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Ancient staff

Members iconAncient staff
Ancient staff inventory iconBlue ancient staff inventory iconRed ancient staff inventory iconGreen ancient staff inventory iconYellow ancient staff inventory icon
Tradeable Yes
Lendable Yes
Equipable Yes
Stacks No
Quest item Desert Treasure
High alchemy 60,000 coins
Low alchemy 40,000 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price 80,000 coins (Eblis)
GE Price 4675 coins
GE History
Today GE:4675
30 day GE:4675
90 day GE:4675
180 day GE:4675
Buy Limit Unknown [Edit]
Protect on Death Unknown [Edit]
Examine A magical staff of ancient origin...
Weight 2.3 kg

The ancient staff is a mid-level magic weapon topped with the symbol of Zaros. After completing the Desert Treasure quest, it can be bought from Eblis for 80,000 coins. Eblis will only sell one staff, but replacements can be bought from other players. They are also a rare drop from mummies.

After completing the elite Desert Achievements, the staff can be enhanced by presenting it to the clay golem at Uzer. This does not change the item's requirements but upgrades its accuracy from 850 to 1694.

Xuan can re-colour the head of the staff to blue, red, green or yellow after a one-off payment of 6,000 Loyalty Points. The staff can be re-coloured . The staff cannot be traded when re-coloured and this has no effect on its stats, but the colour can be removed at any time by giving the staff to Xuan.

Ancient staff wielded.png
A player wielding an ancient staff


Combat Statistics
In Legacy mode, damage and life bonus values will be divided by 10 (and rounded down).
Equip: 50 Magic
Desert Treasure
No use requirements
Slot: Class: Type: Level:
Main Hand slot iconOff Hand slot icon Magic None 50
Damage: Accuracy: Armour:
0 850 0
Speed: Average - 3.6 seconds
Constitution Prayer Strength Ranged Magic
0 0 0 0 0


  • Critical hitsplats do not appear with the ancient staff as they normally would with most other attacking equipment. Whereas most other equipment (such as a Slayer Helmet) used to give a critical hitsplat every time the attack goes over the damage it would normally do, when using an ancient staff, the critical hitsplat will not appear unless the maximum damage with the bonus is achieved, such as a hit of 220 with Fire Wave.
  • During the Dream Mentor quest it is referred to as 'a staff of Zaros' when looking into Cyrisus' chest.
  • It looks extremely similar to the ancient crozier.

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