|Adult male basilisks are apex predators, and at full maturity their tails gain the unique ability to release piercing acid from the tip.|
|Damage||170–200 (average: 185)|
|Projectile Speed||22.5 tiles/second|
|Effects||Ignores defense of target|
|Rate of Fire||33%|
|Drops From||Tezcacoatl the Great Basilisk|
This staff possesses the highest damage per shot of any staff and the unique property of ignoring its target’s defense, at the cost of a massively reduced rate of fire. As such, it is most useful in situations where you would need to pack a lot of damage into single shots, or against enemies with very high DEF or the tendency to Armor themselves.
Note that this staff has a lengthened range of 9 - tied with the Staff of the Crystal Serpent - making it a fine choice if you need extended range to snipe a boss from the range of a Wand user. This staff also outdamages Staff of the Cosmic Whole at 38 defense and Staff of the Vital Unity at 43 defense.