Slayer's staff

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Slayer's staff
Slayer's staff.png
Released26 January 2005 (Update)
MembersYes
Quest itemNo
Properties
TradeableYes
EquipableYes
StackableNo
NoteableYes
OptionsWield
DestroyDrop
ExamineAn old and magical staff.
Values
Value21,000 coins
High alch12,600 coins
Low alch8,400 coins
Weight1.814 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange20,993 coins (info)
Buy limit70
Daily volume123
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Advanced data
Item ID4170
Twisted LeagueThis content is present in Twisted League. Yes
Slayer's staff detail.png

The slayer's staff is a staff that requires level 50 Magic and 55 Slayer to wield. Obtained from any Slayer master for 21,000 coins, it is required in order to cast the Magic Dart spell, which is the only way to harm turoth and kurask via Magic attacks.

The staff can only autocast the Crumble Undead, Magic Dart, wave and surge spells, and Arceuus combat spells. Because of its cheap price and high accuracy of Magic Dart, many players use it for Barrows and for killing Dagannoth Kings.

Players can upgrade the staff to a slayer's staff (e) by using a slayer's enchantment on it, which increases the requirement of wielding it to 75 Magic. The enchanted staff will increase the power of Magic Dart for 2,500 casts against monsters who are killed as part of the player's Slayer task.

In melee combat, the slayer's staff is the most powerful (in damage/minute) weapon for level 1 in Attack, so it is a popular choice for obsidian maul pures-in-training (if they have 55 Slayer and 50 Magic).

Attack icon.png Attack bonusesSlayer's staff equipped female.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+7-1+25+12+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
+35+0+0%+0List
Attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 4.png1
square

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Staff
Combat OptionsCombat 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

Comparison between other magic weapons[edit source]

Name Levels to equip Magic Attack bonus Notes
Harmonised nightmare staff.png Harmonised nightmare staff Magic 75

Hitpoints 50

+16
Volatile nightmare staff.png Volatile nightmare staff Magic 75

Hitpoints 50

+16
  • 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 75

Hitpoints 50

+16
Kodai wand.png Kodai wand Magic 75 +28
  • Can autocast Ancient Magicks, Arceuus spells, and standard spells.
  • Provides unlimited water runes while equipped.
  • Boosts magic damage by 15%.
  • 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.
Sanguinesti staff.png Sanguinesti staff Magic 75 +25
  • 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.
Trident of the swamp.png Trident of the swamp Magic 75 +25
  • 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 +25
Master wand.png Master wand Magic 60 +20
Staff of light.png Staff of light Magic 75 Attack +17
Staff of balance.png Staff of balance Magic 75 Attack +17
Staff of the dead.png Staff of the dead Magic 75 Attack +17
Nightmare staff.png Nightmare staff Magic 65

Hitpoints 50

+16
Trident of the seas.png Trident of the seas Magic 75 +15
  • 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 +15
Slayer's staff (e).png Slayer's staff (e) Magic 75

Slayer 55

+12
Smoke battlestaff.png Smoke battlestaff

Magic 30 Attack
(Battlestaff)

Magic 40 Attack
(Mystic)

+10
Iban's staff.png Iban's staff Magic 50 Attack +10
  • 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 +6
  • 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 +15
Slayer's staff.png Slayer's staff Magic 50

Slayer 55

+12
Void knight mace.png Void knight mace Attack Strength Defence Hitpoints Ranged Magic 42
Prayer 22
+8
Skull sceptre.png Skull sceptre Magic 1 +10
Staff of air.png Staff of water.png Staff of earth.png Staff of fire.png Elemental staves

Magic 1
(Basic)

Magic 30 Attack
(Battlestaff)

Magic 40 Attack
(Mystic)

+10
  • 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)

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Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
7 July 2021
(update)

The weapon's position on female players has been adjusted so that they appear to be equipped properly.

Trivia[edit | edit source]