Eltex staff

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Eltex staff

Eltex staff

An ultratech staff threaded with psychic focusing materials. While it is a solid melee weapon, its main purpose is to enhance the wielder's psychic sensitivity and neural heat dissipation, allowing more use of psychic powers.

Base Stats

Tech Level
Market Value
2000 Silver
1.2 kg

Melee Combat

Melee Attack 1
12 dmg (Blunt)
2.6 seconds cooldown
18% armor penetration
Melee Average DPS
Melee Average AP

The eltex staff is a melee weapon added by the Royalty DLC that improves psychic sensitivity and makes psycasters more effective.

It is one of a set of eltex items with similar effects.


Eltex staffs cannot be crafted. Instead can be purchased from any combat supplier or war merchant or obtained as a quest reward. Additionally, Imperial Bestowers always spawn with an eltex staff.


A normal quality eltex staff improves a pawns Psychic Sensitivity by 42%, and improves the neural heat recovery rate by 2.5 per 30 seconds. This sensitivity buff scales with quality making for a powerful buff to a psycaster's abilities especially at higher qualities. However its potential as a weapon is limited with the second lowest DPS of any melee weapon, just barely better than Beer. The eltex staff cannot be equipped by a pawn incapable of violence.

As the eltex staff makes a rather poor melee weapon, and with a full psycaster set (eltex robe, eltex shirt, eltex vest, eltex helmet) your pawn will have little armor, it's a good idea to keep them in the back as a "support" pawn.

An eltex staff improves a pawn's base neural heat recovery rate by 0.083 heat per second, though this will be modified by their psylink level, and increases their Psychic Sensitivity by an amount dependent on the quality.

Quality table

  • Material DPS[1] AP[1] Head (Blunt) Value
    Dam. Cool. AP DPS Chance[2]
    Awful Eltex staff 3.69 14.4% 9.6 2.6s 14.4% 3.69 100% 1000 Silver
    Poor Eltex staff 4.15 16.2% 10.8 2.6s 16.2% 4.15 100% 1500 Silver
    Normal Eltex staff 4.62 18% 12 2.6s 18% 4.62 100% 2000 Silver
    Good Eltex staff 5.08 19.8% 13.2 2.6s 19.8% 5.08 100% 2500 Silver
    Excellent Eltex staff 5.54 21.6% 14.4 2.6s 21.6% 5.54 100% 3000 Silver
    Masterwork Eltex staff 6.69 26.1% 17.4 2.6s 26.1% 6.69 100% 4000 Silver
    Legendary Eltex staff 7.62 29.7% 19.8 2.6s 29.7% 7.62 100% 5000 Silver
    For the full effects of qualities, see Quality.
    1. 1.0 1.1 Note: This is the actual base average derived from the melee verb system updated in 1.1.2610, it may sometimes disagree with the listed value in the in-game infobox. It may also change depending on the stats and the melee verbs available to the wielder
    2. Chance for attack to be selected, assuming only the weapon's attack verbs are considered. It may change depending on the melee verbs available to the wielder
  • Quality Awful Poor Normal Good Excellent Masterwork Legendary
    Psychic Sensitivity +25% +33% +42% +50% +58% +66% +75%
    Neural Heat Limit +20 +26 +33 +40 +46 +53 +60
    Base Neural Heat Recovery Rate +0.083/s +0.083/s +0.083/s +0.083/s +0.083/s +0.083/s +0.083/s
    Effective Neural Heat Recovery Rate +0.135/s +0.135/s +0.135/s +0.135/s +0.135/s +0.135/s +0.135/s
  • Version history

    • Royalty DLC Release - Added.
    • 1.1.2647 - Renamed from Psyfocus staff to Eltex staff.
    • 1.2.2719 - Psychic sensitivity now scales with quality.