This article is about Pyramid Plunder minigame reward. For the Stronghold of Security reward, see Skull sceptre.
Pharaoh's sceptre
Pharaoh's sceptre (uncharged) Pharaoh's sceptre
Release date 17 July 2006 (Update)
Members only? Yes
Quest item? No
Tradeable? Yes
Equipable? Yes
Stackable? No
High Alch 50,000 coins
Low Alch 33,333 coins
Destroy Drop
Store price Not sold
Exchange price Pharaoh's sceptre (3):
6,357,979 coins
6,231,725 coins
Weight 2 kg
Fully charged: This sceptre is fully charged.
Charges used: This Sceptre has x remaining charges.
Uncharged: This sceptre has no remaining charges.
Pharaoh's sceptre detail

Pharaoh's sceptre is a staff found during the Pyramid Plunder minigame in Sophanem. It requires 30 Attack and 30 Magic to wield. This can be used to teleport to the three pyramids found in the desert, and by default, it can have up to three charges. Players who complete the elite Desert Diary can have the sceptre hold up to eight charges.

Teleporting by using this sceptre works up to level 30 in the Wilderness. When it's out of charges, talk to the guardian mummy inside the Pyramid Plunder pyramid, and give it either 6 gold artifacts, 12 stone artifacts or 24 pottery/ivory artifacts to recharge it.  

The chance of receiving a Pharaoh's Sceptre (1/1,000 if you don't find a swarm or mummy) is the same for the chest and sarcophagi in all rooms; however, the higher rooms have a lower chance of finding a swarm or mummy[citation needed]. After being found, you will immediately be kicked from the pyramid by the guardian mummy. If you have no free inventory spaces, the sceptre will appear under you outside the pyramid. If you receive a sceptre and it appears beneath you, make sure you pick it up within 30 seconds or it will disappear.

With the Player Owned Houses update, the sceptre is required to make an occult altar in one's own POH. This, in turn, caused the sceptre to be in extremely high demand, giving it a significant price boost.

Hover over image for type Pharaoh's sceptre equipped
Attack icon Attack bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+7 -1 +25 +10 +0
Defence icon Defence bonus
White dagger White scimitar White warhammer Magic icon Ranged icon
+2 +3 +1 +10 +0
Melee Other bonuses Slot
Strength icon Ranged Strength icon Magic Damage icon Prayer icon

2h slotlist

+32 0 0% +0
Monster attack speed 6


The sceptre can be used to teleport to the following pyramids:


When the sceptre's charges are used, it may be recharged by using it on the Guardian mummy in the Pyramid Plunder minigame, with appropriate artefacts in the inventory (noted artefacts work). He will complain about the player owning it, but will go ahead and recharge it anyway. It is recommended that when a player has used all but 1 of the sceptre's charges, the last charge should be used to teleport to Pyramid Plunder for this reason.

If players have multiple types of rewards in their inventory, i.e. stone seals and stone scarabs, and they select to recharge, the mummy will take the items with the lowest value first (of the selected category).


  • If the player talks to Simon Templeton while holding a sceptre, he will try to convince them that it is worthless and offers 100 gp 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.