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Item Database - Mesmerizing Staff of Francois

Mesmerizing Staff of Francois Icon #154363 Francois was a meta-physicist researcher who struggled with severe mental illness throughout his adult life. Originally born William Whitaker, he later changed his name to Francois and refused to be called anything else. A brilliant, but brittle mind, he gave very valuable insight to the effect of mental instability on meta-physical constructs. Eventually, he was forced to leave his work in Jobe when the consequences of his delusion greatly affected not only his own work, but that of others as well. His work laid the foundation of important discoveries concerning the power of mesmerizing constructs.
The developers of meta-physical science recognized his impact on their research when this staff was built and named it after him. Francois died in 29472 after canceling his insurance and leaving on a 'spiritual discovery of self-awareness' as he said. Shortly after, he was found dead.
A staff which empowers mesmerizing constructs, it is inscribed with the words, "I have nothing, I owe a great deal, and the rest I leave to the poor." One must acquire the crystal to upload Mesmerization Construct Empowerment to make use of this staff. The formula will only be effective while the user wields the Healing Staff of Alcofribas Nasier or the Mesmerizing Staff of Francois.
Flags Visible, No Drop
Can Carry, Wear, Use
Patch 16.4.4 17.1 17.9 18.8.53
Change QL:
Type Weapon
Slot Right hand
Value 1
Equip time 4s
Attack time 1.6s
Recharge time 1.6s
Range 4 m
Damage 180-325 (175) - Poison AC
Initiative skill Melee init
Mass 2.2kg
Damage View this weapon in the Damage Calculator
Defense skills
Evade close 100 %
Attack skills
Time and space 80 %
2h Blunt 20 %
To Equip User Expansion sets & Shadowlands and
User 2h Blunt >= 449 and
User Time and space >= 567
On Use User Upload Mesmerizing Construct Empowerment  
On Equip User Modify Nano init 100  
User Set flag Cyberdeck 0x00000007  
Dancingrage @ 2007-02-08 20:09
This description is currently not correct, the damage range is now 180-275 (175), but the reqs are the same. Remember kids, no MBS = Long lifespan during your MP career. This went from being a poor patchup of the MP prof to a decent heck-smacker of it's own accord. Weapon was changed in the recent patch 17.1.1
haomaster12 @ 2007-02-09 06:38
Get it as a reward for 1 of the quest lines in the new Shoel quests.
crazyc94 @ 2007-02-13 21:41
I got this weapon as a reward from the Jobe Scientist Quest series. No need for me to go down into the Catacombs after all to get little mezz ball an extra 80 Attack Rating.

On a side note: This staff also has an OnUse Effect in-game where it uploads the nanoprogram Mesmerizing Construct Empowerment ( ).

Another last note: The attack skills (Time and space 80% 2h Blunt 20%) allow for a much higher AR then MPs could usually get at this level, as Time and Space is effectively the most important MP skill.
Dancingrage @ 2007-07-17 06:34
The stick was moved from being at the end of the Yuttos quest line to the Jobe Scientist quest line to make room for the new and sorta-improved MP nuke, Metaing's Improved Glacial Lance, which I can't see here on the DB yet.
Dancingrage @ 2009-04-18 06:21
BTW, if you've seen my MP on rk1 at ely hecklers and wondered why I OD'ed everyone but shades in teams, this is my secret weapon.
Erxi @ 2009-11-11 02:24
Scheol quest was ridiculous, but being among top DDers with this and the new nuke sure is fine!
Deadlykis @ 2010-01-24 13:15
Anyone tried this in S10?
Wonder if Asmodian + Orchid Parry Stick
whould be better in there than this there ^^
Deadlykis @ 2010-01-24 17:29
Bet this only compet's vs a Hungry Howlet at lvl 150
algoreith @ 2010-07-16 05:51
probly best reward of this quest
Mindori @ 2010-09-12 03:23
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