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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 17,895
  • Medium: 30 battlestaves for a total of 210,000 gp for a profit of 35,790
  • Hard: 60 battlestaves for a total of 420,000 gp for a profit of 71,580
  • Elite: 120 battlestaves for a total of 840,000 gp for a profit of 143,160

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 today.

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.pngBattlestaff5unknownCoins 1000.png 7,000Coins 1000.png 3,850Coins 1000.png 8,193
Staff.pngStaff5unknownCoins 5.png 15Coins 5.png 8Coins 25.png 27
Magic staff.pngMagic staff5unknownCoins 100.png 200Coins 100.png 110Coins 25.png 77
Staff of air.pngStaff of air2unknownCoins 1000.png 1,500Coins 250.png 825Coins 1000.png 1,583
Staff of water.pngStaff of water2unknownCoins 1000.png 1,500Coins 250.png 825Coins 1000.png 1,155
Staff of earth.pngStaff of earth2unknownCoins 1000.png 1,500Coins 250.png 825Coins 1000.png 1,035
Staff of fire.pngStaff of fire2unknownCoins 1000.png 1,500Coins 250.png 825Coins 1000.png 1,623

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Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
5 March 2015
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Zaff now provides discounted (7000gp) battlestaves once per day for the completion of Varrock Diaries: