An Elder Staff will always spawn with +50% damage to Undead.
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
|Walking Stick||69 - 85 (77)||25||0||2||-10|
|Stalagmite||75 - 107 (91)||63||35||3||10|
|Elder Staff||80 - 93 (86.5)||44||37||4||0|
|Shillelagh||65 - 108 (86.5)||52||27||4||0|
|Archon Staff||83 - 99 (91)||34||0||6||10|
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.
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.
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.
|1||1 socket||1 in 6 (16.67%)|
|2||2 socket||1 in 6 (16.67%)|
|3||3 socket||1 in 6 (16.67%)|
|4||4 socket (max)||3 in 6 (50%)|
|5||4 socket (max)||3 in 6 (50%)|
|6||4 socket (max)||3 in 6 (50%)|
The maximum amount of sockets an item can roll with depends on the iLevel of the item. 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.
|iLvl 0-25||iLvl 26-40||iLvl 41 and up|
Runewords you can make in an Elder Staff
|Allowed Bases||Runeword Recipe|
|Insight||4 sockets||polearm, staff, missile weapon||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
+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)
|Heart of the Oak||4 sockets||staff, mace||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)
|Fortitude||4 sockets||weapon, body armor||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)
|Phoenix||4 sockets||weapon, shield||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 Justice||4 sockets||weapon||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)