This staff is discovered in the Mages' Chest in Return to Ostagar. The Key to Mages' Chest to open it can be obtained during The Hungry Deserter. If it was used during that quest you will be unable to open the chest. If the Hungry Deserter wasn't completed, the chest key can be found on the charred corpse of the prisoner in a fallen cage near where the Warden re-enters Ostagar on their return.
- pc It is not possible to upgrade the staff through the usual means of selling and repurchasing.