Beam staffs shoot a straight laser doing consistent damage in a straight line. There are two secondary attacks.
- Hold down right mouse button and press left mouse button to perform a short-range shotgun-like attack.
- Hold down left mouse button and press right mouse button to create a quick explosion on your beam's current target. The damage scales with how long your beam has been continuously touching them, up to 2x damage after about 1.25 seconds.
The beam itself deals several weak hits when it first touches an enemy, transitioning into slower, more powerful hits as you hold the beam on them. This means that if you wish to maximize the number of hits in order to trigger on-hit and on-crit effects, you should sweep the beam back and forth, onto and off of an enemy, or sweep it across a group of enemies.
Sniper, Crowd Control, Damage over Time