The Staff of Sacanus is a magical staff used by the Storm King and is featured in the 2017 feature-length animated theatrical film My Little Pony The Movie.
The staff only appears in the movie. The Storm King wanted to steal the alicorn magic to create the most powerful storms ever. Tempest Shadow tells him it will channel the four princesses magic making it more powerful. Therefore the Storm King tasks Tempest delivering Twilight Sparkle within 3 days in exchange for restoring her broken horn. Eventually Tempest captures Twilight and brings her to Canterlot.
Under his control, the staff gave the Storm King nearly "infinite" control over weather, allowing him to effortlessly creating massive storms. He also realizes he respectively has control over the sun and moon and then uses it to create a powerful cyclone.
The Storm King arrives and uses the Staff to steal the magic of all four princesses of Equestria.
Twilight managed to wrestle the staff from his hands in order to save Equestria from his clutches and restore the other princesses of Equestria.
In an alternate universe, Princess Eris received the staff as well. She managed to absorb the powers of Princess Luna and claimed she would sell the staff at an auction, allowing whatever villain who wanted it to do whatever they wished with it.
Powers and Abilities
The Staff possesses certain magical abilities:
- Weather Manipulation: Can create very powerful storms
- Electrokinesis: Can shoot bolts of lighting.
- Absorption: It can channel magic and power from other creatures into itself.
- Restoration: It has the power to fix and rebuild everything that has been destroyed. (Still up for debate, considering it was alicorn magic that was consumed. Differing views claim that it might have been just the alicorn magic causing this phenomena.).