So I had been using Katanas with my sampire character and decided to re-make the suit and try to go for 180 stamina and use a Longsword. Then after trying out the Bladed staff I noticed this working quite well. I can get max swing speed with 150 dex and 20% SSI on the staff. This let me boost my strength to 150 and also gain an extra 10 mana. To use the Longsword I would have to drop from max strength and loose some mana to achieve 180 stamina. Also I would need 30SSI on sword and 5% on a ring. I wanted to know if there are any major disadvantages to using the Bladed Staff over the Longsword? From what I can tell the bladed staff is 1 point less base damage. Also the staff is two handed so I can't really use pots. I can live with these. Is there any difference with leeches etc on the different weapons or anything like that?