|Release date||19 August 2010 (Update)|
|High alch||1,200 coins|
|Low alch||800 coins|
|Destroy|| Unbound: Drop |
Bound: The only way to unbind an item is to destroy it.
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price||Not sold|
|Examine||It's brimming with power.|
The magical blastbox is an ammo slot item that is used while Dungeoneering. It can be found as a drop from Forgotten mages. It requires level 30 Runecrafting and Magic to equip. The magical blastbox is equipped in the ammunition slot, and can be bound as an ammunition item. The Smuggler pays 600 coins for this item. The low alch refund is 800 coins and high alch refund 1200 coins.
It functions as a source of infinite air runes, similar to any air staff, but has the added bonus of being an ammunition slot item. This means that a player can cast any elemental air spell while having another weapon equipped. However, as wooden staves (e.g. the gravecreeper staff) substitute every elemental rune including air, if a player chooses to wield such a staff while maging, the blastbox (and similarly, the surgebox) are not necessary.
This item does not need to be charged in any way to gain its benefits. It offers no combat stats. It is equivalent to the celestial surgebox in that both substitute air runes, the only difference being cosmetic (and the surgebox having higher requirements to wield).
Players who had this item bound before the release of the EOC will still have it, and its functions have been updated correctly.
|Compare item|| |
A player wielding a Magic Blastbox prior to EoC
|[view] • [talk]|
Dropping monsters Edit
|Forgotten mage||23–25; 33–36; 44–47; 53–57||1||Rare|
|Mysterious shade||1; 2; 4; 10; 17; 25; 37; 50; 67; 90; 111; 133||1||Very rare|
- Before EoC, players would need to charge the blastbox with runes for Air Strike or Air Blast. It could be wielded with an elemental staff or used with elemental runes for other strike and blast spells. It could be bound with charges for up to 125 spells (225 after Salt in the Wound is completed), since it was treated as bound ammunition, even though it was wielded in the off-hand slot and provided combat bonuses.
- Before EoC, the blastbox was also a surface reward, costing 40,000 tokens and requiring level 30 Dungeoneering, available to free players. In addition to saving inventory space and providing bonuses, every fifth spell would do 25% extra damage.
- Jagex stated in a FAQ that there would be a wave/surge box version. On 2 November 2010, the Celestial surgebox was released as a reward along with the Warped Floors.
- Before EoC, when this item gave a spell crit ability, interrupting spell casting (e.g., by eating) would reset the crit ability. Players would need to keep striking for five hits for the crit ability to occur.