|Released||17 July 2006 (Update)|
|Options||Wield, Jalsavrah, Jaleustrophos, Jaldraocht|
|Examine||This sceptre has no remaining charges.|
|High alch||50,000 coins|
|Low alch||33,333 coins|
|Exchange||3,170,820 coins (info)|
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 Options||Combat Style||Attack types||Style||Experience|
|Bash||Crush||Accurate||Attack and Hitpoints|
|Pound||Crush||Aggressive||Strength and Hitpoints|
|Block||Crush||Defensive||Defence 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.
- Jalsavrah - Inside the starting room (with the guardian mummy) of the Pyramid Plunder pyramid in Sophanem.
- Jaleustrophos - The Agility Pyramid north-east of Sophanem.
- Jaldraocht - Azzanadra's pyramid in Desert Treasure.
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.
|Comb/Seal||24 x 3,456=||12 x 2,124=||6 x 4,518=|
|Scarab||24 x 1,968=||12 x 2,268=||6 x 5,922=|
|Statuette||24 x 2,304=||12 x 2,364=||6 x 7,494=|
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||Cumulative rate |
- This cumulative rate shows the rate of getting the sceptre in a run where you loot every golden chest you encounter up to and including on that floor, while ignoring the sarcophagi
Other uses[edit | edit source]
Treasure Trails[edit | edit source]
|Master||Yawn||7th room in Pyramid Plunder||3,174,128|
Products[edit | edit source]
Changes[edit | edit source]
|24 March 2021
Pharaoh's Sceptre now has scaling drop rates depending on the room its chest/sarcophagus is located.
|23 September 2020
|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.
|4 January –
6 February 2007
The item was renamed from "Pharoah's sceptre"[sic] to "Pharaoh's sceptre".
Gallery (historical)[edit | edit source]
|4 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.
- 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 sceptre, knowing this which teleports the player into a player vs player zone, leading to the player losing their items.