Battlestaves

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Battlestaves
BattlestaffAir battlestaffWater battlestaffEarth battlestaffFire battlestaffLava battlestaffMud battlestaffSteam battlestaffSmoke battlestaffMist battlestaffDust battlestaff
Primary typeCrush
Secondary typeMagic
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 5.png

Battlestaves are combined melee and magical weapons which can be used in combat. They are primary used for casting combat spells, having +2 more Magic Attack bonuses compared to standard staves, although they also have Melee Attack bonuses.

On top of their melee capabilities, battlestaves allow the wielder to autocast spells and also provide an unlimited supply of runes according to their name (for example, a fire battlestaff replaces the need for fire runes when it is equipped).

Battlestaves can be upgraded to mystic staves by paying Thormac 40,000 coins (30,000 if the player has completed the hard Kandarin Diary, or 20,000 if the player has completed the elite Kandarin Diary).

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

Standard battlestaves[edit | edit source]

ItemAttack BonusesDefence BonusesOther
Stab attackSlash attackCrush attackMagic attackRanged attackStab defenceSlash defenceCrush defenceMagic defenceRanged defenceMelee strengthMagic damageRanged strengthPrayer bonusWeightMembers
BattlestaffBattlestaff7-125120231120320%002.267Member icon.png
Air battlestaffAir battlestaff7-128120231120350%002.267Member icon.png
Water battlestaffWater battlestaff10-128120231120350%002.267Member icon.png
Earth battlestaffEarth battlestaff7-128120231120350%002.267Member icon.png
Fire battlestaffFire battlestaff7-128120231120350%002.267Member icon.png

Combination battlestaves[edit | edit source]

ItemAttack BonusesDefence BonusesOther
Stab attackSlash attackCrush attackMagic attackRanged attackStab defenceSlash defenceCrush defenceMagic defenceRanged defenceMelee strengthMagic damageRanged strengthPrayer bonusWeightMembers
Dust battlestaffDust battlestaff7-128120231120350%002.267Member icon.png
Lava battlestaffLava battlestaff7-128120231120350%002.267Member icon.png
Lava battlestaff (or)Lava battlestaff (or)7-128120231120350%002.267Member icon.png
Mist battlestaffMist battlestaff7-128120231120350%002.267Member icon.png
Mud battlestaffMud battlestaff7-128120231120350%002.267Member icon.png
Smoke battlestaffSmoke battlestaff7-128120231120350%002.267Member icon.png
Steam battlestaffSteam battlestaff7-128120231120350%002.267Member icon.png
Steam battlestaff (or)Steam battlestaff (or)7-128120231120350%002.267Member icon.png

Prices[edit | edit source]

Item Rune supply Exchange price
Battlestaff inventory image Battlestaff N/A 7,904
Air battlestaff inventory image Air battlestaff Air rune 8,991
Water battlestaff inventory image Water battlestaff Water rune 8,946
Earth battlestaff inventory image Earth battlestaff Earth rune 8,984
Fire battlestaff inventory image Fire battlestaff Fire rune 8,988
Dust battlestaff inventory image Dust battlestaff Air rune + Earth rune 10,853
Lava battlestaff inventory image Lava battlestaff Earth rune + Fire rune 9,342
Lava battlestaff (or) inventory image Lava battlestaff (or) Earth rune + Fire rune 666,269
Mist battlestaff inventory image Mist battlestaff Air rune + Water rune 37,009
Mud battlestaff inventory image Mud battlestaff Earth rune + Water rune 24,119
Smoke battlestaff inventory image Smoke battlestaff Air rune + Fire rune 1,699,641
Steam battlestaff inventory image Steam battlestaff Water rune + Fire rune 49,656
Steam battlestaff (or) inventory image Steam battlestaff (or) Water rune + Fire rune 730,766

All elemental staves[edit | edit source]

Runes
provided
Basic Battlestaves Mystic staves
Standard
Air rune Staff of air inventory image Staff of air Air battlestaff inventory image Air battlestaff Mystic air staff inventory image Mystic air staff
Water rune Staff of water inventory image Staff of water Water battlestaff inventory image Water battlestaff Mystic water staff inventory image Mystic water staff
Earth rune Staff of earth inventory image Staff of earth Earth battlestaff inventory image Earth battlestaff Mystic earth staff inventory image Mystic earth staff
Fire rune Staff of fire inventory image Staff of fire Fire battlestaff inventory image Fire battlestaff Mystic fire staff inventory image Mystic fire staff
Combination
Lava rune N/A Lava battlestaff inventory image Lava battlestaff Mystic lava staff inventory image Mystic lava staff
Mud rune N/A Mud battlestaff inventory image Mud battlestaff Mystic mud staff inventory image Mystic mud staff
Steam rune N/A Steam battlestaff inventory image Steam battlestaff Mystic steam staff inventory image Mystic steam staff
Smoke rune N/A Smoke battlestaff inventory image Smoke battlestaff Mystic smoke staff inventory image Mystic smoke staff
Mist rune N/A Mist battlestaff inventory image Mist battlestaff Mystic mist staff inventory image Mystic mist staff
Dust rune N/A Dust battlestaff inventory image Dust battlestaff Mystic dust staff inventory image Mystic dust staff

Comparison between other magic weapons[edit | edit source]

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Name Level(s) required Magic attack Magic damage Price Notes
Tumeken's shadow inventory image Tumeken's shadow

Magic 85

+35 N/A 1,306,465,565
  • Requires 5Chaos 2Soul per charge of the built-in spell.
  • Built-in spell damage scales with the player's Magic level and can hit up to 34 at Magic 99 without any magic damage bonus.
  • Has a passive effect which triples magic attack bonus and magic damage from the player's worn equipment. The magic damage increase is capped at a total of 100%.
  • Because the spell is built-in, the player does not need to carry its runes in their inventory and can use Arceuus spellbook, Lunar spells, or Ancient Magicks while wielding this staff.
  • Currently offers the highest magic attack bonus, and is tied with the Kodai wand for highest magic defence.
Harmonised nightmare staff inventory image Harmonised nightmare staff Magic 82
Hitpoints 50
+16 +15% 430,263,340
Volatile nightmare staff inventory image Volatile nightmare staff Magic 82
Hitpoints 50
+16 +15% 267,574,837
  • Can autocast both Ancient Magicks and standard spells.
  • Has a special attack which consumes 55% of the player's special attack energy and deals a high amount of damage with 50% increased accuracy. This attack does not consume runes.
  • Otherwise possesses identical bonuses and benefits to the Nightmare staff.
Eldritch nightmare staff inventory image Eldritch nightmare staff Magic 82
Hitpoints 50
+16 +15% 330,754,432
Sanguinesti staff inventory image Sanguinesti staff Magic 82 +25 N/A 84,194,849
  • Slightly stronger than the trident of the swamp, with the same stats but able to hit one damage higher.
  • Requires 3Blood per charge of the built-in spell.
  • Built-in spell damage scales with the player's Magic level and can hit up to 32 at Magic 99 .
  • Has a 1 in 6 chance to heal the wielder by half the damage dealt.
  • Tied with the toxic staff of the dead and trident of the swamp for third-highest magic attack bonus.
  • Because the spell is built-in, the player does not need to carry its runes in their inventory and can use Arceuus spellbook, Lunar spells, or Ancient Magicks while wielding this staff.
Holy sanguinesti staff inventory image Holy Sanguinesti staff
Kodai wand inventory image Kodai wand Magic 80 +28 +15% 80,896,324
  • Can autocast Ancient Magicks, Arceuus spells, and standard spells.
  • Provides unlimited water runes while equipped.
  • When a combat spell is cast with the wand, there is a 15% chance that the wand will negate the rune cost for that spell.
  • Currently offers the second-highest magic attack bonus, and is tied with Tumeken's Shadow for highest magic defence.
Trident of the swamp inventory image Trident of the swamp Magic 78 +25 N/A 3,483,676
  • Has the same benefits as the Trident of the seas, but with +10 more magic attack bonus.
  • Requires 5Fire 1Chaos 1Death and 1 Zulrah scale (instead of coins) per charge of the built-in spell, and can hold up to 2500 charges.
  • Built-in spell damage scales with the player's Magic level and can hit up to 31 at Magic 99 .
  • Has 25% chance to inflict venom on the target.
  • Tied with the Sanguinesti staff and Toxic staff of the dead for third-highest magic attack bonus.
  • Because the spell is built-in, the player does not need to carry its runes in their inventory and can use Arceuus spellbook, Lunar spells, or Ancient Magicks while wielding this staff.
Trident of the swamp (e) inventory image Trident of the swamp (e) 7,014,417
Toxic staff of the dead inventory image Toxic staff of the dead Magic 75 Attack +25 +15% 8,833,438
Staff of light inventory image Staff of light Magic 75 Attack +17 +15% 4,454,592
Staff of balance inventory image Staff of balance Magic 75 Attack +17 +15% 26,194,893
Staff of the dead inventory image Staff of the dead Magic 75 Attack +17 +15% 5,464,667
Trident of the seas inventory image Trident of the seas Magic 75 +15 N/A 41,929
  • Has its own built-in spell, requiring charges which cost 5Fire 1Chaos 1Death runes and 10 coins per cast. Can hold up to 2,500 charges.
  • Built-in spell damage scales with the player's Magic level and can hit up to 28 at Magic 99 .
  • Has a weapon speed of 4 (same as scimitars/whip), while all other forms of combat magic only have 5 (same as longswords).
  • Because the spell is built-in, the player does not need to carry its runes in their inventory and can use Arceuus spellbook, Lunar spells, or Ancient Magicks while wielding this staff.
Trident of the seas (e) inventory image Trident of the seas (e) 3,926,980
Slayer's staff (e) inventory image Slayer's staff (e) Magic 75
Slayer 55
+12 N/A 22,289[n 1]
Nightmare staff inventory image Nightmare staff Magic 72
Hitpoints 50
+16 +15% 40,242,421
Ahrim's staff inventory image Ahrim's staff Magic 70 Attack +15 +5% 149,483
Master wand inventory image Master wand Magic 60 +20 N/A 4,061,406
Thammaron's sceptre inventory image Thammaron's sceptre Magic 60 +20 N/A 4,415,144
Saradomin staff Guthix staff Zamorak staff God staves Magic 60 +6 N/A 80,000
  • Required to cast god spells, but cannot be used to autocast them.
  • Those who have Magic 80 and the respective God cape can use the Charge spell, which increases the God spell's damage by 50%.
Iban's staff inventory image Iban's staff Magic 50 Attack +10 N/A 200,000[n 2]
  • Only staff able to cast Iban Blast.
  • Can autocast Iban Blast and standard spells.
  • Has 120 charges (2,500 if upgraded). One charge is used when casting Iban Blast on an NPC and two are used when casting it on another player.
  • Iban Blast has a max hit of 25.
Iban's staff (u) inventory image Iban's staff (u) 400,000[n 3]
Ancient staff inventory image Ancient staff Magic 50 Attack +15 N/A 72,592
Slayer's staff inventory image Slayer's staff Magic 50
Slayer 55
+12 N/A 21,085
Void knight mace inventory image Void knight mace Attack Strength Defence Hitpoints Ranged Magic 42
Prayer 22
+8 N/A Untradeable[n 4]
Mystic smoke staff inventory image Mystic smoke staff Magic 40 Attack +14 +10%[n 5] 1,746,011
Smoke battlestaff inventory image Smoke battlestaff Magic 30 Attack +12 1,699,641
Swamp lizard Orange salamander
Red salamander Black salamander
Salamanders Attack Ranged Magic 30
(Green)
N/A N/A 223
  • Unique and versatile two-handed weapons that facilitate the use of all three combat styles.
  • Cannot autocast spells, but instead have their own unique magic attack, similar to how powered staves have built-in spells.
  • Damage done by salamanders is calculated by a unique formula using a hidden "magic damage bonus" unique to each lizard type.
Attack Ranged Magic 50
(Orange)
189
Attack Ranged Magic 60
(Red)
112
Attack Ranged Magic 70
(Black)
328
Ancient crozier Armadyl crozier
Bandos crozier Guthix crozier
Saradomin crozier Zamorak crozier
Croziers Prayer 60 +10 N/A 8,741
Skull sceptre inventory image Skull sceptre Magic 1 +10 N/A Untradeable
Skull sceptre (i) inventory image Skull sceptre (i)
Staff of air Staff of water
Staff of earth Staff of fire
Elemental staves Magic 1
(Basic)
+10 N/A 1,427
  • Can autocast standard spells.
  • Provide unlimited runes of their respective elements.
  • However, they have a slower attack speed than better staves (3 seconds per cast instead of 2.4) and lack any Magic damage boost.
Magic 30 Attack
(Battlestaff)
+12 8,988
Magic 40 Attack
(Mystic staff)
+14 25,262
  1. ^ Reverts to standard Slayer's staff when it runs out of charges, and needs to have a Slayer's enchantment reapplied.
  2. ^ Cost to repair the broken staff.
  3. ^ Cost to repair the broken staff and upgrade it to Iban's staff (u), which holds 2,500 charges instead of 120.
  4. ^ Costs 250 Void Knight commendation points.
  5. ^ Is not shown on Equipment Stats, and applies only to the standard spellbook.