Iban's staff

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Iban's staff
Iban's staff.png
Released3 March 2003 (Update)
MembersYes
Quest itemUnderground Pass
Properties
TradeableNo
EquipableYes
StackableNo
OptionsWield, Check
Worn optionsCheck
DestroyDrop
ExamineAn ancient staff, formerly the property of Iban.
Values
Value42,500 coins
High alch25,500 coins
Low alch17,000 coins
Weight2.267 kg
Advanced data
Item ID1409
Iban's staff detail.png
Iban's staff (broken) detail.png

Iban's staff is a staff used to cast Iban Blast. It is obtained by defeating the evil mage Lord Iban at the end of the Underground Pass quest. Iban's staff requires 50 Magic and 50 Attack to wield. Casting Iban Blast on a monster consumes one charge from the staff and casting it on another player consumes two charges. Casting other spells, like Fire Blast, does not consume any charges.

If Iban's staff is lost prior to completing Underground Pass, Disciples of Iban must be killed for a broken staff. After the quest is completed, Koftik will give a broken staff to the player at the entrance to the Underground Pass. In either case, the broken Iban's staff must be brought to the Dark Mage with 200,000 coins to repair it.

The Dark Mage in West Ardougne will upgrade an Iban's staff to an Iban's staff (u) for 200,000 coins, which increases the charges it holds to 2,500 instead of 120 and fully charges the staff. A broken Iban's staff can also be repaired and upgraded at the same time for 400,000 coins.

The maximum hit with Iban Blast is 25, making it excellent for low-level player killing and Barrows.

If Iban's staff is lost in PvP under level 20 Wilderness, it will be dropped to the ground and can be picked back up.

Upgrading Iban's staff or wielding an Iban's staff (u) is a medium Ardougne Diary task.

As a melee weapon, the Iban staff is equivalent to a mystic staff.

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Attack icon.png Attack bonusesIban's staff equipped.pngIban's staff equipped female.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+10-1+40+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
+50+0+0%+0List
Attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 5.png1
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Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Category: StaffCombat StyleStyle typeWeapon StyleExperienceInvisible Boost
CombatStyles Staff.pngBashCrushAccurateAttack and Hitpoints+3 Attack
PoundCrushAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints+3 Strength
FocusCrushDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints+3 Defence
SpellMagicDefensive AutocastMagic, Defence, and HitpointsNone
SpellMagicAutocastMagic and HitpointsNone

Products[edit | edit source]

ItemMembersSkillsXPMaterials
Iban's staff (u).pngIban's staff (u)
Member icon.png
  • None
  • None

Recharging[edit | edit source]

An Iban's staff or its upgraded variant can be recharged for free by using it on the well where the paladin's badges are dropped, in the Underground Pass. Players can reach the exit by teleporting to Lleyta using a teleport crystal, by travelling to fairy ring BJS with 76 Agility, or by chartering a ship to Port Tyras (after completion of Regicide). Another method is by using the Abyss to enter the Death Altar and exiting to the bottom of the Underground Pass.

The quickest way to return to the well is through the Underground Pass exit, north of Lletya. Bringing some form of antipoison is highly recommended. Upon entering the Pass, climb down the well then go over the agility obstacles before passing through the door to the north-east where you will arrive at the well. Using the staff on the well will allow players to charge it. To return to the well from West Ardougne, you will need a bow, arrow(s), a spade, a plank (can be obtained), a tinderbox, and rope(s) to go through the Underground Pass the long way.

Alternatively, players can pay the Dark Mage in West Ardougne 100,000 coins to charge the standard staff or 250,000 coins to charge the upgraded staff.

Item sources[edit | edit source]

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For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.
SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Disciple of Iban13 Multicombat.png1Always

Comparison between other magic weapons[edit | edit source]

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Name Level(s) required Magic attack Magic damage Price Notes
Tumeken's shadow inventory image Tumeken's shadow

Magic 85

+35 N/A 1,306,465,565
  • Requires 5Chaos 2Soul per charge of the built-in spell.
  • Built-in spell damage scales with the player's Magic level and can hit up to 34 at Magic 99 without any magic damage bonus.
  • Has a passive effect which triples magic attack bonus and magic damage from the player's worn equipment. The magic damage increase is capped at a total of 100%.
  • Because the spell is built-in, the player does not need to carry its runes in their inventory and can use Arceuus spellbook, Lunar spells, or Ancient Magicks while wielding this staff.
  • Currently offers the highest magic attack bonus, and is tied with the Kodai wand for highest magic defence.
Harmonised nightmare staff inventory image Harmonised nightmare staff Magic 82
Hitpoints 50
+16 +15% 430,263,340
Volatile nightmare staff inventory image Volatile nightmare staff Magic 82
Hitpoints 50
+16 +15% 267,574,837
  • Can autocast both Ancient Magicks and standard spells.
  • Has a special attack which consumes 55% of the player's special attack energy and deals a high amount of damage with 50% increased accuracy. This attack does not consume runes.
  • Otherwise possesses identical bonuses and benefits to the Nightmare staff.
Eldritch nightmare staff inventory image Eldritch nightmare staff Magic 82
Hitpoints 50
+16 +15% 330,754,432
Sanguinesti staff inventory image Sanguinesti staff Magic 82 +25 N/A 84,194,849
  • Slightly stronger than the trident of the swamp, with the same stats but able to hit one damage higher.
  • Requires 3Blood per charge of the built-in spell.
  • Built-in spell damage scales with the player's Magic level and can hit up to 32 at Magic 99 .
  • Has a 1 in 6 chance to heal the wielder by half the damage dealt.
  • Tied with the toxic staff of the dead and trident of the swamp for third-highest magic attack bonus.
  • Because the spell is built-in, the player does not need to carry its runes in their inventory and can use Arceuus spellbook, Lunar spells, or Ancient Magicks while wielding this staff.
Holy sanguinesti staff inventory image Holy Sanguinesti staff
Kodai wand inventory image Kodai wand Magic 80 +28 +15% 80,896,324
  • Can autocast Ancient Magicks, Arceuus spells, and standard spells.
  • Provides unlimited water runes while equipped.
  • When a combat spell is cast with the wand, there is a 15% chance that the wand will negate the rune cost for that spell.
  • Currently offers the second-highest magic attack bonus, and is tied with Tumeken's Shadow for highest magic defence.
Trident of the swamp inventory image Trident of the swamp Magic 78 +25 N/A 3,483,676
  • Has the same benefits as the Trident of the seas, but with +10 more magic attack bonus.
  • Requires 5Fire 1Chaos 1Death and 1 Zulrah scale (instead of coins) per charge of the built-in spell, and can hold up to 2500 charges.
  • Built-in spell damage scales with the player's Magic level and can hit up to 31 at Magic 99 .
  • Has 25% chance to inflict venom on the target.
  • Tied with the Sanguinesti staff and Toxic staff of the dead for third-highest magic attack bonus.
  • Because the spell is built-in, the player does not need to carry its runes in their inventory and can use Arceuus spellbook, Lunar spells, or Ancient Magicks while wielding this staff.
Trident of the swamp (e) inventory image Trident of the swamp (e) 7,014,417
Toxic staff of the dead inventory image Toxic staff of the dead Magic 75 Attack +25 +15% 8,833,438
Staff of light inventory image Staff of light Magic 75 Attack +17 +15% 4,454,592
Staff of balance inventory image Staff of balance Magic 75 Attack +17 +15% 26,194,893
Staff of the dead inventory image Staff of the dead Magic 75 Attack +17 +15% 5,464,667
Trident of the seas inventory image Trident of the seas Magic 75 +15 N/A 41,929
  • Has its own built-in spell, requiring charges which cost 5Fire 1Chaos 1Death runes and 10 coins per cast. Can hold up to 2,500 charges.
  • Built-in spell damage scales with the player's Magic level and can hit up to 28 at Magic 99 .
  • Has a weapon speed of 4 (same as scimitars/whip), while all other forms of combat magic only have 5 (same as longswords).
  • Because the spell is built-in, the player does not need to carry its runes in their inventory and can use Arceuus spellbook, Lunar spells, or Ancient Magicks while wielding this staff.
Trident of the seas (e) inventory image Trident of the seas (e) 3,926,980
Slayer's staff (e) inventory image Slayer's staff (e) Magic 75
Slayer 55
+12 N/A 22,289[n 1]
Nightmare staff inventory image Nightmare staff Magic 72
Hitpoints 50
+16 +15% 40,242,421
Ahrim's staff inventory image Ahrim's staff Magic 70 Attack +15 +5% 149,483
Master wand inventory image Master wand Magic 60 +20 N/A 4,061,406
Thammaron's sceptre inventory image Thammaron's sceptre Magic 60 +20 N/A 4,415,144
Saradomin staff Guthix staff Zamorak staff God staves Magic 60 +6 N/A 80,000
  • Required to cast god spells, but cannot be used to autocast them.
  • Those who have Magic 80 and the respective God cape can use the Charge spell, which increases the God spell's damage by 50%.
Iban's staff inventory image Iban's staff Magic 50 Attack +10 N/A 200,000[n 2]
  • Only staff able to cast Iban Blast.
  • Can autocast Iban Blast and standard spells.
  • Has 120 charges (2,500 if upgraded). One charge is used when casting Iban Blast on an NPC and two are used when casting it on another player.
  • Iban Blast has a max hit of 25.
Iban's staff (u) inventory image Iban's staff (u) 400,000[n 3]
Ancient staff inventory image Ancient staff Magic 50 Attack +15 N/A 72,592
Slayer's staff inventory image Slayer's staff Magic 50
Slayer 55
+12 N/A 21,085
Void knight mace inventory image Void knight mace Attack Strength Defence Hitpoints Ranged Magic 42
Prayer 22
+8 N/A Untradeable[n 4]
Mystic smoke staff inventory image Mystic smoke staff Magic 40 Attack +14 +10%[n 5] 1,746,011
Smoke battlestaff inventory image Smoke battlestaff Magic 30 Attack +12 1,699,641
Swamp lizard Orange salamander
Red salamander Black salamander
Salamanders Attack Ranged Magic 30
(Green)
N/A N/A 223
  • Unique and versatile two-handed weapons that facilitate the use of all three combat styles.
  • Cannot autocast spells, but instead have their own unique magic attack, similar to how powered staves have built-in spells.
  • Damage done by salamanders is calculated by a unique formula using a hidden "magic damage bonus" unique to each lizard type.
Attack Ranged Magic 50
(Orange)
189
Attack Ranged Magic 60
(Red)
112
Attack Ranged Magic 70
(Black)
328
Ancient crozier Armadyl crozier
Bandos crozier Guthix crozier
Saradomin crozier Zamorak crozier
Croziers Prayer 60 +10 N/A 8,741
Skull sceptre inventory image Skull sceptre Magic 1 +10 N/A Untradeable
Skull sceptre (i) inventory image Skull sceptre (i)
Staff of air Staff of water
Staff of earth Staff of fire
Elemental staves Magic 1
(Basic)
+10 N/A 1,427
  • Can autocast standard spells.
  • Provide unlimited runes of their respective elements.
  • However, they have a slower attack speed than better staves (3 seconds per cast instead of 2.4) and lack any Magic damage boost.
Magic 30 Attack
(Battlestaff)
+12 8,988
Magic 40 Attack
(Mystic staff)
+14 25,262
  1. ^ Reverts to standard Slayer's staff when it runs out of charges, and needs to have a Slayer's enchantment reapplied.
  2. ^ Cost to repair the broken staff.
  3. ^ Cost to repair the broken staff and upgrade it to Iban's staff (u), which holds 2,500 charges instead of 120.
  4. ^ Costs 250 Void Knight commendation points.
  5. ^ Is not shown on Equipment Stats, and applies only to the standard spellbook.

Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]

Tier Emotes STASH Location Items Cost
Master Dance South-west corner in Iban's Temple/Well of Voyage Iban's staff mystic robe top (dark) mystic robe bottom (dark) 120,319

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
6 August 2020
(update)

Players are notified as the weapon charges approach zero.

31 August 2017
(update | poll)

The Dark Mage of West Ardougne is offering a new service of recharging Iban staves, once you've completed Underground Pass, thus saving you from an arduous trek down the Pass itself.

21 August 2014
(update | poll)

Iban's staff can now autocast the Iban Blast spell.

24 July 2014
(update | poll)

The Dark Mage found in West Ardougne can now offer players a magical-wizardy upgrade to their Iban staff that will allow it to hold 2,500 charges.

27 September 2006
(update)

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

26 January –
27 June 2005
  • The item was renamed from "Staff of iban" to "Iban's staff".
  • The item's examine was changed from "A highly magical staff." to "An ancient staff, formerly the property of Iban."
  • The broken version was renamed from "Broken iban staff" to "Iban's staff".
  • The broken version's examine was changed from "The staff is unusable in this state." to "I'll need to get this repaired before I can use it."

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

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RuneScape 2
Beta
29 March 2004 –
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Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Every time the player equips Iban's staff, the game chat will state "You equip the staff of Iban."
  • Players can obtain multiple staves by using the drop trick when killing a Disciple of Iban to collect multiple broken Iban's staff which can all be repaired. However, all duplicate staves share the same charges.