- This item is known as the Talisman staff in the "Runecrafting Guild Rewards" interface.
|Release date||12 August 2008 (Update)|
|High Alch||9 coins|
|Low Alch||6 coins|
|Store price|| 10,000 Runecrafting guild tokens|
|Examine||Staff with a holder for a talisman on top.|
The Runecrafting staff is an item sold at the Runecrafting Guild by Wizard Elriss for 10,000 Runecrafting guild tokens. Its primary use is to be combined with any talisman to be made into their respective Talisman staves (i.e. Fire talisman staff for Fire talisman) by using the staff on the altar with the talisman (or tiara) available.
These talisman staves may be used to access the particular altars they represent. These talisman staves have similar characteristics to tiaras and talismans as they allow access to Runecrafting altars. Jagex also said that the staff can also be used for "distracting the eyes in the Abyss Altar to help you sneak past".
Practically, this staff (Runecrafting staff) is only useful for members, as it can be combined with an Omni-talisman to create a Omni-talisman staff. The Omni-talisman staff allows access to all of the altars besides the Law altar. For non-members, access to this feature may be replaced by using tiaras, which are much easier to obtain and are tradeable.
Some members choose not to buy this staff because of its high cost. With the same amount of tokens, players can get 10,000 Pure essence which are worth 86 coins each. Therefore, the market price of the Runecrafting staff is equivalent to 860,000 coins plus the cost of the attached talisman.
The Runecrafting Staff is also gaining popularity in Free-To-Play PvP, due to its non-existing stat requirements (aside from 50 runecrafting to obtain the staff in the first place). Because of its high Strength bonus, 1-Attack Strength pures obtain it to PvP, usually at low levels (20-30). Doing this in a Dangerous PvP zone is not advised because of the large amount of time required to get this item back. Due to the incredibly low items kept on death value of the staff, most items will be kept over it on death.
This is the weapon with the best Strength bonus that level 1 Attack free to play players can obtain (outside of Dungeoneering).
This staff can help players get past the eyes in the Abyss.
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