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Staff Magic staff White magic staff Staff of air Staff of water Staff of earth Staff of fire Air battlestaff Water battlestaff Earth battlestaff Fire battlestaff Mystic air staff Mystic water staff Mystic earth staff Mystic fire staff Crystal staff Staff of light Polypore staff Armadyl battlestaff Zuriel's staff Sunspear (magic) Chaotic staff Attuned crystal staff Staff of darkness Camel staff Obliteration Superior Zuriel's staff Noxious staffStaff 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

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 Staff of air 1,623 40 41
Staff of water Staff of water 1,794 20 90
Staff of earth Staff of earth 1,766 19 93
Staff of fire Staff of fire 1,732 102 17
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 8,375 40 209
Water battlestaff Water battlestaff 8,384 20 419
Earth battlestaff Earth battlestaff 8,463 19 445
Fire battlestaff Fire battlestaff 8,352 102 82
Mystic air staff Mystic air staff 24,563 40 614
Mystic water staff Mystic water staff 24,498 20 1225
Mystic earth staff Mystic earth staff 24,543 19 1292
Mystic fire staff Mystic fire staff 24,617 102 241
Armadyl battlestaff Armadyl battlestaff 15,159,241 40 378981
Camel staff Camel staff 40,168,229 102 393806

Bonuses table

Magic
Item
Magic
Level
Main-handOff-hand Attributes Style bonusPrice
Style Dmg Acc Style Dmg Acc Defence Constitution Prayer Attack-icon Ranged-icon Magic-icon
StaffStaff1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,382
Staff of airStaff of air1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,623
Staff of waterStaff of water1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,794
Staff of earthStaff of earth1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,766
Staff of fireStaff of fire1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,732
Tower mindspike (air)Tower mindspike1 None - 160 - - - 0 0 0 - - -Rune Mysteries Quest
Mindspike (air)Mindspike1 None - 202 - - - 0 0 0 - - -Drop only
White magic staffWhite magic staff25 None - 381 - - - 0 0 0 - - -6,880
BattlestaffBattlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -4,248
Steam battlestaffSteam battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -18,121
Air battlestaffAir battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -8,375
Water battlestaffWater battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -8,384
Earth battlestaffEarth battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -8,463
Fire battlestaffFire battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -8,352
Lava battlestaffLava battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -9,035
Mud battlestaffMud battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -24,874
Elemental battlestaffElemental battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -2,293,020
Mystic air staffMystic air staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -24,563
Mystic water staffMystic water staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -24,498
Mystic earth staffMystic earth staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -24,543
Mystic fire staffMystic fire staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -24,617
Mystic lava staffMystic lava staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -43,986
Mystic mud staffMystic mud staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -63,930
Mystic steam staffMystic steam staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -68,381
Law staffLaw staff45[1] None - 734 - - - 0 0 0 - - -10,000 Dungeoneering tokens
Sacred clay staffSacred clay staff50 None - 850 - - - 0 0 0 - - -26 Stealing creation points
Ancient staffAncient staff50 None - 850 - - - 0 0 0 - - -100,503
Lunar staffLunar staff65 None - 850 - - - 0 0 0 - - -30,000gp from Oneiromancer
Nature staffNature staff53[1] None - 928 - - - 0 0 0 - - -12,500 Dungeoneering tokens
Gravite staffGravite staff55[1] None - 983 - - - 0 0 0 - - -40,000 Dungeoneering tokens
Guthix staffGuthix staff60 None - 1132 - - - 0 0 0 - - -Mage Arena Minigame
Saradomin staffSaradomin staff60 None - 1132 - - - 0 0 0 - - -Mage Arena Minigame
Zamorak staffZamorak staff60 None - 1132 - - - 0 0 0 - - -Mage Arena Minigame
Dragon battlestaffDragon battlestaff60 None - 1132 - - - 0 0 0 - - -276,347
Toktz-mej-talToktz-mej-tal60 None - 1132 - - - 0 0 0 - - -111,796
Ahrim's staffAhrim's staff70 None - 1486 - - - 0 0 0 - - -3,002,534
Crystal staffCrystal staff70[1] None - 1486 - - - 0 0 0 - - -227,201
Blisterwood staffBlisterwood staff70 None - 1486 - - - 0 0 0 - - -The Branches of Darkmeyer
Ancient staffEnhanced ancient staff75[1] None - 1694 - - - 0 0 0 - - -100,503 + Elite Desert Tasks
Staff of lightStaff of light75 None - 1694 - - - 0 0 0 - - -920,829
Polypore staffPolypore staff75 None - 1694 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,712,619
Armadyl battlestaffArmadyl battlestaff77 None - 1783 - - - 0 0 0 - - -15,159,241
Sunspear (magic)Sunspear78[1] None - 1829 - - - 0 0 0 - - -River of Blood
Zuriel's staffZuriel's staff78 None - 1829 - - - 0 0 0 - - -10,041,827
Chaotic staffChaotic staff80[1] None - 1924 - - - 0 0 0 - - -200,000 Dungeoneering tokens
Attuned crystal staffAttuned crystal staff80[1] None - 1924 - - - 0 0 0 - - -Coins 10000 200,000 - 1,000,000
Staff of darknessStaff of darkness85 None - 2178 - - - 0 0 0 - - -Staff of light + Wyrm heart
Camel staffCamel staff85 None - 2178 - - - 0 0 0 - - -40,168,229
ObliterationObliteration87 None - 2287 - - - 0 0 0 - - -43,947,881
Superior Zuriel's staffSuperior Zuriel's staff88[1] None - 2343 - - - 0 0 0 - - -18,020,402
Noxious staffNoxious staff90 None - 2458 - - - 0 0 0 - - -148,347,093
Staff of SliskeStaff of Sliske92 None - 2577 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,211,997,659


Trivia

  • 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.

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