Pharaoh's sceptre

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This article is about the item reward from Pyramid Plunder. For the override reward from 'Phite Club, see Pharaoh Sceptre.
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The Pharaoh's sceptre is a rare item obtainable from looting the grand gold chest or opening the sarcophagus in each room during the Pyramid Plunder minigame in Sophanem. The chance of finding a sceptre is 0.1% (or 1/1000) if the player does not spawn a mummy or scarab swarm, and the chance is better in higher rooms.[1] The chance of receiving the sceptre is increased with tier 2 or greater luck.

It is classed as a two-handed magic weapon. The sceptre stores 3 teleports to various pyramids in the Kharidian Desert (when recharged, it will hold a total of 6 charges after completion of the hard Desert achievements). When you obtain it from Pyramid Plunder, you will be automatically ejected from the minigame. Teleporting with this sceptre works up to level 30 wilderness.

According to Tarik, legend tells that the sceptre formerly belonged to one of the sons of Tumeken, who ruled the desert.

The Pharaoh's sceptre displays its remaining charges in the name of the item.

Combat stats[edit | edit source]

Teleports[edit | edit source]

A player teleporting using the Pharaoh's sceptre.
Jalsavrah (Pyramid Plunder)
Jaleustrophos (Agility Pyramid)
Jaldraocht (Azzanadra's pyramid)

Recharging[edit | edit source]

It is recommended that players use two charges, and teleport to Pyramid plunder to recharge if needed, saving time. When the sceptre's charges are used, it may be recharged by using it on the Guardian mummy in the Pyramid Plunder mini-game, with appropriate artefacts in the inventory. He will complain about the player owning it, but will go ahead and recharge it anyway.

If the 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, of course).

Cost analysis[edit | edit source]

The following table shows the total cost of recharging the Pharaoh's sceptre by buying ornaments from Grand Exchange. This table assumes you recharge your sceptre with only one type of ornament.

Item GE price Total cost Cost per charge[2]
Jewelled golden statuette.png Jewelled golden statuette (×1) 107,616 107,616 35,872 (17,936)
Gold seal.png Gold seal (×6) 12,809 76,854 25,618 (12,809)
Golden scarab.png Golden scarab (×6) 6,764 40,584 13,528 (6,764)
Golden statuette.png Golden statuette (×6) 9,358 56,148 18,716 (9,358)
Stone seal.png Stone seal (×12) 330 3,960 1,320 (660)
Stone scarab.png Stone scarab (×12) 239 2,868 956 (478)
Stone statuette.png Stone statuette (×12) 316 3,792 1,264 (632)
Ivory comb.png Ivory comb (×24) 4,962 119,088 39,696 (19,848)
Pottery scarab.png Pottery scarab (×24) 350 8,400 2,800 (1,400)
Pottery statuette.png Pottery statuette (×24) 185 4,440 1,480 (740)

The jewelled diamond statuette cannot be used to recharge the Pharaoh's sceptre.

Update history[edit | edit source]

This information has been compiled as part of the update history project. Some updates may not be included - see here for how to help out!
  • patch 28 January 2019 (Update):
    • Added more commonly recognised names of destinations to the pharaoh's sceptre and sceptre of the gods' teleport options.
  • patch 30 April 2018 (Update):
    • Luck messaging for obtaining a Pharaoh's Sceptre will now display the correct amount of charges.
  • ninja 26 March 2018 (Update):
    • You are now able to use noted artefacts to recharge the Pharaoh's sceptre and the Sceptre of the gods.
  • ninja 31 October 2016 (Update):
    • Pharaoh's sceptre teleport options have been put into a standard interface, rather than dialogue options.
  • ninja 1 June 2015 (Update):
    • Pharaoh's sceptres are now level 1 magic weapons.
  • ninja 7 January 2014 (Update):
    • The Entrance mummy now has a right-click 'quick recharge sceptre' option.
  • patch 4 December 2012 (Update):
    • The Pharaoh's sceptre now behaves correctly on the action bar.
  • patch 9 June 2009 (Update):
    • In Pyramid Plunder, you'll now get the message regarding the sceptre after leaving the area.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • During the Skilling Weekend on 6 December 2014 through 7 December 2014, the chance of receiving this item as a reward doubled.
  • As of 23 March 2010 the 1 charge and 2 charge versions of the Pharaoh's Sceptre can no longer be traded on the Grand Exchange.
  • If you try to sell the sceptre to Simon Templeton at the Agility Pyramid, he will try to convince the player that it is worthless and try to buy it for 100 gp, which your character refuses.
  • If your inventory is full when you find the sceptre, it will be on the ground under you when ejected from the pyramid.
  • The Pharaoh's sceptre's teleport animation is similar to the Ancient Magicks teleport and the Daemonheim teleport (done with the Ring of Kinship).
  • Though the player who finds the sceptre can't see it happen (being ejected from the pyramid), the Guardian Mummy (this time called Annoyed guardian mummy) briefly appears in some of the rooms when the sceptre is found.

References[edit | edit source]

  1. ^ Mod Ash's clarification on sceptre chance
  2. ^ Shows the cost of each teleport charge when buying the item from the Grand Exchange. Cost in parentheses are after completing the Hard Desert achievements, giving 6 charges.