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NormalWhat Lies Below
Released4 January 2001 (Update)
Sells itemsZaff's Superior Staffs!
OptionsTalk-to, Trade
ExamineSells superior staffs.
Advanced data
NPC ID2880
Zaff chathead.png

Zaff is a salesman who owns Zaff's Superior Staves in the city of Varrock. He is located in his shop just north-west of Varrock centre. His shop is often visited because it is one of the few places that sells battlestaves, the other being Baba Yaga on Lunar Isle. He is also involved in the What Lies Below quest. During the quest, players can summon him by using a beacon ring and Zaff's instructions.

Zaff is secretly a member of the Varrock Palace Secret Guard (likely accounting for his shop's proximity to it), known to Rat Burgiss, and it appears his proficiency at magic is far higher than many would presume, as it was he who possessed the Beacon and used a spell to counter Surok's mind control spell, disabling Surok's teleportation magic and imprisoning him in the library.

Battlestaves[edit | edit source]

Zaff sells noted battlestaves for 7,000 coins each, in the barrel found in the corner of his shop. Depending on the tier of Varrock Diary completed, players will be able to buy battlestaves from his barrel daily. A player must claim their diary reward from Toby before collecting their tier of battlestaves from Zaff. The battlestaves restock daily at 00:00 UTC.

  • Easy: 15 battlestaves for a total of 105,000 gp for a profit of 10,500
  • Medium: 30 battlestaves for a total of 210,000 gp for a profit of 21,000
  • Hard: 60 battlestaves for a total of 420,000 gp for a profit of 42,000
  • Elite: 120 battlestaves for a total of 840,000 gp for a profit of 84,000

The battlestaves are claimed to be discounted, however they cost the same as the normal store price. The only possible "discount" is that their price does not increase as stock decreases, saving the player at most a few thousand gold per day.

Completing a harder diary after claiming battlestaves for the day will NOT reset the stock. For example: completing the Easy diary and claiming 15 battlestaves, then completing the Medium diary and attempting to claim battlestaves again will tell you to come back tomorrow. Therefore it is recommended to claim your battlestaves after completing any diaries you plan to do on that day.

Stock[edit | edit source]

The battlestaves are only purchasable after partial completion of What Lies Below.
Sells at: 100.0% • Buys at: 55.0% • Change per: 2.0%
in stock
sold at
bought at
Battlestaff.pngBattlestaff51m Coins 1000.png 7,000Coins 1000.png 3,850Coins 1000.png 7,700
Staff.pngStaff51m Coins 5.png 15Coins 5.png 8Coins 25.png 94
Magic staff.pngMagic staff52m Coins 100.png 200Coins 100.png 110Coins 100.png 100
Staff of air.pngStaff of air210m Coins 1000.png 1,500Coins 250.png 825Coins 1000.png 1,605
Staff of water.pngStaff of water210m Coins 1000.png 1,500Coins 250.png 825Coins 1000.png 1,152
Staff of earth.pngStaff of earth210m Coins 1000.png 1,500Coins 250.png 825Coins 1000.png 1,151
Staff of fire.pngStaff of fire210m Coins 1000.png 1,500Coins 250.png 825Coins 1000.png 1,648

Dialogue[edit | edit source]

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Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
5 March 2015
(update | poll)

Zaff now provides discounted (7000gp) battlestaves once per day for the completion of Varrock Diaries:

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Zaff (historical).png
Zaff chathead (historical).png
Zaff chathead.png
29 March 2004 –
27 March 2007
27 March 2007 –