Staffs of Power

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Staffs of Power

A Kurahk using its Staff of Anger on the Toa Nuva
Users Rahkshi
Function Focus, maintain, and direct the user's powers
Melee combat
Status In use

Staffs of Power[1][2][3][4] are tools wielded by Rahkshi. The staffs, while powerless themselves, allow Rahkshi to focus and direct their powers; Rahkshi have difficulty doing so otherwise.[5][6][7][8] Rahkshi variants that do not typically channel their powers through their staffs, such as Rahkshi of Heat Vision or Limited Invulnerability, still wield Staffs of Power to focus and maintain their powers.[9][10] The ends of the staffs also enhance Rahkshi's natural ability to fly, and Rahkshi can manifest the shaft of the staff at will.[11][12][13][1]

A Rahkshi cannot use another type of Rahkshi's staff to channel their power.[14] Some Rahkshi Staffs, corresponding to Rahkshi with physical powers, manifest the same power. For example, limited invulnerability staffs are invulnerable, and elasticity staffs are able to stretch.[15]

Although wild Rahkshi generally use Staffs of Power, the Rahkshi put on display in the Archives were stripped of their tools to make them less dangerous.[16][17]

List of Staffs

The following Staffs of Power have appeared in story.

Name Picture User Function Notes
Staff of Fear[18] Rahkshi Turahk Arouses feelings of overwhelming terror within the target[18] The fear generated is intense enough to potentially kill a Matoran,[19][20] and can paralyse a Toa Nuva
Does not require physical contact[19]
Staff of Disintegration[18] Rahkshi Guurahk Fires a cone of energy which reduces any object it touches into dust[21] Ideal for destroying sentient targets as well[22]
Can be used over long range[23]
Staff of Poison[18] Rahkshi Lerahk Applies lethally poisonous slime to any object or foe[19] Requires physical contact in order to work[24]
Staff of Fragmentation[18] Rahkshi Panrahk Causes objects to explode with great force[18] Can also be used on living beings[25]
Does not require physical contact[19]
Staff of Hunger[18]
Staff of Absorption[26]
Rahkshi Vorahk Leeches the strength from an opponent; temporarily increasing Vorahk's power[27] Requires physical contact in order to work[28][29]
Staff of Anger[18] Rahkshi Kurahk Fires an energy wave which causes the target to become horrifically angry[18] The power is amplified as Kurahk becomes angrier[30][2]
Staff of Heat Vision[31] Rahkshi of Heat Vision Enables Rahkshi to shoot heat rays from their eyes Using this power temporarily weakens the user's eyesight[32]

Example Usage

In Mask of Light, a Panrahk used its Staff of Fragmentation to shatter the ground under Gali Nuva.

Set Information

Each of the six Rahkshi sets released in 2003 includes a Staff of Power. In addition, set 7138 Rahkshi released in 2010 depicts a Staff of Heat Vision. In set form, each Staff of Power consists of an axle representing its shaft and two spearhead pieces. Each Staff of Power features unique spearheads, with one exception: the Staff of Heat Vision features the same spearheads as the Staff of Disintegration released seven years earlier. Additionally, the Staff of Heat Vision features a longer shaft axle (12 studs long as opposed to 10 for the original six).


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  32. Mystery of Metru Nui. BIONICLE Adventures 1.


  • In Mask of Light, the Rahkshi are depicted as able to make the entirety of their Staffs of Power disappear, as well as being able to summon them, rather than just the central shaft. Additionally, while in flight mode, they are depicted using the full-sized staffs.

See also

Gallery:Tools § Staffs of Power