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Official artwork of the Insight Staff from Kid Icarus: Uprising.
Universe Kid Icarus
Appears in Ultimate
Item class Shooting
Article on Icaruspedia Staff

The Staff (狙杖, Sniping Staff) is a weapon from the Kid Icarus series, appearing as an item in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate.


Official artwork of Pit wielding the Insight Staff from Kid Icarus: Uprising.

Staffs are a class of projectile weapons in Kid Icarus: Uprising, with long range and the property of increased damage over distance. The design of the Staff in Smash is that of Uprising's Insight Staff, which is said to be good for beginners.

In Super Smash Bros. Ultimate[edit]

As an item[edit]

The Staff swiftly fires a thin laser beam straight ahead. The damage dealt by the laser increases with its distance from the user. Only one opponent can be attacked with each beam and it will inflict knockback, unlike Fox’s Blaster. The staff has an extremely long range that surpasses the length of most stages, and has a damage cap that can be reached as close as roughly five-sixth of the length of Big Battlefield’s main platform. This damage cap is 30%, which will cause a Special Zoom and a unique piercing particle effect. Additionally, the Staff’s attack will always hit on frame 12 no matter the distance, despite the visual effect of the beam moving forward.


Equipping the Centurion, Commander, or Cupid support spirits will give the player a Staff at a start of their stock.

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
Centurion spirit
1 Staff Equipped Kid Icarus Series
from the game's files
1 Staff Equipped X
Spirit of Cupid/Cupit from Sennen Kazoku
1 Staff Equipped Sennen Kazoku


Names in other languages[edit]

Language Name Meaning
Japan Japanese 狙杖 Sniping Staff
UK English Staff
France French Bâton Staff
Germany German Stab Staff
Italy Italian Bastone Staff
Spain Spanish Báculo Staff
China Chinese 狙杖 Sniper Staff
South Korea Korean 저격봉 Sniper Stick
Netherlands Dutch Staf Staff
Russia Russian Посох Staff