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Staff in Final Fantasy X.

Staves (, Tsue?), also known as canes, are a recurring set of weapons from the Final Fantasy series. In the early series they were usually wielded by White Mages, while Black Mages tended to wield rods. This relationship has been reversed in more recent games like Final Fantasy IX, Final Fantasy XI and remakes of Final Fantasy XII. Recurring staves include Rune Staff, Power Staff (which is more suited for improving Attack power), Healing Staff, and the Sage's Staff, which is usually the ultimate of this weapon type. The staff usually increases the user's Magic Power.

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In many traditional RPGs, staves are the trademark weapon of magic-using classes, said to help draw and amplify the user's own magical power. In Final Fantasy, staves commonly feature a cane head or other sort of adornment naturally born of the material itself, with some featuring humbler details like crystals, tip ornaments, and sheathings of various materials.

Appearances[]

Final Fantasy[]

The Mage's Staff.

Staves can be equipped by the White Mage and Black Mage classes. The Warrior and Monk classes can also equip some staves.

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Final Fantasy II[]

The Wizard's Staff.

Staves, also known as canes, can be equipped by everyone in the party, though Minwu is the only character that comes with one equipped by default. In earlier versions, staves had the lowest penalty to intelligence and spirit at only five percent. This makes staves the best option for magic users in these versions. This factor was removed in the Dawn of Souls release and all later versions.

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Final Fantasy III[]

The Rune Staff.

Staves can be equipped by magic-based jobs. Holy Wand can only be equipped by Devouts while Sage Staff can only be equipped by Sages.

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Final Fantasy IV[]

The Aura Staff.

A Staff.

Staves can be equipped by Tellah, Porom, Rydia (child), Rosa, Paladin Cecil, and Fusoya, though the 3D remake removed Cecil's ability to wield them. In the 3D versions, Golbez can equip staves, if hacked into the party.

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Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-[]

Staves can be equipped by Cecil, Rosa, and Porom.

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Final Fantasy IV: The After Years[]

The Staff.

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Final Fantasy V[]

The Staff.

Icon. Staves can be equipped by the Freelancer, White Mage, Time Mage, Red Mage, Chemist, Oracle, and Mime.

Different staves use different damage formulae. The Light Staff, Staff of Judgment and Sage Staff deal damage based on the attacker's Magic stat and the target's Resistance / Magic Defense. The Staff, Axe, Flail and Mace of Zeus use the same damage formula as axes and hammers, and benefit from Double Grip.

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Final Fantasy VII[]

The Fairy Tale.

Staves can be equipped by Aeris.

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Final Fantasy IX[]

The High Mage Staff.

FFIX Staff Icon.png Vivi can equip staves. He is the first Black Mage that wields staves in the series.

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Final Fantasy X[]

Seymour Staff.

Yuna uses a mixture of staves and rods and is the only playable character who wields them. Seymour and Braska also wield them.

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Final Fantasy X-2[]

Yuna, Rikku and Paine wield staves from Final Fantasy X in their White Mage and Black Mage dresspheres. While in the White Mage dressphere, Yuna uses her default Staff, Rikku uses the Spiked Rod, and Paine uses the Malleable Staff. While in the Black Mage dressphere, Yuna uses Nirvana, Rikku uses the El Dorado and Paine uses the Enchanted Rod.

Final Fantasy XI[]

The Laevateinn.

Staves are a two-handed weapon which are used more often for their stat boosts than for damage. Early on, staves tend to give minor bonuses to HP and MP, but their usage increases at level 51 when players get access to Elemental Staves, which boost the potency and accuracy of spells of their respective elements.

The White Mage, Black Mage, Summoner, Scholar, Monk, Dragoon, and Paladin jobs are proficient on the use of staves.

The Staff skill encompasses not only standard mages' staves, but also poles and quarterstaff melee weapons. However, quarterstaves are restricted to White Mages, Paladins, Dragoons, and Monks, as they are designed for heavy melee damage.

  • Apollo's Staff
  • Aquilo's Staff
  • Archalaus's Pole
  • Ash Pole
  • Ash Pole +1
  • Ash Staff
  • Ash Staff +1
  • Astral Signa
  • Astral Staff
  • Auster's Staff
  • Bahamut's Staff
  • Bastokan Staff
  • Battle Staff
  • Battle Staff +1
  • Capricorn Staff
  • Carbuncle's Pole
  • Catalyst
  • Caver's Shovel
  • Chanter's Staff
  • Claustrum
  • Cocytus Pole
  • Dark Staff
  • Diabolos's Pole
  • Dolphin Staff
  • Dorje
  • Dragon Staff
  • Dryad Staff
  • Dusky Staff
  • Dynamis Staff
  • Earth Staff
  • Ebony Pole
  • Ebony Pole +1
  • Eight-Sided Pole
  • Eight-Sided Pole +1
  • Elder Staff
  • Elm Pole
  • Elm Pole +1
  • Elm Staff
  • Elm Staff +1
  • Fay Crozier
  • Fay Staff
  • Federation Pole
  • Federation Signet Staff
  • Federation Staff
  • Fire Staff
  • Flexible Pole
  • Footman's Staff
  • Freesword's Staff
  • Gelong Staff
  • Grim Staff
  • Healing Staff
  • Heavy Staff
  • Himmel Stock
  • Holly Pole
  • Holly Pole +1
  • Holly Staff
  • Holly Staff +1
  • Hope Staff
  • Hypno Staff
  • Ice Staff
  • Imperial Pole
  • Iron-splitter
  • Iron-splitter +1
  • Jupiter's Staff
  • Kebbje
  • Kingdom Signet Staff
  • Kinkobo
  • Kinnara Pole
  • Kirin's Pole
  • Kukulcan's Staff
  • Laevateinn (Black Mage)
  • Legionnaire's Staff
  • Light Staff
  • Mage's Staff
  • Mahogany Pole
  • Mahogany Pole +1
  • Mahogany Staff
  • Martial Staff
  • Master Caster's Pole
  • Mekki Shakki
  • Mercenary's Pole
  • Mercurial Pole
  • Mighty Pole
  • Military Pole
  • Misery Staff
  • Monster Signa
  • Musketeer's Pole
  • Musketeer's Pole +1
  • Musketeer's Pole +2
  • Mythic Pole
  • Mythic Pole +1
  • Neptune's Staff
  • Nirvana (Summoner)
  • Oak Pole
  • Oak Pole +1
  • Oak Staff
  • Oak Staff +1
  • Onion Staff
  • Pastoral Staff
  • Perdu Staff
  • Pestle
  • Platoon Pole
  • Pluto's Staff
  • Pole of Trials
  • Power Staff
  • Perlatic Pole
  • Prester
  • Pride Staff
  • Primate Staff
  • Primate Staff +1
  • Quarterstaff
  • Ramuh's Staff
  • Relic Staff
  • Republic Signet Staff
  • Republic Staff
  • Revenging Staff
  • Revenging Staff +1
  • Rune Staff
  • Sage's Staff
  • Scepter Staff
  • Somnus Signa
  • Spiked Club
  • Spiked Club +1
  • Steel-splitter
  • Sunlight Pole
  • Terra's Staff
  • Thunder Staff
  • Thyrsusstab
  • Thyrus
  • Treat Staff
  • Treat Staff II
  • Trick Staff
  • Trick Staff II
  • Tupsimati (Scholar)
  • Vulcan's Staff
  • Walrus Staff
  • Water Staff
  • Whale Staff
  • Whale Staff +1
  • Wind Staff
  • Windurstian Pole
  • Windurstian Staff
  • Wise Wizard's Staff
  • Wyvern Perch
  • Yigit Staff
  • Zen Pole


Final Fantasy XII[]

The Staff of the Magi.

In the original version, every party member can equip staves, as long as they have acquired the right license. Staves boost Magick Power and elemental damage (although this property is not documented in-game), but have less Attack Power than rods. Staves depend on both Strength and Magick Power. The higher the character's level, the more weight is put on Strength, and less on Magick, though.

In the Zodiac versions, staves are Black Mage's primary weapon. They can also hit flying targets.

The damage formula for staves is:

Damage depends on the weapon, the user's Strength and Magick Power and character level. The characters' stats can vary by up to 30%, with the highest Strength+Magick characters being Ashe and Vaan.

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Final Fantasy XII: Revenant Wings[]

Staves can be equipped by Penelo. Their Attack power is usually half that of their Magick attack.

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Final Fantasy XIII[]

The Pearlwing Staff.

Staves and rods are used by Vanille. Her unique rod is called a Binding Rod. The Binding Rod has a pair of antlers that release hooks connected to lines. This allows her to physically attack from a distance. It can be assumed that the Dia clan used staves to "fish" wyverns as seen in Chapter Nine, presumably as means of transport through Gran Pulse.

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Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIII[]

Astromancer's Scepter.

Staves are a weapon type available to Lightning. They specialize in boosting Magic, which makes them suited for Schema focused on spellcasting. While equipped with a staff, Lightning's casting animation will change to a more swift one reducing the delay produced by other weapon types.

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Final Fantasy XIV[]

A variety of conjurer's arms.

As Final Fantasy XIV divides weapons into categories based the disciplines that use them rather than what they are, there is no clearly defined split between rods and staves, with a variety of rods, staves, canes, wands, and other similar weapons appearing spread throughout the arms used by Black Mage Black Mages, White Mage White Mages, and Blue Mage Blue Mages.

Final Fantasy Tactics[]

The White Staff.

Staves can be equipped by the White Mage, Mystic, Time Mage, and Summoner classes.

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Final Fantasy Tactics Advance[]

The Garnet Staff.

The White Mage, Bishop, and Summoner jobs can equip staves. Staves are more expensive at the moogle town of Baguba Port.

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Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift[]

The Healing Staff.

Staves can be equipped by the White Mage, Bishop, and Summoner jobs.

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Vagrant Story[]

There are six different types of staves.

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates[]

The Dark Staff.

Yukes use staves as weapons.

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Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of Time[]

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Final Fantasy Legend II[]

FFLII Staff Icon.png

Staves appear as a type of weapon.

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Final Fantasy Legend III[]

Staves can be equipped by all four main characters.

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Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of Light[]

The Claustrum.

Staves can be equipped by all jobs, but are best suited for the Black Mage and Sage crowns. Staves increase the magic attack of the wearer.

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Bravely Default[]

Gale Staff.

All staves impart a 25% damage bonus when attacking multiple enemies at once. The job best suited for wielding staves are the White Mage, Performer, Merchant, Time Mage, Salve-Maker, Vampire, Spiritmaster, and Monk. Any job can be well suited to wield staves when equipped with the Staff Lore support ability. Stave's Special moves are charged by using healing magic.

List of staves:

  • Staff
  • Mythril Staff
  • Jade Crosier
  • Staff of Life
  • Yggrasil Staff
  • Gale Staff
  • Demon's Staff
  • Sage's Staff
  • Oaken Pole
  • Simian Staff
  • Iron Pole
  • Diamond Staff

Bravely Second: End Layer[]

Bishop's Staff.

All staves deal 50% more damage to undead. The job best suited for wielding staves are the White Mage, Performer, Merchant, Time Mage, Bishop, and Monk. Any job can be well suited to wield staves when equipped with the Staff Lore support ability.

List of staves:

  • Staff
  • Mythril Staff
  • Jade Crosier
  • Staff of Life
  • Gale Staff
  • Yggdrasil Staff
  • Demon's Staff
  • Sage's Staff
  • Asclepius
  • Oaken Pole
  • Iron Pole
  • Diamond Staff
  • Musashi's Oar
  • Simian Staff
  • Vajra
  • Laevateinn
  • Gambanteinn
  • Kronos Scepter
  • Swindler's Staff
  • Nirvana
  • Bishop's Staff
  • Grand M.'s Staff

Final Fantasy Dimensions[]

The Oak Staff.

Staves are a class of weapons.

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Dissidia Final Fantasy[]

Onion Knight's staff.

Staves can equipped by Firion, The Emperor, Onion Knight, Cloud of Darkness, Bartz, Exdeath, Terra, Kefka, Ultimecia, Kuja, and Shantotto. Staves specialize in increasing the duration of the character's EX Mode.

Firion, Onion Knight, Shantotto, and The Emperor utilize staves in combat.

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Dissidia 012 Final Fantasy[]

Vaan's Oak Staff.

Staves can be equipped by Tifa, Yuna, and Vaan. Staves specialize in increasing the duration of the character's EX Mode.

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Final Fantasy Airborne Brigade[]

The Staff of Light.

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Final Fantasy All the Bravest[]

Staves can be equipped by the White Mage, Devout, Sage, Rydia, Krile, Eiko, and Yuna.

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Final Fantasy Record Keeper[]

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