|Release date||28 November 2011 (Update)|
|High Alch||120,000 coins|
|Low Alch||80,000 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price||542,340 coins (info)|
|Examine||Imbued with power from the fungi growing on it.|
The polypore staff is a degradable staff that requires 75 Magic to wield. It was released on November 28, 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 172, 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 172.
The price to fully recharge the staff at current Grand Exchange prices costs 516,000.
The profit for selling a recharged stick at current Grand Exchange prices is -16,683.
A player wielding a polypore staff
A player wielding a degraded polypore staff
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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|
|Dominion staff||Staff||90||Free reward||2458|
|Greater runic staff||Staff||75|
|Staff of light||Staff||75||95,506||1694||
|Enhanced ancient staff||Staff||70|
| 60,354 (Ancient staff)|
Elite desert diary
|Seismic wand and singularity||Wand and orb||90||559,099,229(wand) 199,736,975(orb)||2458||
|Virtus wand and book||Wand and book||80||29,555,091(wand) 14,360,770(book)||1924||
|Abyssal wand and orb||Wand and orb||75||2,046,993(wand) 380,411(orb)||1694||
- 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.