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FFX Weapon - Staff 1

Staff in Final Fantasy X.

Staves (, Tsue?), also known as Canes, are a recurring set of weapons from the Final Fantasy series. They are usually wielded by White Mages, while Black Mages tend to wield rods instead, though this relationship has been reversed in recent games like Final Fantasy IX and Final Fantasy XI. Recurring staffs are Rune Staff, Power Staff (which is more suited for improving Attack power), Healing Staff, and the Sage 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 find themselves as the trademark weapon of magic using classes, said to help draw and amplify the user's own magical power through its own means and workings.

In Final Fantasy, staves differ from the variation of rods, its kind aligned majority wise with the White Mage and healing based classes. Design wise, 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.

AppearancesEdit

Final FantasyEdit

I

Mage's Staff FFI Art

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.

List of staves:


Final Fantasy IIEdit

II

Wizard's Staff FFII Art

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 made staves the best option for magic users in these versions. This factor was removed in the Dawn of Souls release and all later versions.

List of staves:


Final Fantasy IIIEdit

III

Rune Staff FFIII Art

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.

List of staves:


Final Fantasy IVEdit

IV

FF4-AuraStaff-DS

The Aura Staff.

FFIV 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.

List of staves:

Final Fantasy IV -Interlude-Edit

FFIV-I- Staves can be equipped by Cecil, Rosa, and Porom.

List of staves:

Final Fantasy IV: The After YearsEdit

FFIVTAY

FF4PSP Weapon Staff

List of staves:

Final Fantasy VEdit

V

Staff - FF5

FFV Staff Icon iOS 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.

List of staves:

Final Fantasy VIIEdit

VII

Fairy Tale FF7

The Fairy Tale.

Staves can be equipped by Aerith Gainsborough.

List of staves:


Final Fantasy IXEdit

IX

HighMageStaff

The High Mage Staff.

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

List of staves:


Final Fantasy XEdit

X

FFX Seymour Staff

Seymour Staff.

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

List of staves:


Final Fantasy X-2Edit

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 XIEdit

XI

FFXI Laevateinn

The Laevateinn.

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.

FFTA Buster SwordThis article or section is a stub about equipment in Final Fantasy XI. You can help the Final Fantasy Wiki by expanding it.


Final Fantasy XIIEdit

XII

StaffoftheMagi-ffxii

The Staff of the Magi.

Every party member can equip staves, as long as they have acquired the right license. Staves boost Magick power and elemental damage, but have less Attack Power than rods. Staves depend on both Strength and Magic. The higher the character level, the more weight is put on Strength, and less on Magic, though.

In the International Zodiac Job System, staves are Black Mage's primary weapon.

The damage formula for staves is:

DMG = [ATK * RANDOM(1..1.125) - DEF] * [1 + STR * (Lv+MAG)/256]

Due to the weight put on user's Strength and Magick Power, but also user's level, recommended staff user is Vaan.

List of staves:


Final Fantasy XII: Revenant WingsEdit

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

List of staves:

Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

XIII

FFXIII Pearlwing Staff

The Pearlwing Staff.

Staves and rods are used by Oerba Dia 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.

List of staves:

Lightning Returns: Final Fantasy XIIIEdit

LR

LRFFXIII Astromancer's Scepter

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.

List of staves:

Final Fantasy XIVEdit

XIV Staves and scepters are used by the Thaumaturge class. Wands and canes are used by the Conjurer class. Arcanists were originally planned to wield a "mechanical" variant of a staff in version 1.0.

Final Fantasy TacticsEdit

FFT

FFT White Staff

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

List of staves:

Final Fantasy Tactics AdvanceEdit

TA

FFTA Garnet Staff

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

List of staves:

Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the RiftEdit

TA2

FFTA Cure Staff

Staves can be equipped by the White Mage, Bishop, and Summoner jobs, and most maintain the abilities taught in Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, though most names were changed.

List of staves:

Vagrant StoryEdit

VS There are six different types of staves.

List of staves:

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of FatesEdit

FFCCRoF

RoF Dark Staff

The Dark Staff.

Yukes use staves as weapons.

List of staves:

Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Echoes of TimeEdit

FFCCEoT List of staves:

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Final Fantasy Legend IIEdit

FFL2

FFLII Staff Icon

Staves appears as one type of weapons.

List of staves:

Final Fantasy Legend IIIEdit

FFL3 Staves can be equipped by all four main characters.

List of staves:

Final Fantasy: The 4 Heroes of LightEdit

4HoL

Claustrum

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.

List of staves:

Bravely DefaultEdit

BD List of staves:

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Final Fantasy DimensionsEdit

FFD

FFD Oak Staff

Staves are a class of weapons.

List of staves:

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Dissidia Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia

Dissidia-OnionKnightStaff

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.

List of staves:

Dissidia 012 Final FantasyEdit

Dissidia012

D012 Oak Staff

Vaan's Oak Staff.

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

In addition to the returning staves users, Yuna and Vaan use staves in combat.

List of staves:

Final Fantasy Airborne BrigadeEdit

FFAB

FFAB Staff of Light FFV SR

The Staff of Light.

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Final Fantasy All the BravestEdit

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

List of staves:

Final Fantasy Record KeeperEdit

FFRK

FFRK Staff Icon
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