A hasta is a type of one-handed melee weapon similar to their two-handed brethren, spears. Hastae can be obtained either by trading with another player or using the Smithing skill upon completion of Barbarian Training on a specific barbarian anvil.
Hastae are rarely used because of the difficulty of obtaining them, as well as being nearly identical to shortswords, which are much easier to obtain.
- Hasta means lance or spear in Latin.
- Before the Evolution of Combat, hastae used to give negative defensive bonuses to compensate for being one-handed.
- Hastae have an indirect skill requirement of 55 Fishing due to the required completion of barbarian fishing techniques.
- Hastae could previously only be traded between players, and not on the Grand Exchange.