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Its melee attack hits slightly harder than other staves. There's a tiny Murky Hand Scythe on the end that makes it hurt a little more (the AR is actually higher than the real Murky Hand Scythe at minimum str/dex and 40int/40fth). If you use its Chant from the Depths, it buffs the dark damage a bit.

That's pretty much it. As far as casting (dark) spells goes, the Izalith Staff is stronger.


Thanks to @Semel for doing the testing on this.

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/ ... edit#gid=0

According to this data, the Murky Longstaff hits its INT softcap at 45. It is the strongest for dark sorcery at 40-45 INT and no FTH investment. Izalith Staff doesn't begin to overpower it until 20fth (30 if chants are active), and Court Sorcerer Staff doesn't begin to overpower it until 55-60int.

This makes it great for characters with 40-45 INT and little to no FTH, such as very low SL characters or hybrid INT characters. Also, it has an unusually strong melee attack.
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I honestly expected something big, the way I've seen you working on this, lol. Hope @lordnoah pops in.
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well i asked for a catalyst that hit hard i guess i got one
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Too bad it's not as big as Manus' catalyst. Now THAT was a beatin stick.
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So, would the two staves be comparable to the Court Sorcerer vs Immolation Tinder (I ask because I've been using both on my new sorc)? I get better damage from casts on the CSS, but IT hits hard as a melee weapon with 60 int. If so, I have a Pyro toon that might be able to make good use of this.
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Back_Lot_Basher wrote:So, would the two staves be comparable to the Court Sorcerer vs Immolation Tinder (I ask because I've been using both on my new sorc)? I get better damage from casts on the CSS, but IT hits hard as a melee weapon with 60 int. If so, I have a Pyro toon that might be able to make good use of this.

Its melee damage is higher than other staves, but that doesn't mean it's anywhere near as high as a normal weapon. It does about 200-300 damage per hit, depending on resistances.
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TSMP wrote:
Back_Lot_Basher wrote:So, would the two staves be comparable to the Court Sorcerer vs Immolation Tinder (I ask because I've been using both on my new sorc)? I get better damage from casts on the CSS, but IT hits hard as a melee weapon with 60 int. If so, I have a Pyro toon that might be able to make good use of this.

Its melee damage is higher than other staves, but that doesn't mean it's anywhere near as high as a normal weapon. It does about 200-300 damage per hit, depending on resistances.


Ah, okay, that's definitely not the punch the Tinder has. Before I respecced for more attunement, I had 50 Int / 28 dex, and the Tinder was hitting in the mid-500 range. I was pretty shocked when I saw it was almost on par with my MGS.
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Corrected the OP.
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I've added 60/10-> 60/30(buffed) and 60/10->60/20(unbuffed) comparison. Just checking when Izalith starts outdpsing Murky on Int60.

It's practically the same as in case of int=45.


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This staff's Intelligence scaling softcaps at 45, after which it all but stops


Well, strictly speaking it doesn't stop. =)
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