Elder Staff

Elder Staff
dmg: 80-93 (86.5)lvl: 55str: 44dex: 37max socket: 4

An Elder Staff can spawn with up to 3 bonuses with +1 to +3 to a specific Sorceress skill. These bonuses will keep the item normal, and still allow runewords to be created with it.

A superior Elder Staff can also spawn with 2 of the following bonuses, +5% to +15% Enhanced Damage, Increase Maximum Durability 10% to 15%, or +1 to +3 to Attack Rating.

Compared to other staffs

table of base stats
namedamagestrengthdexteritysocketsspeed
Walking Stick69 - 85 (77)2502-10
Stalagmite75 - 107 (91)6335310
Elder Staff80 - 93 (86.5)443740
Shillelagh65 - 108 (86.5)522740
Archon Staff83 - 99 (91)340610

How to upgrade an Elder Staff

Transmute low quality weapon, an Eld rune, and a chipped gem to create normal quality weapon of the same type.

low quality Elder Staff
low quality Elder Staff
+
eld rune
eld rune
+
any chipped gem
any chipped gem
normal quality Elder Staff
normal quality Elder Staff

How to add sockets to an Elder Staff

You can add sockets to an Elder Staff by giving the item to Larzuk as a quest reward. Larzuk will always add 4 sockets (if the iLevel is high enough), the maximum. You can also add sockets with the following horadric cube recipe. This recipes will not work for low quality items.

Transmute normal weapon, a Ral rune, an Amn rune, and a Perfect Amethyst to create a socketed weapon of the same type.

normal Elder Staff
normal Elder Staff
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ral rune
ral rune
+
thul rune
thul rune
+
perfect sapphire
perfect sapphire
socketed Elder Staff
socketed Elder Staff

This recipes will add between 1 and 4 sockets to the item. The game will roll a 6 sided dice, if it rolls higher than 4, the maximum amount of sockets is chosen.

amount of sockets for a Elder Staff
rollsocketsodds
11 socket 1 in 6 (16.67%)
22 socket 1 in 6 (16.67%)
33 socket 1 in 6 (16.67%)
44 socket (max)3 in 6 (50%)
54 socket (max)3 in 6 (50%)
64 socket (max)3 in 6 (50%)

The maximum amount of sockets an item can roll with depends on the iLevel of the weapon. The iLevel is equal to the monster level (mLevel) the item dropped from, the mLevel is equal to the area level (aLevel). Champions will have an mLevel of aLevel+2, Uniques and their minions aLevel+3, and Super Uniques will have a predefined mLevel.

possible sockets for a Elder Staff
iLvl 0-25iLvl 26-40iLvl 41 and up
444

Runewords you can make in an Elder Staff

base sockets
Runeword
Sockets
Allowed Bases
Runeword Recipe
Level
Stats
Leaf2 socketsstaff
tir + ral
19
+3 to Fire SkillsAdds 5-30 Fire Damage (ral)+3 to Inferno (Sorceress Only)+3 to Warmth (Sorceress Only)+3 to Fire Bolt (Sorceress Only)+(2*Clvl) Defense (Based on Character Level)Cold Resist +33%+2 to Mana after each Kill (tir)
Insight4 socketspolearmstaff
ral + tir + tal + sol
27
Level 12-17 Meditation Aura When Equipped (varies)+35% Faster Cast Rate+200-260% Enhanced Damage (varies)+9 To Minimum Damage (sol)180-250% Bonus to Attack Rating (varies)Adds 5-30 Fire Damage (ral)+75 Poison Damage Over 5 Seconds (tal)+1-6 To Critical Strike (varies)+5 To All Attributes+2 To Mana After Each Kill (tir)23% Better Chance of Getting Magic Items
Memory4 socketsstaff
lum + io + sol + eth
37
+3 To Sorceress Skill Levels+33% Faster Cast Rate+9 To Minimum Damage (sol)-25% Target Defense (eth)+3 To Energy Shield (Sorceress Only)+2 To Static Field (Sorceress Only)+50% Enhanced Defense+10 to Vitality (io)+10 to Energy (lum)Increase Maximum Mana 20%Magic Damage Reduced By 7
Passion4 socketsweapon
dol + ort + eld + lem
43
+25% Increased Attack Speed+160-210% Enhanced Damage (varies)50-80% Bonus To Attack Rating (varies)+75% Damage To Undead (eld)+50 To Attack Rating Against Undead (eld)Adds 1-50 Lightning Damage (ort)+1 To Berserk+1 To ZealHit Blinds Target +10Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25% (dol)75% Extra Gold From Monsters (lem)Level 3 Heart of Wolverine (12 Charges)
Venom3 socketsweapon
tal + dol + mal
49
Ignore Target's Defense+273 Poison Damage Over 6 Seconds (tal)7% Mana Stolen Per HitPrevent Monster Heal (mal)Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25% (dol)Level 13 Poison Nova (11 Charges)Level 15 Poison Explosion (27 Charges)
Heart of the Oak4 socketsstaffmace
ko + vex + pul + thul
55
+3 To All Skills+40% Faster Cast Rate+75% Damage To Demons (pul)+100 To Attack Rating Against Demons (pul)Adds 3-14 Cold Damage (thul)7% Mana Stolen Per Hit (vex)+10 To Dexterity (ko)Replenish Life +20Increase Maximum Mana 15%All Resistances +30-40 (varies)Level 4 Oak Sage (25 Charges)Level 14 Raven (60 Charges)
Fortitude4 socketsweaponbody armor
el + sol + dol + lo
59
20% Chance To Cast Level 15 Chilling Armor when Struck+25% Faster Cast Rate+300% Enhanced Damage+200% Enhanced Defense+((8-12)*0.125*Clvl) To Life (Based on Character Level) (varies)All Resistances +25-30 (varies)12% Damage Taken Goes To Mana+1 To Light Radius (el)Weapons+9 To Minimum Damage (sol)+50 To Attack Rating (el)20% Deadly Strike (lo)Hit Causes Monster To Flee 25% (dol)Armor+15 Defense (el)Replenish Life +7 (dol)+5% To Maximum Lightning Resist (lo)Damage Reduced By 7 (sol)
Phoenix4 socketsweaponshield
vex + vex + lo + jah
65
100% Chance To Cast level 40 Blaze When You Level-up40% Chance To Cast Level 22 Firestorm On StrikingLevel 10-15 Redemption Aura When Equipped (varies)+350-400% Enhanced Damage (varies)-28% To Enemy Fire Resistance+350-400 Defense Vs. Missile (varies)+15-21 Fire Absorb (varies)WeaponsIgnore Target's Defense (jah)14% Mana Stolen Per Hit (vex)20% Deadly Strike (lo)Shields+50 To Life (jah)+5% To Maximum Lightning Resist (lo)+10% To Maximum Fire Resist (vex)
Hand of Justice4 socketsweapon
sur + cham + amn + lo
67
100% Chance To Cast Level 36 Blaze When You Level-Up100% Chance To Cast Level 48 Meteor When You DieLevel 16 Holy Fire Aura When Equipped+33% Increased Attack Speed+280-330% Enhanced Damage (varies)Ignore Target's Defense-20% To Enemy Fire Resistance7% Life Stolen Per Hit (amn)20% Deadly Strike (lo)Hit Blinds Target (sur)Freezes Target +3 (cham)
Plague3 socketsweapon
cham + fal + um
67
25% Chance to Cast Level 15 Poison Nova On Striking20% Chance to Cast Level 12 Lower Resist When StruckLevel 13-17 Cleansing Aura When Equipped (varies)+1-2 All Skills+260-380% Damage to Demons (varies)-23% To Enemy Poison Resistance0.3% (0-29.7) Deadly Strike (Based on Character Level)Adds 5-30 Fire Damage25% Chance of Open Wounds (um)Freezes Target +3 (cham)+10 to Strength (fal)