I do some times if I get a staff with a spell higher than my own abilities, but even then its not often.
I do see the advantage of using one for forgoing the cost reduction perks and enchantments, for as far as I know, the perks still effect staves (except for maybe the elemental potency perk, dunno if that has an effect on atronach staffs can anyone verify?), unfortunately you can't dualcast with them, and there are no master level spell staffs, but this isn't that big of a factor for me because I usually go with a spellsword/battlemage style of play, so dualcasting isn't that important to me.
The only real use of them I can think of is giving them to followers, especially summon atronach staffs. --- http://www.last.fm/user/BigRobb/
#2RampagingwalrusPosted 2/7/2012 1:48:15 AM
I have never used one, no. Nor have I ever given one to a follower. --- Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn.
#3BigRobb2389(Topic Creator)Posted 2/7/2012 1:53:14 AM
Rampagingwalrus posted... I have never used one, no. Nor have I ever given one to a follower.
you should definitely give one to a follower if you like having 'teammates' --- http://www.last.fm/user/BigRobb/
#4BigRobb2389(Topic Creator)Posted 2/7/2012 1:58:08 AM
and even though it doesn't have alot of charge, the Staff of Jyrik Gaulderson is something I always carry around when im at low-mid levels, playing as a mage. It wrecks enemy mages. --- http://www.last.fm/user/BigRobb/
#5dookie0311Posted 2/7/2012 2:03:29 AM
BigRobb2389 posted... and even though it doesn't have alot of charge, the Staff of Jyrik Gaulderson is something I always carry around when im at low-mid levels, playing as a mage. It wrecks enemy mages.
This, plus summoning staves can be a lifesaver at early levels. Not much in the game can stand up to 10 Storm Atronachs cast one after another. I try not to use it unless I would otherwise die and lose a lot of progress.
#6BigRobb2389(Topic Creator)Posted 2/7/2012 2:05:08 AM
and actually, do perks actually effect staves?
I thought I remembered getting a staff of flames that did like 10 or 12 damage after I got augmented flames, but i might just be mixing things up. --- http://www.last.fm/user/BigRobb/
#7HolyGigoPosted 2/7/2012 2:25:24 AM
I don't use staves because you don't get exp from them... correct me if I'm wrong. --- "I'll let my guns do the preaching."
#8MalzelPosted 2/7/2012 2:27:53 AM
I did sometimes at lower levels, when a 40 damage Fireball meant something.
#9moseph187Posted 2/7/2012 2:47:06 AM
The staff of paralysis can get you out of a sticky situation and it's always in the same cave. --- "I'd be a lot warmer and a lot happier with a pipe full of weed..."
#10ElemenopePosted 2/7/2012 2:53:21 AM
the staff of paralysis is a LIFESAVER on master difficulty --- Humans, our best friends, yet our greatest weakness. - Bu113tPr00fM4n Dear God, please kill Peter Parker.