Skull sceptre (i)

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The skull sceptre (i) is an imbued version of the skull sceptre. Like the regular skull sceptre, the imbued sceptre can be used to teleport to Barbarian Village, and members can use it to autocast spells from the Arceuus spellbook.

Unlike the regular skull sceptre, this sceptre does not break after depleting the teleport charges, and it can be recharged with bone fragments or sceptre pieces as explained below. As it is one of the few teleport items available to free-to-play, it is highly desired among those players.

It can be obtained by players who have set up the RuneScape Authenticator by showing a skull sceptre and a pair of fancy or fighting boots (possibly equipped) to Solztun in the Stronghold of Security. Warning: should players disable the Authenticator, the sceptre will revert back to a regular skull sceptre.

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Combat OptionsCombat StyleAttack typesStyleExperience
CombatStyles Staff.pngBashCrushAccurateAttack and Hitpoints
PoundCrushAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints
FocusCrushDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints
SpellMagicDefensive AutocastMagic, Defence, and Hitpoints
SpellMagicAutocastMagic and Hitpoints

Currently, the staff can only autocast combat spells from the Arceuus spellbook.

Teleport mechanics[edit | edit source]

The sceptre has two right-click options:

  • Invoke: The player will be teleported to the entrance of the Stronghold of Security in Barbarian Village. One charge will be consumed.
  • Divine: A dialog box opens up that shows the number of remaining charges.

The sceptre can hold a maximum of 10 charges by default. Once the player has completed the easy, medium, hard and elite Varrock Diary, the sceptre can hold 14, 18, 22, and 26 charges respectively.

At any time, players can use bone fragments or sceptre pieces on the sceptre (which has to be in the inventory) to recharge it. Each fragment gives one charge. The amount of charges that a sceptre piece gives can be seen in the table below. It is the same as the amount of bone fragments that would be obtained by using a chisel on the sceptre piece.

Item Default Varrock Diary Completed
Easy Medium Hard Elite
Left skull half.png Left skull half 5 6 7 8 9
Bottom of sceptre.png Bottom of sceptre 3 4 5 6 7
Top of sceptre.png Top of sceptre 3 4 5 6 7
Right skull half.png Right skull half 3 4 5 6 7

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
28 April 2021

The sceptre's magic attack bonus has been increased from +4 to +10.

18 November 2020
(update | poll)
  • Bone fragments can now be used to charge the sceptre.
  • The base number of charges you can hold on a completed Sceptre has been raised from 5 to 10.
  • Each completed tier of the Varrock Achievement Diary increases the number of max charges to 14, 18, 22, and 26 respectively.
  • Skull Sceptres are no longer destroyed they are dropped or killed and unprotected.
  • Multiple can be owned.
  • Multiple imbued Skull Sceptres share the same charges, but are only recharged with fragments, Sceptre pieces, or whole Skull Sceptres.
  • Unimbuing one imbued skull sceptre now unimbues them all, same rule for imbuing.