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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 Chaotic staff Attuned crystal staff Staff of darkness Camel staff Noxious staffStaff of Sliske
Slot 2-handed
Style Magic
Speed
Average
Interval: 3.6 seconds
Attack speed average
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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. Staves became two-handed weapons following the Evolution of Combat update.

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. The God staves allowed the casting of the three God spells before their removal with the Evolution of Combat. 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.

Staff Cost Rune cost Break-even point
Staff of air Staff of air 1,672 44 38
Staff of water Staff of water 1,695 21 81
Staff of earth Staff of earth 1,816 17 107
Staff of fire Staff of fire 2,360 129 18
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 7,934 44 180
Water battlestaff Water battlestaff 8,427 21 401
Earth battlestaff Earth battlestaff 8,388 17 493
Fire battlestaff Fire battlestaff 7,979 129 62
Mystic air staff Mystic air staff 23,864 44 542
Mystic water staff Mystic water staff 23,781 21 1132
Mystic earth staff Mystic earth staff 23,398 17 1376
Mystic fire staff Mystic fire staff 24,327 129 189
Armadyl battlestaff Armadyl battlestaff 11,643,336 44 264621
Camel staff Camel staff 84,297,101 129 653466

Bonuses tableEdit

Magic
Item
Magic
Level
Mainhand infoOff-hand info Attributes Strength bonusPrice
Style Dmg Acc Style Dmg Acc Defence Constitution Prayer Attack-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
StaffStaff1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,015
Staff of airStaff of air1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,672
Staff of waterStaff of water1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,695
Staff of earthStaff of earth1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,816
Staff of fireStaff of fire1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -2,360
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 - - -3,220
BattlestaffBattlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -6,670
Steam battlestaffSteam battlestaff30 None 234 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -33,449
Air battlestaffAir battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -7,934
Water battlestaffWater battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -8,427
Earth battlestaffEarth battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -8,388
Fire battlestaffFire battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -7,979
Lava battlestaffLava battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -8,751
Mud battlestaffMud battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -38,993
Mystic air staffMystic air staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -23,864
Mystic water staffMystic water staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -23,781
Mystic earth staffMystic earth staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -23,398
Mystic fire staffMystic fire staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -24,327
Mystic lava staffMystic lava staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -51,513
Mystic mud staffMystic mud staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -89,356
Mystic steam staffMystic steam staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -86,984
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 - - -62,296
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 - - -217,043
Toktz-mej-talToktz-mej-tal60 None - 1132 - - - 0 0 0 - - -70,297
Ahrim's staffAhrim's staff70 None - 1486 - - - 0 0 0 - - -2,102,807
Crystal staffCrystal staff70[1] None - 1486 - - - 0 0 0 - - -302,363
Blisterwood staffBlisterwood staff70 None - 1486 - - - 0 0 0 - - -The Branches of Darkmeyer
Ancient staffEnhanced ancient staff1[1] None - 1694 - - - 0 0 0 - - -62,296 + Elite Desert Tasks
Staff of lightStaff of light75 None - 1694 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,029,656
Polypore staffPolypore staff75 None - 1694 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,987,748
Armadyl battlestaffArmadyl battlestaff77 None - 1783 - - - 0 0 0 - - -11,643,336
Zuriel's staffZuriel's staff78 None - 1829 - - - 0 0 0 - - -5,317,644
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 - - -84,297,101
Noxious staffNoxious staff90 None - 2458 - - - 0 0 0 - - -142,735,955
Staff of SliskeStaff of Sliske92 None - 2577 - - - 0 0 0 - - -2,147,483,647


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.
  • 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.

See alsoEdit


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