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Staff of light
Staff of lightStaff of light (blue)Staff of light (red)Staff of light (green)Staff of light (yellow)
AKA? SOL
Release date 8 February 2010 (Update)
Members? Yes
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Lendable? Yes
Equipable? Yes
Stackable? No
High Alch 45,000 coins
Low Alch 30,000 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price 327,081 coins (info)
Buy limit 10
Examine
  • Humming with power.
  • Humming with power. It's also red/blue/yellow/green (Recoloured)
Weight 2.2 kg
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The staff of light is a two-handed staff that requires 75 Magic to wield. It is obtained as a unique drop from ice strykewyrms, requiring 93 Slayer to kill. The golden parts of the staff can be recoloured at Solomon's General Store for a price of 2,000 Loyalty Points (one-time purchase).

The staff of light features a few special properties. When a combat spell is cast with the staff, there is a 12.5% (1/8) chance that the staff will negate the rune cost for that spell. This chance increases to 20% when wearing combat robes, and 50% when wearing battle robes. Additionally, the staff of light can be used as a more accurate alternative to the slayer's staff for casting Slayer Dart.

Weapon bonusesEdit

Combat Stats
Skill requirements
75 Magic-icon
Class Slot
Magic Magic 2h slot
Weapons Main Off
Damage - -
Accuracy 1694 -
Style Spell-casting
Attributes
Defence-icon Armour rating0
Constitution-icon Life bonus0
Prayer-icon Prayer bonus0
Style bonuses
Strength-icon0 Ranged-icon0 Magic-icon0
Attack speed
Average
Interval: 3.6 seconds
Attack speed average
Staff of light equipped
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Special AttackEdit

The staff of light has a special attack called Power of Light which reduces the damage caused by all melee attacks used against the player by 50% for sixty seconds. It uses 100% adrenaline.

After the Evolution of Combat, a target must be selected to use this special attack.

Comparison with other magical weaponsEdit

Name Type Levels to equip Cost Accuracy Notes
Noxious staff Noxious staff Staff 90Magic-icon Coins 1000 300,823,529 2458
  • Highest accuracy of any standard staff
  • Has a special attack, Mirrorback, that summons a mirrorback spider which reduces and reflects damage for ten seconds
  • Degrades from full charge after 10 hours of combat, and costs Coins 1000 4,500,000 to repair at Bob's Axes (or less at an armour stand, depending on Smithing level)
  • Expensive compared to other magic weapons
Chaotic staff Chaotic staff Staff 80Magic-icon
80Dungeoneering-icon
200,000 tokens 1924
  • Degrades from full charge after 10 hours of combat, but can be fully repaired for Coins 1000 2,000,000 or Coins 1000 200,000 and 20,000 Dungeoneering tokens
  • Second-highest accuracy of any standard staff
Zuriel's staff Zuriel's staff Staff 78Magic-icon Coins 1000 3,251,115 1829
  • Degrades to nothing after 1 hour of combat
  • Has a special attack, Miasmic Barrage, which deals up to 200% spell damage to the target whilst also temporarily reducing their attack speed and applying the Confuse effect
Armadyl battlestaff Armadyl battlestaff Staff 77Magic-icon Coins 1000 13,278,579 1783
  • Most accurate non-degrading staff outside of dungeoneering
  • Increases the damage of auto-attacks with Storm of Armadyl by 10%
  • Provides air runes when wielded
  • Has a special attack, Tempest of Armadyl, that deals rapid magic damage
Greater runic staff Greater runic staff Staff 75Magic-icon
90Runecrafting-icon
25,000 Runespan points 1694
  • Can hold up to 1,000 casts of any single spell, including non-combat spells, saving inventory space
Staff of light Staff of light Staff 75Magic-icon Coins 1000 327,081 1694
  • 1/8 chance to save all runes when autoattacking; this chance increases to 1/5 when wearing combat robes and 1/2 when wearing battle robes
  • Can cast the Slayer dart spell
  • Has a special attack, Power of Light, which reduces all incoming melee damage by 50% for one minute; effect lost if the staff is unequipped
Enhanced ancient staff Enhanced ancient staff Staff 70Magic-icon
Several others
Coins 1000 62,984 (Ancient staff)
+
Elite desert diary
1694
Polypore staff Polypore staff Staff 75Magic-icon Coins 1000 930,774 1694
  • Can cast Polypore Strike, which is available on any spell book
  • The charges for this spell (up to 3000) are stored in the staff, preserving inventory space
  • Each charge effectively Coins 250 297 (1 polypore spore and 5 fire runes)
  • Requires 80 Farming to recharge the staff; this is assistable
Seismic wand Seismic wand and Seismic singularity singularity Wand and orb 90Magic-icon Coins 1000 580,902,921(wand) Coins 1000 178,255,420(orb) 2458
  • The highest accuracy of all standard dual wielded magic weapons
  • Singularity can be substituted by a shield for greater defensive stats, but at a cost to offence
  • Expensive compared to other weapons
  • Degrades after 10 hours of combat from full charge, and costs Coins 1000 4,500,000 to repair both weapons at Bob's Axes (or less at an armour stand, depending on Smithing level)
Virtus wand Virtus wand and Virtus book book Wand and book 80Magic-icon Coins 1000 24,358,005(wand) Coins 1000 8,505,770(book) 1924
  • Book can be substituted by a shield for greater defensive stats, but at a cost to offence
  • Degrades after 10 hours of combat from full charge, and costs Coins 1000 3,000,000 to repair both weapons at Bob's Axes (or less at an armour stand, depending on Smithing level)
Abyssal wand Abyssal wand and Abyssal orb orb Wand and orb 75Magic-icon Coins 1000 1,591,296(wand) Coins 1000 201,612(orb) 1694
  • Orb can be substituted by a shield for greater defensive stats, but at a cost to offence
  • Highest levelled non-degrading wand and orb outside
  • Much greater speed than most staves, but much lower auto-attack damage
  • 1/8 chance to save all runes when autoattacking; this chance increases to 1/5 when wearing combat robes and 1/2 when wearing battle robes
  • Can cast the Slayer dart spell

Before the Evolution of CombatEdit

The Staff of Light was one of the most used staves before the Evolution of Combat, particularly before the introduction of the Polypore staff. Besides its strong Magic accuracy, it also had decent melee stats roughly equivalent to a dragon weapon (it required 75 Attack along with 75 Magic to wield), and had a special attack that would halve all melee damage taken for one minute, draining 100% of the bar. When using the special attack in conjunction with Protect from Melee or Deflect Melee, 90% of incoming melee damage could be negated.

The staff was the one primarily used with the Ancient Magicks. Its rune-saving effect was especially useful before the EoC, when spells such as Blood Barrage would cost over 2,000 coins a cast.

Dropping monstersEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Ice strykewyrm1061Rare

Change colourEdit

In addition, it is now also possible to have your staff of light in a different colour, by spending 2,000 Loyalty points, as of 21 September 2011. The parts that are recoloured are the gold areas of the staff. Available colours for the Staff of light are green, baby blue, light red and a brighter yellow. According to Mod Rathe, the light yellow will be changed to be an inverted version of the original, where the blade and the middle part of the handle will be gold, while the two other parts of the handle will become silver.

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