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"Moon Stone" redirects here. For other uses, see Moon Stone (disambiguation). This page is about the staff from Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves. For the job-specific loot found in Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves, see staff. For the treasure found in Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time, see The Guru's Staff Piece.

The Guru's staff was the Guru's primary weapon and serves as a focus for his dreamtime powers. It is made up of his walking staff and Moon Stone and allows him to control guards, camouflage himself into pieces of scenery (like a bush or wheel of cheese), and connect beings minds, as done between the Panda King and Sly Cooper.[1] He also uses it to communicate with other members of the Cooper Gang in lieu of a Binocucom.

History

The staff was stolen by miners in Rumble Down Under and broken into the two pieces, and each piece was put into its own safe in the mission "Dark Caves". Sly was recruited to collect the pieces, after which the Guru became a member of the Cooper Gang.

At some point in time after Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves the staff was again broken, and the Moon Stone portion became the treasure "The Guru's Staff Piece" in Sly Cooper: Thieves in Time. It prevented the player from taking half of all damage.

Use

The staff is used in either passively or aggressively. Should the player sneak up behind an enemy as the Guru, they can jump and press CircleButton to latch on to the guard's back. The Guru can then control the direction the guard runs and can attack using SquareButton. Pressing XButton causes the guard to jump and pressing TriangleButton causes the Guru to detach from the guard, forcing it to run for a long distance or until it smashes into something.

Pressing and holding L1Button will make the Guru swing the staff and chant, and within a few seconds he will be transformed into one of three items, depending on his surroundings. This can be used to disguise the Guru from passing guards and, unlike Shadow Power or Sly Cooper's disguises, will trick guards that have already seen him.

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