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Hastae are one handed melee weapons similar to spears, though with slightly lower stats. Hastae can be obtained either by trading with another player or using the Smithing skill. Hastae can be poisoned with either normal weapon poisons or karambwan paste, which is more potent and can only be used on hastae and the aforementioned spears. Due to their one handed aspect and design hastae are similar to, but should not be confused with, the mjolnirs.
Completion of the Tai Bwo Wannai Trio quest allows the player to take part in the smithing section of Otto's Barbarian training. To begin Barbarian smithing the player must have finished Barbarian Fishing. They must also have completed the Tai Bwo Wannai Trio quest and have level 5 Smithing.
In order to wield a Hasta, Otto must have taught you how to make one.
Although they can only be used to train controlled and defensive attacks, spears are still arguably the most flexible weapons in the game, as they are the only weapon to use Stab, Crush, and Slash attack styles. However, hastae are rarely used as they do not excel in any particular style and other one-handed weapons, such as the scimitar, have higher attack bonuses.
The Zamorakian hasta has a speed of 6, whilst the other hastae have a speed of 5.
- Hasta is the singular form; hastae is plural due to its Latin base.
- Hasta is Latin for lance or spear.