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Official artwork of Pit wielding 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.


Insight Staff Idol 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. There is a damage cap of 30%, which will cause a Special Zoom. The damage cap 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.

No. Image Name Type Class Cost Ability Series
Centurion Support 1 Staff Equipped Kid Icarus Series
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Commander Support 1 Staff Equipped X
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Cupid Support 1 Staff Equipped Sennen Kazoku



  • The Japanese translation of the Staff class in Kid Icarus: Uprising is the Ancestor Staff (祖杖, Sojou).

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