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A Hasta is a type of one-handed melee long weapon similar to the two-handed spears, though with negative defence stats.
Hastae can be obtained either by trading with another player or using the Smithing skill upon completion of Barbarian Training on a specified barbarian anvil.
Hastae can be poisoned with either normal weapon poisons or Karambwan Poison, which is more potent and can only be used on hastae and the aforementioned spears. For some reason, they have been confused with mjolnirs, the two-handed, non metal, staves.
Although they can only be used to train controlled and defensive attacks, hastae are still arguably the most flexible weapons in the game, as they are the only weapons to use Stab, Crush, and Slash attack styles save for spears. However, hastae are not used often as they do not excel in any particular style and other one-handed weapons, such as the scimitar and longsword have higher attack bonuses.
- Hasta means lance or spear in Latin.
- All varieties of Hasta are notable for giving more experience per bar than any other item when smithed using the Smithing Skill. However, logs are required to make them.