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Staves are a type of melee/ranged weapon in Ashes of Creation.[4][5]

Some staffs will be ranged, interesting note. Some staffs will be melee.[4]Steven Sharif

List of staves

info-orange.pngThis section contains information from Alpha-1 testing. It will be updated when new information is made available.
Item Icon Source Rarity Level requirement Set
Greatstaff GreatstaffIcon.png [[]] Common
Spire Of Illusion StaffIcon.png Crafted items Epic 15

Staff cosmetics

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Gear slots

There are 16 gear slots in Ashes of Creation:[7]

Artisan gear may be able to be equipped in an "undergarment" slot that can be toggled between adventuring gear and artisan gear.[8]

Melee weapons

Low-level shield, one-handed mace, and two-handed staff 3D renders from Alpha-2.[9]

You can see by the quality of these types of weapons: these are relatively lower level. These are some of the earliest types of weapons and or gear that you can acquire within Ashes of Creation.[9]Steven Sharif

Melee weapons have a maximum range of effect.[10]

  • There are two melee weapon slots: One on each side of a character's belt.[11]

Dual wielding

Dual wielding will be permitted for selected one handed weapons.[12][13]

  • Dual weapons are treated as single items that when equipped will occupy both main and off-hand gear slots.[12]
  • There is a limited selection of weapons that can be dual wielded.[12]
  • Shields cannot be dual wielded.[14][13]
  • Great swords probably can't be dual wielded.[15]
Q: How will animations work while dual wielding weapons of A) a different type, for example an axe and a dagger; or B) different weapon speeds?
A: Dual weapons will have their own animation sets; and... there will be a limited selection of which weapons can be dual weapons. Players will make that selection. They'll create those dual weapons as as bespoke single items that when equipped will occupy both the main and offhand; and then how we handle the attack speeds is we offer animations at a particular speed and then we adjust that with a modifier based on whatever is influencing that: either increase or slow down in speed.[12]Steven Sharif

Weapon swapping

Weapon swapping (between equipment slots) is possible while in combat.[17][18][19][20]

  • Swapping weapons (from inventory) into a hand or range slot is not possible in combat.[17]
    • Previously this was said to be subject to a cooldown period (in the range of a few seconds) following any damage taken or done by the player.[21][22]
You can always hot weapon swap even in combat, but you can't swap your armor and gear. Nothing that's in a hand or range slot if you're in combat.[17]Steven Sharif

Players cannot swap armor while in combat.[17][21][23]


See also