The archmage’s staff is five feet in length, made from a single piece of black wood. An unknown type of sea wood, it is extremely dense, polished to a high gloss and very strong. The entire length has been inlaid with runes of protection, healing, and finding in addition to several runes to aid in offensive spells dealing in water or ice elemental spells.
A large two and a half foot warhammer head has been fitted to the top of the staff, replacing the traditional metal topping or ornate gem. Forged by a Mastersmith of the dwarves, the hammerhead is solidly made of a blend of metal alloys. These allow the head to retain water or ice elemental magics.
The entire length of the staff was finished in leather and burnished silver and the end was capped with a simple iron alloy imprinted with the Battlemage’s crest.
Because the entire weapon has been specially made for a single Battlemage, it has the ability to enhance that man’s own magical powers. The weapon is surrounded by a dark blue aura, which intensifies itself in battle or spell casting. Though able to retain and hold a limited amount of magic, the Warstaff acts more as a conductor and amplifier more than a magical "battery".