Staves are a relatively new weapon type in the Dragon Quest series, typically used by Martial Artists, and Priests. Debuting as a distinct category in Dragon Quest IX, they are primarily used for defence in the way of avoiding attacks out right. While this does not limit the use of the weapon to less-resilient characters, it is still advised to equip them to any character in need of extra evasion.


Dragon Quest IX

Staves may be equipped by martial artists and priests by default, and then by any character that adds 100 points to the skill tree.

Staves will deal 10% more damage to the Undead.