Staves include "rod" and "staff" type weapons that all behave similarly. In addition to a very slow and weak physical attack, they have one of three basic attacks: a single straight shot, a single seeking shot (referred to as "Direct" in descriptions) and a 3-way shot. When using a staff or rod, a meter is shown near the ability list in the lower left corner of the screen. The meter is depleted as shots are fired and recharges over time. When the meter turns gray, the staff does not have enough charge to fire a shot, and attempting to attack will instead do a very slow smash with the staff, leaving the player vulnerable. Most staves can fire three times in a row before running out of charge.
Jump attacks with the staff are a normal bludgeoning-type physical attack as with all other weapons, and does not use any charge.