air got one average single target ability, auto-attack is meh on single target and decent at most with 2+ targets.
water got one (not even that strong)
earth got one with a HUGE delay to account for if used on moving targets.
and that's it, every other staff abilities are either utility or hit like wet noddles.
nope, staff is definitely weaker even though it was meant to be the most AoE oriented weapon at first.