Sunspear (magic)

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For this item's augmented variant, see Augmented Sunspear (magic).
For other variants of this item, see ranged, melee.
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The Sunspear (magic) is a degradable level 78 staff made during the quest River of Blood. It acts as a Sunspear against vampyres and as Wolfbane against the werewolves in Canifis. At any point it can be switched to a two-handed javelin or spear version using the Switch-style right-click option, retaining all current charges.

During River of Blood, it is made by combining a blisterwood shaft, wolfbane, and the broken Sunspear, requiring 75 Fletching. It can only be created once, but can be reclaimed (with full charge) from Ivan Strom for 600,000 coins. It can also be augmented using an augmentor, and retains the ability to switch styles.

Sunspear degrades to a broken state after 15,000 charges of combat. It can be repaired by a Repair NPC for 600,000 coins, or on an armour stand for less.

It is statistically identical to Zuriel's staff, though it does not have a special attack.

Completing the quest also unlocks this weapon as a cosmetic override.

Benefits[edit | edit source]

Sunspear, like blisterwood weapons, is fully effective against all vampyres, vyrewatch, and vyrelords/ladies; when fighting them, it has 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)
  • Automatically cremates vyre corpses, granting 280 Prayer and 200 Firemaking experience (+50% with Morytania achievements complete), with a 20% chance of dropping additional loot (similar to Shiny columbarium key loot; increased chance with columbarium ring)
    • Cremations this way do not count towards the total cremations

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

Repair[edit | edit source]

The base repair cost of the Sunspear (magic) when completely degraded to 0.0% item charge is 600,000 coins. It can be repaired by:

Alternatively, it can be repaired on an armour stand in a player-owned house, or a whetstone device anywhere. This provides a discount of 0.5% per Smithing level (including boosts).

If it is only partially degraded, then the cost of a full repair is multiplied by the percentage of item charge that needs to be repaired to produce the current repair cost.

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Drops[edit | edit source]

The following drops are added when cremating vampyres with the Sunspear:

Charms[edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Gold charm.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Gold charm with rarity Rare in quantity 1Gold charmF2P icon.png1Rare0High Level Alchemy icon.png0
Green charm.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Green charm with rarity Rare in quantity 1Green charm (m)P2P icon.png1Rare1High Level Alchemy icon.png1
Crimson charm.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Crimson charm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Crimson charm (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon1High Level Alchemy icon.png1
Blue charm.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Blue charm with rarity Rare in quantity 1Blue charm (m)P2P icon.png1Rare2High Level Alchemy icon.png2

Note: Charms are a secondary reward, obtained with other items

Main drops[edit source]

Item Members Quantity Rarity GE price High alch value
Medium spiky rune salvage.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Medium spiky rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 (noted)Medium spiky rune salvageF2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon23,01724,000
Medium spiky rune salvage.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Medium spiky rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 (noted)Medium spiky rune salvageF2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon23,01724,000
Large plated rune salvage.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Large plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 (noted)Large plated rune salvageF2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon31,07632,000
Tiny plated rune salvage.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Tiny plated rune salvage with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1 (noted)Tiny plated rune salvageF2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon7,1008,000
Rune arrow.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Rune arrow with rarity Uncommon in quantity 50Rune arrowF2P icon.png50Uncommon7,50015,300
Dragon spear.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Dragon spear with rarity Rare in quantity 1Dragon spear (m)P2P icon.png1Rare37,26537,440
Death rune.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Death rune with rarity Common in quantity 15Death runeF2P icon.png15Common1,830930
Blood rune.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Blood rune with rarity Common in quantity 15Blood rune (m)P2P icon.png15Common10,9051,650
Grimy lantadyme.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Grimy lantadyme with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2 (noted)Grimy lantadyme (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon8,6500
Grimy snapdragon.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Grimy snapdragon with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2 (noted)Grimy snapdragon (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon2,6760
Grimy kwuarm.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Grimy kwuarm with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2 (noted)Grimy kwuarm (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon11,2300
Grimy dwarf weed.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Grimy dwarf weed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2 (noted)Grimy dwarf weed (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon6,6940
Grimy toadflax.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Grimy toadflax with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2 (noted)Grimy toadflax (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon10,3360
Grimy torstol.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Grimy torstol with rarity Uncommon in quantity 2 (noted)Grimy torstol (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon7,9940
Toadflax seed.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Toadflax seed with rarity Common in quantity 1Toadflax seed (m)P2P icon.png1Common2,36720
Irit seed.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Irit seed with rarity Common in quantity 1Irit seed (m)P2P icon.png1Common53738
Kwuarm seed.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Kwuarm seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Kwuarm seed (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon8,27738
Lantadyme seed.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Lantadyme seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Lantadyme seed (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon33238
Dwarf weed seed.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Dwarf weed seed with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Dwarf weed seed (m)P2P icon.png1Uncommon35238
Watermelon seed.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Watermelon seed with rarity Common in quantity 8Watermelon seed (m)P2P icon.png8Common12,080264
Snape grass seed.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Snape grass seed with rarity Common in quantity 8Snape grass seed (m)P2P icon.png8Common3,12896
Morchella mushroom spore.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Morchella mushroom spore with rarity Common in quantity 3Morchella mushroom spore (m)P2P icon.png3Common258153
Belladonna seed.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Belladonna seed with rarity Common in quantity 1Belladonna seed (m)P2P icon.png1Common644106
Coins_1000.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Coins with rarity Common in quantity 3649-4272CoinsF2P icon.png3,649–4,272Common3,649-4,2723,649-4,272
Red spiders' eggs.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Red spiders' eggs with rarity Common in quantity 4 (noted)Red spiders' eggsF2P icon.png(noted)Common6,41216
Adamantite stone spirit.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Adamantite stone spirit with rarity Common in quantity 8Adamantite stone spiritF2P icon.png8Common720Not alchemisable
Uncut ruby.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Uncut ruby with rarity Common in quantity 4 (noted)Uncut rubyF2P icon.png(noted)Common4,468240
Uncut diamond.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Uncut diamond with rarity Uncommon in quantity 4 (noted)Uncut diamondF2P icon.png(noted)Uncommon9,368480
Runite stone spirit.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Runite stone spirit with rarity Uncommon in quantity 1Runite stone spiritF2P icon.png1Uncommon825Not alchemisable
Loop half of a key.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Loop half of a key with rarity Rare in quantity 1 (noted)Loop half of a key (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Rare11,8180
Tooth half of a key.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Tooth half of a key with rarity Rare in quantity 1 (noted)Tooth half of a key (m)P2P icon.png(noted)Rare12,9510
Limpwurt root.png: Sunspear (magic) drops Limpwurt root with rarity Rare in quantity 8 (noted)Limpwurt rootF2P icon.png(noted)Rare10,48832

Comparison with other magical weapons[edit | edit source]

Two-handed[edit source]

Name Levels Cost Accuracy (Tier) Notes
Staff of Sliske.png: Inventory image of Staff of Sliske Staff of Sliske 92 Magic 1,302,607,712 2577 (92)
Noxious staff.png: Inventory image of Noxious staff Noxious staff 90 Magic 131,240,360 2458 (90)
Superior Zuriel's staff.png: Inventory image of Superior Zuriel's staff Superior Zuriel's staff 88 Magic 14,557,733 2343 (88)
  • Has a special attack, Miasmic Barrage, consumes 100% adrenaline and 100 charges on the staff (0.1% of maximum charge). A magic based 3x3 AoE attack dealing up to 200% ability damage per target (0.1% charge is spent per target hit), reduces their attack speed by a tick for 15 seconds, and halves their adrenaline gain for 15 seconds.
  • Degrades: has 100,000 charges of combat (a minimum of 16.7 hours), and when it runs out of charges degrades to dust.
Obliteration.png: Inventory image of Obliteration Obliteration 87 Magic 39,220,560 2287 (87)
Camel staff.png: Inventory image of Camel staff Camel staff 85 Magic 37,163,954 2178 (85)
  • Reduces an opponent's accuracy by 5%, and has a damage over time effect
  • Provides fire runes when wielded
  • Degrades: has 30,000 charges of combat (a minimum of 5 hours), and costs 4,125,000 coins to repair via a Repair NPC, or discounted at an armour stand
Staff of darkness.png: Inventory image of Staff of darkness Staff of darkness 85 Magic 27,284,911 2178 (85)
Staff of limitless air.png: Inventory image of Staff of limitless air
Staff of limitless water.png: Inventory image of Staff of limitless water
Staff of limitless earth.png: Inventory image of Staff of limitless earth
Staff of limitless fire.png: Inventory image of Staff of limitless fire
Staff of limitless lava.png: Inventory image of Staff of limitless lava
Staff of limitless mud.png: Inventory image of Staff of limitless mud
Staff of limitless steam.png: Inventory image of Staff of limitless steam
Staff of limitless air
Staff of limitless water
Staff of limitless earth
Staff of limitless fire
Staff of limitless lava
Staff of limitless mud
Staff of limitless steam
82 Magic 8,736,607
(Air)
8,736,490
(Water)
8,736,826
(Earth)
8,736,408
(Fire)
8,752,854
(Lava)
8,776,605
(Mud)
8,775,752
(Steam)
2023 (82)
Second-Age staff.png: Inventory image of Second-Age staff Second-Age staff 80 Magic 107,808,003 1924 (80)
  • Most accurate non-degrading staff outside of Daemonheim
Chaotic staff.png: Inventory image of Chaotic staff Chaotic staff 80 Magic
80 Dungeoneering
Dungeoneering tokens.png: Inventory image of Dungeoneering tokens 200,000 1924 (80)
Attuned crystal staff.png: Inventory image of Attuned crystal staff Attuned crystal staff 80 Magic
50 Agility
Attuned crystal weapon seed and 2000 harmonic dust 1924 (80)
  • Has a chance (up to 12%, based on Agility level) to deal +25% damage
  • Degrades: has 50,000 charges of combat (double charges used outside of Prifddinas; a minimum of about 8 hours inside), and can be repaired by Eluned/Islwyn for a minimum of 200,000 coins
Zuriel's staff.png: Inventory image of Zuriel's staff Zuriel's staff 78 Magic 9,474,471 1829 (78)
  • Degrades to nothing after 100,000 charges
  • Has a special attack, Miasmic Barrage, consumes 100% adrenaline and 100 charges on the staff (0.1% of maximum charge). A magic based 3x3 AoE attack dealing up to 200% ability damage per target (0.1% charge is spent per target hit), reduces their attack speed by a tick for 15 seconds, and halves their adrenaline gain for 15 seconds.
Sunspear (magic).png: Inventory image of Sunspear (magic) Sunspear (magic) 78 Magic
River of Blood
Free after River of Blood quest
600,000 to reclaim
1829 (78)
Armadyl battlestaff.png: Inventory image of Armadyl battlestaff Armadyl battlestaff 77 Magic 12,629,764 1783 (77)
  • Second most accurate non-degrading staff outside of Daemonheim, next to the Second-Age staff
  • Increases the damage of auto-attacks with Storm of Armadyl by 10%
  • Provides air runes when wielded
  • Has a special attack, Tempest of Armadyl, that deals rapid magic damage
Greater runic staff.png: Inventory image of Greater runic staff Greater runic staff 75 Magic
90 Runecrafting
25,000 Runespan points 1694 (75)
  • Can hold up to 1,000 casts of any single spell, including non-combat spells, saving inventory space
Staff of light.png: Inventory image of Staff of light Staff of light 75 Magic 1,009,833 1694 (75)
  • 1/8 chance to save all runes when autoattacking; this chance increases to 1/5 when wearing combat robes and 1/2 when wearing battle robes
  • Can cast the Slayer dart spell
  • Has a special attack, Power of Light, which reduces all incoming melee damage by 50% for one minute; effect lost if the staff is unequipped
Polypore staff.png: Inventory image of Polypore staff Polypore staff 75 Magic 1,627,694 1694 (75)
  • Can cast Polypore Strike, which is available on any spell book
  • The charges for this spell (up to 3000) are stored in the staff, preserving inventory space
  • Each charge is effectively 488 coins (1 polypore spore and 5 fire runes)
  • Requires 80 Farming to recharge the staff; this is assistable

Dual-wield[edit source]

Name Levels Cost Accuracy (Tier) Notes
Wand of the praesul.png: Inventory image of Wand of the praesul Imperium core.png: Inventory image of Imperium core Wand of the praesul and Imperium core 92 Magic 781,124,604 (wand)
589,641,298 (core)
2577 (92)
Seismic wand.png: Inventory image of Seismic wand Seismic singularity.png: Inventory image of Seismic singularity Seismic wand and singularity 90 Magic 67,698,950 (wand)
155,766,023 (singularity)
2458 (90)
Elite seasinger kiba.png: Inventory image of Elite seasinger kiba Elite seasinger makigai.png: Inventory image of Elite seasinger makigai Elite seasinger kiba and makigai 88 Magic
92 Runecrafting
1 Seasinger kiba
1 Seasinger makigai
2 Seasinger weapon upgrade kit
15 Chi
2343 (88)
Wand of the Cywir elders.png: Inventory image of Wand of the Cywir elders Orb of the Cywir elders.png: Inventory image of Orb of the Cywir elders Wand of the Cywir elders and orb 85 Magic 13,473,200 (wand)
8,971,605 (orb)
2458 (90)
Seasinger kiba.png: Inventory image of Seasinger kiba Seasinger makigai.png: Inventory image of Seasinger makigai Seasinger kiba and makigai 85 Magic
92 Runecrafting
150 Chi
75 Koi Scales
2 Gemstone kaseki
2178 (85)
Virtus wand.png: Inventory image of Virtus wand Virtus book.png: Inventory image of Virtus book Virtus wand and book 80 Magic 3,802,133 (wand)
3,224,177 (book)
1924 (80)
  • Book can be substituted by a shield for greater defensive stats, but at a cost to damage dealt
  • Degrades: has 30,000 charges of combat (a minimum of 5 hours), and costs 3,000,000 coins to repair via a Repair NPC, or discounted at an armour stand
Attuned crystal wand.png: Inventory image of Attuned crystal wand Attuned crystal orb.png: Inventory image of Attuned crystal orb Attuned crystal wand and orb 80 Magic
50 Agility
Attuned crystal weapon seed and 2000 harmonic dust 1924 (80)
  • Like other attuned crystal weapons, has a chance based on the user's agility level to deal 25% more damage on any given attack (12% at 99 agility)
  • Degrades: has 50,000 charges of combat (double charges used outside of Prifddinas; a minimum of about 8 hours inside), and can be repaired by Eluned/Islwyn for a minimum of 200,000 coins each
Abyssal wand.png: Inventory image of Abyssal wand Abyssal orb.png: Inventory image of Abyssal orb Abyssal wand and orb 75 Magic 91,235 (wand)
80,071 (orb)
1694 (75)
  • Highest levelled non-degrading dual wielding Magic weapons outside Daemonheim
  • 1/8 chance to save all runes when autoattacking; this chance increases to 1/5 when wearing combat robes and 1/2 when wearing battle robes
  • Can cast the Slayer dart spell

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • patch 20 November 2017 (Update):
    • The Sunspear item charge tooltip now accurately updates.
  • patch 6 February 2017 (Update):
    • The Sunspear can now be activated as a cosmetic override from the wardrobe interface for each combat style.
  • patch 3 May 2016 (Update):
    • Players can now keepsake the non-augmented non-broken versions of all Sunspear types.