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This article is about the item called "staff". For staves in general, see Staff (weapon type).
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Staff detail

The staff is the weakest, most basic magic weapon in RuneScape. Visually, the staff is identical to the battlestaff and the dramen staff in appearance. It is recommended to upgrade from this weapon as quickly as possible, as there are more cost effective weapons which can be used at the same level. The recommended upgrade is to an elemental staff, such as a staff of air which will assist greatly in Magic training.

Combat Stats
RequirementsStaff equipped
Magic Magic2h slot
AttributesDamage reduction
Defence-iconArmour0PvM: 0%PvP: 0%
Constitution-iconLife points0Style bonuses
Attack speed
Interval: 3.6 seconds
Attack speed average


  • Previously, one advantage of a mage wielding a staff was that it would unlock the autocasting feature, allowing the player to set the default attack to one of the 16 elemental spells (as opposed to manually selecting the spell and target with every single cast). On 2 September 2009, due to widespread popular demand, the autocasting feature was updated so that it no longer requires a staff to use.
  • Before the Evolution of Combat, staves were one-handed weapons, allowing the use of a Mages' Book while wielding a staff. This allowed for shields or defenders in the shield slot, and helped people using hybrid tactics.

Store locationsEdit

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Seller Cost Currency Base stock Members?
Corporal Boothe's Armoury15Coins 5Coins 10No
Gnome Shopkeeper's Armoury15Coins 5Coins 10No
Zaff's Superior Staves15Coins 5Coins 10No

Dropping monsters Edit

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Source Combat level Quantity Rarity
Corpse SpiderN/A1Uncommon
Corpse archerN/A1Uncommon
Corpse mageN/A1Uncommon
Crawling corpse torsoN/A1Uncommon
Dagon'hai MonkN/A1Uncommon
Dark wizardN/A1Common
Dragith NurnN/A1Uncommon
Infernal MageN/A1Common
Infernal Mage (elite)N/A1Common
Necromancer (monster)N/A1Common
Skeleton (Lumbridge Catacombs)N/A1Uncommon
Warped batN/A1Uncommon
Warped flyN/A1Uncommon
Warped ratN/A1Uncommon


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