Ancient Staff



Staff Mini Icon Staff


May paralyze foes
Lingering projectiles


Short range
Weak melee output
Slows the user's speed

The Ancient Staff (古代の狙杖 Kodai no Sojō, "Ancient Sniping Staff") is a staff in Kid Icarus: Uprising.

Physical Appearance

The Ancient Staff is a long weapon that appears to be carved from wood, with a humanoid face engraved at its top. It has a bright green gem above its face, a large red gem embedded into the oval-shaped wood piece behind it, and several small red gems located at its end.

Its charged shots cast out large spheres that invert the colors of everything within its radius, and additionally display designs of the Eye of Horus and the scarab beetle.


Kid Icarus: Uprising

The Ancient Staff is a weapon the player can use in-game, which can be obtained as loot or through fusion.


Air Battle

Range Damage Hits
Continuous fire 91.2m 25.2
Charged shot 30.4m 99.7 1
Melee combo Strike 1: 63
Strike 2: 33.6
Strike 3: 63
Strike 4: —
Strike 5: —
Note: data was taken from a weapon with a base value of 100.

Land Battle

Range Min Damage Max Damage1 Hits
Continuous fire 22.8m Standing: 4.9 Standing: 6.1 3
23.4m Forward-dash: 8.7 Forward-dash: 11.6 2
23.4m Side-dash: 7.5 Side-dash: 9.9 2
21m Backward-dash: 21 Backward-dash: 24.2 1
Charged shot 15.2m Standing: 21.6 Standing: 25.7 1
16m Forward-dash: 38.2 Forward-dash: 43.5 1
16m Side-dash: 30.4 Side-dash: 36 1
16m Backward-dash: 30.1 Backward-dash: 35.7 1
Melee combo Strike 1: 10.5
Strike 2: 5.6
Strike 3: 10.5
Strike 4: —
Strike 5: —
Melee dash: 25.2 1
Note: data was taken from a weapon with a base value of 100.
1: This weapon deals more damage at a distance.

Idol Description

Ancient Staff

The Ancient Staff is a cold and mysterious weapon made by a dead civilization. Its charged shots hang in midair and can paralyze any enemies they strike. This makes the weapon a great fit for defensive play.

Weapon Fusion


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