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A detailed Ancient staff.

The Ancient staff is a staff that, when wielded, increases damage done by magic spells by 10%. It requires 50 Attack and Magic to wield. This weapon can only be wielded after the Desert Treasure quest. Ancient staff may be bought only once, after completion of the Desert Treasure quest, from Eblis, south of the bandit camp, for 80,000 coins. It is also dropped by mummies in the pyramid. However, this is only possible when there is no Ancient staff in the bank, inventory, or equipped.

This staff is one-handed and has the symbol of Zaros as its head and is among the strongest staves in terms of melee bonuses.

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A player wielding the Ancient staff.
A player wielding the Ancient staff.
  Attack bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged
+10 -1 +40 +15 0
  Defence bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged Summoning
+2 +3 +1 +15 0 5
Other bonuses
Strength Ranged Strength Prayer Magic Damage (%)
+50 0 -1 +10%
Speed: File:speed4.gif

Combat styles

Name Combat style Type Melee experience
Bash Accurate Crush Attack
Pound Aggressive Crush Strength
Focus Defensive Crush Defence


  • The Ancient Staff is one of two items with a negative prayer bonus, the other being Zanik's crossbow.
  • When dropped on the ground, the head looks smaller than when it is wielded.
  • With the release of the Fist of Guthix minigame, the demand of ancient staves sky-rocketed, as players are able to cast high level Ancient Magicks spells such as Ice Barrage without paying for the runes, since they are obtained for free during the game, and the crowded nature of the game makes it more efficient to autocast the spells rather than cast them manually. At that point, you had to be wielding the ancient staff to autocast Ancient Magicks.
  • On 2 September 2009, this staff was amongst the few to receive the ability to cause 10% more damage with spells. Due to the update, this and many other staffs dropped in price. This staff suffered from an original 118k price to now 60-80k price.

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