In torchlight there are three passive weapon abilities "Melee", "Ranged", and "Magic". It's pretty clear that a Broadsword is a Melee weapon is a Bow is a Ranged weapon, but how can I tell if a Quarterstaff is a Melee or Magic weapon? What about a Scepter?

I'm not asking for answers to these specific examples, but rather a general way to identify the "Magic" weapons.

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Wand- and Staff-type weapons are considered "magic weapons." You can tell what type of weapon an item is by looking in the top-right corner of a tooltip:

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For example, scepters are considered wands and are therefore magic weapons.

You can tell what weapon types correspond to weapon "class" by checking the descriptions of the corresponding expertise skills:

Magic Weapon Expertise

Mastery of Wands and Staves, and reduced requirements for Rings and Amulets.

Martial Weapons Expertise

Mastery of Swords, Axes, Maces, and Polearms

Ranged Weapons Expertise

Mastery of Bows, Pistols, Crossbows, and Rifles

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