The staff of darkness is a two-handed staff that requires 85 Magic to wield. When a combat spell is cast with the staff, there is a chance that the staff will negate the rune cost for that spell. This is the same 12.5% (1/8) chance as its lesser counterpart, the staff of light. When the effect activates, the following message appears in the chat box: "Your spell draws its power completely from your weapon." Just like the staff of light, the staff of darkness can be used to cast the Slayer Dart spell.
A staff of darkness is made by combining a staff of light with a wyrm heart, costing 29,285,834 coins; the newly created staff will have an initial charge of 50%. The creation process can be undone, although only the wyrm heart will be salvaged.
A fully-charged staff degrades for 60,000 charges of combat (a minimum duration of 10 hours of combat) before reverting to a wyrm heart. It can be repaired by 50% by using a staff of light on it - a full recharge costs 1,775,626 coins.
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The staff of darkness has a special attack called Power of Darkness, which uses 100% adrenaline. When used, all damage against the player is reduced by 25% and 25% of all damage is reflected back to the attacker for 20 seconds. The effect ends if you switch out your weapon. When the effect ends, the following message appears in the chat box: "The power of the darkness fades. Your resistance to attacks returns to normal."
This special attack has a 90 second cooldown before it can be used again. When the cooldown ends, the following message appears in the chat box: "You may once again call upon the power of darkness."
Comparison with other magical weapons
|Staff of Sliske||92||1,186,601,741||2577 (92)|
|Noxious staff||90||152,950,010||2458 (90)|
|Superior Zuriel's staff||88||17,888,618||2343 (88)||
|Camel staff||85||40,168,229||2178 (85)|
|Staff of darkness||85||30,173,647||2178 (85)|
| || 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|| 10,701,891 |
|Second-Age staff||80||112,006,213||1924 (80)||
|Chaotic staff|| 80 |
|Attuned crystal staff|| 80 |
|Attuned crystal weapon seed and 2000 harmonic dust||1924 (80)|
|Zuriel's staff||78||10,041,827||1829 (78)||
|Sunspear (magic)|| 78 |
River of Blood
| Free after River of Blood quest|
600,000 to reclaim
|Armadyl battlestaff||77||15,393,057||1783 (77)|
|Greater runic staff|| 75 |
|25,000 Runespan points||1694 (75)||
|Staff of light||75||887,813||1694 (75)||
|Polypore staff||75||1,760,279||1694 (75)|
|Wand of the praesul and Imperium core||92|| 660,613,121 (wand)|
|Seismic wand and singularity||90|| 65,525,477 (wand)|
|Elite seasinger kiba and makigai|| 88 |
| 1 Seasinger kiba|
1 Seasinger makigai
2 Seasinger weapon upgrade kit
|Wand of the Cywir elders and orb||85|| 12,923,508 (wand)|
|Seasinger kiba and makigai|| 85 |
| 150 Chi|
75 Koi Scales
2 Gemstone kaseki
|Virtus wand and book||80|| 4,524,247 (wand)|
|Attuned crystal wand and orb|| 80 |
|Attuned crystal weapon seed and 2000 harmonic dust||1924 (80)||
|Abyssal wand and orb||75|| 95,411 (wand)|
|Item quantity required||1|
|Base junk chance||1.0%|
- It is possible to get the rune-saving message when using abilities, which do not cost runes unless when an Ancient Magicks spell also activates.
- The special attack uses the same animation as the staff of light. However, the light dome shield doesn't appear around the player when the player is hit with attacks.