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Staff of Elemental Mastery: Water  

Lore Item No Trade Placeable Quest Item
Charges: Unlimited
Skill: 2H Blunt Atk Delay: 30
DMG: 15 Dmg Bonus: 113
This item is placeable in yards, guild yards, houses and guild halls.
Effect: Reclaim Energy (Any Slot/Can Equip, Casting Time: Instant) at Level 40
Focus: Servant of Water
WT: 5.0 Size: LARGE
Class: MAG
Race: ALL
Slot 1, Type 4 (Weapon: General)
Slot 2, Type 20 (Ornamentation)

Item Type:2H Blunt
Light:Flameless Lantern
Submitted By:Phire Phoenix
Lucy Entry By:Kerasota
Item Updated By:SwiftyMUSE
IC Last Updated:2022-01-10 07:57:16
Page Updated:Thu Oct 9th, 2008

Rarity: Rare
Level to Attain: 50

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This item is found on creatures.

Kedge Keep
NPC Name
Phinigel Autropos


This item is used in quests.
Expansion List - Premium only.

Lake Rathetear
Quest Name
Magician Epic: Orb of Mastery

Zone(s) Found In:

Zone Name
Kedge Keep

Uploaded November 27th, 2008
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Drop rate increase?
# Nov 11 2012 at 1:17 AM Rating: Decent
Not sure if the drop rate was increased or I just got very lucky. I was after the bard epic piece when we killed him and he dropped not one but TWO mage staffs and the bard epic piece.
Staff of Water was my worst camp ever
# Jun 23 2012 at 6:38 PM Rating: Decent
I don't care that peopkle say Quillmane is the worst, I think Phinigel Autropos is the worst. You have a 12-ish hour wait betweenspawns for him to even drop this rare staff. My experience went as follows:
6/14 - Thursday - swam around in Kedge for 9 hours waiting for Phinny to spawn
6/14 - kill time 8:21 pm - no epic pieces
6/15 - 8:00 spawn - Blue Crystal Staff
7:04 pm - no epic pieces
6/16 - 6:00 am - no epic pieces
5:11 pm - no epic pieces
6/17 - 4:15 am - no epic pieces
4:00 pm - robe of the kedge x 2
6/18 - 3:36 am - no epic pieces
2:41 pm - Blue Crystal Staff
6/19 - 2:05 am - no epic pieces
1:20 pm - kedge backbone
6/20 - 12:11 am - morphed into clicknar scout, no epic pieces
12:00 pm - no epic pieces
11:40 pm -no epic pieces
6/21 - 10:57 am - robe of the kedge
10:14 pm - Blue Crystal Staff
6/22 - 9:22 am - kedge backbone
8:52 pm - Blue Crystal Staff
6/23 - 8:02 am - Blue Crystal Staff
7:30 pm - Staff of Elementary Mastery: Water

Finally, after 20 kills in a row, the staff drops. He had a large staff graphic for the last kill, so I was very excited to start killing him. :) Keep at it mages!
Progression Server - Staff Drop
# Aug 24 2011 at 11:35 AM Rating: Decent
153 posts
I play on Vulak'Aerr server. My 60 mage has pursued the epic from Kunark start and I have seen 30 kills on Phinny. 4 Staves dropped and were won on Random by other mages in the group. Thus it has taken me many many kills to see one drop for me, which it did last night.

Rumors to discredit -

1) You will always see the staff when he drops it. -- FALSE -- last night he has a wand in his fin and I was ready to have to kill him again the next day. Looking in his loot there was that tell-tale brown stick with a blue tip and VOILA! - i finally had my staff. This also was true on one of the other 4 times I saw it drop. so in 2 of 5 times I saw this item drop, it was NOT in his fin at spawn.

2) He has a 12 hour spawn timer. -- FALSE -- both a guild wizard and myself used a rule like this - get the exact time he dies (lets say 12:00 PM) and add 11 hours to that (so, 11:00 PM) and subtract 15 minutes, making it 10:45 minutes (and thus 10:45 PM) that you need to be there, in his lair with your force to kill him. You may have to wait up to as much as 1 hr 15 minutes but Phinny spawns within that "window" every time. On Progression server, where this drop is contested on a regular basis, this may givean advantage or not.

3) his placeholder is the Swirlspine Guardian -- FALSE -- SSG was up prior to Phinny spawn and we had 2 of them. A competitor came in and aggroed 3 of the 4 seahorses up above the pit and we killed them and then 2 SSG's spawned in the middle of the lower Star pedastle. Thats right - 2 of them. We killed them and a few mins later Phinny spawned in the West Alcove where he has always spawned for me 30 times.

Stay with it mages. This guy does spawn. All you Bards and Wizards and Rogues needing drops for Epics, stay with it. I usually maintained a regular supply of those in bank for Multiquesting those other epics. They DO drop, just irregularly.

Stick-to-it-tiveness is the key - eventually you get what you are after.

Good Huunting all!!
Phinny drops
# Feb 02 2010 at 5:31 PM Rating: Decent
Killed Phinny 5 times in the last month. Gotten 2 staves of elemental mastery:water, 2 tridents and blue crystal staff in 5 kills.
# Dec 26 2008 at 12:23 PM Rating: Decent
mark this as very rare. killed 25+ times an no drop
By the way.
# Nov 11 2008 at 3:27 AM Rating: Decent
26 posts
Who gets to decide if something is rare, very rare, or extremely rare. The Mage staff has not dropped once in 23 times of killing Phinny but the trident of the seven seas has dropped at least 3 times and the blue crystal staff had dropped at least 2 times. I think this qualifies the Mage staff for a rating of very or extremely rare.
Still no joy
# Nov 11 2008 at 3:22 AM Rating: Decent
26 posts
We have killed Phinny about 23 times and no staff.

We....... will....... persevere...... .

Still no joy
# Dec 01 2008 at 9:23 AM Rating: Decent
26 posts
The staff dropped at the 25th kill. I would color this item extreamly rare.
Water Rod
# Jan 16 2007 at 4:56 PM Rating: Decent
Got 2 to drop tonight Joygasm :):)
rarity of this
# Aug 05 2005 at 5:53 AM Rating: Decent
This is by far 1 of the things that draw back mages from even trying this outdated quest...the rarity of this staff from what ive seen is rather big......might just b me.hehe but ive soloed phinny 8 times...(being as i was lucky enough to just by chance c him on with my druid)Ive had everything but this staff drop on those killz..a lot of mobs can b ezly soloed with a good enough mage but the rarity of it all takes a lot of the wand out of it...i mean sure its an epic n should b hard..but 4 me n most other mages ive talked to..even 1z with their 1.0 say its just not worth the waste of time
RE: rarity of this
# Sep 14 2005 at 11:37 PM Rating: Excellent
57 posts
It's worth it if you are the right level to want to use it. I'm one piece from completing this for my mage who is 49, almost 50. And boy is the epic pet gonna rock for the next 10 levels or so.
Guardian Swirlspine ??
# Jul 19 2005 at 5:48 PM Rating: Decent
122 posts
Why is it when I am looking on track there are no Guardian's up and when I pull Phinny WHAM !!! there are 2 or 3 that come with him. I truely Believe I can Solo him as a 70 SK but when he brings 2 or 3 friends forget it.
Feel free to nail me with your flames .. check my spelling .. punctuation .. what ever makes you happy. I am not here for an E-***** building Experience ... these forums are for info not Ego's.
What's the power boost?
# Jul 08 2005 at 11:16 AM Rating: Decent
How much does an elemental staff add to the power of a summoned pet in their 50's?

# Jul 24 2003 at 8:09 PM Rating: Default
62 posts
Do these actually work on post 50 pets, I have been leveling like a mad man, and do not belong to a guild. I am level 63, and was thinking of grabbing one of these, as I would assume with a monk and a cleric of 65 and me with a level 60 pet we could take down the big fish. and hopefully score one. After reading the boards on all 4 staffs it seems there is a mix of opinions. Does anyone have stats on what this might do for +50 pets??
# Sep 08 2003 at 11:27 AM Rating: Decent
These staves focus pets from 51 to 60. Pets summonned at lvl61+ are not effected. There are 2 other items that will increase the lvl and HP of pets past lvl60. They are high end raid drops.
# Apr 03 2003 at 2:15 PM Rating: Default
I have this staff for MQ at Ayonae Ro. Send me a tell if anyone needs it :)
#REDACTED, Posted: Aug 28 2002 at 8:57 PM, Rating: Sub-Default, (Expand Post) im looking to buy this staff (multi quest) Im on Terris Thule server. if you have one for sale... please let me know.
RE: looking to buy
# Jan 10 2003 at 11:12 AM Rating: Default
please close this post. I have finished my epic.

thanks cavett
# Aug 22 2002 at 8:26 AM Rating: Decent
The effect is triggered not random. Right click trigger of reclain energy.
# Jan 18 2002 at 1:59 PM Rating: Decent
This and the staff from hate is all I need for my epic. I hear after three or four raids I should have this, as for the hate one.. in a year... maybe?

A depressed gnome mage
RE: Rare
# Sep 28 2004 at 3:15 PM Rating: Decent
The Earth Staff in PoH drops off of Male Revenants now, not just Magi P'Tasa, quite often I'd think by comparison to the older drop rates when only Inny himself or the Magi dropped it.

You can now get to PoH now by handing a hate stone to Relm Loch in the Plane of Tranquility. Decent AA exp at lvl 65.
Phinny drops this biatch
# Nov 23 2001 at 9:40 PM Rating: Default
My *** it drops off of multiple creatures...Phinegal Autropos is the only mob that drops the Mage epic staff in Kedge...
Just one ?
# Jun 25 2001 at 12:04 PM Rating: Decent
Now contrary to what this says and more frequently said this only drops of Phinny... has anyone actually them selves gotten or seen the staff drop off of random mobs? If not this mis information should be fixed :)
appearance and effect
# May 13 2001 at 12:30 PM Rating: Decent
it looks like a crystal staff or staff of observers (with the little transparent pyramid thingy on the end). wish it were a plain, regular staff =p

it is a focus item of greater power than the ro focus items for mages. it will focus 49th and up pets (ro temple ones focus 34-49, but do not have any effect post 50). this staff is the oldest of them all, the first focus item to be put into the game... hence the humble statistics =)

it is a rather rare drop from phinigel autropos, last of the kedge, but is still considered the 'easiest' to get (air is hardest and not needed for the epic quest). it and the blue crystal staff (for the wizard epic) just dropped for me around ten minutes ago =)

charmian d`arxx, conjurer of the cimmerii, erollisi marr server
# Apr 18 2001 at 8:47 AM Rating: Default
This staff is one of the components for the Magician Epic Quest. For more info, go to
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