Staff (weapon type)

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Staff.png: Inventory image of Staff Magic staff.png: Inventory image of Magic staff White magic staff.png: Inventory image of White magic staff Staff of air.png: Inventory image of Staff of air Staff of water.png: Inventory image of Staff of water Staff of earth.png: Inventory image of Staff of earth Staff of fire.png: Inventory image of Staff of fire Air battlestaff.png: Inventory image of Air battlestaff Water battlestaff.png: Inventory image of Water battlestaff Earth battlestaff.png: Inventory image of Earth battlestaff Fire battlestaff.png: Inventory image of Fire battlestaff Mystic air staff.png: Inventory image of Mystic air staff Mystic water staff.png: Inventory image of Mystic water staff Mystic earth staff.png: Inventory image of Mystic earth staff Mystic fire staff.png: Inventory image of Mystic fire staff Crystal staff.png: Inventory image of Crystal staff Staff of light.png: Inventory image of Staff of light Polypore staff.png: Inventory image of Polypore staff Armadyl battlestaff.png: Inventory image of Armadyl battlestaff Zuriel's staff.png: Inventory image of Zuriel's staff Sunspear (magic).png: Inventory image of Sunspear (magic) Chaotic staff.png: Inventory image of Chaotic staff Attuned crystal staff.png: Inventory image of Attuned crystal staff Staff of darkness.png: Inventory image of Staff of darkness Camel staff.png: Inventory image of Camel staff Obliteration.png: Inventory image of Obliteration Superior Zuriel's staff.png: Inventory image of Superior Zuriel's staff Noxious staff.png: Inventory image of Noxious staffStaff of Sliske.png: Inventory image of Staff of Sliske
Slot 2-handed
Style Magic
Speed
Average (3.6s)
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Staves are magical weapons. Elemental staves are unlimited sources of certain runes when casting magic spells, depending on the element of the staff, and are popular because they save money spent on runes.

All staves give Magic accuracy bonuses. Battlestaves are upgraded versions of normal staves, and mystic staves are enchanted battlestaves. Some battlestaves and mystic staves supply two kinds of runes instead of one: water and fire runes for steam staves, earth and fire runes for lava staves and water and earth runes for mud staves.

Some staves are required to cast certain spells. Examples of this are the slayer's staff or the staff of light, either of which is used to cast the Slayer Dart spell, and the Polypore staff which is required to cast polypore strike spell. There are also three staves called the God staves obtained from the Mage Arena minigame. There are also several miscellaneous staves in RuneScape. All existing staves are listed and linked in the table below.

With the exception of white staves, basic staves have no requirements to wield. White staves require the completion of the Wanted! quest as well as level 25 Magic in order to wield them.

Rune-saving value[edit | edit source]

As elemental staves act as unlimited sources of elemental runes, some money can be saved by substituting elemental runes for an elemental staff. The following table displays the number of runes that must be saved by an elemental staff in order to break even.

The mystical staff (up to tier 75) is not listed. As of the Build-A-Fayre event in April 2017, the mystical staff provides an infinite amount of fire, water, and earth runes and the staff originally costs nothing, unless lost where it costs 75,000-500,000 coins to reclaim from Diango.

Staff Cost Rune cost Break-even point
Staff of air.png Staff of air 1,774 43 41
Staff of water.png Staff of water 1,762 26 68
Staff of earth.png Staff of earth 1,907 22 87
Staff of fire.png Staff of fire 1,928 100 19
Air battlestaff.png Air battlestaff 8,377 43 195
Water battlestaff.png Water battlestaff 8,435 26 324
Earth battlestaff.png Earth battlestaff 8,496 22 386
Fire battlestaff.png Fire battlestaff 8,394 100 84
Mystic air staff.png Mystic air staff 24,746 43 575
Mystic water staff.png Mystic water staff 24,592 26 946
Mystic earth staff.png Mystic earth staff 24,731 22 1124
Mystic fire staff.png Mystic fire staff 24,665 100 247
Armadyl battlestaff.png Armadyl battlestaff 13,721,924 43 319115
Camel staff.png Camel staff 38,348,042 100 383480

Bonuses table[edit | edit source]

Magic.png
Item
Magic
Level
Main-hand Off-hand Attributes Style bonus Price
Style Dmg Acc Style Dmg Acc Defence Constitution Prayer Attack-icon.png Ranged-icon.png Magic-icon.png
Staff.png Staff 1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 1,606
Staff of air.png Staff of air 1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 1,774
Staff of water.png Staff of water 1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 1,762
Staff of earth.png Staff of earth 1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 1,907
Staff of fire.png Staff of fire 1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 1,928
Tower mindspike Tower mindspike 1 None - 160 - - - 0 0 0 - - - Rune Mysteries Quest
Mindspike Mindspike 1 None - 202 - - - 0 0 0 - - - Drop only
Third-age druidic staff.png Third-age druidic staff 1 [1] None - 850 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 65,147,374
White magic staff.png White magic staff 25 None - 381 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 6,900
Battlestaff.png Battlestaff 30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 4,863
Steam battlestaff.png Steam battlestaff 30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 19,421
Air battlestaff.png Air battlestaff 30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 8,377
Water battlestaff.png Water battlestaff 30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 8,435
Earth battlestaff.png Earth battlestaff 30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 8,496
Fire battlestaff.png Fire battlestaff 30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 8,394
Lava battlestaff.png Lava battlestaff 30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 9,335
Mud battlestaff.png Mud battlestaff 30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 21,087
Elemental battlestaff.png Elemental battlestaff 30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 2,195,502
Mystic air staff.png Mystic air staff 40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 24,746
Mystic water staff.png Mystic water staff 40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 24,592
Mystic earth staff.png Mystic earth staff 40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 24,731
Mystic fire staff.png Mystic fire staff 40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 24,665
Mystic lava staff.png Mystic lava staff 40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 41,039
Mystic mud staff.png Mystic mud staff 40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 62,413
Mystic steam staff.png Mystic steam staff 40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 64,734
Law staff Law staff 45[2] None - 734 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 10,000 Dungeoneering tokens
Sacred clay staff Sacred clay staff 50 None - 850 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 26 Stealing creation points
Ancient staff.png Ancient staff 50 None - 850 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 105,593
Lunar staff Lunar staff 65 None - 850 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 30,000gp from Oneiromancer
Nature staff Nature staff 53[3] None - 928 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 12,500 Dungeoneering tokens
Gravite staff Gravite staff 55[2] None - 983 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 40,000 Dungeoneering tokens
Guthix staff Guthix staff 60 None - 1132 - - - 0 0 0 - - - Mage Arena Minigame
Saradomin staff Saradomin staff 60 None - 1132 - - - 0 0 0 - - - Mage Arena Minigame
Zamorak staff Zamorak staff 60 None - 1132 - - - 0 0 0 - - - Mage Arena Minigame
Dragon battlestaff.png Dragon battlestaff 60 None - 1132 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 272,989
Toktz-mej-tal.png Toktz-mej-tal 60 None - 1132 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 148,645
Ahrim's staff.png Ahrim's staff 70 None - 1486 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 2,475,269
Crystal staff.png Crystal staff 70[4] None - 1486 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 219,500
Blisterwood staff Blisterwood staff 70 None - 1486 - - - 0 0 0 - - - The Branches of Darkmeyer
Enhanced ancient staff Enhanced ancient staff 75[5] None - 1694 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 105,593 + Elite Desert Tasks
Staff of light.png Staff of light 75 None - 1694 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 1,004,781
Polypore staff.png Polypore staff 75 None - 1694 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 1,630,517
Armadyl battlestaff.png Armadyl battlestaff 77 None - 1783 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 13,721,924
Sunspear (magic).png Sunspear 78[6] None - 1829 - - - 0 0 0 - - - River of Blood
Zuriel's staff.png Zuriel's staff 78 None - 1829 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 9,249,375
Chaotic staff Chaotic staff 80[7] None - 1924 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 200,000 Dungeoneering tokens
Attuned crystal staff Attuned crystal staff 80[8] None - 1924 - - - 0 0 0 - - - Coins 10000.png 200,000 - 1,000,000
Second-Age staff.png Second-Age staff 80 None - 1924 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 107,808,003
Staff of darkness.png Staff of darkness 85 None - 2178 - - - 0 0 0 - - - Staff of light + Wyrm heart
Camel staff.png Camel staff 85 None - 2178 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 38,348,042
Obliteration.png Obliteration 87 None - 2287 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 40,528,027
Superior Zuriel's staff.png Superior Zuriel's staff 88[9] None - 2343 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 16,304,152
Noxious staff.png Noxious staff 90 None - 2458 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 133,615,658
Staff of Sliske.png Staff of Sliske 92 None - 2577 - - - 0 0 0 - - - 1,318,532,992
  1. ^ Also requires 65 Prayer
  2. ^ a b Also requires 45 Dungeoneering
  3. ^ Also requires 53 Dungeoneering and 40 Attack
  4. ^ Also requires completion of Plague's End
  5. ^ Requires Elite Desert Tasks
  6. ^ Requires completion of River of Blood
  7. ^ Also requires 80 Dungeoneering
  8. ^ Also requires completion of Roving Elves
  9. ^ Created by combining a Zuriel's staff and an Ancient warriors' equipment patch

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Many staves suffered from a graphics glitch in 2012, when the orbs on top of them disappeared. This was fixed on 17 October 2012.
  • Many staves have a bug where if you attack an enemy with Lunar spells enabled, you will see a message saying you need certain runes to cast this spell.
  • Staves became two-handed weapons following the Evolution of Combat update.
  • The God staves allowed the casting of the three God spells before their removal with the Evolution of Combat. However, You can still use the special attack which requires 25% of your adrenaline.
  • At the release of the Evolution of Combat, staffs could still cast spells. However, unlike most weapons, when casting an ability, it did not restart the timer of the cooldown, meaning players could attack a target with the basic attack, then two abilities, and then the player could use the basic spell attack on the enemy without the basic attack cooldown being restarted. Staves also had the same damage rate as a wand. This was fixed in a hidden update which resulted in the basic attack cooldown restarting every time the player did an ability, and also an increased damage boost.

See also[edit | edit source]