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Staff of the Four  

Charges: Unlimited
Skill: 1H Blunt Atk Delay: 30
DMG: 20 Dmg Bonus: 30
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
STR: +10 DEX: +5 STA: +10 INT: +25 MANA: +100
Effect: Barrier of Force (Any Slot/Can Equip, Casting Time: 15.0) at Level 50
WT: 4.0 Size: MEDIUM
Class: WIZ
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Type:1H Blunt
Light:Paw of Opalla
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2021-10-19 09:36:16
Page Updated:Sun Mar 17th, 2013

Expansion: Ruins of Kunark Ruins of Kunark

Rarity: Ultra Rare
Level to Attain: 50

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This item is the result of a quest.
Expansion List - Premium only.
Quest Name
Wizard Epic: Staff of the Four


This item is used in quests.
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Lavastorm Mountains
Quest Name
Wizard Epic 1.5: Staff of Prismatic Power

Northern Felwithe
Quest Name
An Epic Request (Wizard)

The Wizard Particle Weapon

Uploaded October 18th, 2009 by __DEL__1592344441444
Updated September 29th, 2019
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#Anonymous, Posted: May 10 2001 at 7:01 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) and watch verant try to make the staff better and delete human from the races list...LOL...
# Apr 23 2001 at 10:59 AM Rating: Good
When using the effect on staff both the manastone and mannarobe will take away the shield first. Yes this means unlimited mana. The staff CANNOT be cast one others. To clarify it absorbs almost 800dmg NOT 700.
Other use for the effect....
# Apr 23 2001 at 6:50 AM Rating: Decent
Just a thought: maybe casting Barrier of Force on yourself would prevent you from losing any HP from the mana conversion effect on the Mana Robe. Since the Mana Robe would eat the Barrier of Force and not your HP you could constantly convert mana until the damage absorber wore off then cast another Barrier on yourself and convert away. If anyone could confirm this theory then please post it here.

May Solusek Ro shine his face on you.

Clekmoon Montisple
49th Wizard of Solusek Ro
Mith Marr Server
RE: Other use for the effect....
# Apr 26 2001 at 7:22 AM Rating: Decent
yep ;) this is true
# Apr 18 2001 at 12:56 PM Rating: Default
I feel, as many others do, that this effect i about a good a anything else that could have been done and probably better. The reasoning i because wizards already have plenty of DD type spells and this would be almot inaffective if that's all that it did.
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 18 2001 at 12:54 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
# Mar 27 2001 at 12:48 AM Rating: Default
Well...I guess they figured if they made it a DD, what would it do? 3K dmg? That wouldn't work, it would unbalance the game. It adds about 700-800 hit points and I assume it stacks with your regular ones, so you are looking at 1300 hit points from magic. That's a nice little treat considering any monster in the game is going to aggro you when you do 1k+ a shot...
RE: Effect
# Apr 28 2001 at 6:45 PM Rating: Decent
you have never played a high level wizard have you?
why do you assume all we do is load our highest nuke and blast away. go back to your drood forum.
at lower levels 51-54 I was not using ice commet that often, it's not mana efficient, and it argoes too much. I would use primarily draught of fire, way better damage/mana ratio and 2 times the casting time of ic as well as less argo in group fighting, your big nukes are for either finishing off mobs fast, trying to ks people, or one hit kills of greans.
nobody get's the big nukes like sunstrike by going oh we have engaged a mob, i'll nuke it big and fast.

if you are not a high level wizard don't post your opinion here. I don't want to hear it and neither does anybody else. If you have a question that's different
#Anonymous, Posted: May 09 2001 at 12:04 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) First things First if u are a wizard and u dont load your best nuke u are stupid u may not cast it but it better be loaded! As far as a wizzy just unloading his mana correct would never be done grouped or in a dungeon but with ohhh say a ranger or rogue partner and one HIGH level wizard u would load your best nuke snare it and kite it blasting every once while(and yes u would use your best nuke)while your friend IE the ranger or rogue tears em apart almost like a fear kite scept your wizzy better be quick on his feet. And for those wizzy so pompouse as to say u cant solo after 50 lvl u are wrong very wrong u can solo mobs outside of dungeons till 57 lvl!
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 12 2001 at 1:53 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
#Anonymous, Posted: May 07 2001 at 4:55 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Dude, this guy must have a staff of four up his ***! We all know you don't go around ice cometing everything because it would be stupid. HOWEVER, you must be some lame azz carebear server player because when you get on PVP you sure as frack have ic memmed cuz that's what makes you a wiz. If the punks get up to melee you'll likely be casting your faster spells, but pvp is when this staff rules. Nothing scarier for a big fat fighter than for them to be pounding on you for ages with no noticeable effect. It's at that point you do your ss and light em up (since everyone has sow...)
#REDACTED, Posted: Jul 12 2001 at 1:56 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post)
RE: Effect
# Apr 28 2001 at 6:56 PM Rating: Default
sorry I'm tired, I ment half the casting time, not twice the casting time
< loser (self flame)
RE: Effect
# Oct 18 2001 at 9:58 PM Rating: Default
this should be a monk item
RE: Effect
# Mar 15 2002 at 5:12 AM Rating: Default
/smack monk

next time i'm TLing you to Cazic Thule...
#REDACTED, Posted: Nov 19 2001 at 4:41 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) Oh good lord. Not EVERY staff needs to be monk only! Gawd im so sick of hearing that. You monks want all the wt. reduced bags, staff's and robes and now our Epic? Please...
RE: Effect
# Jul 29 2002 at 8:25 PM Rating: Default
But it really IS a monk item!
# Mar 01 2001 at 3:40 PM Rating: Decent
was just wondering why the wizard epic weapon couldnt have been given a better effect. maybe something like a translocate to any zone or something that would be more useful to groups or guilds like the cleric and enchanter epic. ow well, stats are still awesome
RE: effect=boo
# Nov 03 2001 at 6:49 PM Rating: Default
ok, just a simple question... to the people that think this should have group friendly effects. What in the ... would we do with a group friendly effect? We don't get one the entire game. Why would we want one near the end? I mean come on! Except for druids, we have some of the best buffs in the game, but they are self only. We can't heal. Heck, we can't even prevent damage on anyone. All we can do is self-buff/nuke/port. So once again, what would we do with a group friendly epic? That's what clerics are for...
RE: effect=boo
# Mar 06 2001 at 7:26 PM Rating: Default
Im pretty sure the effect can be cast on others. Plus, I would rather have 700hp dmg shield and be able to stack clarity than to port some other dudes around. Plus, Cleric and Chanters are made for helping others, otherwise they wouldnt have gotten all the buffs and things like heal and mana stuff that they did
RE: effect=boo
# Mar 13 2001 at 6:07 PM Rating: Default
boo my eye, i would kill to get a damage shield that much, cant wait till im high enough to work on my epic for that staff, stats r awesome
RE: effect=boo
# Apr 03 2001 at 9:04 PM Rating: Default
All I know Is That is one Awsome Staff. I will be so Glad when My wizzy is high enogh to do this Quest. I have a friend that is almost finished with it. I am so Jealous of him. Maybe if I'm lucky He will loan it to me. hehe Yeah right. Anyway I think this staff is worth going after. ;)
RE: effect=boo
# Apr 28 2001 at 7:30 PM Rating: Default
ok some clarification on this staff.
first of all:
- first of just cause your high level you don't just get this staff and go after. 99 percent of all 57-60 wizards DO NOT have this staff.
- Getting this staff has more to do with your in game contacts and luck then with how high level you are.

I hate to break it to you guys. Verant has yet again proven their contempt for wizards. They make some epics so easy it's not funny. for example the shaman one(nothing against shamans I always group with shamans) but their epic is a joke. We have 12 55 plus shamans in our guild, every single one has their epic. We have not yet completed 1 staff of the four. Unless you are in an uber guild your not every getting your epic, you will require 40 55 plus guys to even have a chance of getting VS and even still if not done you will get everybody killed. Only epic I would say is harder is the magi one.
Thanks verant, I really appreciate your obvious favoring some classes over others. Thanks for messing up one of the wickedest games I've ever played.
RE: effect=boo
# Jul 22 2002 at 9:33 PM Rating: Default
loozer VS is in like 5 diffrent epics
RE: effect=boo
# May 27 2001 at 12:29 PM Rating: Default
18 high level ppl (55+) can drop Venril Sathir no problem. I don't think anyone died when I did it. He drops the Gnarled Staff every time now I think.

Phin in Kedge took me 5 tries to get the staff and another wiz in our guild 7 tries. We did him easily with about 10ppl.

The broken golem in fear is the problem now. He seems to pop once every 60 hours and the instant he pops, a guild is on him. I spent 6 weeks trying to catch him up and get the jump on him and finally did a couple days ago. We did him easily with about 20ppl. He has a LOT of hit points, but doesn't hit very hard.

Lastly, make SURE you have an inventory slot open when you give the staves to Arantir!!! I didn't and lost everything. I had to repetition yesterday when the GM was on and pray he would restore the items. Fortunately, he did and I finished the quest.

RE: effect=boo
# Feb 21 2002 at 9:24 PM Rating: Decent
110 posts
I have often read these posts saying to "make sure you have a slot open for this quest."

My question is.. If you just turned in FOUR staves (which I assume don't exactly stack) =). then HOW do you manage to have all your slots full? Doing the math here I think I see at least 2 slots open, since you could have carried one on the pointer and put one in equipment..... Where are you managing to have no slots open?
Open Slot
# Apr 08 2002 at 8:35 AM Rating: Decent
101 posts
Its a GIANT classed Item, so therefor needs a slot open in the MAIN inventory, as it won't go in a bag. Though - there are a few bags/containers that hold them, so those would be fine.
RE: effect=boo
# May 26 2001 at 2:34 PM Rating: Default
44 55 plus guys to whack vs? we did him with 9 ppl last time~~

mojokyn portbish, sorceror w/ staff
#Anonymous, Posted: May 09 2001 at 4:10 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) hehe thats funny... you are gonne let a single item... that didnt even exist in the game until a few months ago... MESS UP YOUR GAME??? i feel for you bro
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 04 2001 at 4:54 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) IT IS NO DROP
#Anonymous, Posted: Apr 25 2001 at 8:20 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) can u not c he was joking? u guys need to get off EQ and try doing somethin like go outside or dare i say it, read a book!
#Anonymous, Posted: Jun 10 2001 at 9:47 AM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I agree, I think most EQers would enjoy the Wheel of Time series by Robert Jordan. All 8 (9 maybe?) of them are excellent books.
#Anonymous, Posted: Oct 18 2001 at 10:01 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) I think the effect should be a 800pt damage shield that can only be cast on Monks. Wizzy is a stoopid class anyway, might as well have it enhance the best one.
RE: effect=boo
# Oct 26 2001 at 12:36 PM Rating: Decent
No, you don't think.
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