15 BEST Elden Ring Staff For Intelligence Builds

The makers of Elden Ring, FromSoftware, have gathered all their past experiences and created the masterpiece we know as Elden Ring. Even though mere days have passed since Elden Ring’s arrival, people can’t seem to get enough of it. A great story is considered great when it has many layers to it that not everyone can unfold, and Elden Ring has accomplished exactly that. Elden Ring’s complexity proves just how well-thought-out its story is. After reviewing many most-grossed topics about Elden Ring, we understood it’s time to give justice to the magic users out there and curate the list of the best Staff in Elden Ring.

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Unlike FromSoftware’s previous games, due to popular demand, the creators have emphasized much more on Magic, Sorcery, and everything in it, more than ever before. This aspect of the game hasn’t gone unappreciated, and fans have given it the credit they deserved. Our magicians know exactly how important staffs are, but considering its Elden Ring, new content is bound to surface every now and then.

What Are Staffs in Elden Ring  

Mage, Wizards, and Sorcerers prefer to wield weapons like the Staff in Elden Ring. The reason for Staff being one of the best weapons in Elden Ring is that it allows you to deal Magic and Elemental damage from a distance using incantations and spells.  

Furthermore, Wizard Builds, Astrologer Builds and Intelligence Builds prefer using staff as a weapon to level up in Elden Ring. Intelligence Stat is an important part of Mage class. This attribute contributes the most when it comes to dealing with damage. 

Best Staffs For Intelligence in Elden Ring

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top-tier Elden Ring Staves

Choosing a Staff early in the game shouldn’t be underestimated. One bad decision could put you far behind in the game’s progression, and killing bosses can become a dream. That being said, our guide will help you pick the top-tier staff in the game for early, mid, and end-game.

We have listed the base requirements required to wield each staff properly, and as always, you can improve the weapon’s attributes by upgrading from Blacksmith or leveling up your character accordingly. Also, these staves are the best for making intelligence builds. Also, upgrading weapons and your character will ask for thousands of runes and that is why our Elden Ring Rune farming methods will help you out acquiring runes faster in the game.

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Prince of Death’s Staff

Out of 18 magic staff in total, Prince of Death’s Staff makes its way to the number 10 position. Embedded with sullied amber, the Prince of Death’s Staff is primarily scaled with Strength, Intelligence, and Faith which are graded E, D, and D correspondingly. The Prince of Death’s Staff requires six strength, 18 intelligence, and faith each. Its physical attacks are 25, 100, and 144 in Physical, critical damage, and Sorcery damage. The great thing about the Prince of Death’s Staff is that it can be upgraded by smithing stones. It is also compatible with Ashes of War. This allows the user to improve the staff and make full use of it.

Astrologer’s Staff

Astrologer’s Staff
Astrologer’s Staff

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Starting equipment for the Astrologer class, the Astrologer’s Staff can also be bought from the Nomadic Merchant for 800 Runes in the Liurnia of the Lakes. Upgradable and compatible with Ashes of War, the Astrologer’s Staff scales E in strength and C in intelligence. As for Strength and Intelligence requirements, they are seven and 16, respectively. With the sorcery damage of 166, the Astrologer’s Staff proves just how effective it is.

Carian Glintstone Staff

The Carian Glintstone Staff is primarily scaled with Strength and Intelligence and is extremely useful for players with higher intelligence. Embedded with a blue glintstone, the Carian Glintstone staff can be found on a corpse in the Carian study hall. The Carian Glintstone staff grades E and C in strength and intelligence, while it requires six, 24, and eight when it comes to strength, intelligence, and dexterity. With the sorcery damage of 163 and the ability to both be upgraded by smithing stones and infused with Ashes War, the Carian Glintstone staff becomes unrivaled to many others if used right. We think this can be the best intelligence build staff that can carry you from mid to late game.

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Crystal Staff

The Crystal staff is made from pure crystal, an achievement considered to be impossible for a human to complete. The Crystal staff is located in the academy crystal cave. It scales D and B and requires eight and 48 in strength and intelligence. With the already great sorcery damage of 168, having the leverage to upgrade it with somber smithing stones goes far. The only thing that puts The Crystal staff back a step is the fact that it can’t be infused with Ashes of War, so you definitely should always look for a better staff.

Rotten Crystal Staff

A slight upgrade of The Crystal staff when it comes to physical attack, the Rotten Crystal staff is the new coming of its predecessor. Everything that The Crystal staff has, the Rotten Crystal staff has the same. So, it doesn’t matter much. Lastly, if you get your hands on either of them, they’ll turn out to be fairly useful.

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Lusat’s Glintstone Staff

One of the best staffs in Elden Ring, the Lusat’s Glintstone Staff shall only be wielded by those who have seen what lies beyond the great wisdom of stone. Lusat’s Glintstone Staff might be known to everyone, but players should not attempt to obtain it early in the game.

There are a few other magic staff, better and easily accessible than the Lusat’s Glintstone Staff. The Lusat’s Glintstone Staff is graded D and B, and it requires 10 and 52 in strength and intelligence. After defeating Nox Swordstress and Nox Priest (duo boss), you can find the Lusat’s Glintstone Staff north of their chamber. The Lusat’s Glintstone Staff cannot be infused with Ashes of War. Aside from the fact that somber smithing stones can upgrade it, the Lusat’s Glintstone Staff can also take the skill of the weapon in your hand. Also, if making an intelligence build with Lusat’s Glintstone Staff is your concern then you’d need to reach end-game content or 52 Intelligence.

Meteorite Staff

Meteorite Staff best elden ring staff
Meteorite Staff

Meteorite Staff unarguably takes the cake when it comes to early-game. It scales D in strength and S in intelligence. The meteorite staff requires six and 18 strength and intelligence and has sorcery damage of 60. The best way to utilize it is to use it to the fullest in the early stages of the game and discard it as your game progresses. Keeping it would be an unwise decision as there are staff way better than the meteorite staff in the latter half.

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Staff of the Guilty

The Staff of the Guilty scales primarily with Strength and Faith and is great for blood-thorn sorcery. It is graded D and C in strength and Faith and requires 8 and 12. The Staff of the Guilty is not compatible with Ashes of War, although somber smithing stones can upgrade it.

Digger’s Staff

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Digger’s Staff

The Digger’s staff is particularly used to mine, requiring eight and 12, and graded D and C in strength and intelligence. The Digger’s staff is very easy to find, which means it’s a brilliant staff for early-game and should be used at its fullest until moving forward. Another reason that it is highly regarded early on is that it can be infused with ashes of war, upgraded by smithing stones, and has sorcery damage of 146. Digger’s staff is the best staff in Elden Ring if you’re using mining-oriented spells because they deal more damage.

Azur’s Glintstone Staff

The Azur’s Glintstone Staff is one of the most all-around in the game. It works early-game, mid-game, and end-game, although early-game has better options. The Azur’s Glintstone Staff cannot be infused with Ashes of War, but somber smithing stones can upgrade it. It requires 10 and 52 and is graded D and B in strength and intelligence. Players should start looking for it when they have unlocked all the shortcuts, so they don’t face any real difficulty while searching.

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Demi-Human Queen’s Staff

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Demi-Human Queen’s Staff best early game

The Demi-Human Queen’s Staff is a great weapon to hurt the enemy from range. Despite it being a staff, its ability to strike the enemy from a distance won fans over. The Demi-Human Queen’s Staff scales primarily with Strength. The Demi-Human Queen mini-boss drops it in the Weeping Peninsula.

The Demi-Human Queen’s Staff is an excellent weapon for newcomers as it requires low strength(6) and intelligence(10) yet still gets the job done. Furthermore, you can also upgrade it with smithing stones, which means that you can carry on using The Demi-Human Queen’s Staff throughout your journey. 

We used Demi-Human Queen’s Staff for the most part of our first playthrough of Elden Ring and have made excellent intelligence and int/dex builds using this staff.  

Academy Glintstone Staff

The Academy Glinststone Staff primarily scales with strength and intelligence, a decent weapon for spell casters. The Academy Glinststone Staff requires six strength and 28 intelligence and is graded E and B. The sorcery damage of 130 with the addition of compatibility with Ashes of War and upgradability via smithing stones makes the Academy Glinststone Staff a force to be reckoned with.

Carian Regal Scepter Staff

 Being a wizard in Elden Ring can be very useful for your game. If a player is starting Elden Ring as a magic class, he will already have enough start for getting started. As a gamer gets more involved in the game, he will be required upgraded staff. 

Elden Ring Best Staffs
Carian Regal Scepter Staff

Carian regal scepter can help you in becoming in best sorcerer. 

The player will be required to have level 8 strength, 10 dexterity, and 60 intelligence for acquiring this. Carian Regal Scepter is earned as the reward for slaying Rennala, the Elden Ring’s major boss. It’s a powerful weapon for characters with the highest intelligence; sorcerers use it mostly. 

The passive bonus of the Carian Regal Scepter is it boosts full moon sorceries, but they are few in numbers in the game. The player can upgrade it to +10 by accruing Somber Smithing Stones, but for that addition, +5 intelligence is also required. 

The player can get himself equip with this scepter by defeating Rennala, the Full Moon Queen at the Academy of Raya Lucaria. She is one of the game bosses. Getting her down will reward the player with the remembrance of the Full Moon Queen item, which is traded at the Roundtable Hold for obtaining the Carian Regal Scepter.

Dark Moon Greatsword

Elden Ring is full of powerful and mysterious weapons. Dark Moon Greatsword weapon inflicts both physical and magic damage. The standard attacks are pierced with a higher ability to use Moonlight Greatsword. It scales with strength, dexterity, and intelligence. The player must have an intelligence of 38, a strength of 16, and dexterity of 11 for acquiring it. 

Elden Ring Best Staffs
Dark Moon Greatsword

It won’t be harmful to say that Dark Moon Greatsword is a duplication of the Moonlit Greatsword. It appears in almost all Souls titles one way or another; the dark moon greatsword can be a powerful choice for gamers to wield. This weapon is proof that Intelligence builds are spoiled with multiple options. It can be upgraded by playing with Somber Smithing Stones. 

The player can find a dark Moon Greatsword weapon. By finishing Ranni‘s storyline below the Cathedral of Manus Celes. Ranni’s quest is complex and requires a lot of content to be done.

This quest is capable of causing massive damage. Can buildup frost in foes which will eventually cause frostbite. Such foes suffer from more damage from each source, which means that the use of the Dark Moon Greatsword will impose a greater hurt on rivals.  

Lusat’s Glintstone Staff

Because of its lower intelligence requirement, don’t assume this staff is less than any other. Lusat’s Glintstone Staff causes a bigger deal of damage compared to other staff. The player is acquired to have 52 intelligence for using this staff. It can be upgraded to +10 while used with Somber Smithing Stones for pumping up damage.

Its spells consume higher FP for balancing out its bigger damage output. It’s the reason why players should not use it at an earlier level of the game. Pumped points are required in the Mind stat for the upgraded FP pool.

Elden Ring Best Staffs
Lusat’s Glintstone Staff

It’s the best weapon used for causing a heavy deal of burst damage to game bosses, especially when combined with a specialized item such as Cerulean Hidden Crystal Tear in the Flask of Wondrous Physic. It allows the player to cast this spell for up to 10 seconds using any FP. 

In order to get lusat’s Glinstone staff go to Selia, the Town of Sorcery located in eastern Caelid.  Then light the fires on the top of the towers in Selia for unlocking magically sealed doors. After that, fight the area boss, slay them and open the chest placed in the small room Lusat’s Glintstone Staff lies in that chest.

These are the 12 best staff in Elden Ring. Let us know if we have missed anything. Consider reading our guides on Elden Ring to get the ultimate experience of the game. Comment below if there are any other staffs that you feel are better than some mentioned in this list. In the end, it comes down to preference. What you may feel worked best for you might not have worked out for someone else.

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Rachel Cooper


Rachel is an English lit major from Canada. She enjoys medieval fantasy novels, cats, power metal, and of course, video games. When it comes to video games, she prefers to play RPGs with great stories and characters. Her favorite games are Tales of Symphonia, Persona 5, and Darkest Dungeon.

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