Kuo-toa fighters and whips often employ this two-handed exotic weapon. It has a 10-foot reach and cannot be used against an adjacent opponent. If you hit an opponent within one size category of yourself with a pincer staff, you may attempt to start a grapple as a free action without provoking an attack of opportunity. (For instance, a Small wielder may use a pincer staff to grapple a Tiny or a Medium opponent.) If you get a hold, the staff grabs the opponent and deals its normal damage each round the hold is maintained.