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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 2,120 30 71
Staff of water Staff of water 1,990 15 133
Staff of earth Staff of earth 2,006 14 143
Staff of fire Staff of fire 2,288 68 34
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 8,255 30 275
Water battlestaff Water battlestaff 8,076 15 538
Earth battlestaff Earth battlestaff 8,185 14 585
Fire battlestaff Fire battlestaff 8,233 68 121
Mystic air staff Mystic air staff 24,515 30 817
Mystic water staff Mystic water staff 24,011 15 1601
Mystic earth staff Mystic earth staff 24,385 14 1742
Mystic fire staff Mystic fire staff 24,368 68 358
Armadyl battlestaff Armadyl battlestaff 11,962,436 30 398748
Camel staff Camel staff 34,693,827 68 510203

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 - - -1,668
Staff of airStaff of air1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -2,120
Staff of waterStaff of water1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,990
Staff of earthStaff of earth1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -2,006
Staff of fireStaff of fire1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -2,288
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 - - -6,400
BattlestaffBattlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -6,161
Steam battlestaffSteam battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -17,238
Air battlestaffAir battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -8,255
Water battlestaffWater battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -8,076
Earth battlestaffEarth battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -8,185
Fire battlestaffFire battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -8,233
Lava battlestaffLava battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -9,097
Mud battlestaffMud battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -19,169
Elemental battlestaffElemental battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -2,920,945
Mystic air staffMystic air staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -24,515
Mystic water staffMystic water staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -24,011
Mystic earth staffMystic earth staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -24,385
Mystic fire staffMystic fire staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -24,368
Mystic lava staffMystic lava staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -39,980
Mystic mud staffMystic mud staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -53,667
Mystic steam staffMystic steam staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -59,873
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 - - -97,305
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 - - -242,207
Toktz-mej-talToktz-mej-tal60 None - 1132 - - - 0 0 0 - - -130,975
Ahrim's staffAhrim's staff70 None - 1486 - - - 0 0 0 - - -3,900,909
Crystal staffCrystal staff70[1] None - 1486 - - - 0 0 0 - - -210,454
Blisterwood staffBlisterwood staff70 None - 1486 - - - 0 0 0 - - -The Branches of Darkmeyer
Ancient staffEnhanced ancient staff75[1] None - 1694 - - - 0 0 0 - - -97,305 + Elite Desert Tasks
Staff of lightStaff of light75 None - 1694 - - - 0 0 0 - - -983,418
Polypore staffPolypore staff75 None - 1694 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,038,812
Armadyl battlestaffArmadyl battlestaff77 None - 1783 - - - 0 0 0 - - -11,962,436
Sunspear (magic)Sunspear78[1] None - 1829 - - - 0 0 0 - - -River of Blood
Zuriel's staffZuriel's staff78 None - 1829 - - - 0 0 0 - - -9,300,931
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 - - -34,693,827
ObliterationObliteration87 None - 2287 - - - 0 0 0 - - -24,005,622
Superior Zuriel's staffSuperior Zuriel's staff88[1] None - 2343 - - - 0 0 0 - - -12,501,244
Noxious staffNoxious staff90 None - 2458 - - - 0 0 0 - - -122,951,210
Staff of SliskeStaff of Sliske92 None - 2577 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,305,425,834


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.

See also