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This article is about the item called "staff". For staves in general, see Staff (weapon type).
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Old School RuneScape icon
Release date 4 January 2001 (Update)
Members? No
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? Yes
Stackable? No
High alch 9 coins
Low alch 6 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price 15 coins
Exchange price 74 coins (info)
Buy limit 100
Examine It's a slightly magical stick.
Weight 2 kg
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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
Skill requirements
Class Slot
Magic Magic 2h slot
Weapons Main Off
Damage - -
Accuracy 150 -
Style Spell-casting
Defence-icon Armour rating0
Constitution-icon Life bonus0
Prayer-icon Prayer bonus0
Style bonuses
Strength-icon0 Ranged-icon0 Magic-icon0
Attack speed
Interval: 3.6 seconds
Attack speed average
Staff equipped
A player wielding a Staff


  • 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 locations Edit

This item can also be bought for 15 coins at:

Dropping monsters Edit

This item is dropped frequently by low level monsters. The most mainstream monsters for getting a staff are wizards, barbarians and the monsters in the Lumbridge Catacombs.

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Corpse archer131Common
Corpse mage151Common
Crawling corpse torso71Common
Dark wizard7; 9; 11; 20; 22; 231Common
Infernal Mage661Common
Skeleton (Lumbridge Catacombs)111Common
Warped fly51Common
Corpse spider31Common
Barbarian9; 10; 15; 17; 291Uncommon
Dagon'hai Monk971Uncommon
Skoblin14; 151Uncommon
Dragith Nurn201Uncommon
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