Staff

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The staff is the weakest, most basic magic weapon in RuneScape. Visually, the staff is identical to the battlestaff and the dramen staff in appearance. It is recommended to upgrade from this weapon as quickly as possible, as there are more cost effective weapons which can be used at the same level. The recommended upgrade is to an elemental staff, such as a staff of air which will assist greatly in Magic training.

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

History[edit | edit source]

  • Previously, one advantage of a mage wielding a staff was that it would unlock the autocasting feature, allowing the player to set the default attack to one of the 16 elemental spells (as opposed to manually selecting the spell and target with every single cast). On 2 September 2009, due to widespread popular demand, the autocasting feature was updated so that it no longer requires a staff to use.
  • Before the Evolution of Combat, staves were one-handed weapons, allowing the use of a Mages' Book while wielding a staff. This allowed for shields or defenders in the off-hand slot, and helped people using hybrid tactics.

Store locations[edit | edit source]

This is an auto-generated list (update now). For help, see the FAQ.

Drop sources[edit | edit source]

This is an auto-generated list (update now). For all sources of this item, see here (include RDT). For help, see the FAQ.
  1. ^ a b There is further information on this drop; see the associated page for details.

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 17 May 2021 (Update):
    • A Staff will now spawn on the ground during the fight with Chronozon in the Dominion Tower.
  • ninja 12 October 2015 (Update):
    • Buy limit increased to 1000 every four hours.
  • patch 19 December 2012 (Update):
    • Plain staves no longer display an orb on the staff.
  • patch 17 November 2009 (Update):
    • Improved the held position for an NPC with a staff.