I should've kept working on this even further. Light and shadow aren't very dramatic outside the legs. It would've been cool if her pitch-black hand had some glowing spell effect giving light. Also, the background doesn't seem very dramatic...
The staff is straight from the Guild Wars. Can't take credit there.
I dunno, I like the fairly plain background. It makes her stand out more, and keeps your attention right where it should be. Besides, it's pretty accurate to the game - you could just say it's in the fuzzy long distance
The staff is great, though - it takes skill to make a GW weapon look like it could actually exist and be made of physical materials