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Polypore staff
Polypore staffPolypore staff (degraded)
AKA PPS
Release date 28 November 2011 (Update)
Members Yes
Quest item No
Tradeable Yes
Equipable Yes
Stackable No
High alch 120,000 coins
Low alch 80,000 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 752,517 coins (info)
Buy limit 10
Examine Imbued with power from the fungi growing on it.
Weight 1.8 kg
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Polypore staff detail

The polypore staff is a degradable staff that requires 75 Magic to wield. It was released on 28 November, 2011, along with the Polypore Dungeon update. This staff is the charged form of the polypore stick.

It is created by adding 3,000 polypore spores and 15,000 Fire runes to a polypore stick. Doing so requires a minimum of 80 Farming, which can be assisted or boosted by items such as garden pies, and gives 300 Farming experience, or 0.1 experience per charge. Both hands must be free in order to charge the staff.

Once created, a polypore staff will carry 3,000 charges. The staff may be repaired at any time in the same manner in which it is created, by adding fire runes and polypore spores to a degraded polypore staff.

The polypore staff can be used to cast regular spells, but it can also cast its unique spell Polypore Strike, which is classed as an air spell. To use Polypore Strike, players must auto-cast the spell from the spell book section of the Ability book. This spell is available on all spellbooks and is the only combat spell on the Lunar spellbook. It requires 80 Magic to cast.

The staff has 3,000 charges when fully charged. When the staff is used in combat, each attack the player makes with the staff uses one charge. The attack is a Magic (Air) attack and does not consume any runes, though the average price per cast is approximately 212, assuming that you sell the stick afterwards. The staff has a 1694 accuracy bonus.

When a fully-charged polypore staff is used to make an attack, it becomes a "Polypore staff (degraded)". However, this is only a name change and no combat abilities of the staff are lost or changed; it just becomes untradeable. When all the charges are used up, the staff reverts to a polypore stick. The player can create the polypore staff from the stick by repeating the process that charged it. The player can also recharge a degraded polypore staff; this requires polypore spores, fire runes in proportion to how much the staff is degraded, and level 80 farming. For example, a staff that has used 1,000 charges (2,000 remaining) requires 1,000 spores and 5,000 fire runes to fully restore. The staff may only be traded when fully charged. Charging the staff gives 0.1 farming XP per charge.

The staff can be cleaned using a right-click option - doing this will revert the staff to a polypore stick and give back the spores equivalent to half of the remaining charges.

The polypore staff is a very popular Barrows weapon, being cheap to use, quite effective against all the melee-using brothers, and stronger than other popular magic weapons such as the Slayer's staff, as well as not needing space for runes.

One charge at current Grand Exchange prices costs 212.

The price to fully recharge the staff at current Grand Exchange prices costs 636,000.

The profit for selling a recharged stick at current Grand Exchange prices is 73,770.

Combat StatsPolypore staff equipped

A player wielding a polypore staff.

Polypore staff (degraded) equipped

A player wielding a degraded polypore staff.

Skill requirements
75 Magic-icon
ClassSlot
Magic Magic2h slot
WeaponsMainOff
Damage--
Accuracy1694-
StyleSpell-casting
Attributes
Defence-iconArmour0
Constitution-iconLife points0
Prayer-iconPrayer0
Style bonuses
Strength-icon0Ranged-icon0Magic-icon0
Attack speed
Average
Interval: 3.6 seconds
Attack speed average
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A notification appears in the chat box when the staff's charges are half way used up.

Comparison with other magical weaponsEdit

Name Type Levels to equip Cost Accuracy Notes
Noxious staff Noxious staff Staff 90Magic-icon 209,527,930 2458
  • Highest accuracy of any standard staff
  • Has a special attack, Mirrorback, that summons a mirrorback spider which reduces and reflects damage for ten seconds
  • Degrades from full charge after 10 hours of combat, and costs 4,500,000 to repair at Bob's Axes (or less at an armour stand, depending on Smithing level)
  • Expensive compared to other magic weapons
Staff of darkness Staff of darkness Staff 85Magic-icon 55,661,129 2178
  • Second highest accuracy of any standard staff
  • Has a special attack and passive effects
  • Degrades from full charge, and costs a staff of light 141,941 to repair, each recharging by 50%
  • Expensive compared to other magic weapons
Chaotic staff Chaotic staff Staff 80Magic-icon
80Dungeoneering-icon
200,000 tokens 1924
  • Degrades from full charge after 10 hours of combat, but can be fully repaired for 2,000,000 or 200,000 and 20,000 Dungeoneering tokens
  • Third-highest accuracy of any standard staff
Attuned crystal staff Attuned crystal staff Staff 80Magic-icon
50Agility-icon
Attuned crystal weapon seed Attuned crystal weapon seed and 2000 Harmonic dust Harmonic dust 1924
  • Degrades after 25000 (50000 in Cadarn or Iorwerth areas of Prifddinas) auto-attacks, abilities or hits taken instead of the usual 60000, but can be repaired by using the item on Eluned for a cheaper price than other weapons.
  • Has a chance (up to 12%, based on Agility level) to deal +25% damage.
  • Third-highest accuracy of any standard staff
Zuriel's staff Zuriel's staff Staff 78Magic-icon 3,702,563 1829
  • Degrades to nothing after 1 hour of combat
  • Has a special attack, Miasmic Barrage, which deals up to 200% spell damage to the target whilst also temporarily reducing their attack speed and applying the Confuse effect
Armadyl battlestaff Armadyl battlestaff Staff 77Magic-icon 10,745,058 1783
  • Most accurate non-degrading staff outside of Daemonheim
  • Increases the damage of auto-attacks with Storm of Armadyl by 10%
  • Provides air runes when wielded
  • Has a special attack, Tempest of Armadyl, that deals rapid magic damage
Greater runic staff Greater runic staff Staff 75Magic-icon
90Runecrafting-icon
25,000 Runespan points 1694
  • Can hold up to 1,000 casts of any single spell, including non-combat spells, saving inventory space
Staff of light Staff of light Staff 75Magic-icon 141,941 1694
  • 1/8 chance to save all runes when autoattacking; this chance increases to 1/5 when wearing combat robes and 1/2 when wearing battle robes
  • Can cast the Slayer dart spell
  • Has a special attack, Power of Light, which reduces all incoming melee damage by 50% for one minute; effect lost if the staff is unequipped
Polypore staff Polypore staff Staff 75Magic-icon 752,517 1694
  • Can cast Polypore Strike, which is available on any spell book
  • The charges for this spell (up to 3000) are stored in the staff, preserving inventory space
  • Each charge is effectively 212 (1 polypore spore and 5 fire runes)
  • Requires 80 Farming to recharge the staff; this is assistable
Seismic wand Seismic wand and Seismic singularity singularity Dual 90Magic-icon 587,203,915(wand) 158,147,329(orb) 2458
  • The highest accuracy of all standard dual wielded magic weapons
  • Singularity can be substituted by a shield for greater defensive stats, but at a cost to offence
  • Expensive compared to other weapons
  • Degrades after 10 hours of combat from full charge, and costs 4,500,000 to repair both weapons at Bob's Axes (or less at an armour stand, depending on Smithing level)
Seasinger kiba Seasinger kiba and Seasinger makigai makigai Dual 85Magic-icon
92Runecrafting-icon
150Chi iconChi
75Koi Scales Koi Scales
2Gemstone kaseki Gemstone kaseki
Sea singer scroll piece 4Complete seasinger weapon scroll
2178
  • Requires players to play Player-owned ports in order to obtain
  • Degrades after 10 hours of combat from full charge, and costs 3,750,000 to repair both weapons at Bob's Axes (or less at an armour stand, depending on Smithing level)
  • Second highest accuracy of any dual wielded magic weapons
Virtus wand Virtus wand and Virtus book book Dual 80Magic-icon 13,724,256(wand) 5,961,574(book) 1924
  • Book can be substituted by a shield for greater defensive stats, but at a cost to offence
  • Degrades after 10 hours of combat from full charge, and costs 3,000,000 to repair both weapons at Bob's Axes (or less at an armour stand, depending on Smithing level)
  • Third highest accuracy of any dual wielded magic weapons
Attuned crystal wand Attuned crystal wand and Attuned crystal orb Attuned crystal orb Dual 80Magic-icon
50Agility-icon
Attuned crystal weapon seed Attuned crystal weapon seed and 2000 Harmonic dust Harmonic dust 1924
  • Degrades after 25,000 auto-attacks, but can be repaired by using the item on Eluned
  • Tied with the Virtus wand and book with the third highest accuracy of any standard dual wielded magic weapons
  • Like other attuned crystal weapons, has a chance based on the user's agility level to deal 25% more damage on any given attack (12% at 99 agility)
Abyssal wand Abyssal wand and Abyssal orb orb Dual 75Magic-icon 618,742(wand) 164,577(orb) 1694
  • Orb can be substituted by a shield for greater defensive stats, but at a cost to offence
  • Highest levelled non-degrading dual wielding Magic weapons outside Daemonheim
  • Much greater speed than most staves, but much lower auto-attack damage
  • 1/8 chance to save all runes when autoattacking; this chance increases to 1/5 when wearing combat robes and 1/2 when wearing battle robes
  • Can cast the Slayer dart spell


Polypore spell

A player casting Polypore Strike before the EoC (click to play).


TriviaEdit

  • When attempting to craft the staff without the required fire runes, the game will display a message saying, "You require 5 fire runes for each polypore spore. The staff will not accept substitutes."
  • Although fire runes are used to charge the staff, the spell Polypore Strike is an air spell.
  • There was controversy over the staff's 80 Attack requirement. Many felt that since it was impossible to attack with Melee with the staff, the staff shouldn't have had a Melee requirement. However, it was confirmed that the Attack requirement was to be removed, and the melee bonuses reduced. This update occurred on 6 December 2011.
  • Upon reaching 1,500 charges (half the total charges) the polypore staff changes appearance, losing much of its colour. A message will appear in the chatbox informing the player that the staff has partially degraded. When recharging the staff, even if it is still below 1500 charges after charging, the staff is shown with the enhanced colours during the charging animation.
  • Before the Evolution of Combat, this item had a Prayer bonus.
  • Polypore staves are commonly used for player killing and doing PvM activities. After the Evolution of Combat, it is still used, though not as frequently, and its attacks are air-based.
  • The polypore staff's attack are similar to the Magic attack of the inhabitants of Polypore Dungeon.
  • The polypore staff's animation seems to be modelled after Kal'Ger the Warmonger's attack animation when he uses his celestial catalytic staff.
  • Polypore is a common and widespread group of fungi or wild mushrooms.

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