4 Best Quarterstaff In Baldur’s Gate 3

Dominate all enemies in a heated battle by using the best Quarterstaff in Baldur's Gate 3!

Baldur’s Gate 3 has 31 Quarterstaves, which constitute equipment typically catering to the best Sorcerer class. To effectively deal damage to the many enemies in Baldur’s Gate 3, it is essential to know about the best Quarterstaff in the game.

Key Takeaways
  • Quarterstaves are weapons typically used for Sorcerer builds in Baldur’s Gate 3.
  • There are 31 Quarterstaves in BG3.
  • The main benefit of the best Quarterstaff is access to specific best spells to enhance damage output. 
  • However, acquiring Quarterstaff can be a little difficult, requiring completing a list of main and side quests.
  • A good Quarterstaff in Baldur’s Gate 3 can significantly increase your chances of winning battles against tougher enemies. 

Baldur’s Gate 3 Best Quarterstaff Comparison

Below listed is a summarized version of the best Quarterstaves, their stats, and their skills: 

Baldur's Gate 3 Best QuarterstaffBest ForSkillsDamageRarityRange
Caitiff StaffBest Quarterstaff For Warlocks.Arcane Enchantment, Caitiff's Restoration, Topple1d6+2 and 1d8+2 Bludgeoning damage.Rare1.5 meters
Incandescent StaffBest Versatile Quarterstaff.Ranged Spell Attack, Fire Bolt, Fireball Spell, Topple1d6 and 1d8 Bludgeoning damage. Very Rare2 meters
Harper SacredstrikerBest Quarterstaff For Enhancing Combat Capabilities.Spiritual Weapon and Topple1d6+1 and 1d8+1 damage.Rare1.5 meters
MarkoheshkirBest Quarterstaff For Maximizing Offense-Spellcasting.Arcane Battery, Topple, Kereska's Favor1d6+2 and 1d8+2 damage. Legendary1.5 meters

1. Caitiff Staff

Best Quarterstaff For Warlocks.
Caitiff Staff
Caitiff Staff (Image Credits eXputer)
 Stats  Attributes 
Damage  1d6+2 Bludgeoning and 1D8+2 Bludgeoning on Two-Handed. 
Proficiency  Simple 
Quality  Rare 
Type  Versatile 
Range  1.5 meters
  • Why I Chose This: The synergy this staff provides with warlocks, enhances their spellcasting abilities and overall effectiveness in combat.

First, the Caitiff Staff is a rare 1d6+6 Bludgeoning damage-dealing Quarterstaff with a 1.5-meter range and has 1d8 + 1 damage while being a Two-Handed weapon. Players can acquire the Caitiff staff from the Helsik Merchant after going to the Devil’s Fee location. 

 A few reasons why the Caitiff staff might be considered one of the best Quarterstaff in Baldur’s Gate 3 are:

Weapon Skills  Effects 
Arcane Enchantment  Players can gain a +1 bonus to the Spell Save DC and the spell attack rolls. 
Caitiff’s Restoration  You can replenish 1 Warlock spell slot that has been used already. 
Topple (Proficiency Unlocks)  Swipe towards a creature to cause knockdown. 
  • Boosts spell effectiveness.
  • Provides longevity and flexibility in combat.
  • Good crowd control utility.
  • Limited availability.
  • Exclusive to warlocks only.

2. Incandescent Staff

Best Versatile Quarterstaff.
Incandescent Staff
Incandescent Staff (Image Taken By eXputer)
 Stats  Attributes 
Damage  1d6 Bludgeoning on One Handed + 1d8 Bludgeoning damage on Two Handed. 
Proficiency  Simple 
Quality  Very Rare 
Type  Versatile 
Range  2 meters 
  • Why I Chose This: The way this quarterstaff excels in both melee and ranged combat with high damage output.

The Incandescent Staff is a Very Rare Bludgeoning damage-dealing Quarterstaff with a range of 2 meters and deals 1d6 Bludgeoning damage on Handed and 1d8 Bludgeoning damage on Two-Handed. 

  • Players can get it through the Quartermaster Talli merchant during the Last Inn during Act 2
  • Resistance to Fire Damage: Players will get enhanced resistance to incoming Fire damage while using the Incandescent Staff. 
  • Fireball Evocation Spell: You also get access to a max level 3 Evocation spell. 

When it comes to the weapon skills, they are listed below: 

Weapon Skills  Effects 
Ranged Spell Attack  Increases your overall Ranged Spell Attack by 1. 
Fire Bolt Spell  Cast out flames that deal 1d10 fire damage to opponents during combat. 
Fireball Spell  Cast out a bright flame using your fingers that will explode upon coming into contact with enemies and deal 8d6 fire damage. 
Topple  Swipe at an enemy and deal 1d4 Bludgeoning damage. 
  • High damage output.
  • Versatile.
  • Resistance to fire damage.
  • Limited availability.

3. Harper Sacredstriker

Best Quarterstaff For Enhancing Combat Capabilities.
Harper Sacredstriker
Harper Sacredstriker (Image Screenshot By eXputer)
 Stats  Attributes 
Damage  1d6+1 Bludgeoning on One Handed + 1d8+1 on Two Handed. 
Proficiency  Simple 
Quality  Rare 
Type  Versatile 
Range  1.5 meters 
  • Why I Chose This: The level 6 spiritual weapon that allows for great combat capabilities and support in battles.

The Harper Sacredstriker is a 1d6+1 Bludgeoning damage dealing Quarterstaff that is of Rare quality and can deal 1d8+1 Bludgeoning damage on Two Handed with an impressive range of 1.5 meters. 

Harper Sacredstriker is undoubtedly the best Quarterstaff for casting a Spiritual Weapon and for a few more reasons, such as:

  • Cast Spiritual Weapon: Players can cast a level 6 Spiritual Weapon by their side that floats and attacks the opponents with you. 
  • Sound Damage Output: You will also get a solid amount of damage that can hurt enemies during battle. 
Weapon Skills  Effects 
Spiritual Weapon  Summon forth a floating weapon that will attack enemies with you. 
Topple  Cause enemies to be knocked back and take Prone. 
  • Has the ability to summon a level 6 spiritual weapon.
  • High damage output.
  • Versatile.
  • Specific requirements and conditions for acquiring.

4. Markoheskir

Best Quarterstaff For Maximizing Offense-Spellcasting.
Markoheshkir (Image Credits eXputer)
Stats  Attributes 
Damage  1d6+2 Bludgeoning on One Handed + 1d8+2 Bludgeoning on Two Handed. 
Proficiency  Simple
Quality  Legendary 
Type  Versatile 
Range  1.5 meters
  • Why I Chose This: The unique abilities it provides on top of the high damage output and versatility.

Next up, the Markoheshkir is a Legendary rarity Quarterstaff, which can 1d6+2 Bludgeoning damage on one-handed and 1d8+2 Bludgeoning damage on Two-Handed and has an adequate range of 1.5 meters. 

  • Players can obtain the Markoheshkir at the Ramazith’s Tower by going down to the lower level through the balcony, finding an interactive plate, and turning off a shield. 
  • Legendary Rarity: Since the Markoheshkir is of Legendary rarity, it automatically becomes a top choice for players. 
  • Weapon and Arcane Enchantments: Players will also get a Weapon Enchantment +2 and Arcane Enchantment.
Weapon Skills  Effects 
Arcane Battery  Use your next spell without using a spell slot. 
Topple  Cause enemies to be knocked back and be Prone. 
Kereska’s Favor  Level 4 Invocation spell. 
  • High damage output.
  • Legendary rarity.
  • Versatile.
  • Completion of certain tasks is required for acquisition.

Other Honorable Mentions

While compiling my top 8 list of Quarterstaff in Baldur’s Gate 3, I came across some other honorable options that are worth mentioning. 

  • Staff Of The Emperor: This quarterstaff gives a boost to your spellcasting and can stun enemies without any cost. 
  • Staff Of Spellpower: A commendable option, but this staff is more difficult to obtain than the other quarterstaffs I have mentioned above.
  • Melf’s First Staff: This staff is accessible to players at all times which makes it a reasonable option.

My Tips For Optimally Using Quarterstaffs

It may seem like I’m overly biased in this section, and that is absolutely right because of how much I love Sorcerers. Balthazar (my character) and I spent hundreds of hours hunting for the best Quaterstaffs and listed all my findings above.

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My Baldur’s Gate 3 save slot (Image by eXputer)

The staff you want to opt for will heavily depend on the type of damage or build you’re aiming for. Personally, I like using lightning and fire damage, so there are a few staffs I cycle between based on what my enemies don’t like to be blasted with.

If you try out the Necromancer, for example, picking the Staff of Cherished Necormancy will be the best in terms of damage. It is important that you remember that certain type of damage is not that effective against certain types of enemies.

While you’re here, why not read up on the Best Level 1 Spells guide? Alongside that, the Baldur’s Gate 3 Best Class For Githyanki guide is a must-read!

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Staff of Cherished Necromancy, Ram, and Interruption Photo Credits: Lootward 

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Ibrahim Akhtar is a guides & features writer at eXputer. He uses his passion for gaming to provide insightful takes in his articles. Ibrahim spends most of his time defending Baldur's Gate from the forces of the Absolute. He has accumulated more than 15 years of gaming experience, having 1000 hours in The Witcher 3 and twice as much on Skyrim V. Ibrahim has previously worked at TopTierList. You can keep up with his Steam account to stay up to date on his latest explorations.

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