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Staff Magic staff White magic staff Staff of air Staff of water Staff of earth Staff of fire Air battlestaff Water battlestaff Earth battlestaff Fire battlestaff Mystic air staff Mystic water staff Mystic earth staff Mystic fire staff Crystal staff Staff of light Polypore staff Armadyl battlestaff Zuriel's staff Sunspear (magic) Chaotic staff Attuned crystal staff Staff of darkness Camel staff Obliteration Superior Zuriel's staff Noxious staffStaff of Sliske
Slot 2-handed
Style Magic
Speed
Average (3.6s)
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Staves are magical weapons. Elemental staves are unlimited sources of certain runes when casting magic spells, depending on the element of the staff, and are popular because they save money spent on runes.

All staves give Magic accuracy bonuses. Battlestaves are upgraded versions of normal staves, and mystic staves are enchanted battlestaves. Some battlestaves and mystic staves supply two kinds of runes instead of one: water and fire runes for steam staves, earth and fire runes for lava staves and water and earth runes for mud staves.

Some staves are required to cast certain spells. Examples of this are the slayer's staff or the staff of light, either of which is used to cast the Slayer Dart spell, and the Polypore staff which is required to cast polypore strike spell. There are also three staves called the God staves obtained from the Mage Arena minigame. There are also several miscellaneous staves in RuneScape. All existing staves are listed and linked in the table below.

With the exception of white staves, basic staves have no requirements to wield. White staves require the completion of the Wanted! quest as well as level 25 Magic in order to wield them.

Rune-saving valueEdit

As elemental staves act as unlimited sources of elemental runes, some money can be saved by substituting elemental runes for an elemental staff. The following table displays the number of runes that must be saved by an elemental staff in order to break even.

The mystical staff (up to tier 75) is not listed. As of the Build-A-Fayre event in April 2017, the mystical staff provides an infinite amount of fire, water, and earth runes and the staff originally costs nothing, unless lost where it costs 75,000-500,000 coins to reclaim from Diango.

Staff Cost Rune cost Break-even point
Staff of air Staff of air 1,755 32 55
Staff of water Staff of water 1,986 24 83
Staff of earth Staff of earth 1,967 20 98
Staff of fire Staff of fire 2,002 64 31
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 8,358 32 261
Water battlestaff Water battlestaff 8,417 24 351
Earth battlestaff Earth battlestaff 8,498 20 425
Fire battlestaff Fire battlestaff 8,397 64 131
Mystic air staff Mystic air staff 24,376 32 762
Mystic water staff Mystic water staff 23,810 24 992
Mystic earth staff Mystic earth staff 24,452 20 1223
Mystic fire staff Mystic fire staff 24,842 64 388
Armadyl battlestaff Armadyl battlestaff 9,996,663 32 312396
Camel staff Camel staff 40,526,848 64 633232

Bonuses tableEdit

Magic
Item
Magic
Level
Main-handOff-hand Attributes Style bonusPrice
Style Dmg Acc Style Dmg Acc Defence Constitution Prayer Attack-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
StaffStaff1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,570
Staff of airStaff of air1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,755
Staff of waterStaff of water1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,986
Staff of earthStaff of earth1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,967
Staff of fireStaff of fire1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -2,002
Tower mindspike (air)Tower mindspike1 None - 160 - - - 0 0 0 - - -Rune Mysteries Quest
Mindspike (air)Mindspike1 None - 202 - - - 0 0 0 - - -Drop only
White magic staffWhite magic staff25 None - 381 - - - 0 0 0 - - -6,058
BattlestaffBattlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -6,046
Steam battlestaffSteam battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -33,825
Air battlestaffAir battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -8,358
Water battlestaffWater battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -8,417
Earth battlestaffEarth battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -8,498
Fire battlestaffFire battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -8,397
Lava battlestaffLava battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -9,156
Mud battlestaffMud battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -26,942
Elemental battlestaffElemental battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -2,477,178
Mystic air staffMystic air staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -24,376
Mystic water staffMystic water staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -23,810
Mystic earth staffMystic earth staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -24,452
Mystic fire staffMystic fire staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -24,842
Mystic lava staffMystic lava staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -38,039
Mystic mud staffMystic mud staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -59,505
Mystic steam staffMystic steam staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -73,075
Law staffLaw staff45[1] None - 734 - - - 0 0 0 - - -10,000 Dungeoneering tokens
Sacred clay staffSacred clay staff50 None - 850 - - - 0 0 0 - - -26 Stealing creation points
Ancient staffAncient staff50 None - 850 - - - 0 0 0 - - -87,598
Lunar staffLunar staff65 None - 850 - - - 0 0 0 - - -30,000gp from Oneiromancer
Nature staffNature staff53[1] None - 928 - - - 0 0 0 - - -12,500 Dungeoneering tokens
Gravite staffGravite staff55[1] None - 983 - - - 0 0 0 - - -40,000 Dungeoneering tokens
Guthix staffGuthix staff60 None - 1132 - - - 0 0 0 - - -Mage Arena Minigame
Saradomin staffSaradomin staff60 None - 1132 - - - 0 0 0 - - -Mage Arena Minigame
Zamorak staffZamorak staff60 None - 1132 - - - 0 0 0 - - -Mage Arena Minigame
Dragon battlestaffDragon battlestaff60 None - 1132 - - - 0 0 0 - - -221,992
Toktz-mej-talToktz-mej-tal60 None - 1132 - - - 0 0 0 - - -146,119
Ahrim's staffAhrim's staff70 None - 1486 - - - 0 0 0 - - -4,052,968
Crystal staffCrystal staff70[1] None - 1486 - - - 0 0 0 - - -208,140
Blisterwood staffBlisterwood staff70 None - 1486 - - - 0 0 0 - - -The Branches of Darkmeyer
Ancient staffEnhanced ancient staff75[1] None - 1694 - - - 0 0 0 - - -87,598 + Elite Desert Tasks
Staff of lightStaff of light75 None - 1694 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,154,087
Polypore staffPolypore staff75 None - 1694 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,052,691
Armadyl battlestaffArmadyl battlestaff77 None - 1783 - - - 0 0 0 - - -9,996,663
Sunspear (magic)Sunspear78[1] None - 1829 - - - 0 0 0 - - -River of Blood
Zuriel's staffZuriel's staff78 None - 1829 - - - 0 0 0 - - -11,178,494
Chaotic staffChaotic staff80[1] None - 1924 - - - 0 0 0 - - -200,000 Dungeoneering tokens
Attuned crystal staffAttuned crystal staff80[1] None - 1924 - - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 10000 200,000 - 1,000,000
Staff of darknessStaff of darkness85 None - 2178 - - - 0 0 0 - - -Staff of light + Wyrm heart
Camel staffCamel staff85 None - 2178 - - - 0 0 0 - - -40,526,848
ObliterationObliteration87 None - 2287 - - - 0 0 0 - - -27,682,584
Superior Zuriel's staffSuperior Zuriel's staff88[1] None - 2343 - - - 0 0 0 - - -15,143,873
Noxious staffNoxious staff90 None - 2458 - - - 0 0 0 - - -141,762,485
Staff of SliskeStaff of Sliske92 None - 2577 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,697,172,880


TriviaEdit

  • Many staves suffered from a graphics glitch in 2012, when the orbs on top of them disappeared. This was fixed on 17 October 2012.
  • Many staves have a bug where if you attack an enemy with Lunar spells enabled, you will see a message saying you need certain runes to cast this spell.
  • Staves became two-handed weapons following the Evolution of Combat update.
  • The God staves allowed the casting of the three God spells before their removal with the Evolution of Combat. However, You can still use the special attack which requires 25% of your adrenaline.
  • At the release of the Evolution of Combat, staffs could still cast spells. However, unlike most weapons, when casting an ability, it did not restart the timer of the cooldown, meaning players could attack a target with the basic attack, then two abilities, and then the player could use the basic spell attack on the enemy without the basic attack cooldown being restarted. Staves also had the same damage rate as a wand. This was fixed in a hidden update which resulted in the basic attack cooldown restarting every time the player did an ability, and also an increased damage boost.

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