While casting magic with this staff, the bonus damage effect from blisterwood weapons on vampyres will boost the damage of spells despite the fact the wood itself is not in contact with the vampyre unlike the ranged and melee versions of the weapon. Cremating vyre corpses does slightly increase the staff's stats, but this is only effective when used against Vyrewatch/Vampyres.
This weapon can be made on Entrana by smuggling blisterwood logs, a cut dragonstone and knife to the island and making it there.
Unlike most staves in the game, the inventory icon for this staff shows the staff angled to the left instead of the right.
The staff was originally much shorter, only slightly longer than most wands. Its length was increased significantly on 5 September, 2012 with the player model update. This change was likely put in place to justify the staff's two-handed requirement in the upcoming Evolution of Combat update.
Until July 2013, players could cast high alchemy on the staff, yielding 15,600 coins, but this was patched by Jagex.