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Ancient Staff

The Ancient Staff is a Staff introduced in Kid Icarus: Uprising. It fires shots that hang at the end of their short range and hit multiple times, similarly to the Guardian Orbitars. Unlike the Guardian Orbitars, however, the shots fired by the Ancient Staff have the potential to paralyze enemies, somewhat making up for the fact that the movement limitations on the player created by this weapon are among the highest in the entire game, if not the highest.


Max Shot Distances

Standing Continuous: 22.8

Standing Charged: 15.2

Forward Dash Continuous: 23.4

Forward Dash Charged: 16.0

Side Dash Continuous: 23.4

Side Dash Charged: 16.0

Backward Dash Continuous: 21.0

Backward Dash Charged: 16.0

Base Melee Damage

Combo Strike 1: 10.5

Combo Strike 2: 5.6

Combo Strike 3: 10.5

Dash Strike: 25.2

Ranged Damage Ratio

Standing Continuous:

Max: 6.1 per round Min: 4.9 per round

Standing Charged:

Max: 25.7 Min: 21.6

Forward Dash Continuous:

Max: 11.1 per round Min: 9.0 per round

Forward Dash Charged:

Max: 43.5 Min: 40.0

Side Dash Continuous:

Max: 9.5 per round Min: 7.6 per round

Side Dash Charged:

Max: 34.6 Min: 30.4

Backward Dash Continuous:

Max: 25.3 per round Min: 21.0 per round

Backward Dash Charged:

Max: 35.7 Min: 31.5

Note: All data are from the basic weapon valued of 100.

Idol Description

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.


  • The idol description for the Ancient Staff stated that the weapon was crafted by a dead civilization. In the shots, there is a symbol that resembles the Eye of Horus, an ancient Egyptian symbol of protection, royal power, and good health. Thus, it's possible that the civilization in the idol description is an allusion to ancient Egyptian culture.
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