Hoo boy, this was the hardest one of all and I knew it would be. You could probably do a Friday Top 50 of all the great staves in Azeroth. So, with that in mind, I present 5 of the best looking ones.
5. Staff of Immaculate Recovery
Immaculate Recovery makes the list for its great healer/light look. The white and gold is a great combination, even with some of the end level Priest gear. I wouldn’t limit it to them, though, as it works with many looks and could just as easily be a stark contrast to a dark or shadowy gear set. It drops from Gurtogg Bloodboil in Black Temple.
4. Tortured Earth
I picked Tortured Earth from the models/skins available only because the earth tones offer something a bit different than the contrasting vibrant items that perpetuate my lists. It’s important to keep things varied, and again that’s the reason behind this version of the staff. There are other options if you so desire, but the important thing is not only the look but the great animation this staff has. General Vezax drops this model in 10-man Ulduar.
3. Apostle of Argus
Some people are going to scream Jedi when they see this on the list, but I didn’t include it for that reason. The simple fact is, this staff looks great with nearly every class though it gives a Mage/Warlock the look of wielding their energy through it. In the bigger picture, it might look slightly more Jedi when a Monk is using it to pummel an opponent come Mists of Pandaria. If you want it, head to Caverns of Time: Mount Hyjal and hope Archimonde is kind when you defeat him.
2. Tower of the Mouldering Corpse
The tower is an incredibly unique looking staff that compliments almost any outfit. In terms of class, it’s pretty universal and will compliment darker outfits especially well. It also has an animation where the upper portion floats up and down upon it. This one can also be farmed more easily for than the rest of the list as it comes from the regular version of the Forge of Souls, on the last boss (Devourer of Souls).
1. Exodar Life-Staff
This bad boy tops the list simply because it’s one of the most sought after staves for transmogrification. The problem is, it drops from Doom Lord Kazzak in Hellfire Penninsula which I have yet to hear of anyone soloing. That it’s a BoE epic means there’s a chance you could get it off the Auction House if you can find it and want to pay the price for it. If you really want it, though, and haven’t quested in Shadowmoon Valley I would suggest obtaining The Staff of the Redeemder instead. Same model, no random drops.
Wow, five staves and only two expansions. I didn’t intend to stick to just the Wrath of the Lich King and Burning Crusade. As I said during the onset, there are a plethora of great looking staves in Azeroth and it all depends on what kind of look you’re going for in your transmogrification. One thing’s for certain, if one of these five doesn’t quite do the trick for you I can pretty much guarantee there’s something out there that will be almost exactly what you want.