|Old localizations||Sage staff|
|Found in||Dragon Quest III Dragon Quest VII Dragon Quest IX Dragon Quest XI|
|Buy for||10,000-35,000 gold|
|Sell for||various, see article|
|Effect||Casts Midheal or Insulate on an ally when used as a tool in battle|
The sage's staff is a recurring wand in the Dragon Quest series. In earlier entries in the series, it could be used as tool to cast Midheal on an ally, restoring their HP, but starting with Dragon Quest IX, the sage's staff could be used to cast Insulate on an ally, protecting them from breath attacks.
The staff has had two different designs throughout the series history. The design featured in III and VII is a tall wooden staff with a curved horn-like shape at the top and a metal cover on the bottom. The weapon also features a jewel at the top, either blue or orange depending on the game, which is not seen in the staff carried by sages in any piece of artwork. Starting with IX, the sage's staff is now dark red and has a orange crystal orb at the top held in a silver setting.
The sage's staff has an attack bonus of +50 and can be equipped by Mages, Priests, and Sages. It can cast Midheal on any ally when used as a tool in battle. The sage's staff can be purchased from Kol for 15,000 gold and sold for 11,250. It only appears in remake versions of the game.
The sage's staff has an attack bonus of +50 and a style bonus of +12. It can be equipped by Maribel and Sir Mervyn and can be purchased for 15,000 gold from Providence in the present and sold for 7,500 gold. However, the sage's staff will not see much practical use, as the party will acquire the staff of salvation from the events at Gröndal for free, which also casts Midheal when used as a tool in battle.
Described in game as "Protects an ally from breath attacks if used as an item in battle." They have an attack bonus of 73, a magical might bonus of 12, and a two star rarity, with an added bonus of an eight percent MP absorption rate. They can be purchased for 35,000 gold in Stornway, after completing the main story. Sage's staffs may also be sold for 17,500 gold. They are needed in order to make a Savant's staff.