Pharaoh's sceptre

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Pharaoh's sceptre (uncharged)
Pharaoh's sceptre (uncharged).png
Released27 April 2022 (Update)
Quest itemNo
OptionsWield, Check, Drop
Worn optionsNone (?)
ExamineThis sceptre has no remaining charges.
Value83,334 coins
High alch50,000 coins
Low alch33,333 coins
Weight2 kg
Grand Exchange
Exchange2,623,202 coins (info)
Buy limit-
Daily volume741
Advanced data
Item ID26945
Pharaoh's sceptre (uncharged) detail.png
Pharaoh's sceptre detail.png

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 provides teleports to each of the great pyramids of the Kharidian Desert, using a charge to do so. Initially, the sceptre can have up to three charges, but can hold up to 100 charges as a reward from the Desert Diary. The sceptre is only tradeable while uncharged.

 Attack bonusesPharaoh's sceptre equipped.pngPharaoh's sceptre equipped female.png
 Defence bonuses
 Other bonusesSlot
StrengthRangedMagic damagePrayerWeapon slot
Base attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 4.png1

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Category: PolestaffCombat StyleStyle typeWeapon StyleExperienceInvisible Boost
CombatStyles Polestaff.pngBashCrushAccurateAttack and Hitpoints+3 Attack
PoundCrushAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints+3 Strength
BlockCrushDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints+3 Defence

Teleportation options[edit | edit source]

A player using the Pharaoh's sceptre teleport.

The sceptre's teleport works up to level 30 in the Wilderness.

Destination Map
1. Jalsavrah, the Tomb of Kings. Teleports players to the starting lobby of Pyramid Plunder. This is the default teleport destination if the player has never used the sceptre before.
2. Jaleustrophos, the Tomb of the Agile. Teleports players by Simon Templeton's camp.
3. Jaldraocht, the Tomb of Magic. Teleports players to the pyramid entrance.
4. Jaltevas, the Tomb of the Father. Teleports players next to the obelisk in the necropolis.

Players must commune with the obelisk before being able to teleport here.

Recharging[edit | edit source]

To recharge the sceptre, the player must talk to the guardian mummy inside Jalsavrah, 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. It is recommended that the sceptre's last charge be used to teleport to Pyramid Plunder for recharging, as it is a fairly lengthy trip to return there without a teleport.

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 10 with the easy diary, 25 with the medium diary, 50 with the hard diary, and 100 with the elite diary.

The following table shows recharge costs for each individual artefact according to Grand Exchange prices and compares the value of artefacts when sold to Simon Templeton. Note the items within the same artefact class may be combined to satisfy the required count.

Simon's purchase price may be useful for ironmen when comparing which artefacts to save for charges. As a general rule, using Gold artefacts are the most costly options.

Artefact Class Item Required count GE cost to charge Sale price to Simon Difference
Ivory/Pottery Ivory comb.png Ivory comb 24 27,744 1,200 −26,544
Ivory/Pottery Pottery scarab.png Pottery scarab 24 1,968 1,800 −168
Ivory/Pottery Pottery statuette.png Pottery statuette 24 2,376 2,400 24
Stone Stone seal.png Stone seal 12 1,764 1,800 36
Stone Stone scarab.png Stone scarab 12 2,148 2,100 −48
Stone Stone statuette.png Stone statuette 12 2,388 2,400 12
Gold Gold seal.png Gold seal 6 4,494 4,500 6
Gold Golden scarab.png Golden scarab 6 6,036 6,000 −36
Gold Golden statuette.png Golden statuette 6 7,536 7,500 −36

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
Occult altar icon.pngOccult altar
(Upgrade - Dark altar)
Member icon.png
  • Construction 90
  • Construction 3445
Occult altar icon.pngOccult altar
(Upgrade - Lunar altar)
Member icon.png
  • Construction 90
  • Construction 3445

Obtaining[edit | edit source]

Pharaoh's sceptres are a rare drop 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. 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.

Room Lvl Req Sarcophagus Chest
1 Thieving 21+ 1/4,200 1/4,200
2 Thieving 31+ 1/2,800 1/2,800
3 Thieving 41+ 1/1,600 1/1,600
4 Thieving 51+ 1/950 1/950
5 Thieving 61+ 1/800 1/800
6 Thieving 71+ 1/750 1/750
7 Thieving 81+ 1/650 1/650
8 Thieving 91+ 1/650 1/650

Item sources[edit | edit source]

For an exhaustive list of all known sources for this item, see here.
Grand Gold Chest Room 3 Thieving icon.png11/1,600
Grand Gold Chest Room 4 Thieving icon.png11/950
Grand Gold Chest Room 5 Thieving icon.png11/800
Grand Gold Chest Room 6 Thieving icon.png11/750
Grand Gold Chest Room 7 Thieving icon.png11/650
Grand Gold Chest Room 8 Thieving icon.png11/650
Grand Gold Chest Room 1 Thieving icon.png11/4,200
Grand Gold Chest Room 2 Thieving icon.png11/2,800
Sarcophagus (Pyramid Plunder) Room 3 Thieving icon.png11/1,600
Sarcophagus (Pyramid Plunder) Room 4 Thieving icon.png11/950
Sarcophagus (Pyramid Plunder) Room 5 Thieving icon.png11/800
Sarcophagus (Pyramid Plunder) Room 6 Thieving icon.png11/750
Sarcophagus (Pyramid Plunder) Room 7 Thieving icon.png11/650
Sarcophagus (Pyramid Plunder) Room 8 Thieving icon.png11/650
Sarcophagus (Pyramid Plunder) Room 1 Thieving icon.png11/4,200
Sarcophagus (Pyramid Plunder) Room 2 Thieving icon.png11/2,800

Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]

Tier Emotes STASH Location Items Cost
Master Yawn 7th room in Pyramid Plunder Pharaoh's sceptre (uncharged).png Menaphite purple hat.png Menaphite purple top.png Menaphite purple kilt.png 2,626,738
  • The pharaoh's sceptre can have any amount of charges. The pieces of the menaphite clothing must all be the same colour, both the kilt and robe can be used. It's possible to store the menaphite clothing in the STASH unit without the pharaoh's sceptre.

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
18 May 2022

Charged sceptres now appear as they did prior to 27 April 2022 rather than having the appearance of an uncharged sceptre.

27 April 2022
(update | poll)

The original pharaoh's sceptre is now discontinued:

  • All variants of the pharaoh's sceptre that existed prior to 27 April 2022 have had all their interface options replaced with a "Convert" option, which replaces it with a reworked version of the sceptre.
  • The teleport options are now in a separate interface akin to that of a ring of dueling, accessed by the sceptre's "Teleport" option. A "Last-Teleport" option will instantly teleport players to the previous destination.

In addition:

  • The sceptre can now be uncharged by players rather than needing to visit the guardian mummy to do so.
  • The sceptre can now be charged by the guardian mummy at any time, rather than only being able to recharge it once all charges are expended.
  • The maximum amount of charges the sceptre holds has been further increased based on the tier of Desert Diary completed.
    • The Easy Diary now allows a maximum of 10 charges, up from 4.
    • The Medium Diary now allows a maximum of 25 charges, up from 5.
    • The Hard Diary now allows a maximum of 50 charges, up from 6.
    • The Elite Diary now allows a maximum of 100 charges, up from 8.
16 March 2022
(update | poll)

Pharaoh's sceptre is now 1-handed.

24 March 2021

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

23 September 2020
  • The "Jalsavrah" and "Wield" options were switched, so Wield is now first.
  • "Jalsavrah" was made the first option when equipped.
31 August 2017

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

22 June 2017

When leaving Pyramid Plunder with a full inventory, rewarded pharaoh's sceptres will remain on the ground for longer than 30 seconds.

9 February 2017

The uncharged version was made darker to distinguish it from charged versions.

11 February 2016

The "Teleport" left-click option was replaced with a "Jalsavrah" left-click option, and "Jaleustrophos", and "Jaldraocht" right-click options.

20 August 2015

Fixed typos in teleport messages given by the pharaoh's Sceptre.

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)

Charged versions were renamed from "Pharaoh's sceptre" to "Pharaoh's sceptre (n)".

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.

10 January 2007

The item was renamed from "Pharoah's sceptre"[sic] to "Pharaoh's sceptre".

Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]

Pharaoh's sceptre (v1) detail.png
Pharaoh's sceptre (uncharged) detail.png
Pharaoh's sceptre v1.png
Pharaoh's sceptre (uncharged).png
17 July 2006 –
9 February 2017
9 February 2017 –

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.
  • Before an update, the sceptre was commonly used by lurers due to having a teleport as its left click option. Lurers would tell the player to switch to a PvP world and "wield" the sceptre, where they were then teleported into a pvp zone and killed for their loot.