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Released18 March 2002 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineIt's a slightly magical stick.
Value7,000 coins
High alch4,200 coins
Low alch2,800 coins
Weight2.267 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange7,930 coins (info)
Buy limit11,000
Daily volume2,299,886
Advanced data
Item ID1391
Battlestaff detail.png

A battlestaff is a members-only magic weapon which provides standard magical bonuses, heightened melee bonuses, and the autocast option when equipped. It requires 30 Attack and 30 Magic to wield. Due to not having any elemental features, this staff has limited long-term use. Its advantage over basic tier elemental staves and other lesser staves is its melee bonuses.

The staff can be purchased from Zaff's Superior Staffs! in Varrock after the completion of the quest What Lies Below, and he'll stock 15 to 120 extra staves daily for players who have fully completed task tiers of the Varrock Diary (they can be obtained by interacting with the barrel in the north-west corner of the shop). The magic store owner in the Wizards' Guild and Baba Yaga on the Lunar Isle also stock them. It can also be bought on the Grand Exchange, obtained through other players, dropped by various enemies, or fletched from Celastrus bark with level 40 Fletching.

Mostly, though, this staff is used in making elemental staves. By using the appropriate (air, water, earth, fire) charge orb spell on an Obelisk with an unpowered orb in their inventory, a player can make an elemental orb, which can then be attached to the top of the battlestaff to make an elemental battlestaff of the type of orb attached. Should a player wish to do so, they can then take that completed elemental battlestaff and 40,000 to Thormac after the completion of the quest Scorpion Catcher to make it into a mystic staff of the elemental type provided to him. After completion of the Hard Kandarin Diary and Elite Kandarin Diary, Thormac will only require 30,000 or 20,000 respectively.

A player attaching an orb to a battlestaff.
Attack icon.png Attack bonusesBattlestaff equipped.pngBattlestaff equipped female.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.pngWeapon slot.png
Attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 5.png1

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Category: StaffCombat StyleStyle typeWeapon StyleExperienceInvisible Boost
CombatStyles Staff.pngBashCrushAccurateAttack and Hitpoints+3 Attack
PoundCrushAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints+3 Strength
FocusCrushDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints+3 Defence
SpellMagicDefensive AutocastMagic, Defence, and HitpointsNone
SpellMagicAutocastMagic and HitpointsNone

Creation[edit | edit source]

Fletching Fletching40 (b)80
Member icon.png
Ticks4 (2.4s)
Celastrus bark.pngCelastrus bark18,121
Total Cost8,121

Products[edit | edit source]

Air battlestaff.pngAir battlestaff
Member icon.png
  • Crafting 66
  • Crafting 137.5
Bryophyta's staff (uncharged).pngBryophyta's staff (uncharged)
Member icon.png
  • Crafting 62
  • Crafting 0
Earth battlestaff.pngEarth battlestaff
Member icon.png
  • Crafting 58
  • Crafting 112.5
Fire battlestaff.pngFire battlestaff
Member icon.png
  • Crafting 62
  • Crafting 125
Water battlestaff.pngWater battlestaff
Member icon.png
  • Crafting 54
  • Crafting 100

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.
Abyssal Sire350 Multicombat.png10 (noted)6/139
Alchemical Hydra426 Multicombat.png8–12 (noted)2 × 5/101
Ancient Wyvern210 Multicombat.png(noted)4/132
Angry barbarian spirit166 Multicombat.png11/128
Berserk barbarian spirit166 Multicombat.png11/128
Bryophyta Members Multicombat.png(noted)3/118
Cave kraken127 Multicombat.png14/200
Cerberus318 Multicombat.png(noted)3/128
Chaos Fanatic202 Multicombat.png(noted)5/128
Chest (Tombs of Amascut)N/A Casket.png1–46 (noted)3 × 1/27
Colossal Hydra309 Multicombat.png2–3 (noted)2/128
Dagannoth Prime303 Multicombat.png1–10 (noted)1/128
Deviant spectre169 Multicombat.png15/128
Eclectic impling jarN/A Casket.png11/100
Eclectic impling50; 60 Hunter icon.png11/100
Enraged barbarian spirit166 Multicombat.png11/128
Gold Chest (black)N/A Casket.png(noted)11/144.18; 11/142.44
Gold Chest (brown)N/A Casket.png(noted)11/143.99; 11/142.26
Gold Chest (crimson)N/A Casket.png(noted)11/144.08; 11/142.35
Gold Chest (purple)N/A Casket.png(noted)11/144.28; 11/142.54
Gold Chest (red)N/A Casket.png(noted)11/143.91; 11/142.17
Hydra194 Multicombat.png2–3 (noted)2/128
Kalphite Queen333 Multicombat.png10 (noted)5/128
Kraken291 Multicombat.png10 (noted)4/128
Locust rider68; 98; 106 Multicombat.png(noted)2/128
Long-tailed Wyvern152 Multicombat.png3–5 (noted)3/123
Monumental chestN/A Casket.png15–18 (noted)3 × 1/30
Moss giant Iorwerth Dungeon84 Multicombat.png12/128
Repugnant spectre335 Multicombat.png13 × 5/128
Revenant cyclops82 Multicombat.png41/42.38
Revenant dark beast120 Multicombat.png41/24.75
Revenant demon98 Multicombat.png41/35.01
Revenant dragon135 Multicombat.png41/19.9
Revenant goblin15 Multicombat.png41/345.56
Revenant hellhound90 Multicombat.png41/38.34
Revenant hobgoblin60 Multicombat.png41/72.29
Revenant imp7 Multicombat.png41/605
Revenant knight126 Multicombat.png41/21.29
Revenant maledictus397 Multicombat.png41/19.9
Revenant ork105 Multicombat.png41/29.04
Revenant pyrefiend52 Multicombat.png41/81.81
Reward Chest (The Gauntlet)N/A Casket.png4–8 (noted)2 × 1/24
Reward Chest (The Gauntlet) (Corrupted)N/A Casket.png8–12 (noted)3 × 1/24
Reward casket (elite)N/A Casket.png100 (noted)1/14,662.5
Sarachnis318 Multicombat.png8–10 (noted)2/100
Scarab Mage66; 93; 119 Multicombat.png(noted)2/128
Screaming twisted banshee144 Multicombat.png13 × 5/128
Silver Chest (black)N/A Casket.png19/152.6; 9/148.88
Silver Chest (brown)N/A Casket.png19/152.46; 9/148.74
Silver Chest (crimson)N/A Casket.png19/152.53; 9/148.81
Silver Chest (purple)N/A Casket.png19/152.67; 9/148.95
Silver Chest (red)N/A Casket.png19/152.39; 9/148.68
Skeletal Wyvern140 Multicombat.png10 (noted)3/128
Skeleton brute132 Multicombat.png11/128
Skeleton heavy132 Multicombat.png11/128
Skeleton hero149 Multicombat.png11/128
Skeleton thug132 Multicombat.png11/128
Skeleton warlord132 Multicombat.png11/128
Skotizo321 Multicombat.png25 (noted)7/100
Spitting Wyvern139 Multicombat.png3–5 (noted)3/123
Taloned Wyvern147 Multicombat.png3–5 (noted)3/123
Twisted Banshee89 Multicombat.png15/128
Vorkath392; 732 Multicombat.png5–15 (noted)2 × 4/150
Zulrah725 Multicombat.png10 (noted)2 × 10/248

Shop locations[edit | edit source]

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in stock
sold at
bought at
Baba Yaga's Magic Shop.Lunar Isle554sCoins 1000.png 7,000Coins 1000.png 3,850Member icon.png
Magic Guild Store (Runes and Staves)Wizards' Guild554sCoins 1000.png 7,000Coins 1000.png 4,200Member icon.png
Elgan's Exceptional Staffs!Prifddinas51m Coins 1000.png 7,000Coins 1000.png 3,850Member icon.png
Zaff's Superior Staffs!Varrock51m Coins 1000.png 7,000Coins 1000.png 3,850Free-to-play icon.png

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
22 September 2021

The Magic Attack and Defence bonuses of battlestaves have been increased from +10 to +12.

3 December 2015

When purchasing battlestaves as part of the Varrock diary reward from Zaff's barrel, you will no longer be told your inventory is full when it already contains a stack of noted battlestaves.

5 March 2015
(update | poll)

You can now acquire discounted (7000gp) battlestaves from Zaff once per day for the completion of Varrock Diaries:

29 November 2004 -
17 January 2005

The item's inventory sprite was adjusted.

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Battlestaff detail (historical).png
Battlestaff detail.png
Battlestaff (historical).png
29 March 2004 –
Nov. 2004-Jan. 2005
Nov. 2004-Jan. 2005 –