Quarterstaffs

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General Information

Quarterstaffs are weapons with a strong focus on crowd control abilities, mobility, and survivability.

Quarterstaffs weapons are unlocked by the Quarterstaffs Fighter node on the Destiny Board

Abilities are unlocked as you level up the Quarterstaffs Fighter skill (see the ability table below)

First, Second, and Passive slot abilities are common to all weapons, while Third Slot abilities are unique to each weapon and do not have a level requirement

The default hotkeys for First, Second, and Third Slot abilities are Q, W, and E, respectively


Quarterstaff Families

There are seven "Quarterstaff Families" represented by the seven specialization nodes on the Destiny Board. To unlock all of these families, the player must attain at least Tier 4 quarterstaff fighter. This will unlock the ability to then also level up specializations. The seven quarterstaff families are:

Weapon Families

Quarterstaff Types

Icon Name Tier Item Power
Journeyman's Quarterstaff 3 500
Adept's Quarterstaff 4 700
Adept's Iron-clad Staff 4 700
Adept's Double Bladed Staff 4 700
Adept's Black Monk Stave 4 725
Adept's Soulscythe 4 750
Adept's Staff of Balance 4 775
Adept's Grailseeker 4 800
Expert's Double Bladed Staff 5 800
Expert's Iron-clad Staff 5 800
Expert's Quarterstaff 5 800
Expert's Iron-clad Staff 5 800
Expert's Black Monk Stave 5 825
Expert's Soulscythe 5 850
Expert's Staff of Balance 5 875
Expert's Grailseeker 5 900
Master's Double Bladed Staff 6 900
Master's Quarterstaff 6 900
Master's Iron-clad Staff 6 900
Master's Black Monk Stave 6 925
Master's Soulscythe 6 950
Master's Staff of Balance 6 975
Master's Grailseeker 6 1,000
Grandmaster's Iron-clad Staff 7 1,000
Grandmaster's Quarterstaff 7 1,000
Grandmaster's Double Bladed Staff 7 1,000
Grandmaster's Black Monk Stave 7 1,025
Grandmaster's Soulscythe 7 1,050
Grandmaster's Staff of Balance 7 1,075
Grandmaster's Grailseeker 7 1,100
Elder's Iron-clad Staff 8 1,100
Elder's Double Bladed Staff 8 1,100
Elder's Quarterstaff 8 1,100
Elder's Black Monk Stave 8 1,125
Elder's Soulscythe 8 1,150
Elder's Staff of Balance 8 1,175
Elder's Grailseeker 8 1,200

Spells and Abilities

Icon Spell/Ability Name Spell Slot Energy Cost Cast Time Range Cooldown Mastery Unlock
Concussive Blow First 10 instant melee 3s 1
Cartwheel First 16 Instant 8m 8s 3
Stunning Strike (Quarterstaffs) Passive - - - - 1
Life Leech (Quarterstaffs) Passive - - - - 20
Dreadladen Fighting (Quarterstaffs) Passive - - - - 50
Stun Run Second 45 instant self 15s 1
Empowered Slam Second 29 instant melee 7s 1
Heavy Cleave Second 32 1s melee 15s 15
Forceful Swing Second 51 instant self 18s 40
Rising Blow Second 28 instant 6m 15s 70
Separator Second 42 instant 3m 15s 80
Mystic Rocks Third 20% of maximum energy toggle self 32.2s 1
Fatal Blade Third 45 channeled (uninterruptible) 15m 18.56s 1
Soul Shaker Third 38 0s 20m 20s 1
Crescent Slash Third 51 instant 15m 15s 1
Tornado Third 74 Instant 25m 30s 1
Vault Leap Third 47 0.7s 13m 15s 1
Hurricane Third 45 moving channel self 30.4s 1

Related Patch Notes

Patch LinkDatePatch NamePatch Notes
27 September 2017Joseph Update
  • Removed the Threat Generation Passive
  • Added Energetic Passive
  • Tornado:
    • The knock up time is not affected by cc duration or CC resistance anymore. It is always the same duration (2s) now.