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 into blue, green, and red or back to its original colour at a one time cost of 2,000 Loyalty points by using it on Xuan in Burthorpe/Varrock or Dilwyn in Prifddinas.
Recoloured staves must be returned to the original colour before adding an augmentor to create an augmented staff of light.
The staff of light features a few special properties. When a combat spell (including curse spells like Confuse or Entangle) 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.
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 weapons[edit | edit source]
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- patch 28 September 2011 (Update):
- The recoloured Staff of Light now allows players to use the special outside of combat, and works correctly with Slayer dart.
- It is possible to get the rune-saving message when using abilities, which do not cost runes.