Toxic staff of the dead

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Toxic staff (uncharged)
Toxic staff (uncharged).png
Released8 January 2015 (Update)
Quest itemNo
Worn optionsCheck
ExamineIt needs to be charged with Zulrah's scales.
Value1,000,006 coins
High alch600,003 coins
Low alch400,002 coins
Weight1.5 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange9,341,880 coins (info)
Buy limit8
Daily volume1,090
Advanced data
Item ID12902
Toxic staff (uncharged) detail.png
Toxic staff of the dead detail.png

The toxic staff of the dead is a bladed staff made by using a magic fang on a staff of the dead, requiring 59 Crafting to do so. This process is reversible, provided that the staff is uncharged. It also requires 75 Attack and 75 Magic to wield.

Aside from increased stats, the toxic staff shares the same features as the regular staff of the dead, with one extra benefit; players using combat spells when wielding the staff have a 25% chance of inflicting venom on their opponent. However, if the opponent is an NPC and the serpentine helm is worn in conjunction with the staff, there is a 100% chance of envenoming them. The player cannot envenom opponents using the staff's melee attack. However, scales will still be consumed.

Attack icon.png Attack bonusesToxic staff (uncharged) equipped.pngToxic staff (uncharged) equipped female.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.pngWeapon slot.png
Attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 4.png1

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

Creation[edit | edit source]

Crafting Crafting59 (b)0
Member icon.png
Ticks1 (0.6s)
Staff of the dead.pngStaff of the dead15,435,144
Magic fang.pngMagic fang13,834,828
Total Cost9,269,972
Toxic staff (uncharged).pngToxic staff (uncharged)19,341,880
Profit71,908[r 1]
  1. ^ Due to Grand Exchange prices changing based on trade volume, this profit may not be fully accurate if the components are infrequently traded.

Charging[edit | edit source]

The staff is charged with Zulrah's scales, requiring 11,000 scales to fully charge it, costing 2,123,000. It is tradeable only when uncharged. The fang can be removed from the staff only when it is uncharged.

When charged, the fang increases the magic attack of the staff by +8 and allows players to inflict venom on their opponents.

If a player dies with the staff in PvP scenarios and it is not protected, any scales that were used to charge it will appear on the floor along with the uncharged staff.

The staff can be used to cast spells when it is uncharged as well.

Special attack[edit | edit source]

A player using the toxic staff of the dead'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 the Duel Arena if magic is disabled.

Concept art[edit | edit source]

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • Prior to an update on 16 November 2017, the toxic staff of the dead envenomed NPCs at the same rate as players at a rate of 1 in 4 (25%), regardless of whether a serpentine helm was worn.