The staff of light, also known as SoL, is a two-handed staff that requires 75 Magic to wield. It is obtained as a unique drop from ice strykewyrms, requiring 93 Slayer to kill. The golden parts of the staff can be recoloured into blue, green, red, and yellow at a one time cost of 2,000 Loyalty points by using it on Xuan in Burthorpe/Varrock or Dilwyn in Prifddinas.
The staff of light features a few special properties. When a combat spell (including curse spells like Confuse or Entangle) is cast with the staff, there is a 12.5% (1/8) chance that the staff will negate the rune cost for that spell. This chance increases to 20% when wearing combat robes, and 50% when wearing battle robes. When the effect activates, the following message appears in the chat box: "Your spell draws its power completely from your weapon." Additionally, the staff of light can be used as a more accurate alternative to the slayer's staff for casting Slayer Dart.
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The staff of light has a special attack called Power of Light, which uses 100% adrenaline. When used, all damage from melee attacks against the player is reduced by 50% for 1 minute. The effect resets the timer if you use the special attack twice before 1 minute, and 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 light fades. Your resistance to melee attacks returns to normal."
Comparison with other magical weapons
|Staff of Sliske||92||1,318,532,992||2577 (92)|
|Noxious staff||90||142,542,442||2458 (90)|
|Superior Zuriel's staff||88||16,487,239||2343 (88)||
|Camel staff||85||38,348,042||2178 (85)|
|Staff of darkness||85||28,338,280||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|| 9,518,841 |
|Second-Age staff||80||107,808,003||1924 (80)||
|Chaotic staff|| 80 |
|Attuned crystal staff|| 80 |
|Attuned crystal weapon seed and 2000 harmonic dust||1924 (80)|
|Zuriel's staff||78||9,249,375||1829 (78)||
|Sunspear (magic)|| 78 |
River of Blood
| Free after River of Blood quest|
600,000 to reclaim
|Armadyl battlestaff||77||13,718,770||1783 (77)|
|Greater runic staff|| 75 |
|25,000 Runespan points||1694 (75)||
|Staff of light||75||992,557||1694 (75)||
|Polypore staff||75||1,627,422||1694 (75)|
|Wand of the praesul and Imperium core||92|| 734,060,300 (wand)|
|Seismic wand and singularity||90|| 67,131,336 (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|| 13,353,225 (wand)|
|Seasinger kiba and makigai|| 85 |
| 150 Chi|
75 Koi Scales
2 Gemstone kaseki
|Virtus wand and book||80|| 4,496,674 (wand)|
|Attuned crystal wand and orb|| 80 |
|Attuned crystal weapon seed and 2000 harmonic dust||1924 (80)||
|Abyssal wand and orb||75|| 99,093 (wand)|
Before the Evolution of Combat
The Staff of Light was one of the most used staves before the Evolution of Combat, particularly before the introduction of the polypore staff. Besides its strong Magic accuracy, it also had decent melee stats roughly equivalent to a dragon weapon (it required 75 Attack along with 75 Magic to wield), and had a special attack that would halve all melee damage taken for one minute, draining 100% of the bar. Also, a target didn't have to be selected to use this special attack. When using the special attack in conjunction with Protect from Melee or Deflect Melee, 90% of incoming melee damage could be negated.
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- 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.
- While the special attack is active, a light dome shield appears around the player when the player is hit with melee attacks.