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I'm on NG+3 atm and the staff's weapon art isn't working on the black knights in untended graves. Iirc it worked properly in the previous cycles. Is anyone else getting this issue?

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dunno about the ones in untended graves, but it seemed to work(albeit doing only 10 damage per tick) on the one on the farron perimeter.

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dunno about the ones in untended graves, but it seemed to work(albeit doing only 10 damage per tick) on the one on the farron perimeter.
Easily the rarest drop in the game. In the 2000+ hours I've put into this game, I've gotten this item 1 time...
with 12 luck and a rusty coin I got two in 40 minutes.
I got this just progressing through the swamp after killing like 3 storytellers on my pyromancer. 7 luck no buffs almost lost it

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Does reinforcing this weapon affect its WS(Poison Spores)?

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No, poison buildup rate and poison damage are unaffected by upgrade level or luck stat for this weapon art.

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Added poison buildup rate per tick in cloud
ive got it in the first storyteller enemy in my life also im mage so >:D
The information above is false, about the poison damage on the staff. It is not "superior" to poison or toxic mist, except in the case of something with high hp. Poison spores scales drastically with the opponents maximum hp, so it USED to be better then poison mist, even in pvp. Now, it is quite a bit weaker (tested on players with roughly 2000 hp) then poison mist UNTIL the enemy has about 4000 hp or higher, which then it is marginally better. bosses like pontiff on higher NG's will make it scale much much higher, as high as 113 per tick, whereas normal poison mist will still be about 16-18 damage.
So there's some special breakpoint for bosses?
since bosses have much much more hp then players, poison will scale up, even the normal poison from weapons or poison mist, but only marginally. the scaling on the poison spores is just simply much more potent, making bosses like pontiff and the old demon king trivial. add toxic into the mix and maybe even pestilent mercury, and your gonna see hundreds of damage per second.
A poor trade for Dark Fog. I really miss that spell and the fun you could have with it using a poison infused Bat Staff.
Took 6 tries with 490 item discovery
This weapon is a beast against the slave knight imo. You can cheese him with the wall and this staff, And if you want to use mercury spell, it burns through that healthbar. Also just for fun if your a badass and can pull it off the WA effectively in PVP cheers to you mate, it’s hilarious. Most people don’t keep toxic antidote on the belt espicially tryhards.