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Ancient staff
Ancient staff
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? Yes
Stackable? No
High Alch 60,000 coins
Low Alch 40,000 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price 80,000 coins
Weight 2.2 kg
A magical staff of ancient origin…

The ancient staff is the only magical staff that can be used to autocast spells from the Ancient Spellbook. It requires 50 attack and 50 magic to wield, along with completion of Desert Treasure. It is frequently used in high-level player-killing due to its high magical accuracy. It has a better strength bonus than the rune scimitar. The staff is decorated with the symbol of Zaros.

Ancient Staves can be obtained in four ways: a one time purchase from Eblis for 80,000 coins, a rare drop from mummies in Jaldraocht Pyramid, a rare drop from the Chaos Fanatic found in the Wilderness, or from trading with other players. It is also dropped by the Thermonuclear smoke devil.

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Ancient staff equipped
A player wielding an ancient staff.
Attack-icon   Attack bonus   Attack-icon
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+10 -1 +40 +15 +0
Defence-icon   Defence bonus   Defence-icon
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic-icon Ranged-icon
+2 +3 +1 +15 +0
Other bonuses Slot
Strength-icon Prayer-icon

Weapon slot

+50 -1
Monster attack speed 6

Comparison between other magical weaponsEdit

Picture Name Levels to equip Magic Attack bonus Notes
Master wand Master wand 60 Magic-icon +20
  • It is currently the best magical weapon in the game, in terms of magical attack bonus.
  • Requires 40 Telekinetic, 240 Alchemist, 2400 Enchantment, and 240 Graveyard points, as well as a teacher wand equipped or in your inventory from the Mage Training Arena, if a player wishes to buy their own.
Staff of the dead Staff of the dead 75 Magic-icon

75 Attack-icon

  • The Flames of Zamorak & Slayer dart spell can be autocasted using this staff.
  • Magic damage is boosted by 15%, and is the only staff to do so.
  • The staff has a special attack that halves all melee damage for one minute, stacking with the PvP damage reduction effect of the Protect from Melee prayer. This special feature consumes 100% of your special attack.
  • When a combat spell is cast with the staff, there is a 1/8 (12.5%) chance that the staff will negate the rune cost for that spell.
Trident of the seas Trident of the seas 75 Magic-icon +15
  • Has its own built-in spell, requiring 1 Death rune 1 Chaos rune 5 Fire rune runes and 10 coins per cast, for up to 2,500 charges.
  • Spell can hit up to 28 at 99 Magic.
  • The spell can be cast from any Spellbook, allowing the use of Lunar Magicks and Ancient Magicks with this staff.
Guthix staff

Saradomin staff Zamorak staff

God staves 60 Magic-icon +6
  • Those who have 80 Magic-icon can use the Charge spell, which can increase damage by 50% whilst wearing the respective God capes.
Ancient staff Ancient staff 50 Magic-icon

50 Attack-icon

  • Has the ability to auto-cast Ancient Magicks spells.
  • It is also the best level 50 Attack-icon as a melee weapon, and provides extra melee and magic defence from the staff itself.
Slayer's staff Slayer's staff 50 Magic-icon

55 Slayer-icon

  • Has the ability to auto-cast the Magic Dart spell.
  • Runes required to cast are very cheap in comparison to most spells.
  • Maximum hit of the Magic Dart spell is 10 + first digit of Magic level.
Staff of air Staff of water

Staff of earth Staff of fire

Elemental staves 1 Magic-icon (Basic)

30 Magic-icon Attack-icon (Battlestaff)

40 Magic-icon Attack-icon (Mystic)


Dropping monstersEdit

Monster Combat level Quantity Rarity
Chaos Fanatic 202 1 4Rare
Mummy 84, 125, 138 1 4Rare
Thermonuclear smoke devil 301 1 4Rare

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