Staff of Unholy Sacrifice

Staff of Unholy Sacrifice Cultist Fire Shot A commanding staff used by vile cult leaders. It has a strange force inside it that prevents it from facing forward of the user.

Tier UT
Shots 4 (arc gap: 345°)
Damage 130–155 (average: 142.5 / total: 570)
Projectile Speed 11.5 tiles/second
Lifetime 0.7 seconds
Range 8.05 tiles
Effect(s) Shoots backwards
Piercing Shots hit multiple targets
Rate of Fire 55%
XP Bonus 7%
Soulbound Soulbound
Feed Power 1,200
Forging Cost 45 Legendary Material / 120 Rare Material / 135 Common Material / 1560 Forgefire / 1 Mark of Malus / 1 Lost Halls UTs/Cultist Hideout UTs/The Void UTs UT(s)
Dismantling Value 15 Legendary Material / 40 Rare Material / 45 Common Material

Loot Bag Assigned to White Bag
Drops From Malus
Cultish Epic Quest Chest

Blueprint Unholy Sacrifice Blueprint
Drops From Malus
Obtained Through The Tinkerer (50x Schematic)

Game animation
Unholy Sacrifice's shot pattern

Upon first glance, this staff appears to be blatantly overpowered. It shoots 4 fireballs in a cone which inflict enormous damage and pierce through targets at a large range.

However, the catch is that all the shots fire backwards, meaning you have to aim behind you in order to fire at enemies. This creates a dilemma where you have to choose between aiming your ability or blasting enemies with the staff. Of course, you could just use it like an Extreme Prejudice, but the E.P. is usually better for that purpose.

Despite its drawback, it is still undoubtedly powerful, boasting extraordinarily high DPS and crowd-control abilities. If you can hit all shots, this staff far surpasses every staff except the aformentioned E.P.

Abilities that create lasting, stationary effects are the most effective with this staff. The Genesis Spell, Orb of Conquest and Sporous Spray Spell do their work whenever you are firing backwards or not.

  • Mystics are likely the best users of this staff. Once a boss gets cursed, you can continue firing backwards.
  • For Necromancers, the skull’s radius may be large enough to hit an enemy while firing at true range. With a debuff skull, like Skull of Corrupted Souls, it can play similarly to mystic.
  • On a Wizard, this staff tends to be a poor choice, considering the damage output of spells. A regular staff and decent spell usage tends to do more damage. Even with a stationary spell, like the Sporous Spray Spell, any time aiming your ability is time not shooting your staff.

For all three classes, this staff can be useful in niche purposes, like rushing or clearing gods.