The Staff of Avalon was Merlin's most powerful relic, which he built to channel the arcane energies of the universe itself.
The Staff of Avalon was created by Merlin centuries ago. After Merlin defeated Morgana in the Battle of Killahead, the staff was hidden in the heart of Merlin's Tomb.
Since the staff was the only relic powerful enough to free Morgana from her prison, Gunmar and Angor Rot followed Jim and his friends to Merlin's Tomb where, after a confrontation, they obtained the Staff of Avalon before the Trollhunters, who found and awoke Merlin himself instead.
Gunmar later attempts to use the staff to free Morgana from her crystal prison underneath the Heartstone, until its magic backfires on him. He failed to realize that the staff can only be brandished by human hands who can speak in a trollish tongue. Gunmar then orders Queen Usurna to find and capture a Changeling alive. First, they try to capture Nomura against her will, but when she manages to escape, the Gumm-Gumms decide to capture Strickler instead and use Barbara Lake as a hostage to force him to free Morgana with the staff.
Luckily, when she is banished to the Shadow Realm, Merlin was able to restore his staff's magic, as well as his own.
The Staff of Avalon is large black staff with white trimmings and a big lime-green emerald at the center.
The staff is used to channel the universe's energy itself, possibly making it one of the most powerful weapons in existence. Merlin also designed it with a safeguard, so that it could only be brandished by human hands (as such, if a troll attempts to use the staff, the spell will backfire on them).
It can be used by either a Changeling or a human who can speak in a Trollish tongue. If a troll attempted to wield it, the spell would backfire on them as only human hands can activate it.
It's also the only tool that can release Morgana from her prison.
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- It could be implied that Merlin built the staff within Avalon, a legendary island from Arthurian legends, which is where Excalibur was forged and is the home of Morgan le Fay and other magical beings.