Horvath's Staff (originally known as Horvath's Sword and also known as Horvath's Cane) is a magic cane belonged to the Morganian sorcerer Maxim Horvath and it is one of the many magical items featured in the 2010 Disney movie The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

Originally, it was Horvath's magical sword, which at one point in the past, Horvath turned it into the staff using his magic in order to suit it with the modern world, and presumably, to avoid unwanted attention. Horvath uses his staff for all of his magical skills in the same manner with how sorcerers in other fiction uses their staves/wands, including while fighting Balthazar, his former best friend.


Maxim Horvath's Sword

Horvath's Sword

Originally, it was a long, medieval sword with the blue crystal on its pommel that glows whenever Horvath use his magic. After Horvath changed its form to suit the modern day era, it became a long and black cane, which retains both its blue crystal and the crystal's glow every time Horvath uses his magic.

It later has Abigail Williams' pendant, Merlin's Dragon Ring, and Drake Stone's ring attached to it.

Powers and Abilities

Maxim Horvath's Jewel

Maxim Horvath's Jewel

Horvath's Staff enables him to use his magic in the same or similar manner with sorcerers who uses their rings. Before being modified, its powers were in standard magical level, presumably in same level with the Ring of his old best friend and once-fellow Merlinean, Balthzar. Horvath later amplifies its magic by attaching Merlin's Dragon Ring (by stealing it from Dave Stutler), Drake Stone's Ring, and Abigail Williams' Necklace on it. In process, the staff became very powerful, and ultimately, amplifies Horvath's own magical skills.

However, like magicians in fantasy works whom uses magic via wands/staves, Horvath's staff was the only known means to use his magic. If he is separated from his staff, Horvath became a vulnearable target until he retrieves his staff. This was shown when Dave uses his machines that blasts Horvath's cane away, disarming him and allowed Balthazar to blast him.

Videogame appearance

Maxim Horvath the Sorcerer

Sun Lok as seen in the videogame The Sorcerer's Apprentice.

Maxim Horvath's Staff is featured in the 2010 Nintendo DS videogame adaptation of Disney's The Sorcerer's Apprentice with Horvath himself as the game's fifth boss.