A broken staff is an item that can be repaired into different kinds of staves at a repair bench or higher in the Workshop of a player-owned house. Repairing one gives 14.5 Crafting experience.
Broken staves can be dug up at the Digsite, or fished up on the Fishing Trawler.
When shown to the archaeological expert, he says, "Look at this... Interesting.,. This appears to belong to a cleric of some kind; certainly not a follower of Saradomin. However, I wonder if there was another civilisation here before the Saradominists."
There is a chance of breaking the broken staff and receiving nothing. The success rate is higher with a higher Crafting level.
The following drop rates are provided by Jagex, unless otherwise specified.
For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here
Considering the Grand Exchange values and probabilities of obtaining each staff, repairing a Broken staff will on average yield 293.00. Thus repairing broken staves is hardly worth it even in bulk.
- ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 31 December 2021. (Archived from the original on 5 December 2022.) Mod Ash: "[Never change <3 Is it Smithing that affects the chance of destroying a rusty sword and scimitar, and broken and damaged armour? Is it Fletching that affects the chance of destroying a broken arrow? Is it Crafting that affects the chance of destroying a broken staff?] I see you didn't change either :P Yes, yes and yes."
- ^ Jagex. Mod Ash's Twitter account. 13 February 2019. (Archived from the original on 27 May 2020.) Mod Ash: "5% staff of water
4% staff of fire
4% staff of air
4% staff of earth
26% "magic staff"
57% basic staff"