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Battlestaff Staff of air Staff of water Staff of earth Fire battlestaff Lava battlestaff Mud battlestaff Steam battlestaff Dragon battlestaff Armadyl battlestaff
Slot? 2-handed
Style? Magical
Interval: 3.6 seconds
Attack speed average

This article refers to battlestaves as a group. For the article about the basic battlestaff see battlestaff.

Battlestaves are improved versions of regular staves designed to offer an increased accuracy rating to mages looking for more advanced magical weaponry. In the same way that their regular staff counterparts do, battlestaves provide an unlimited supply of runes according to their name (i.e. a fire battlestaff replaces the need for fire runes when it is equipped). There are no mist, dust or smoke battlestaves, likely because if staves which provided unlimited runes of air and one other element existed, a majority of combat spells would be able to be cast for free.

With the exception of the basic battlestaff, the steam battlestaff, the dragon battlestaff and the armadyl battlestaff, battlestaves require level 30 Magic to wield. Basic battlestaves have no requirements to wield, while the steam variety also requires 30 Attack; the armadyl battlestaff, being a more advanced and unique weapon, requires 77 Magic and 40 Attack to wield. The armadyl battlestaff can also be used as an unlimited supply of air runes, whilst also speeding up the Storm of Armadyl cast rate, making it the only staff which can affect the speed at which spells are cast. A dragon battlestaff requires 60 Magic and completion of Birthright of the Dwarves, and is the only battlestaff that does not provide unlimited runes for an element.

The basic version used to be sold by Zaff in Varrock. His apprentice, Naff now sells them in his store, Naff's Knockoff Staves. The supply is increased as players achieve higher levels of Varrock armour. Also, after completing Lunar Diplomacy, a player can buy 20 battlestaves per day from Baba Yaga on Lunar Isle. This is a good way to make money daily, as Naff sells them at 7,000 each, and they can be sold on the Grand Exchange for more. Since 11 April 2012 it is possible to get a strange rock by creating battlestaves.

Shade skulls, obtainable from gold chests in the Shades of Mort'ton minigame, may be attached to elemental battlestaves to alter their appearance. The stats of the battlestaff do not change.

Staff Price High alchemy profit/loss 1
Staff of airAir battlestaff 8,545 Coins 250 467
Staff of earthEarth battlestaff 8,801 Coins 100 211
Staff of fireFire battlestaff 8,649 Coins 250 363
Staff of waterWater battlestaff 8,388 Coins 250 624
Lava battlestaffLava battlestaff 9,423 Coins 250 489
Mud battlestaffMud battlestaff 48,256 Coins 1000 -38,344
Steam battlestaffSteam battlestaff 67,095 Coins 1000 -57,183
Dragon battlestaffDragon battlestaff 173,770 Coins 1000 -54,058
Armadyl battlestaffArmadyl battlestaff 9,669,618 Coins 1000 -9,549,906

1 Assumes that completed battlestaves are purchased at the current grand exchange prices, and a fire staff is used.

All elemental battlestaves (not the basic one) give the same combat bonuses.


  • Prior to the Evolution of Combat update, all varieties of battlestaves provided melee attack bonuses (specialising in crush) along with some defence bonuses. For this reason they required 30 Attack to wield alongside the current Magic level.

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