|Release||31 August 2011 (Update)|
|Quest item||The Branches of Darkmeyer|
|Examine||A staff, carved from the blisterwood tree.|
The blisterwood staff is a weapon released as a reward along with the Blisterwood polearm and the Blisterwood stakes from The Branches of Darkmeyer. It is fletched from blisterwood logs and while making the staff, there is a chance of receiving a strange rock. All three weapons require 70 Fletching to make and the staff also requires 70 Magic to wield. The animation for the staff is the first of its kind to use particle effects creating a glowing pulse emanating from the top.
While casting magic with this staff, the bonus damage effect from blisterwood weapons on vampyres will boost the damage of spells despite the fact the wood itself is not in contact with the vampyre unlike the ranged and melee versions of the weapon. Cremating vyre corpses does slightly increase the staff's stats, but this is only effective when used against vyrewatch and vampyres.
Despite originally being created against vyrewatch, the blisterwood staff is also a great staff for dangerous PvP, as it is virtually free to reobtain and at little effort. Considering the staff is cheap and has high accuracy, this is also a good general-purpose staff for less wealthy players, as an alternative to Ahrim's staff.
This weapon can be made on Entrana by smuggling blisterwood logs and knife to the island and making it there.
|Armour||0||PvM: 0%||PvP: 0%|
|Life points||0||Style bonuses|
Interval: 3.6 seconds
|[FAQ] • [doc]|
|Completed The Branches of Darkmeyer|
- Unlike most staves in the game, the inventory icon for this staff shows the staff angled to the left instead of the right.
- The staff was originally much shorter, only slightly longer than most wands. Its length was increased significantly on 5 September, 2012 with the player model update. This change was likely put in place to justify the staff's two-handed requirement in the upcoming Evolution of Combat update.
- Until July 2013, players could cast high alchemy on the staff, yielding 15,600 coins, but this was patched by Jagex.