The Ancient Skull Staff is a heavy blunt weapon and one of the mightiest weapons in Salt, brother to another staff of the same name. This is a more powerful staff crafted by combining the Cultist's Staff with the Purified Ancient Skull. Unlike the staff crafted with the White Cultist's Staff, this one has a unique Area of Effect secondary attack in place of the heavy attack, which is not seen in any other weapon in Salt (unless you count Bombs).
- Secondary: The skull erupts in an explosion of bone splinters, dealing damage to all nearby enemies. Consumes a small vial of blood.
- The crafting can be reversed just by putting the Ancient Skull Staff back into the crafting window. Reversing the crafting will currently take no toll on anything you own.
- The Ancient Skull Staff is just as effective at mining boulders as the Ancient Pickaxe.
- According to Lenvell, crafting this staff with the White Cultist's Staff subdues the power of the skull due to the results of the ritual. This explains why the other variant of the staff is missing the magical AoE effect.