The Umbra Staff has the unique ability to absorb the power of wands belonging to wizards it defeats. However, this power may reset with each adventurer who masters it, as any abilities the crimson-robed skeleton might have collected did not transfer to Taako. In addition, the staff occasionally acts of its own accord; it scooted back over to Taako when he was incapacitated in Lucas's lab, and it jumped out of Magnus's hand when Taako lent it to him in the Felicity Wilds. Sometimes it lends additional power to the spells of its wielder, while other times it moves and fires off spells without being made to do so.
Originally crafted by an order called the Umbra Wizards, this umbrella-shaped wand contains the power of all schools of magic. The umbra staff was found by the trio in Wave Echo Cave following their confrontation with Magic Brian. The staff was found in the arms of a red-robed skeleton. When Merle touched the handle of the staff, it engaged him in a battle of intellect. Merle lost, and the staff rejected him, throwing him across the room. Undeterred by Merle's failure, Taako took the staff. He conquered it, and when he pulled it from the skeleton's grasp, the skeleton looked up at him and then disintegrated into ash. Taako has wielded the staff ever since.
On two notable occasions the staff has actively resisted Taako's will and acted on its own, first burning the letters "L" "U" "P" into the wall during Taako's magic lesson with Angus, then attempting to launch a fireball at Kravitz shortly after Taako and Kravitz's date.
It would later be revealed that the red-robed skeleton that the staff originally belonged to was Taako's sister, Lup, the same person whose name was blasted onto the wall during the magic lesson.
Absorbed Items Edit
vored absorbed by the Umbra Staff (so far)