And this one is a Necromancer staff. The demon carving in my design was supposed to awaken when the wielder pics up the staff and immediately tap life not letting go. Once the creature had fully charged itself it was then supposed to do an area effect of damage vampirically draining life from everyone around it and transferring it to the wielder.
Another words, it takes some of your life to use it and can initially kill you if you’re not strong enough, but if you can take it then it would add more life back to you.
This was one of my favorite designs. None of my design notes made it into the game however.