Bō (棒:ぼう) is the Japanese word for stick/rod/staff. Used in various forms and styles of martial arts around the world, the staff is a highly versatile weapon. Its composition is usually made of hard wood, and can vary from light to heavy, flexible to rigid, and from simple shaft to decorated ornaments. A bō staff is typically 6 feet long, with other staves of various lengths possessing different names.
Prior to Update 11, it was used as an effective crowd control weapon due to its ability to stun enemies on normal attacks and ragdoll enemies on charge attacks. Update 11 erased all crowd control capability from the Bo.
Update 12 fixed this by introducing the knockdown effect to just the charge attacks.
Despite the blue energy depicted in the Bo's portrait, the default energy color of the Bo is red.