All the Staff's animations were changed in the latest version of this mod. The old staff style was very good at keeping a single enemy at a safe distance. The new staff style, requires you to get a lot closer, but you can also use it to take on groups of enemies. It has become a lot more intense. And hopefully a lot more useful.
Weapon Style Drains Focus Forged under an auspicious comet, this staff was originally a gift for the Water Spirit of the Silkworm River. A young prince named Seng Lo sought to win the heart of the Water Spirit and had the staff created as a gift. He then convinced the Great Eastern Serpent to fly him to the heavens, where he dipped the staff in the golden comet. The light of the comet dimmed, but the staff became more powerful than any before it. To this day no one knows if Seng Lo won the Water Spirit's heart, but there is no questioning the magnificence of the staff he created.
The Staff is one of two weapons you get to choose from very early on in the game. There are several opportunities to learn this style in combat in the school in Two Rivers, but only two more throughout the rest of the game: in the Kung Fu school in the Imperial City and in the palace in the fight against the Emperor.
Fighting Gao's Lieutenant with Golden Star
Weapon Style, Artifact Weapon Drains Focus, +25% Damage Over Basic Staff Style As an artifact weapon, Flawless will replace less powerful staves when purchased. The scrolls of Peng Qi contain the story of a monk who shaped a flawless staff using only swatches of silk. At first, the silk did nothing but polish the rough wood, but after thirty-four years the staff was perfectly smooth, straight, and flawless. After finishing the staff, the monk told his abbot he was going for a walk to test his new staff, and he never returned. An exiled warrior eventually discovered the staff and attached a sharp blade that is every bit as perfect as the staff itself. It has since been adorned with precious metals, but it remains as flawless as ever.
You can buy this upgrade from merchant Shipeng in Tien's Landing or from Blachsmith Tseng in the Imperial City.
Weapon Style, Artifact Weapon Drains Focus, +50% Damage Over Basic Staff Style As an artifact weapon, the Demon Staff will replace less powerful staffs when found. Little is known about the demon staff. A weak mind will not be able to control it for long, but the weilder of this staff will do more damage than with any other staff.
You can find this upgrade in the South-East of the Necropolis of the Imperial City in front of a large tomb (near the spot where you encounter the arsonist Fading Moon). It is hidden in the grass on the South side. You may have to walk around a little...
Weapon Style, Artifact Drains Focus, Sets Opponents on Fire This ceremonial staff was once displayed in Sagacious Tien's great hall. Many years after his reign, Emperor Yan Shun took up the staff to defend the palace from rebels. Once the infidels had been stopped, Yan Shun gathered his army and left the palace, vowing to rid the Empire of all dissidents before he returned. Emperor Yan Shun returned after seventeen years. In that time, Yan Shun and Tien's ceremonial staff had become a symbol for justice in the Jade Empire.
You can only learn this style by fighting Emperor Sun Hai in the Imperial Palace at the end of chapter 4.