Skull sceptre

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The Skull sceptre is obtained by combining untradeable items dropped by monsters residing within the Stronghold of Security. Its defining feature is the ability to teleport to the entrance of the stronghold located in Barbarian Village and consumes a charge in doing so. If the sceptre is on your character (inventory or worn) on death or if all charges have been consumed, the sceptre will self-destruct.

The sceptre can be upgraded to contain seven charges by completing the easy Varrock Diary and upgraded further to hold nine charges once the medium Varrock Diary is completed. Players can further imbue the sceptre by showing Solztun, who is at the bottom of the Stronghold, their reward from the Cradle of Life while having the sceptre in their inventory and RuneScape Authenticator enabled, which prevents the item from being destroyed when all of its charges are used up and allows it to be recharged with sceptre pieces.

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Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
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Attack speed
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Combat styles[edit | edit source]

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Bash Crush Attack and Hitpoints
Pound Crush Strength and Hitpoints
Block Crush Defence and Hitpoints

Using the Sceptre[edit | edit source]

Creating the Sceptre[edit | edit source]

Where to find the pieces[edit | edit source]

Each piece has a 3% chance of being dropped by the following monsters:

Assembly[edit | edit source]

  1. Use the left skull half on the right skull half to create the strange skull.
  2. Use the top of sceptre on the bottom of sceptre to create a runed sceptre.
  3. Use the strange skull on the runed sceptre to create the skull sceptre.

Note: Players can only make and keep one skull sceptre at a time. A new skull sceptre can only be made once the old one is either lost or destroyed; however, players can create more strange skulls and runed sceptres as well as keep multiples of the component parts.

Imbuing and Recharging[edit | edit source]

If players have the RuneScape Authenticator active on their account, they can show the completed sceptre and a pair of fancy or fighting boots (they do not need to be in your inventory to imbue, simply click "Is this the treasure"?) to Solztun, found near the Cradle of Life at the very end of the Stronghold, to have him create a skull sceptre (i).

While imbued, it will not break upon depleting all its charges. It can be recharged with sceptre pieces: each piece will grant three teleport charges, and the combined pieces (strange skull and runed sceptre) will grant six charges.

The maximum charges a sceptre can hold is 5, but this can be increased through completion of the Varrock Diary. The sceptre will hold up to 7 charges with completion of the easy tasks, 9 charges for medium and 12 charges for hard. This benefit carries over to F2P, even if the player loses membership.

If a player plans on regularly making use of the teleport ability of the skull sceptre (i), then they will need to farm many sceptre pieces in order to recharge it. Minotaurs, flesh crawlers, catablepon and ankou are the four monsters that drop sceptre pieces, and they all have a 3 in 100 (3%) of dropping their particular piece. Thus, the most efficient method is to kill the level 12 minotaurs found on the first floor of the Stronghold of Security, as they have the lowest hitpoints and therefore can be killed the fastest.


- Should players disable the Authenticator, the sceptre will revert back to its regular state. Also, should players die with skull sceptre, it will be destroyed and cannot be retrieved.

- On death the sceptre is destroyed and can not be recovered.