Staff of balance

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Staff of balance
Staff of balance.png
Released29 August 2019 (Update)
Also calledSoB
MembersYes
Quest itemNo
Properties
TradeableYes
EquipableYes
StackableNo
NoteableYes
OptionsWield
DestroyDrop
ExamineA ghastly weapon with evil origins combined with an icon of balance.
Values
Value1,000,004 coins
High alch600,002 coins
Low alch400,001 coins
Weight1.5 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange26,194,893 coins (info)
Buy limit-
Daily volume26
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Advanced data
Item ID24144
Staff of balance detail.png

The staff of balance is a bladed staff which requires 75 Attack and 75 Magic to wield. It is created by bringing a Guthixian icon and a staff of the dead to Juna in the Chasm of Tears. This process is irreversible.

The staff of balance inherits all of the staff of the dead's effects. The only differences between them is that the staff of balance autocasts the Claws of Guthix god spell rather than the Flames of Zamorak god spell, and is unable to autocast Arceuus combat spells. In addition, it counts as a Zamorakian item while in the God Wars Dungeon and in the Desert Bandit Camp.

The staff of balance cannot be upgraded with a magic fang to provide the additional magic attack bonus and toxic effect given to the toxic staff of the dead.

Attack icon.png Attack bonusesStaff of balance equipped male.pngStaff of balance equipped female.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+55+70+0+17+0
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
+0+3+3+17+0
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.pngWeapon slot.png
+72+0+15%+0List
Attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 4.png1
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Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Category: Bladed StaffCombat StyleStyle typeWeapon StyleExperienceInvisible Boost
CombatStyles Bladed Staff.pngJabStabAccurateAttack and Hitpoints+3 Attack
SwipeSlashAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints+3 Strength
FendCrushDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints+3 Defence
SpellMagicDefensive AutocastMagic, Defence, and HitpointsNone
SpellMagicAutocastMagic and HitpointsNone

Special attack[edit | edit source]

A player using the staff of balance's special attack, Power of Death.

The staff has a special attack, Power of Death, that halves all of the opponent's melee damage, consuming 100% of the player's special attack energy. Upon activating the special attack, a message will appear in the player's chatbox: "Spirits of deceased evildoers offer you their protection."

The effect lasts for one minute after using the special attack, but is immediately lost if players unequip the staff. In addition, the effect stacks with the PvP damage reduction effect of the Protect from Melee prayer.

The special attack cannot be used in legacy duels within the Emir's Arena if magic is disabled.

Creation[edit | edit source]

Requirements
Members
Member icon.png
Ticks? (edit)
ToolsNoneFacilitiesJuna
Materials
ItemQuantityCost
Staff of the dead.pngStaff of the dead15,478,526
Guthixian icon.pngGuthixian icon1N/A
Total Cost5,478,526
Staff of balance.pngStaff of balance126,194,893
Profit20,716,367

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 1,286,999,731
  • 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% 430,403,175
Volatile nightmare staff inventory image Volatile nightmare staff Magic 82
Hitpoints 50
+16 +15% 281,458,132
  • 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% 355,225,678
Sanguinesti staff inventory image Sanguinesti staff Magic 82 +25 N/A 87,430,010
  • 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% 81,418,119
  • 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 3,548,314
  • 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) 7,098,061
Toxic staff of the dead inventory image Toxic staff of the dead Magic 75 Attack +25 +15% 8,907,295
Staff of light inventory image Staff of light Magic 75 Attack +17 +15% 4,679,114
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% 5,478,526
Trident of the seas inventory image Trident of the seas Magic 75 +15 N/A 41,800
  • 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 23,077[n 1]
Nightmare staff inventory image Nightmare staff Magic 72
Hitpoints 50
+16 +15% 39,821,845
Ahrim's staff inventory image Ahrim's staff Magic 70 Attack +15 +5% 133,433
Master wand inventory image Master wand Magic 60 +20 N/A 4,008,833
Thammaron's sceptre inventory image Thammaron's sceptre Magic 60 +20 N/A 3,931,282
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 71,404
Slayer's staff inventory image Slayer's staff Magic 50
Slayer 55
+12 N/A 21,793
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] 1,732,314
Smoke battlestaff inventory image Smoke battlestaff Magic 30 Attack +12 1,686,090
Swamp lizard Orange salamander
Red salamander Black salamander
Salamanders Attack Ranged Magic 30
(Green)
N/A N/A 218
  • 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)
176
Attack Ranged Magic 60
(Red)
122
Attack Ranged Magic 70
(Black)
360
Ancient crozier Armadyl crozier
Bandos crozier Guthix crozier
Saradomin crozier Zamorak crozier
Croziers Prayer 60 +10 N/A 9,404
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 1,452
  • 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 8,936
Magic 40 Attack
(Mystic staff)
+14 25,128
  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.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
12 September 2019
(update)

Tooltip text for the staff's special attack has been added.

5 September 2019
(update)

A special attack has been added, which is the same as the staff of the dead.