Blisterwood polearm

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For the Dominion Tower version, see Blisterwood polearm (Dominion Tower).
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The blisterwood polearm is a two-handed melee weapon released as a reward along with the blisterwood staff and the blisterwood stakes from The Branches of Darkmeyer. All three weapons require 70 Fletching to make. The polearm requires 70 Attack. It is made by having two silver sickles and blisterwood logs in your inventory and then fletching the polearm. Blessed silver sickles cannot be used as a substitute for the silver sickles.

Blisterwood polearms, Blisterwood Sickles, Sunspears and Ivandis flails are the only melee type weapons that can kill the vyrewatch, Vyrelords or ladies, and Vanstrom Klause. These weapons are also more effective against other types of vampyres, like vampyre Juvinates, but these creatures are already at such a low level once blisterwood weapons are unlocked, that killing them isn't worth anything.

The stats are considerably better than the basic Ivandis flail, as it hits both harder and more often than the flail does. On the flip side, the polearm has a shorter reach than the flail and deals crush damage rather than slash, but this doesn't seem to make much of a difference as there are currently no vyrewatch weak to either slashing or crushing weapons (though the juvinates encountered in Temple Trekking are weak against slash).

Though it's meant to be used against the vyrewatch, it is still a rather effective weapon in PvP and PvM situations for those who cannot afford more expensive weapons, equivalent to Barrows melee weapons, and almost matching that of a godsword.

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Blisterwood benefits[edit | edit source]

Blisterwood is fully effective against all vampyres, vyrewatch, and vyrelords/ladies; when fighting them, blisterwood weapons have the following benefits:

  • Able to damage them
  • Prevent juvinates in Darkmeyer (but not elsewhere) from transforming into dust and escaping
  • +50% hit chance
  • Chance to deal up to double the normal damage for that attack (including bleeds like Dismember)
  • Every 50 vyre corpses cremated in the Columbarium grants +10 damage (a maximum of +100)

See Category:Susceptible to blisterwood weapons for a full list of affected monsters.

Creation[edit | edit source]

FletchFrom scratch
Blisterwood polearm.png Blisterwood polearm
Fletching-Hourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
100 XP-3 (1.8s) -
Fletching Fletching level70
Quests Completed The Branches of Darkmeyer
P2P icon.png Members only
Blisterwood logs.pngBlisterwood logs1N/A-
Silver sickle.pngSilver sickle22,4944,988
Blisterwood polearm.png Blisterwood polearm
FletchingCraftingHourglass.pngMake-X GE icon.png
100 XP50 XP6 (3.6s) [r 1]-
Fletching Fletching level70
Crafting Crafting level18
Quests Completed The Branches of Darkmeyer
Must have sickle mould
P2P icon.png Members only
Blisterwood logs.pngBlisterwood logs1N/A-
Silver bar.pngSilver bar28761,752
  1. ^ 3 ticks for the Crafting and 3 ticks for the Fletching

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 3 August 2015 (Update):
    • Blisterwood polearms no longer break the inventory icon boundaries.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Despite being a polearm, it was once considered to be a maul by some elements of its programming, as it was affected by the Icyenic or Infernal Greathammer overrides. It is also, however, regarded as a spear, as evidenced by its effect on the Corporeal Beast.
  • Prior to the Evolution of Combat, when attacking with the polearm whilst on a free to play world, the player would perform a jumping kick, similar to that of the Staff of Light. Following the EoC, however, players can no longer attack while wielding a members' weapon on a free to play world.
  • It used to be possible to cast High Level Alchemy on noted polearms, giving 15,600 coins, but this was patched in July 2013.

References[edit | edit source]