|I was a fool before, but now everything is so clear. The phylactery speaks to me, knows me, protects me.|
|Damage||80–100 (average: 90)|
|Projectile Speed||19 tiles/second|
|Rate of Fire||80%|
|On Equip||+2 VIT|
Part of the Phylactery Mystic set.
A phylactery refers to an object commonly used by liches in fantasy settings to house their soul and therefore protect them from death. This correlates to the Phylactery Bearers that drop the item and set, as they make the Lich boss practically invincible until they are killed.
Although this staff has a higher base damage than the Staff of the Cosmic Whole, it has a -20% rate of fire which makes the overall base DPS less than that of the Staff of Astral Knowledge. The range reduction is also to take into account, comparable to that of Bow classes.
The Staff of the Cosmic Whole completely outclasses this staff in terms of DPS until 67/79/80 DEF, which makes it a very situational if not poor choice in general, best kept for enemies with very high defense such as the Sarcophagus or the Stone Guardians or for when the entire Phylactery Mystic set is collected.
This item, and the other pieces of the Phylactery Mystic Set, previously also dropped from the Lair of Draconis. In Release 27.7.XMAS, the items were removed as drops from the dungeon and replaced with the Dragon Tamer Set.
When the entire Phylactery Bearer set is equipped, the weapon projectile changes to:
This item used to drop in a cyan bag before the addition of orange bags in Patch X.18.0 Halloween Madness.