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Player in front of the Obelisk of Water
At the Obelisk of Water

The crafting of elemental battlestaves is not easy to accomplish. Requiring dedication in the Crafting skill to reach the levels required, battlestaves can reward a crafter with money saved and money gained from trading.

There is a limited supply of battlestaves available from Baba Yaga on Lunar Isle, at the Mage Training Arena (paid for with pizazz points), Haf in Prifddinas or by talking to Naff at Zaff's staff shop in Varrock. The number of battlestaves that players can buy from Naff is determined by how many of the difficulty levels of Tasks you have completed in the Varrock set,

Varrock Diary Task Level Number of Available Battlestaves
Completed no Varrock Task levels 8 per day
Completed all Easy Tasks in the Varrock set 16 per day
Completed all Medium Tasks in the Varrock set 32 per day
Completed all Hard Tasks in the Varrock set 64 per day
Completed all Elite Tasks in the Varrock set 80 per day

Stage One: Obtaining the parts needed

Players will first need an unpowered orb and a battlestaff.

Unpowered orbs can be bought from other players, or made if the user has at least level-46 Crafting. See the Glass Making page for more details.

Battlestaves can be bought from any of the shops listed above, purchased from other players or obtained as drops from certain monsters.

Stage Two: Powering an orb

At this point in making a battlestaff it is necessary to choose what staff to make, be it air, earth, fire or water. To infuse the orb with elemental energy it must be taken to the appropriate obelisk, and a "charge" spell must be cast on the obelisk.

Element Spell Required Level Required Runes Required Obelisk Location
Map showing location of the Obelisk of Water
Water
Charge Water Orb 56 Magic Water rune icon × 30
Cosmic rune icon × 3
Taverley Dungeon, up the ladder near the black dragons, onto an island facing Catherby.
Map showing location of the Obelisk of Earth
Earth
Charge Earth Orb 60 Magic Earth rune icon × 30
Cosmic rune icon × 3
Edgeville Dungeon, past the black demons.
Map showing location of the Obelisk of Fire
Fire
Charge Fire Orb 63 Magic Fire rune icon × 30
Cosmic rune icon × 3
Past the black dragons in Taverley Dungeon.
Map showing location of the Obelisk of Air
Air
Charge Air Orb 66 Magic Air rune icon × 30
Cosmic rune icon × 3
Edgeville Dungeon, past the black demons, and up a ladder into an area above the Wilderness.

Stage Three: Making the staff

The final stage will take no time at all. With a charged orb and battlestaff in their inventory, a player can simply use one on the other to create an elemental battlestaff.

Staff Crafting Level Required Benefits Crafting Experience Gained
Water battlestaff inventory icon
Water battlestaff
54 Crafting When wielded, this battlestaff removes the need for water runes when casting spells. 100
Earth battlestaff inventory icon
Earth battlestaff
58 Crafting When wielded, this battlestaff removes the need for earth runes when casting spells. 112.5
Fire battlestaff inventory icon
Fire battlestaff
62 Crafting When wielded, this battlestaff removes the need for fire runes when casting spells. 125
Air battlestaff inventory icon
Air battlestaff
66 Crafting When wielded, this battlestaff removes the need for air runes when casting spells. 137.5
Armadyl battlestaff inventory icon
Armadyl battlestaff
77 Crafting This staff can only be crafted after completion of Ritual of the Mahjarrat. When wielded, this battlestaff removes the need for air runes when casting spells and increases the casting speed of the Storm of Armadyl spell. Note that this staff requires an orb of armadyl which can be made by combining 100 shards of armadyl, obtained by killing glacors in the Baneore Cave). The orb does not need charging to make an Armadyl battlestaff. 150

It is worth noting that a player does not need to charge their own orbs in order to attach them to battlestaves. If a player can find someone willing to supply them with powered orbs, the crafting process can be considerably shortened.

Players who have completed Scorpion Catcher can get their elemental battlestaves upgraded to mystic staves. This can be performed by Thormac in the Sorcerer's Tower for 40,000 coins per staff. Mystic staves have greater offensive bonuses than regular battlestaves.

Stage Four: Customisation

Shade skull inventory icon

If a player acquires a shade skull from the Shades of Mort'ton activity, it can be attached to a battlestave. This will not bring any combat advantages but it does look distinctive.

Staff Crafting Level Required Benefits Crafting Experience Gained
Skeletal staff inventory icon
Skeletal staff^
85 Crafting - 130

^The name of the staff changes, depending on the staff that has been customised.


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