Pharaoh's sceptre

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This article is about the Pyramid Plunder minigame reward. For the Stronghold of Security reward, see Skull sceptre.
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The Pharaoh's sceptre is a staff found during the Pyramid Plunder minigame in Sophanem, from the golden chests and sarcophagi. It requires 30 Attack and 30 Magic to wield.

The sceptre starts with three charges. It can be recharged higher depending on the player's progress in the Desert Diary, but is only tradeable while it has three or fewer charges and can only be sold on the Grand Exchange while it has three charges or is uncharged.

Despite its appearance when wielded, the Pharaoh's sceptre is a two-handed slot item.

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Combat OptionsCombat StyleAttack typesStyleExperience
CombatStyles Polestaff.pngBashCrushAccurateAttack and Hitpoints
PoundCrushAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints
BlockCrushDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints

Teleports[edit | edit source]

The Pharaoh's sceptre's charges can be used to teleport to the desert pyramids. Each teleport uses one charge.

A player using the Pharaoh's sceptre teleport.

The teleport function of the sceptre works up to level 30 in the Wilderness.

Recharging[edit | edit source]

To recharge the sceptre, the player must talk to the guardian mummy inside the Pyramid Plunder pyramid. The mummy will complain about the player owning the sceptre but will recharge it anyway. The player must give the mummy either 6 gold artefacts, 12 stone artefacts, or 24 pottery/ivory artefacts. Different shaped artefacts may be combined as long as they are all the same material, and noted artefacts are accepted along with un-noted ones. It is recommended that when a player has used all but one of the sceptre's charges, the last charge should be used to teleport to Pyramid Plunder for this reason.

By default, the sceptre is recharged to three charges. Players who have progressed in the Desert Diary have their sceptre recharged with more charges, up to eight with full completion.

The following table shows recharge costs according to Grand Exchange prices.

Type Ivory/Pottery Stone Gold
Comb/Seal 24 x Ivory comb.png = 3,264 12 x Stone seal.png = 1,860 6 x Gold seal.png = 4,590
Scarab 24 x Pottery scarab.png = 1,968 12 x Stone scarab.png = 2,088 6 x Golden scarab.png = 6,054
Statuette 24 x Pottery statuette.png = 2,496 12 x Stone statuette.png = 2,388 6 x Golden statuette.png = 7,596

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Pharaoh's sceptres are rarely received from the golden chests and sarcophagi during the Pyramid Plunder minigame. The chance of receiving a Pharaoh's sceptre scales depending on the floor level, upon a successful theft from a grand gold chest or sarcophagus (meaning no scarabs or mummies appear). After a player finds a sceptre, they will immediately be kicked from the pyramid by the guardian mummy. If the player had no free inventory space when they found the sceptre, it will appear on the ground under them when they are outside the pyramid; if this occurs, players only have about 30 seconds to pick it up.

Room Rate
Room 1 1/3,500
Room 2 1/2,250
Room 3 1/1,250
Room 4 1/750
Room 5+ 1/650

Other uses[edit | edit source]

The sceptre is required to make an ancient altar or an occult altar in a player-owned house.

Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]

Tier Emotes STASH Location Items Cost
Master Yawn 7th room in Pyramid Plunder Pharaoh's sceptre.png Menaphite clothing.png 2,778,048

Products[edit | edit source]

Ancient altar icon.pngAncient altar
Member icon.png
  • Construction 80
  • Construction 1490
Occult altar icon.pngOccult altar
Member icon.png
  • Construction 90
  • Construction 3445

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
24 March 2021

Pharaoh's Sceptre now has scaling drop rates depending on the room its chest/sarcophagus is located.

23 September 2020

The first option on the sceptre has been changed from "Teleport" to "Wield".

31 August 2017

Partially charged versions of the item could now be turned into bank placeholders.

11 February 2016

The "Teleport" option was replaced with "Jalsavrah", "Jaleustrophos", and "Jaldraocht" options.

16 April 2015

Murky Matt will only decant Pharoah's sceptres with the amount of charges you have unlocked from the desert diary.

5 March 2015
(update | poll)

The Pharaoh's sceptre now holds more charges for the completion of Desert Diaries:

26 June 2014
(update | poll)

The Pharaoh's sceptre now has an alch value of 50,000 coins.

6 March 2014
(update | poll)

Pharaoh sceptres now show their remaining charges.

25 April 2013

The jewelled sceptre no longer teleports players into the Desert Treasure pyramid before they have completed enough of the quest to unlock it.

22 February 2013

This content was included when the Old School RuneScape servers officially launched.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • If the player talks to Simon Templeton while holding a sceptre, he will try to convince them that it is worthless and will offer 100 coins for it, which the player refuses.
  • When someone else in the pyramid finds a sceptre, an annoyed guardian mummy appears in some rooms next to the golden chest noting that someone has stolen it.
  • It was commonly used by lurers due to the sceptre having a teleport as its left click option. Scammers get the player to go on a pvp world and "wield" the scepter, knowing this which teleports the player into a player vs player zone, leading to the player losing their items.