|Released||28 November 2005 (Update)|
|Examine||A pole for putting rats on.|
|High alch||0 coins|
|Low alch||0 coins|
The rat pole is an item that players obtain during the Ratcatchers quest, which may subsequently be used in the Rat Pits minigame. Although the pole can be held like a weapon, its low stats make it unviable for use in combat. Players who lose their rat pole can obtain a new empty one by talking to Phingspet and Grimesquit.
Players can attach up to six dead rats to the pole. To attach a rat, the player must first be wielding the pole, and not just have it in their inventory. The player must use their cat to catch rats. When the cat catches a rat, the player has the option to put the rat on the pole. An adult cat or wily cat is recommended for this, as they have a much better success rate than kittens.
Combat styles[edit | edit source]
|Combat Options||Combat Style||Attack type||Style||Experience|
|Pound||Crush||Accurate||Attack and Hitpoints|
|Crush||Crush||Aggressive||Strength and Hitpoints|
|Block||Crush||Defensive||Defence and Hitpoints|