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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 2,013 90 22
Staff of water Staff of water 1,868 25 75
Staff of earth Staff of earth 1,812 18 101
Staff of fire Staff of fire 1,842 159 12
Air battlestaff Air battlestaff 8,114 90 90
Water battlestaff Water battlestaff 7,974 25 319
Earth battlestaff Earth battlestaff 8,028 18 446
Fire battlestaff Fire battlestaff 8,011 159 50
Mystic air staff Mystic air staff 24,179 90 269
Mystic water staff Mystic water staff 23,871 25 955
Mystic earth staff Mystic earth staff 24,346 18 1353
Mystic fire staff Mystic fire staff 24,235 159 152
Armadyl battlestaff Armadyl battlestaff 17,828,844 90 198098
Camel staff Camel staff 43,174,962 159 271541

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 - - -1,273
Staff of airStaff of air1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -2,013
Staff of waterStaff of water1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,868
Staff of earthStaff of earth1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,812
Staff of fireStaff of fire1 None - 150 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,842
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 - - -7,333
BattlestaffBattlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -3,012
Steam battlestaffSteam battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -12,443
Air battlestaffAir battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -8,114
Water battlestaffWater battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -7,974
Earth battlestaffEarth battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -8,028
Fire battlestaffFire battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -8,011
Lava battlestaffLava battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -9,062
Mud battlestaffMud battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -15,757
Elemental battlestaffElemental battlestaff30 None - 454 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,664,044
Mystic air staffMystic air staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -24,179
Mystic water staffMystic water staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -23,871
Mystic earth staffMystic earth staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -24,346
Mystic fire staffMystic fire staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -24,235
Mystic lava staffMystic lava staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -48,123
Mystic mud staffMystic mud staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -57,710
Mystic steam staffMystic steam staff40 None - 628 - - - 0 0 0 - - -55,073
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 - - -135,580
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 - - -309,497
Toktz-mej-talToktz-mej-tal60 None - 1132 - - - 0 0 0 - - -122,928
Ahrim's staffAhrim's staff70 None - 1486 - - - 0 0 0 - - -4,984,576
Crystal staffCrystal staff70[1] None - 1486 - - - 0 0 0 - - -322,787
Blisterwood staffBlisterwood staff70 None - 1486 - - - 0 0 0 - - -The Branches of Darkmeyer
Ancient staffEnhanced ancient staff75[1] None - 1694 - - - 0 0 0 - - -135,580 + Elite Desert Tasks
Staff of lightStaff of light75 None - 1694 - - - 0 0 0 - - -1,842,145
Polypore staffPolypore staff75 None - 1694 - - - 0 0 0 - - -2,363,490
Armadyl battlestaffArmadyl battlestaff77 None - 1783 - - - 0 0 0 - - -17,828,844
Sunspear (magic)Sunspear78[1] None - 1829 - - - 0 0 0 - - -River of Blood
Zuriel's staffZuriel's staff78 None - 1829 - - - 0 0 0 - - -12,452,747
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 - - -43,174,962
ObliterationObliteration87 None - 2287 - - - 0 0 0 - - -61,297,046
Superior Zuriel's staffSuperior Zuriel's staff88[1] None - 2343 - - - 0 0 0 - - -23,421,675
Noxious staffNoxious staff90 None - 2458 - - - 0 0 0 - - -165,149,827
Staff of SliskeStaff of Sliske92 None - 2577 - - - 0 0 0 - - -816,692,650


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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