Aule's Staff (Aule's Staff +3 in-game) is the "basic" Quarterstaff +3 in Baldur's Gate, as the Cleric's Staff is in Baldur's Gate II. It is a heavily enchanted quarterstaff. When it's compared to a normal quarterstaff, it does +3 point more damage, has +3 more THAC0 and speed factor. The staff is also 1 lb. lighter. It's in the Quarterstaff proficiency, except in Baldur's Gate, where it's in the Blunt Weapons proficiency. This item was introduced in Baldur's Gate with the Tales of the Sword Coast expansion.
In Baldur's Gate, it is for sale at Ulgoth's Beard Inn, after it was taken from Durlag's Tower by other adventurers. It is the best durable quarterstaff. The Staff of Striking does a lot more damage, but it has a limited number of charges.
|“||This finely crafted stave was among the spoils taken from the invaders of Durlag's Tower. It is very deadly in combat, and was apparently the property of a spellcaster enjoyed standing on the frontlines. It appears to have a core of iron, yet it is comparable in weight to a normal weapon of its type. Part of the enchantment seems to come from the hide that strenghtens the grip, leather no doubt made from a battle-ready creature or some sort. With the tastes and inclinations of the attackers of the Tower well documented, the hide could be almost anything...or anyone.||”|
See also Edit
Other staffs which are based on the Quarterstaff +3, but with additional enhancements, include