Mendicant's Staff


A staff with a small bowl attached to the tip, similar to a mendicant's crook.

Absorb additional souls from fallen foes.

The staff's history is unclear. It may be a relic of an ancient serpent's greed, or a ritual artifact used to summon souls.

Skill: Steady Chant
Boost the strength of sorceries for a very short period. Works while equipped in either hand.


Gain extra 20% souls from fallen foes whilst this weapon is wielded.




Can be traded with Pickle Pee for Sunlight Shield (only once per NG)


Standard upgrade path.

Level Damage Aux Effects Stat Bonuses Spell Buff Cost Souls
+0 60/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 D/-/B/- 145 - 0
+1 68/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 D/-/B/- 148 2 Titanite Shard 280
+2 76/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 D/-/B/- 151 4 Titanite Shard 336
+3 83/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 D/-/A/- 155 6 Titanite Shard 392
+4 91/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 D/-/A/- 158 2 Large Titanite Shard 448
+5 98/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 D/-/A/- 0 4 Large Titanite Shard 504
+6 106/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 D/-/A/- 160 6 Large Titanite Shard 560
+7 114/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 D/-/A/- 0 2 Titanite Chunk 616
+8 121/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 D/-/A/- 0 4 Titanite Chunk 672
+9 129/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 D/-/A/- 0 6 Titanite Chunk 728
+10 136/0/0/0/0 0/0/0 D/-/A/- 208 1 Titanite Slab 840


The Damage stat dictates how much damage the weapon does. The Damage stats for a weapon are A / B / C / D / E:

  • A is Physical Damage
  • B is Magical Damage
  • C is Fire Damage
  • D is Lightning Damage
  • E is Dark Damage

Each weapon has one or more physical damage types:

  • Strike
  • Slash
  • Thrust

Certain enemies are weak or strong against different damage types.
See Weakness for physical reduction, Resistance for elemental reduction.

Aux Effect:

The Aux Effect stat dictates how effective the weapon will be at causing the effect. The Aux Effect stats for a weapon are A / B / C:


Damage multiplier when performing a backstab or riposte. Value of 100 means no extra damage.

Spell Buff:

Damage multiplier applied to the base value of a spell. This value scales depending on the primary stat of the weapon, i.e. a catalyst with Intelligence scaling will have it's Spell Buff rise as the player's Intelligence rises.

By default the value reflected in the infobox and the upgrades uses 60 Intelligence and/or Faith.

Stats Needed:

The Stats Needed determines how high various Stats must be in order to wield the weapon effectively. The stats required for a weapon are A / B / C / D:

  • A is the Strength required
  • B is the Dexterity required
  • C is the Intelligence required
  • D is the Faith required

Wielding a weapon without the required Strength and/or Dexterity will incur a penalty to the Physical damage of the weapon, while lower-than-required Magic and/or Faith will reduce the Magic damage of the weapon.

Stat Bonuses:

The Stat Bonuses rating indicates the level of bonus damage you do with the weapon, based on the associated Stat. This rating can be S, A, B, C, D, or E (in order from most to least bonus for the associated skill). See Scaling for more information.

The Bonus Stats for a weapon are A/B/C/D:

  • A is the Strength stat bonus that influences the physical attack of the weapon.
  • B is the Dexterity stat bonus that influences the physical attack of the weapon.
  • C is the Intelligence stat bonus that influences the Magical attack of the weapon.
  • D is the Faith stat bonus that influences the Lightning attack of the weapon.

Damage Reduction:

The Damage Reduction % of the weapon. It dictates how much damage the weapon mitigates while blocking. The Damage Reduction % stats for weapons are A / B / C / D / E :

  • A is Physical Damage
  • B is Magical Damage
  • C is Fire Damage
  • D is Lightning Damage
  • E is Dark Damage


Determines the amount of stamina expended to block an incoming attack. A higher stability also allows you to block stronger
attacks without breaking guard and reduces the amount of stamina depleted from blocking attacks.


The durability of the weapon.


The weight of the weapon. Note that carrying over 70% of your Equip Weight will reduce the speed of your rolls, while going
over 100% will reduce your regular speed to walking and attempts to roll or backstep will leave you momentarily stunned.

stats with 40 int


Mendicant's Staff
Mendicant's Staff Image
General Aux Effects
Physical Damage Type Strike Bleed Effect 0
Sell Price / Soul Value 0 Poison Damage 0
Can this equipment be buffed? No Frost Effect 0
Skill Steady Chant Stability 10
Skill FP Cost 7 Durability 55
Spell Buff 60 Weight 2.5
Range N/A Critical Damage 100
Damage Damage Reduction
Physical Damage 60 Physical Reduction 25
Magic Damage 0 Magic Reduction 25
Fire Damage 0 Fire Reduction 10
Lightning Damage 0 Lightning Reduction 10
Dark Damage 0 Dark Reduction 15
Requirements Bonuses
Strength Requirement 7 Strength Bonus D
Dexterity Requirement 0 Dexterity Bonus -
Intelligence Requirement 18 Intelligence Bonus B
Faith Requirement 0 Faith Bonus -
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