The Zamorak staff's special attack is Flames of Zamorak. On a successful hit, it deals 100%-300% ability damage and lowers the target's Magic level by 5% of the previous level. In order to unlock and use this special attack, the Divine Storm spell must be cast 100 times on the mages inside the Mage Arena.
On 15 March2010, the position in which the player character holds the staff was changed. In the patch notes, Jagex stated, "Hopefully, you won’t now hit your head on your Zamorak staff when running."