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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 Noxious staff
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, specifically steam, lava and mud supply two kinds of runes instead of one. Water and fire for steam, earth and fire for lava and water and earth for mud. 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, both of which cast the Slayer Dart spell, and the Iban's staff, which was required to cast the now discontinued Iban Blast 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 591 18 33
Staff of water Staff of water 600 19 32
Staff of earth Staff of earth 630 13 48
Staff of fire Staff of fire 852 73 12
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 8,217 18 457
Water battlestaff Water battlestaff 8,644 19 455
Earth battlestaff Earth battlestaff 8,726 13 671
Fire battlestaff Fire battlestaff 8,266 73 113
Mystic air staff Mystic air staff 24,454 18 1359
Mystic water staff Mystic water staff 24,114 19 1269
Mystic earth staff Mystic earth staff 24,271 13 1867
Mystic fire staff Mystic fire staff 24,111 73 330
Armadyl battlestaff Armadyl battlestaff 12,044,391 18 669133

Bonuses tableEdit

Magic
Item
Magic-icon
Level
Mainhand info Off-hand info Attributes Strength bonusPrice
Style Dmg Acc Style Dmg Acc Defence-icon Constitution-icon Prayer-icon Attack-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
StaffStaff1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -71 [view]
Staff of airStaff of air1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -591 [view]
Staff of waterStaff of water1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -600 [view]
Staff of earthStaff of earth1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -630 [view]
Staff of fireStaff of fire1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -852 [view]
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 - - -892 [view]
BattlestaffBattlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -7,206 [view]
Steam battlestaffSteam battlestaff30 None 234 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -25,838 [view]
Air battlestaffAir battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -8,217 [view]
Water battlestaffWater battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -8,644 [view]
Earth battlestaffEarth battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -8,726 [view]
Fire battlestaffFire battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -8,266 [view]
Lava battlestaffLava battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -9,389 [view]
Mud battlestaffMud battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -27,341 [view]
Mystic air staffMystic air staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -24,454 [view]
Mystic water staffMystic water staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -24,114 [view]
Mystic earth staffMystic earth staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -24,271 [view]
Mystic fire staffMystic fire staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -24,111 [view]
Mystic lava staffMystic lava staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -52,736 [view]
Mystic mud staffMystic mud staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -78,410 [view]
Mystic steam staffMystic steam staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -71,908 [view]
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 - - -60,372 [view]
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 - - -201,846 [view]
Toktz-mej-talToktz-mej-tal60 None - 1132 - - - 0 0 0 - - -24,359 [view]
Ahrim's staffAhrim's staff70 None - 1486 - - - 0 0 0 - - -461,372 [view]
Crystal staffCrystal staff70[1] None - 1486 - - - 0 0 0 - - -79,499 [view]
Blisterwood staffBlisterwood staff70 None - 1486 - - - 0 0 0 - - -The Branches of Darkmeyer
Ancient staffEnhanced ancient staff1[1] None - 1694 - - - 0 0 0 - - -60,372 + Elite Desert Tasks
Staff of lightStaff of light75 None - 1694 - - - 0 0 0 - - -135,045 [view]
Polypore staffPolypore staff75 None - 1694 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,049,855 [view]
Armadyl battlestaffArmadyl battlestaff77 None - 1783 - - - 0 0 0 - - -12,044,391 [view]
Zuriel's staffZuriel's staff78 None - 1829 - - - 0 0 0 - - -4,351,139 [view]
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
Noxious staffNoxious staff90 None - 2458 - - - 0 0 0 - - -176,141,790 [view]


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.

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