Skull sceptre (i)

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Skull sceptre (i)
Skull sceptre (i).png
Released18 May 2017 (Update)
Quest itemNo
OptionsWield, Invoke, Divine
Worn optionsInvoke, Divine
ExamineAn imbued magical Sceptre.
Value1 coin
High alch0 coins
Low alch0 coins
Weight1.814 kg
Advanced data
Item ID21276
Skull sceptre (i) detail.png

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 can autocast Crumble Undead as well as combat spells from the Arceuus spellbook. Note: Swapping weapons will turn off auto-cast settings.

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 (equipped, in the bank, or in your inventory) to Solztun in the Stronghold of Security.

Warning: Should players disable the Authenticator, the sceptre will revert back to a regular skull sceptre when used on the next login after it is disabled. The chatbox message will read, "The Skull Sceptre suddenly loses its imbue due to the disabling of your authenticator."

Attack icon.png Attack bonusesSkull sceptre equipped.pngSkull sceptre equipped female.png
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Defence icon.png Defence bonuses
White dagger.pngWhite scimitar.pngWhite warhammer.pngMagic icon.pngRanged icon.png
Melee.png Other bonusesSlot
Strength icon.pngRanged Strength icon.pngMagic Damage icon.pngPrayer icon.pngWeapon slot.png
Attack speedRange
Monster attack speed 5.png1

Combat styles[edit | edit source]

Category: StaffCombat StyleStyle typeWeapon StyleExperienceInvisible Boost
CombatStyles Staff.pngBashCrushAccurateAttack and Hitpoints+3 Attack
PoundCrushAggressiveStrength and Hitpoints+3 Strength
FocusCrushDefensiveDefence and Hitpoints+3 Defence
SpellMagicDefensive AutocastMagic, Defence, and HitpointsNone
SpellMagicAutocastMagic and HitpointsNone

This sceptre can only be used to autocast combat spells from the Arceuus spellbook, or the Crumble Undead spell.

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 dialogue 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

Creation[edit | edit source]

Talk to Solztun with fancy boots or fighting boots.
Free-to-play icon.png
Ticks? (edit)
Skull sceptre.pngSkull sceptre1N/A
Total Cost0
Skull sceptre (i).pngSkull sceptre (i)1N/A

Changes[edit | edit source]

Date Changes
30 June 2021
(update | poll)

The skull sceptre (i) can now autocast Crumble Undead.

16 June 2021
(update | poll)

The skull sceptre (i) can now autocast spells from the Arceuus spellbook.

28 April 2021

The sceptre's magic attack bonus has been increased from +4 to +10. It was changed from a polestaff to a staff, but no spells could be autocast with it yet.

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.
  • The "Destroy" option was replaced with a "Drop" option.
15 March 2018

The "Teleport" option while equipped was replaced with "Divine" and "Invoke" options.