Ejecta Patera modeling a new-found quarterstaff that is both wild AND crazy
Random loot is fascinating; one is able to find so many obscure and seemingly off-the-wall combinations. Some of them have been retired due to changes in the loot generation algorithm (good bye, Dwaven Axe of Dwarf Bane, RR Dwarf). Others have been at restricted – to at least some extent – by popular demand (Ghostbane!).
Yet hidden gems remain. Like this. An Anarchic Staff of Anarchic Burst. This would not have been a possible combination prior to the latest loot generator changes, unless I am misremembering, as I think Anarchic and Anarchic Burst were both prefixes up until Update 19. Impossible even then, as Anarchic Burst (like all the Burst effects) was deprecated until being resurrected in Update 20 patch 1 as a suffix.
But possible now. And not only possible, here one is, doubly pink, embodying the essence of chaos, a truly wild and crazy stick.
Let’s look in greater detail:
See? Wild AND crazy
Anarchic IV appears to mean that the staff will do 4D4 damage to everything that is not Chaotic: this would be a change from previous versions of the Anarchic prefix, which did no damage to Neutral opponents.
On the other hand, the description for Anarchic Burst specifics that it is effective versus only Lawful targets. Lots of weapons are special purpose, excelling in some situations and failing in others. This one is as specialized as it can get, but against the right enemy, there will be pink damage everywhere. Everywhere!
I am not trying to say that this staff is the greatest weapon ever. It is still a quarterstaff, and quarterstaves are by nature very, very lame. 1D6 base damage, a 5% crit range, and even then, only a X2 critical modifier. Yawn.
But if you have to use a staff, or want to like my new stick-fighting acrobat, then this is a pretty good one to have.
And besides, think how popular you will be at raves.
A quarterstaff may be a lame melee weapon, but it does a lot more damage than a glow-stick.