Iban's staff (u) (referred to in-game as Iban's upgraded staff) is a stronger version of Iban's staff. It is obtained by bringing Iban's staff to the dark mage, located in West Ardougne at the last house before the entrance of the Underground Pass dungeon, and paying him 200,000 coins. It provides the same functions as the basic Iban's staff (namely the ability to cast and auto-cast Iban Blast), but it holds 2,500 charges instead of the 120 charges that the basic Iban's staff is limited to. Upgrading the staff will also recharge it.
To recharge the staff, the player must go through the Underground Pass to the "Flames of Zamorak", the well located past the three level 62 Paladins (bring a spade, rope and bow/arrow). The Paladins do not have to be killed again. A quick way to reach the well can be achieved after completion of Roving Elves by using an Iorwerth camp teleport or a Teleport Crystal if you have started Mourning's End Part I. Enter the dungeon icon east of Isafdar and northwest of Lletya. From there, climb down the well and navigate the path to the Northeast doors. Enter the doors and you will find the well. Alternatively, players may pay the dark mage 250,000 coins to charge it for them.
If players lose Iban's upgraded staff, they can obtain another by speaking to Koftik outside the underground pass to get a broken Iban's staff. They must bring it to the dark mage to repair it, where they will get a regular (not upgraded) Iban's staff; they must pay the upgrade fee of 200,000 coins again to regain Iban's upgraded staff.
Upgrading Iban's staff or equipping Iban's upgraded staff is a medium Ardougne Diary task.
A player wielding Iban's staff (u)
- Every time the player equips Iban's upgraded staff, the game chat will state "You equip the staff of Iban." This makes Iban's staff and its upgraded version the only weapons in Old School RuneScape to have a message upon equipping them.