How do Tahu's Rahkshi powers work?

After using the Golden Armor, Tahu now has the powers of several Rahkshi, including those of Heat Vision and Quick Healing. Rahkshi have a limitation in that they are less powerful without their staffs. Does Tahu have a similar limitation (ie. if he doesn’t have a weapon, he is less powerful in using his Rahkshi powers), or is this limitation only tied to Rahkshi in particular?