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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 597 16 37
Staff of water Staff of water 595 18 33
Staff of earth Staff of earth 600 11 55
Staff of fire Staff of fire 590 52 11
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 8,255 16 516
Water battlestaff Water battlestaff 8,666 18 481
Earth battlestaff Earth battlestaff 8,721 11 793
Fire battlestaff Fire battlestaff 8,396 52 161
Mystic air staff Mystic air staff 24,987 16 1562
Mystic water staff Mystic water staff 24,474 18 1360
Mystic earth staff Mystic earth staff 24,446 11 2222
Mystic fire staff Mystic fire staff 24,561 52 472
Armadyl battlestaff Armadyl battlestaff 12,005,561 16 750348

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 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -53
Staff of airStaff of air1 None - 150 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -597
Staff of waterStaff of water1 None - 150 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -595
Staff of earthStaff of earth1 None - 150 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -600
Staff of fireStaff of fire1 None - 150 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -590
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 - - -882
BattlestaffBattlestaff30 None - 454 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -7,204
Steam battlestaffSteam battlestaff30 None 234 454 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -19,078
Air battlestaffAir battlestaff30 None - 454 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -8,255
Water battlestaffWater battlestaff30 None - 454 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -8,666
Earth battlestaffEarth battlestaff30 None - 454 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -8,721
Fire battlestaffFire battlestaff30 None - 454 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -8,396
Lava battlestaffLava battlestaff30 None - 454 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -9,619
Mud battlestaffMud battlestaff30 None - 454 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -23,947
Mystic air staffMystic air staff40 None - 628 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -24,987
Mystic water staffMystic water staff40 None - 628 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -24,474
Mystic earth staffMystic earth staff40 None - 628 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -24,446
Mystic fire staffMystic fire staff40 None - 628 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -24,561
Mystic lava staffMystic lava staff40 None - 628 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -49,178
Mystic mud staffMystic mud staff40 None - 628 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -70,368
Mystic steam staffMystic steam staff40 None - 628 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -60,660
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 - - -62,110
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
Dragon battlestaffDragon battlestaff60 None - 1132 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -194,541
Toktz-mej-talToktz-mej-tal60 None - 1132 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -22,479
Ahrim's staffAhrim's staff70 None - 1486 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -478,394
Crystal staffCrystal staff70[3] None - 1486 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -70,891
Blisterwood staffBlisterwood staff70 None - 1486 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -The Branches of Darkmeyer
Ancient staffEnhanced ancient staff1[4] None - 1694 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -62,110 + Elite Desert Tasks
Staff of lightStaff of light75 None - 1694 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -153,299
Polypore staffPolypore staff75 None - 1694 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -809,944
Armadyl battlestaffArmadyl battlestaff77 None - 1783 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -12,005,561
Zuriel's staffZuriel's staff78 None - 1829 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -4,208,848
Chaotic staffChaotic staff80[5] None - 1924 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -200,000 Dungeoneering tokens
Attuned crystal staffAttuned crystal staff80[6] None - 1924 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 10000 200,000 - 1,000,000
Staff of darknessStaff of darkness85 None - 2178 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -Staff of light + Wyrm heart
Noxious staffNoxious staff90 None - 2458 N/A - - 0 0 0 - - -192,743,942
  1. ^ a b Also requires 45 Dungeoneering
  2. ^ Also requires 53 Dungeoneering and 40 Attack
  3. ^ Also requires completion of Plague's End
  4. ^ Requires Elite Desert Tasks
  5. ^ Also requires 80 Dungeoneering
  6. ^ Also requires completion of Plague's End

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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