The ancient staff is one of the magical weapons that can be used to autocast spells from the Ancient spellbook. It requires 50 Attack and 50 Magic to wield, along with completion of Desert Treasure. The staff is decorated with the symbol of Zaros.
It is frequently used in high-level player-killing due to its high magical accuracy. It is unique in the fact that it is the only item that has a negative Prayer bonus.
The staff may be bought once from Eblis for the price of 80,000 coins.
Requires 240 Telekinetic, 240 Alchemist, 2400 Enchantment and 240 Graveyard points, and a teacher wand equipped or in the player's inventory, to purchase from the Mage Training Arena. Thus it does not cost much besides the time and runes spent in the Mage Training Arena.
Has a special attack that halves all melee damage the player takes for one minute, which stacks with the PvP damage reduction effect of the Protect from Melee prayer. This consumes 100% of the player's special attack.
When a combat spell is cast with the staff, there is a 1/8 (12.5%) chance that the staff will negate the rune cost for that spell.
Currently the strongest staff when used as a melee weapon, surpassing the Ancient staff and Iban's staff, and provides +17 magic defence.