Dust battlestaff

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A dust battlestaff is a dust elemental staff which provides unlimited amounts of air and earth runes as well as the autocast option when equipped. It requires 30 Attack and 30 Magic to wield. The mystic dust staff is an even stronger alternative, providing better melee stat bonuses.

The staff is obtainable as a potential drop from various monsters (mostly superior slayer monsters), other players, and the Grand Exchange.

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Combat OptionsCombat StyleAttack typesStyleExperience
CombatStyles Staff.pngBashCrushAccurateAttack and Hitpoints
PoundCrushAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints
FocusCrushDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints
SpellMagicDefensive AutocastMagic, Defence, and Hitpoints
SpellMagicAutocastMagic and Hitpoints

Spells requiring both air and earth runes[edit source]

Icon Spell Level Runes Exp Category Spell Group Notes
Earth Strike.png Earth Strike 9 1Air 2Earth 1Mind 9.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 6 damage per cast.
Earth Bolt.png Earth Bolt 29 2Air 3Earth 1Chaos 19.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 11 damage per cast.
Lumbridge Teleport.png Lumbridge Teleport 31 3Air 1Earth 1Law 41 Teleport Standard Teleports the caster to the centre of Lumbridge Castle.
Crumble Undead.png Crumble Undead 39 2Air 2Earth 1Chaos 24.5 Combat Standard Can only be cast on undead monsters. Maximum of 15 damage per cast.
Teleport to House.png Teleport to House 40 1Air 1Earth 1Law 30 Teleport Standard Teleports the caster to their player-owned house.
Earth Blast.png Earth Blast 53 3Air 4Earth 1Death 31.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 15 damage per cast.
Earth Wave.png Earth Wave 70 5Air 7Earth 1Blood 40 Combat Standard Maximum of 19 damage per cast.
Earth Surge.png Earth Surge 90 7Air 10Earth 1Wrath 48.5 Combat Standard Maximum of 23 damage per cast.

Item sources[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.

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Abhorrent spectre253 Multicombat.png11/217
Basilisk Sentinel358 Multicombat.png11/217
Cave abomination206 Multicombat.png11/224
Chasm Crawler68 Multicombat.png11/382
Choke devil264 Multicombat.png13 × 1/4,000
Choke devil264 Multicombat.png11/194
Cockathrice89 Multicombat.png11/341
Colossal Hydra309 Multicombat.png11/46
Crushing hand45 Multicombat.png11/393
Dust devil93; 110 Multicombat.png11/4,000
Flaming pyrelord97 Multicombat.png11/327
Giant rockslug86 Multicombat.png11/354
Greater abyssal demon342 Multicombat.png11/101
Guardian Drake386 Multicombat.png11/105
Infernal pyrelord134 Multicombat.png11/327
Insatiable Bloodveld202 Multicombat.png11/256
Insatiable mutated Bloodveld278 Multicombat.png11/256
King kurask295 Multicombat.png11/171
Malevolent Mage162 Multicombat.png11/274
Marble gargoyle349 Multicombat.png11/149
Monstrous basilisk135 Multicombat.png11/293
Nechryarch300 Multicombat.png11/126
Night beast374 Multicombat.png11/73
Nuclear smoke devil280 Multicombat.png11/57
Repugnant spectre335 Multicombat.png11/217
Screaming banshee70 Multicombat.png11/368
Screaming twisted banshee144 Multicombat.png11/368
Shadow Wyrm267 Multicombat.png11/208
Spiked Turoth244 Multicombat.png11/238
Vitreous Jelly206 Multicombat.png11/249
Vitreous warped Jelly241 Multicombat.png11/249