Well it will weaken over time relitive to your leave and enemy level. I guess if you boost your magic as high as you can you could. I wouldn't you get some better staff in act one and some of them look cool too.
You can add a rune to the Staff of Parthalan too...It's not a bad staff. It holds up pretty good for the beginning and mid-game. End game its a little crappy compared to the others you can get but your stats usually make up for that anyways.
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No, except on Casual though you will still suck damage-wise.
Your spell damage is based on your staff damage, unlike in DAO where it was based in your spellpower rating (derived from magic stat and certain bonuses). Your magic stat does very little compared to your base staff damage rating and your level. It's a pretty crappy system.
For instance, the fireball attack does 1.3x the damage your staff does per shot.
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