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Polypore staff detail

The polypore staff is a degradable staff that requires 75 Magic to wield. 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.

Combat StatsPolypore staff equipped

A player wielding a polypore staff

Polypore staff (degraded) equipped

A player wielding a degraded polypore staff

Skill requirementsDegrades
75 Magic-iconYes
ClassSlot
Magic Magic2h slot
WeaponsMainOff
Damage--
Accuracy1694-
StyleSpell-casting
Attributes
Defence-iconArmour0
Constitution-iconLife points0
Prayer-iconPrayer0
Strength bonuses
Strength-icon0Ranged-icon0Magic-icon0
Attack speed
Average
Interval: 3.6 seconds
Attack speed average
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RechargingEdit

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 577, 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 price to fully recharge the staff at current Grand Exchange prices costs 1,731,000. The profit for selling a recharged stick at current Grand Exchange prices is -16,671.

Comparison with other magical weaponsEdit

Name Type Levels Cost Accuracy (Tier) Notes
Noxious staff Noxious staff Staff 90 Magic-icon 136,750,261 2458 (90)
Camel staff Camel staff Staff 85 Magic-icon 93,525,992 2178 (85)
  • Reduces an opponent's accuracy by 5%, and has a damage over time effect
  • Provides fire runes when wielded
  • Degrades: has 30,000 charges of combat (a minimum of 5 hours), and costs 4,125,000 to repair via a Repair NPC, or discounted at an armour stand
Staff of darkness Staff of darkness Staff 85 Magic-icon 65,070,847 2178 (85)
Chaotic staff Chaotic staff Staff 80 Magic-icon
80 Dungeoneering-icon
200,000 tokens 1924 (80)
Attuned crystal staff Attuned crystal staff Staff 80 Magic-icon
50 Agility-icon
Attuned crystal weapon seed Attuned crystal weapon seed and 2000 Harmonic dust Harmonic dust 1924 (80)
  • Has a chance (up to 12%, based on Agility level) to deal +25% damage
  • Degrades: has 50,000 charges of combat (double charges used outside of Prifddinas; a minimum of about 8 hours inside), and can be repaired by Eluned/Islwyn for a minimum of 200,000
Zuriel's staff Zuriel's staff Staff 78 Magic-icon 5,160,995 1829 (78)
  • 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 77 Magic-icon 10,394,717 1783 (77)
  • 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 75 Magic-icon
90 Runecrafting-icon
25,000 Runespan points 1694 (75)
  • 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 75 Magic-icon 756,075 1694 (75)
  • 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 75 Magic-icon 1,752,397 1694 (75)
  • 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 577 (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 90 Magic-icon 340,351,452(wand)
134,401,055(orb)
2458 (90)
  • Singularity can be substituted by a shield for greater defensive stats, but at a cost to offence
  • Degrades: has 30,000 charges of combat (a minimum of 5 hours), and costs 4,500,000 to repair via a Repair NPC, or discounted at an armour stand
Seasinger kiba Seasinger kiba and Seasinger makigai makigai Dual 85 Magic-icon
92 Runecrafting-icon
150Chi iconChi
75Koi Scales Koi Scales
2Gemstone kaseki Gemstone kaseki
Sea singer scroll piece 4 Complete seasinger weapon scroll
2178 (85)
Virtus wand Virtus wand and Virtus book book Dual 80 Magic-icon 11,342,295(wand)
3,707,341(book)
1924 (80)
  • Book can be substituted by a shield for greater defensive stats, but at a cost to offence
  • Degrades: has 30,000 charges of combat (a minimum of 5 hours), and costs 3,000,000 to repair via a Repair NPC, or discounted at an armour stand
Attuned crystal wand Attuned crystal wand and Attuned crystal orb Attuned crystal orb Dual 80 Magic-icon
50 Agility-icon
Attuned crystal weapon seed Attuned crystal weapon seed and 2000 Harmonic dust Harmonic dust 1924 (80)
  • 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)
  • Degrades: has 50,000 charges of combat (double charges used outside of Prifddinas; a minimum of about 8 hours inside), and can be repaired by Eluned/Islwyn for a a minimum of 200,000 each
Abyssal wand Abyssal wand and Abyssal orb orb Dual 75 Magic-icon 885,083(wand)
518,683(orb)
1694 (75)
  • 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

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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