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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 Staff of light Polypore staff Armadyl battlestaff Chaotic staff
Slot? 2-handed
Style? Magic
Speed? AverageInterval: 3.6 secondsAttack 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 Coins 250 614 Coins 5 24 26
Staff of water Staff of water Coins 250 591 Coins 25 27 22
Staff of earth Staff of earth Coins 250 649 Coins 5 13 50
Staff of fire Staff of fire Coins 250 659 Coins 25 37 18
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff Coins 1000 8,230 Coins 5 24 343
Water battlestaff Water battlestaff Coins 1000 8,194 Coins 25 27 303
Earth battlestaff Earth battlestaff Coins 1000 8,807 Coins 5 13 677
Fire battlestaff Fire battlestaff Coins 1000 8,576 Coins 25 37 232
Mystic air staff Mystic air staff Coins 1000 36,130 Coins 5 24 1505
Mystic water staff Mystic water staff Coins 1000 24,994 Coins 25 27 926
Mystic earth staff Mystic earth staff Coins 1000 24,570 Coins 5 13 1890
Mystic fire staff Mystic fire staff Coins 1000 25,222 Coins 25 37 682
Armadyl battlestaff Armadyl battlestaff Coins 1000 11,709,545 Coins 5 24 487898

Bonuses TableEdit

Magic
Item
Magic-icon
Level
Mainhand Info Off-hand Info Attributes Critical bonusesPrice
Style Dmg Acc Style Dmg Acc Defence-icon Constitution-icon Prayer-icon Attack-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
StaffStaff1 None - 150 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 100 111
Staff of airStaff of air1 None - 150 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 250 614
Staff of waterStaff of water1 None - 150 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 250 591
Staff of earthStaff of earth1 None - 150 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 250 649
Staff of fireStaff of fire1 None - 150 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 250 659
Tower mindspike (air)Tower mindspike1 None - 160 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Rune Mysteries Quest
Mindspike (air)Mindspike1 None - 202 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Drop only
White magic staffWhite magic staff25 None - 381 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 250 721
StaffBattlestaff30 None - 454 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 8,103
Steam battlestaffSteam battlestaff30 None 234 454 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 98,546
Air battlestaffAir battlestaff30 None - 454 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 8,230
Water battlestaffWater battlestaff30 None - 454 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 8,194
Earth battlestaffEarth battlestaff30 None - 454 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 8,807
Fire battlestaffFire battlestaff30 None - 454 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 8,576
Lava battlestaffLava battlestaff30 None - 454 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 9,506
Mud battlestaffMud battlestaff30 None - 454 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 104,819
Mystic air staffMystic air staff40 None - 628 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 36,130
Mystic water staffMystic water staff40 None - 628 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 24,994
Mystic earth staffMystic earth staff40 None - 628 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 24,570
Mystic fire staffMystic fire staff40 None - 628 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 25,222
Mystic lava staffMystic lava staff40 None - 628 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 33,921
Mystic mud staffMystic mud staff40 None - 628 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 162,630
Mystic steam staffMystic steam staff40 None - 628 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 157,759
Law staffLaw staff45[1] None - 734 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -10,000 Dungeoneering tokens
Sacred clay staffSacred clay staff50 None - 850 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -26 Stealing creation points
Ancient staffAncient staff50 None - 850 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 59,565
Lunar staffLunar staff65 None - 850 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -30,000gp from Oneiromancer
Nature staffNature staff53[2] None - 928 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -12,500 Dungeoneering tokens
Gravite staffGravite staff55[1] None - 983 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -40,000 Dungeoneering tokens
Guthix staffGuthix staff60 None - 1132 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Mage Arena Minigame
Saradomin staffSaradomin staff60 None - 1132 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Mage Arena Minigame
Zamorak staffZamorak staff60 None - 1132 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Mage Arena Minigame
Toktz-mej-talToktz-mej-tal60 None - 1132 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 20,692
Ahrim's staffAhrim's staff70 None - 1486 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 324,803
Blisterwood staffBlisterwood staff70 None - 1486 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -The Branches of Darkmeyer
Ancient staffEnhanced ancient staff1[3] None - 1694 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 59,565 + Elite Desert Tasks
Staff of lightStaff of light75 None - 1694 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 189,410
Polypore staffPolypore staff75 None - 1694 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 766,324
Armadyl battlestaffArmadyl battlestaff77 None - 1783 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 11,709,545
Zuriel's staffZuriel's staff78 None - 1829 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 1000 2,521,934
Chaotic staffChaotic staff80[4] None - 1924 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -200,000 Dungeoneering tokens
  1. ^ a b Also requires 45 Dungeoneering
  2. ^ Also requires 53 Dungeoneering and 40 Attack
  3. ^ Requires Elite Desert Tasks
  4. ^ Also requires 80 Dungeoneering

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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