Dust battlestaff

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The dust battlestaff is a magical staff that requires 30 Attack and 30 Magic. When equipped the staff provides an infinite amount of air and earth runes.

The staff is dropped by superior slayer monsters and dust devils. Players can give 40,000 coins to Thormac, after the completion of the Scorpion Catcher quest, to upgrade the staff to a Mystic dust staff.

Bonuses
Attack icon.png Attack bonusesDust battlestaff equipped.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+7-1+28+10+0
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+2+3+1+10+0
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.pngWeapon slot.png
+35+0+0%+0List
Attack speed
Monster attack speed 5.png

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

CombatStyles staff.png Combat style Type Experience
Bash Crush Attack and Hitpoints
Pound Crush Strength and Hitpoints
Focus Crush Defence and Hitpoints
Spell Magic Magic and Hitpoints
Spell (Defensive) Magic Magic, Hitpoints and Defence

Spells requiring both air and earth runes[edit source]

Icon Spell Level Runes Exp Category Spell Group Notes
Earth Strike icon.png Earth Strike 9 1Mind2Earth1Air 9.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 6 damage per cast.
Earth Bolt icon.png Earth Bolt 29 1Chaos3Earth2Air 19.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 11 damage per cast.
Lumbridge Teleport icon.png Lumbridge Teleport 31 1Law1Earth3Air 41 Teleport Standard Teleports the caster to the centre of Lumbridge Castle.
Crumble Undead icon.png Crumble Undead 39 1Chaos2Earth2Air 24.5 Combat Standard Can only be cast on undead monsters. Maximum of 15 damage per cast.
Teleport to House icon.png Teleport to House 40 1Law1Earth1Air 30 Teleport Standard Teleports the caster to their player-owned house.
Earth Blast icon.png Earth Blast 53 1Death4Earth3Air 31.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 15 damage per cast.
Earth Wave icon.png Earth Wave 70 1Blood7Earth5Air 40 Combat Standard Maximum of 19 damage per cast.
Earth Surge icon.png Earth Surge 90 1Wrath10Earth7Air 48.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 23 damage per cast.


Dropping monsters[edit | edit source]

The drop rate of the dust battlestaff from a superior monster is determined by the Slayer requirement in order to slay it. The exact formula is

An exception to this is the Choke devil, since it has the dust battlestaff on both its standard and unique drop tables, therefore being more common than the formula suggests.

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Nuclear smoke devil 280 1 3; Uncommon (1/65.9)
Night beast 314 1 3; Uncommon (1/84.8)
Greater abyssal demon 342 1 4; Rare (1/115.2)
Nechryarch 300 1 4; Rare (1/144.5)
Marble gargoyle 349 1 4; Rare (1/172.8)
King kurask 295 1 4; Rare (1/200)
Choke devil 264 1 4; Rare (1/226.1)[1]
Repugnant spectre 335 1 4; Rare (1/251.2)
Abhorrent spectre 253 1 4; Rare (1/251.2)
Cave abomination 206 1 4; Rare (1/260.8)
Vitreous warped Jelly 241 1 4; Rare (1/289.1)
Vitreous Jelly 206 1 4; Rare (1/289.1)
Insatiable mutated Bloodveld 278 1 4; Rare (1/298.1)
Insatiable Bloodveld 202 1 4; Rare (1/298.1)
Malevolent Mage 162 1 4; Rare (1/320)
Monstrous basilisk 135 1 4; Rare (1/340.8)
Flaming pyrelord 97 1 4; Rare (1/379.2)
Cockathrice 89 1 4; Rare (1/396.8)
Giant rockslug 86 1 4; Rare (1/413.3)
Screaming twisted banshee 144 1 4; Rare (1/428.8)
Screaming banshee 70 1 4; Rare (1/428.8)
Chasm Crawler 68 1 4; Rare (1/443.2)
Crushing hand 45 1 4; Rare (1/456.5)
Choke devil 264 1 5; Very rare (1/4,000)[1]
Dust devil 93; 110 1 5; Very rare (1/4,000)
  1. 1.0 1.1 Actually more common due to being on both its unique and standard drop tables. The overall drop rate (taking into account three rolls on the standard drop table) is ~0.52%, or ~1/192.