Knuckle Staff
"...sets itself upart from other staffs by excelling at melee attacks."
Vital statistics
Weapon Type Staff Mini Icon Staff
Range Strength Becomes weaker over distance
Strongest Attack All charged shots (excluding the standing charged shot)

The Knuckle Staff is a Staff introduced in Kid Icarus: Uprising. The Knuckle Staff is unique among Staffs, with its shots losing power as they travel and its melee attacks being the best of its weapon type. Its close combat abilities are on par with Blades. Its dash charged shots share the same attack power and range. It's the same for its continuous fire. However, its charge time is the second longest of of its weapon type.

Idol Description

The brutish Knuckle Staff sets itself apart from other staffs by excelling at melee attacks. While its shots still pack a punch, they lack range, lose power as they travel, and charge slowly. So make sure to aim carefully!


Max Shot Distances

Standing Continuous: 34.3

Standing Charged: 60.5

Forward Dash Continuous: 43.8

Forward Dash Charged: 63.4

Side Dash Continuous: 43.8

Side Dash Charged: 63.4

Backward Dash Continuous: 43.8

Backward Dash Charged: 63.4

Base Melee Damage

Combo Strike 1: 22.5

Combo Strike 2: 12.0

Combo Strike 3: 22.5

Dash Strike: 54.0

Ranged Damage Ratio

Standing Continuous:

Max: 25.0 per round Min: 12.5 per round

Standing Charged:

Max: 56.0 Min: 30.0

Forward Dash Continuous:

Max: 30.0 Min: 15.0

Forward Dash Charged:

Max: 90.0 Min: 45.0

Side Dash Continuous:

Max: 30.0 Min: 15.0

Side Dash Charged:

Max: 90.0 Min: 45.0

Backward Dash Continuous:

Max: 30.0 Min: 15.0

Backward Dash Charged:

Max: 90.0 Min: 45.0

Note: All data are from the basic weapon valued of 100.

Weapon Fusion

In Kid Icarus: Uprising, it is possible to fuse two weapons into a new one. The stronger the weapons you use are, the stronger the result will be. Certain weapon modifiers from the old weapons have a chance of being transported to the new one. There are many pairs of weapons that can be fused into a Knuckle Staff. The Knuckle Staff can also be fused into many other weapons. Here are just a few examples.

Weapons that fuse into Knuckle Staff
Weapon A Weapon B Result
Pandora Claws Volcano Arm Knuckle Staff

Bullet Blade

Black Club

Doom Cannon

Weapons the Knuckle Staff fuse into
Weapon A Weapon B Result
Knuckle Staff Laser Staff Ball Cannon
First Blade Stealth Claws
Raptor Claws Kraken Arm
Standard Orbitars Earthmaul Club
Cutter Palm Sonic Cannon
Sonic Cannon Burst Blade


Weapons in Kid Icarus: Uprising
Arm Mini Icon
Crusher ArmCompact ArmElectroshock ArmVolcano ArmDrill ArmBomber ArmBowl ArmEnd-All ArmTaurus ArmUpperdash ArmKraken ArmPhoenix Arm
Blade Mini Icon
First BladeBurst BladeViper BladeCrusader BladeRoyal BladeOptical BladeSamurai BladeBullet BladeAquarius BladeAurum BladePalutena BladeGaol Blade
Bow Mini Icon
Fortune BowSilver BowMeteor BowDivine BowDarkness BowCrystal BowAngel BowHawkeye BowSagittarius BowAurum BowPalutena BowPhosphora Bow
Cannon Mini Icon
EZ CannonBall CannonPredator CannonPoseidon CannonFireworks CannonRail CannonDynamo CannonDoom CannonLeo CannonSonic CannonTwinbellows CannonCragalanche Cannon
Claws Mini Icon
Tiger ClawsWolf ClawsBear ClawsBrawler ClawsStealth ClawsHedgehog ClawsRaptor ClawsArtillery ClawsCancer ClawsBeam ClawsViridi ClawsPandora Claws
Club Mini Icon
Ore ClubBabel ClubSkyscraper ClubAtlas ClubEarthmaul ClubOgre ClubHalo ClubBlack ClubCapricorn ClubAurum ClubHewdraw ClubMagnus Club
Orbitars Mini Icon
Standard OrbitarsGuardian OrbitarsShock OrbitarsEyetrack OrbitarsFairy OrbitarsPaw Pad OrbitarsJetstream OrbitarsBoom OrbitarsGemini OrbitarsAurum OrbitarsCenturion OrbitarsArlon Orbitars
Palm Mini Icon
Violet PalmBurning PalmNeedle PalmMidnight PalmCursed PalmCutter PalmPudgy PalmNinja PalmVirgo PalmAurum PalmViridi PalmGreat Reaper Palm
Staff Mini Icon
Insight StaffOrb StaffRose StaffKnuckle StaffAncient StaffLancer StaffFlintlock StaffSomewhat StaffScorpio StaffLaser StaffDark Pit StaffThanatos Staff
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