Crystal halberd (historical)

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New crystal halberd full
Crystal halberd.png
Released5 March 2015 (Update)
Removal25 July 2019 (Update)
Quest itemNo
ExamineA nice sturdy pike.
Value279,000 coins
High alch167,400 coins
Low alch111,600 coins
Weight2 kg
Advanced data
Item ID13091
Crystal halberd detail.png

The crystal halberd was a degradable two-handed weapon made from elven crystal. It required completion of the Hard Western Provinces Diary to wield, as well as 70 Attack, 35 Strength and 50 Agility.

These crystal halberds functioned differently to the present day Crystal halberd. They would degrade over time with use, and their stats would gradually decrease as the halberd degraded.

With the release of Song of the Elves, all existing Crystal halberds reverted into Crystal weapon seeds. As a result, these items are currently unobtainable; however, they remain in the game files.

Attack icon.png Attack bonusesCrystal halberd equipped male.pngCrystal halberd 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.png2h slot.png
Attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 7.png2

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Category: PolearmCombat StyleStyle typeWeapon StyleExperienceInvisible Boost
CombatStyles Polearm.pngJabStabControlledAttack, Strength, Defence, and Hitpoints+1 Attack, Strength, and Defence
SwipeSlashAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints+3 Strength
FendStabDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints+3 Defence

Degrading[edit | edit source]

The crystal halberd degraded over time. After 250 hits, it degraded into a "Crystal halberd 9/10", and thereafter for every 250 hits, it would degrade another 1/10th, until it reverted into a crystal seed after a total of 2,500 hits, and had to be recharged before it could be used again. If the special attack was used and it hit an opponent twice or multiple opponents, it would be considered one hit in regards to degradation. As the halberd degraded, the negative Magic attack bonus remained the same while the positive attack bonuses decreased as shown below.

Item Attack Bonuses Defence Bonuses Other
White dagger.png White scimitar.png White warhammer.png Magic icon.png Ranged icon.png White dagger.png White scimitar.png White warhammer.png Magic icon.png Ranged icon.png Strength icon.png Ranged Strength icon.png Magic Damage icon.png Prayer icon.png
Crystal halberd full.png Crystal halberd full +85 +110 +5 -4 +0 -1 +4 +5 +0 +0 +118 +0 +0% +0
Crystal halberd 9/10.png Crystal halberd 9/10 +82 +106 +5 -4 +0 -1 +4 +5 +0 +0 +113 +0 +0% +0
Crystal halberd 8/10.png Crystal halberd 8/10 +79 +102 +5 -4 +0 -1 +4 +5 +0 +0 +108 +0 +0% +0
Crystal halberd 7/10.png Crystal halberd 7/10 +76 +98 +4 -4 +0 -1 +3 +4 +0 +0 +103 +0 +0% +0
Crystal halberd 6/10.png Crystal halberd 6/10 +73 +94 +4 -4 +0 -1 +3 +4 +0 +0 +98 +0 +0% +0
Crystal halberd 5/10.png Crystal halberd 5/10 +70 +90 +4 -4 +0 -1 +3 +4 +0 +0 +93 +0 +0% +0
Crystal halberd 4/10.png Crystal halberd 4/10 +67 +86 +3 -4 +0 -1 +2 +3 +0 +0 +88 +0 +0% +0
Crystal halberd 3/10.png Crystal halberd 3/10 +64 +82 +3 -4 +0 -1 +2 +3 +0 +0 +83 +0 +0% +0
Crystal halberd 2/10.png Crystal halberd 2/10 +61 +78 +3 -4 +0 -1 +2 +3 +0 +0 +78 +0 +0% +0
Crystal halberd 1/10.png Crystal halberd 1/10 +58 +74 +2 -4 +0 -1 +1 +2 +0 +0 +73 +0 +0% +0

The crystal halberd could be imbued for 2,000 Nightmare Zone points per charge to create a crystal halberd (i), requiring 20,000 points to imbue a fully charged halberd. Imbuing the crystal halberd did not keep it from degrading, however its stats would remain at their maximum, regardless of how much it had degraded. When the halberd reverted back to a crystal seed, it would lose its imbue, and players had to imbue it again using points from the Nightmare Zone. Additionally, imbuing a crystal halberd that had already degraded to 9/10 or below would restore the halberd's stats to their maximum.

Recharging[edit | edit source]

Ilfeen recharged crystal seeds into crystal bows, crystal shields or crystal halberds. Initially, Ilfeen charged 750,000 coins to re-enchant a crystal seed into a crystal halberd. However, the price decreased by 150,000 coins each time Ilfeen re-enchanted a seed for a player, in the following manner, until reaching the minimum recharge cost of 150,000 coins:

Enchantment Cost for re-enchantment
First 750,000
Second 600,000
Third 450,000
Fourth 300,000
Fifth and thereafter 150,000

The amount that Ilfeen charges is dependent on the number of crystal seeds she has re-enchanted, not the number of crystal halberds she has recharged. For example, a player who pays Ilfeen 900,000 coins to re-enchant a crystal seed into a crystal bow will only have to pay her 600,000 coins to recharge a seed into a crystal halberd.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
25 July 2019
  • All variants of the halberd had their values decreased to 1.
  • The "Wield" option was replaced by a fake Wield option.
  • The item was made usable by free to play players, but it is now unobtainable.
  • The item could no longer be turned into a bank placeholder.
23 May 2019

The offensive and defensive stats of the unimbued crystal halberd now correctly lower as the weapon degrades.

26 April 2019

The crystal halberd special attack was limited to three targets in PVP, to prevent unintentionally high experience rates.[1]

7 June 2018

The crystal halberd's special attack used to only hit the main target on the central tile, but hit an unlimited amount of monsters on the two adjacent tiles. Now, it caps the maximum number of monsters to 10, but allows monsters standing on the same tile as the primary target to also be affected by the attack.

19 May 2016

The "uncharge" option on the crystal halberd now properly removes the weapon's imbue. Previously, it would result in the message "Nothing interesting happens".

25 June 2015

The crystal halberd now becomes cheaper when re-enchanted.

23 April 2015
(update | poll)

A special attack was added.

16 April 2015

A "Check" option was added to see the remaining number of charges.

12 March 2015
  • The combat interface no longer shows unarmed option for the crystal halberd.
  • Attacking an opponent no longer shows the message "Unrecognised ranged weapon".
  • The "Uncharge" option was removed.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Jagex. Old School RuneScape's Twitter account. 26 April 2019. (Archived from the original on 28 August 2021.) Old School RuneScape: "A hotfix has been deployed to cap the Crystal halberd, Crystal halberd (i), Dragon halberd, and Dragon two handed sword special attacks to hit a maximum of 3 players in PvP. This is to prevent players achieving unintentionally high xp rates while a long term fix is discussed."