Polypore staff

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The polypore staff is a degradable staff that requires 75 Magic to wield. It is created by adding 3,000 polypore spores and 15,000 Fire runes to a polypore stick. Doing so requires a minimum of 80 Farming, which can be assisted or boosted by items such as garden pies, and gives 300 Farming experience, or 0.1 experience per charge. Both hands must be free in order to charge the staff.

Once created, a polypore staff will carry 3,000 charges. The staff may be repaired at any time in the same manner in which it is created, by adding fire runes and polypore spores to a degraded polypore staff.

The polypore staff can be used to cast regular spells, but it can also cast its unique spell Polypore Strike, which is classed as an air spell. To use Polypore Strike, players must auto-cast the spell from the spell book section of the Ability book. This spell is available on all spellbooks and is the only combat spell on the Lunar spellbook. It requires 80 Magic to cast.

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Creation[edit | edit source]

Polypore staff.png Polypore staff
Farming-Make-X hourglass icon.pngMake-X GE icon.png
300 XP-?1,733,308
Farming Farming level80
P2P icon.png Members only
Polypore stick.pngPolypore stick142,38142,381
Polypore spore.pngPolypore spore3,000515,000
Fire rune.pngFire rune15,0001111,665,000
Total price1,722,381

Recharging[edit | edit source]

A player charging the staff.

The staff has 3,000 charges when fully charged. When the staff is used in combat, each attack the player makes with the staff uses one charge. The attack is a Magic (Air) attack and does not consume any runes, though the average price per cast is approximately 560, assuming that you sell the stick afterwards. The staff has a 1694 accuracy bonus.

When a fully-charged polypore staff is used to make an attack, it becomes a "Polypore staff (degraded)". However, this is only a name change and no combat abilities of the staff are lost or changed; it just becomes untradeable. When all the charges are used up, the staff reverts to a polypore stick. The player can create the polypore staff from the stick by repeating the process that charged it. The player can also recharge a degraded polypore staff; this requires polypore spores, fire runes in proportion to how much the staff is degraded, and level 80 Farming. For example, a staff that has used 1,000 charges (2,000 remaining) requires 1,000 spores and 5,000 fire runes to fully restore. The staff may only be traded when fully charged. Charging the staff gives 0.1 farming XP per charge.

The staff can be cleaned using a right-click option - doing this will revert the staff to a polypore stick and give back the spores equivalent to half of the remaining charges.

The price to fully recharge the staff at current Grand Exchange prices costs 1,680,000. The profit for selling a recharged stick at current Grand Exchange prices is 10,927.

Usage cost[edit | edit source]

Combat charges3,000
Item(s) consumed3,000 × Polypore spore.png Polypore spore
15,000 × Fire rune.png Fire rune
Total GE Price1,680,000
Degrade mechanicsOnly degrades on auto-attacks with the Polypore Strike spell active

Comparison with other magical weapons[edit | edit source]

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 7 March 2016 (Update):
    • An extra warning has been added to the polypore staff when augmenting to a state where it loses all of its charges and can't cast polypore strike.
  • patch 24 July 2012 (Update):
    • A filterable message has been added to the polypore staff to warn players when there is only 50 charges remaining.
  • patch 13 March 2012 (Update):
    • The polypore staff's accurate stance tooltip now reflects that the player will gain Defence XP if they have "Defensive casting" enabled on the Magic interface. It will also now switch to a Defensive stance when switching weapons if on the "Long-range" stance.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

A player casting Polypore Strike before EoC.
  • When attempting to craft the staff without the required fire runes, the game will display a message saying, "You require 5 fire runes for each polypore spore. The staff will not accept substitutes."
  • Although fire runes are used to charge the staff, Polypore Strike is classified as an air spell.
  • Originally, the staff required level 80 Attack along with level 80 Magic in order to use. The attack requirement was an oversight and removed on 6 December 2011.
  • Upon reaching 1,500 charges (half the total charges) the polypore staff changes appearance, losing much of its colour. A message will appear in the chatbox informing the player that the staff has partially degraded. When recharging the staff, even if it is still below 1500 charges after charging, the staff is shown with the enhanced colours during the charging animation.
  • Before the Evolution of Combat, this item had a Prayer bonus.
  • The polypore staff's attack are similar to the Magic attack of the inhabitants of Polypore Dungeon.
  • The polypore staff's animation seems to be modelled after Kal'Ger the Warmonger's attack animation when he uses his celestial catalytic staff.
  • Polypore is a common and widespread group of fungi or wild mushrooms.