Nightmare staff

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Nightmare staff
Nightmare staff.png
Released6 February 2020 (Update)
MembersYes
Quest itemNo
Properties
TradeableYes
EquipableYes
StackableNo
OptionsWield
DestroyDrop
ExamineAn ancient staff corrupted by darkness.
Values
Value600,000 coins
High alch360,000 coins
Low alch240,000 coins
Weight1.5 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange33,868,216 coins (info)
Buy limit8
Daily volume384
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Advanced data
Item ID24422
Nightmare staff detail.png

The Nightmare staff is a staff that can be received as a drop from The Nightmare. Requiring level 72 Magic and 50 Hitpoints to wield, it can autocast offensive standard spells as well as Ancient Magicks.

Once belonging to the shamans of Ashihama, its true name has since been lost to the world, and is now associated with The Nightmare.

Players can attach three different orbs to the nightmare staff to give it differing effects; this increases the requirement to wield them to 82 Magic:

The upgraded staves are untradeable, but players can revert them to their tradeable components at any time.

Attack icon.png Attack bonusesNightmare staff equipped female.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+0+0+0+16+0
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+0+0+0+14+0
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.pngWeapon slot.png
+0+0+15%+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
Eldritch nightmare staff.pngEldritch nightmare staff
Member icon.png
  • None
  • None
Harmonised nightmare staff.pngHarmonised nightmare staff
Member icon.png
  • None
  • None
Volatile nightmare staff.pngVolatile nightmare staff
Member icon.png
  • None
  • None

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here (include RDT).
SourceLevelQuantityRarity
Phosani's Nightmare Multicombat.png11/667
The Nightmare814 Multicombat.png11/4001/228.8

Comparison between other magic weapons[edit source]

Name Levels to equip Price Magic Attack bonus Magic damage Notes
Harmonised nightmare staff.png Harmonised nightmare staff

Magic 82
Hitpoints 50

664,564,204 +16 +15%
Volatile nightmare staff.png Volatile nightmare staff

Magic 82
Hitpoints 50

199,142,366 +16 +15%
  • 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.png Eldritch nightmare staff

Magic 82
Hitpoints 50

97,981,519 +16 +15%
Sanguinesti staff.png Sanguinesti staff Magic 82 73,508,376 +25 N/A
  • 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 second-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.
Kodai wand.png Kodai wand Magic 80 119,113,645 +28 +15%
  • 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 highest stat of any magic weapon in both magic attack and defence.
Trident of the swamp.png Trident of the swamp Magic 78 4,648,677 +25 N/A
  • 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 second-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.
Toxic staff of the dead.png Toxic staff of the dead Magic 75 Attack 8,885,321 +25 +15%
Master wand.png Master wand Magic 60 3,152,742 +20 N/A
Staff of light.png Staff of light Magic 75 Attack 4,197,864 +17 +15%
Staff of balance.png Staff of balance Magic 75 Attack 33,136,760 +17 +15%
Staff of the dead.png Staff of the dead Magic 75 Attack 4,209,166 +17 +15%
Nightmare staff.png Nightmare staff

Magic 72
Hitpoints 50

33,868,216 +16 +15%
Trident of the seas.png Trident of the seas Magic 75 39,900 +15 N/A
  • 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.
Ahrim's staff.png Ahrim's staff Magic 70 Attack 123,976 +15 +5%
Smoke battlestaff.png Smoke battlestaff Magic 30 Attack
(Battlestaff)
1,420,611 +12 +10%[n 1]
Magic 40 Attack
(Mystic staff)
1,502,348 +14
Slayer's staff (e).png Slayer's staff (e)

Magic 75
Slayer 55

23,500[n 2] +12 N/A
Iban's staff.png Iban's staff Magic 50 Attack 200,000[n 3] +10 N/A
  • 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.
Guthix staff.png Saradomin staff.png Zamorak staff.png God staves Magic 60 80,000 +6 N/A
  • 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%.
Ancient staff.png Ancient staff Magic 50 Attack 60,099 +15 N/A
Slayer's staff.png Slayer's staff

Magic 50
Slayer 55

21,624 +12 N/A
Void knight mace.png Void knight mace Attack Strength Defence Hitpoints Ranged Magic 42
Prayer 22
Untradeable[n 4] +8 N/A
Skull sceptre.png Skull sceptre Magic 1 Untradeable +10 N/A
Staff of air.png Staff of water.png Staff of earth.png Staff of fire.png Elemental staves Magic 1
(Basic)
1,469 +10 N/A
  • 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)
8,936 +12
Magic 40 Attack
(Mystic staff)
25,094 +14
  1. ^ Is not shown on Equipment Stats, and applies only to the standard spellbook.
  2. ^ Reverts to standard Slayer's staff when it runs out of charges, and needs to have a Slayer's enchantment reapplied.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ Costs 250 Void Knight commendation points.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
11 May 2022
(update)

The Nightmare staff now requires level 72 Magic to wield instead of level 65 Magic.