catalyst to use sorceries. Sorceries must be tuned at a bonfire before use.

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

Notes and Tips:

 

Location/Where to Find

  • Starting equipment for the Sorcerer and Assassin
  • Dropped by Undead Mages after the Halfway Fortress bonfire at Road of Sacrifices.
  • Can be bought from the Shrine Handmaid in Firelink Shrine

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Sorcerer's Staff Upgrade Table

Requires 900 souls and 12 Titanite Shards to + 3; 1350 souls and 12 Large Titanite Shards to + 6; 1800 souls and 12 Titanite Chunks to + 9; ?? souls and ?? ore to + ??

  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 - - - - E - B - - - - 25 20 10 10 15
Regular +1 67 - - - - D - A - - - - 25 20 10 10 15
Regular +2 75 - - - - D - A - - - 25 20 10 10 15
Regular +3 82 - - - - D - A - - - - 25 20 10 10 15
Regular +4 90 - - - - D - A - - - - 25 20 10 10 15
Regular +5 97 - - - - D - A - - - - 25 20 10 10 15
Regular +6 105 - - - - D - A - - - - 25 20 10 10 15
Regular +7 112 - - - - D - A - - - - 25 20 10 10 15
Regular +8 120 - - - - D - A - - - - 25 20 10 10 15
Regular +9 127 - - - - D - A - - - - 25 20 10 10 15
Regular +10 135 - - - - D - A - - - - 25 20 10 10 15

 

Sorcerer's Staff Spell Buff Table

The Spell Buff strongly depends on the character INT value.
The Sorcerer's Staff get most benefits between 19 and 45 INT, after that a soft cap and after 60 INT a hard cap will be noticed.
Bold Numbers indicate an area where the Spell Buff goes up more than 1 after an Upgrade. Int 65 row excluded.

spell_buff

Regular Regular +1 Regular +2 Regular +3 Regular +4 Regular +5 Regular +6 Regular +7 Regular +8 Regular +9 Regular +10
INT 19 102 102 102 102 103 103 103 103 103 103 103
INT 20 104 105 105 105 105 106 106 106 106 106 106
INT 25 116 118 119 120 121 122 122 122 123 123 123
INT 30 128  130 132 134 137 137 138 139 139 140 140
INT 35  140 143 146 149 152 153 154 155 156 156 157
INT 40 152 156 160 164 168 169 170 171 172 173 174
INT 45 165 169 174 178 183 185 186 187 189 190 191
INT 50 173 178 183 188 194 196 197 199 200 201 202
INT 55  181 187 193 198 205 206 208 211 211 213 214
INT 60  190 190 202 208 216 217 219 221 223 225 226
INT 65  191 197 204 210 217 219 221 223 225 226 227

You can calculate the exact Spell Buff Value with this calculator "soulsplanner.com/darksouls3/weaponatk" (under Staves Group) to calculate your current Spell Buff (SB) Value.




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

      19 Jun 2021 00:21  

      This is the staff equivalent of the Longsword. Yeah, there's better options that outclass it, but it's simple, reliable and available from the start (at least for sorcerers).

      • Anonymous

        09 Apr 2019 16:12  

        "The Heretic's Staff is superior between 33-44 Intelligence." Then on the Heretic's Staff page "Above 30 the Sorcerer's Staff becomes better." The scaling, damage values, item descriptions suck on this wiki

        • Anonymous

          24 Feb 2018 11:52  

          I have 41 intelligence and a heretics staff +9 and sorcerers staff +9. The heretics staff's spellbuff is 182 and the sorcerers staff spellbuff is 176

          • Anonymous

            11 Jun 2016 23:47  

            I definitely feel as though there should be a different section for catalysts, other than "weapon" it would make navigating the catalyst much easier...

            • Anonymous

              25 May 2016 04:33  

              physical 135magic 0fire 0lightning 0dark 0scaling:STR DDEX -INT AFTH -Auxiliary effects:Poison -Frost -Bleed -Damage reduction %:Physcial 25.0Magic 20.0Fire 10.0Lightning 10.0Dark 15.0

              • Anonymous

                15 Apr 2016 03:24  

                Leveling up my Sorcerer Staff and Heretic Staff to do some experimenting showed me something interesting. At Int30 and with +4 staves, magic buff is 137 for Sorcerer and 134 for Heretic. I tried casting a variety of spells at the same mob, noting that indeed, my Sorcerer Staff flat out-damage my Heretic Staff at this point.This leads me to a few conclusions:- Magic Buff shown is the TOTAL after scaling for your character. This explains why people have conflicting reports on what the base Magic Buff is on various staves.- A Scaling is apparently not always the same. This is not new in Souls games, but clearly, higher Int investment result in different pay-off, even if both say "A" scaling- Staves with high base modifiers are good for dabblers, staves with lower base but higher scaling is best for dedicated casters (30+ int). Think of it as the "Raw" of staves.Beyond this, I noticed that the Sorcerer staff consumes noticeably less stamina when casting big spell than the Heretic Staff, meaning you will get off more casts too. Did not see a clear difference in casting speed at Dex15+Sage Ring

                • Anonymous

                  14 Apr 2016 19:30  

                  There seem to be a lot of people saying Spell Buff increases with upgrades, but in my own testing Spell Buff did not change for me from 0 to +1. I even tested Soul Arrows on the hollows outside Firelink and before and after upgrade I did 93 damage every time. This was done as a Sorcerer with starting Intelligence. It's possible you need to upgrade it further to see a difference in Spell Buff, but again, everyone seems to be saying something different. Maybe some people aren't understanding that while the INT scaling does go up, that only applies to using the staff as a melee weapon (unlike in DS2 where scaling on spell catalysts did apply to spell damage).

                  • 13 Apr 2016 15:39  

                    Spell buff does increase with reinforcement, I have a sorcerer's staff +1 and my spell buff is now 105 up from 100. However i'm looking to increase to +2 and the game is not showing another increase in spell buff, only an increase in the physical strike damage of the weapon. I imagine that i would get another increase to spell buff at a higher reinforcement. I would really like to see this information on the wiki.

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