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    Default PvP Mage weapon choices (Staff vs Sword+OH)

    Hello all, I've been playing Rift since march 1st and having a blast... hit 60 and now going nut over PvP.

    I am aware that this topic was made before (albeit with older gear, in 2011, to which there was not much of a difference also talking about P8 <- no clue what that is). If there is another current topic, then I failed to find it.

    I was just wondering if I am missing something? I personally just prefer holding a staff in general, but after some comparisons, the sword and off-hand are obviously superior, so I what is the point of buying the staff at all? They also cost the same.

    If you know something I do not, please enlighten me!

    Current top PvP weapons (Warlord set)

    PvP staff:
    +10 INT

    PvP Sword+OH:
    +13 WIS
    +12 END
    +10 SP CRIT
    +7 VENG

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    Actually it`s +23 Wis not +13.

    In vanilla Rift staff used to have more SP but less End so you actually had a choice. Now 1H + OH is better in everything. There is no reason to buy the staff.
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    You can max staff PA earlier than you can Dagger and Totem.

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    Honestly, they need to buff the staff again to make it worthwhile.

    Keep the sword + oh as extra durability and make the staff extra damage as it should be.
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    Thank you all for the replies and clarifications.

    I was slightly confused and really thought I was missing something (perhaps the staff having better 2-handed rune stats). But apparently it's just there for the fun of it, which I still don't understand. Would've been great if like you stated it had extra dmg, you know each with its perks basically.

    Oh well, I will go with the sword and off-hand, get the staff at the very end just for self satisfaction lol.

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    Another advantage of 1H+OH for veteran PvP players is that they use Wrath Spikes (+60 Veng for Totem).
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lokken` View Post
    Another advantage of 1H+OH for veteran PvP players is that they use Wrath Spikes (+60 Veng for Totem).
    Yeah I wish I had stocked up on thousands of those when I could have, oh well. I was hoping they made Thunder Sigil useable on off hand for the people who didn't get to buy spikes

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