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.
As an item
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. There is a damage cap of 30%, which will cause a Special Zoom and a unique piercing particle effect. 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. 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 a match.