This article is about the item reward from Pyramid Plunder. For the override reward from 'Phite Club, see Pharaoh Sceptre
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. The probability of receiving this item is increased if a Ring of Wealth is worn.
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 you will be ejected from Pyramid Plunder. Teleporting by using this sceptre works up to level 30 wilderness.
According to Tarik, legend tells that the sceptre used to belong 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.
A player teleporting using the Pharaoh's sceptre.
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).
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.
||Cost per charge
| Jewelled golden statuette (×1)
| Gold seal (×6)
| Golden scarab (×6)
| Golden statuette (×6)
| Stone seal (×12)
| Stone scarab (×12)
| Stone statuette (×12)
| Ivory comb (×24)
| Pottery scarab (×24)
| Pottery statuette (×24)
The jewelled diamond statuette cannot be used to recharge the Pharaoh's sceptre.
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- 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 artifacts 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 pharoah'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.
- 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.