Eldritch nightmare staff
|Eldritch nightmare staff|
|Released||6 February 2020 (Update)|
|Examine||An ancient staff corrupted by darkness. An eldritch orb has been added to it.|
|High alch||2,760,000 coins|
|Low alch||1,840,000 coins|
The eldritch nightmare staff is a staff that is created by attaching an eldritch orb to the nightmare staff. Requiring level 82 Magic and 50 Hitpoints to wield, it can autocast offensive standard spells as well as Ancient Magicks. The upgraded staff is untradeable, but it can be reverted to its tradeable components at any time. If lost on death in the Wilderness, the killer will receive the staff and the orb.
Combat styles[edit | edit source]
|Category: Staff||Combat Style||Style type||Weapon Style||Experience||Invisible Boost|
|Bash||Crush||Accurate||Attack and Hitpoints||+3 Attack|
|Pound||Crush||Aggressive||Strength and Hitpoints||+3 Strength|
|Focus||Crush||Defensive||Defence and Hitpoints||+3 Defence|
|Spell||Magic||Defensive Autocast||Magic, Defence, and Hitpoints||None|
|Spell||Magic||Autocast||Magic and Hitpoints||None|
Creation[edit | edit source]
|Eldritch nightmare staff||1||N/A|
Special attack[edit | edit source]
The eldritch nightmare staff has a special attack, Invocate, that consumes 55% of the player's special attack energy to hit the target for a high amount of damage, and restores the caster's prayer points by 50% of the damage dealt. Invocate can boost the caster's prayer points above their prayer level (like the ancient mace), up to a maximum of 120. The special attack does not consume runes. The special attack will restore prayer even if used against a target that has lower health or has immunity to conventional weaponry, similar to the saradomin godsword. For example, kurasks can only be harmed by leaf-bladed weaponry, broad bolts, or the Magic Dart spell. If the eldritch nightmare staff would have hit a 40 on the kurask (which would result in 0 damage because it is not a leaf-bladed weapon, broad bolt or Magic Dart), it would still give the player 20 prayer points. The same also applies to any killing blows by the special attack; if a target had 2 hitpoints remaining and was struck with a special hit that would have dealt 60 damage, the player would still be given 30 prayer points.
The base damage for Invocate is scaled based on the player's Magic level, ranging from 39 at level 75 to 50 at level 99, which can be increased with magic damage boosting items. At level 99, the maximum possible hit is 60, or 67 while on a Slayer task with an imbued Slayer helmet (i) or Black mask (i).
The special attack will only damage Aviansie if an autocast spell has been selected, giving the message "The Aviansie is flying too high for you to attack using melee." if a melee attack style is being used.
Uses[edit | edit source]
Players may use the weapon's special attack for training as it will greatly reduce prayer usage over time. It is particularly effective on slayer tasks that require protection prayers. While its special attack allows for very effective prayer restoration, it does not heal the player like those of the Saradomin godsword or Toxic blowpipe.
This staff is a popular choice to use at the Inferno to conserve supplies. It is also sometimes used on the totems during the fight against The Nightmare due to the double damage inflicted, potentially restoring large amounts of prayer points.
Comparison between other magic weapons[edit source]
|Name||Levels to equip||Price||Magic Attack bonus||Magic damage||Notes|
|Harmonised nightmare staff||668,876,550||+16||+15%|
|Volatile nightmare staff||200,564,549||+16||+15%||
|Eldritch nightmare staff||95,306,658||+16||+15%||
|Trident of the swamp||78||4,579,111||+25||N/A||
|Toxic staff of the dead||75||9,046,584||+25||+15%||
|Staff of light||75||4,541,289||+17||+15%|
|Staff of balance||75||34,747,112||+17||+15%|
|Staff of the dead||75||4,648,634||+17||+15%||
|Trident of the seas||75||42,021||+15||N/A||
|Smoke battlestaff|| 30
|Slayer's staff (e)||24,325[n 2]||+12||N/A||
|Iban's staff||50||200,000[n 3]||+10||N/A|
|Void knight mace|| 42
|Elemental staves|| 1
- Is not shown on Equipment Stats, and applies only to the standard spellbook.
- Reverts to standard Slayer's staff when it runs out of charges, and needs to have a Slayer's enchantment reapplied.
- Cost to repair the broken staff. Another 200,000 are needed to upgrade it to Iban's staff (u), which holds 2,500 charges instead of 120.
- Costs 250 Void Knight commendation points.
Changes[edit | edit source]
|11 May 2022
The eldritch Nightmare staff now requires level 82 Magic to wield instead of level 75 Magic.
|11 November 2020
(update | poll)
The special attack energy cost was reduced from 75% to 55%.
|2 September 2020
The special attack of the Eldritch nightmare staff will no longer drag players to their opponents if they do not have a spell selected to autocast.