Skull sceptre

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The skull sceptre is a staff that is a reward from the Stronghold of Security, obtained by combining a strange skull with a runed sceptre, which are obtained by fusing component items from the monsters found within the dungeon. Its defining feature is the ability to teleport an unlimited number of times to either Gunnarsgrunn, just outside the entrance to the Stronghold of Security, or any of the four floors of the Stronghold of Security. Using the skull sceptre's teleport is a requirement for the Varrock achievements.

Players can only make and keep one skull sceptre at a time. A new skull sceptre can only be made once the old skull sceptre is either lost or destroyed. If a keepsake key is used on the sceptre, another one still cannot be assembled. There is no limit to how many strange skulls or runed sceptres a player can own. Having a sceptre in the bank or inventory does not prevent more parts from dropping.

Parts of the sceptre are rare drops from the monsters listed below, all located on various levels of the Stronghold of Security. In addition, wearing any Varrock armour gives an increased chance overall of receiving a sceptre part drop.

Where to find the pieces[edit | edit source]

Assembly[edit | edit source]

  1. Use the left skull half on the right skull half to create the strange skull.
  2. Use the top of sceptre on the bottom of sceptre to create a runed sceptre.
  3. Use the strange skull on the runed sceptre to create the skull sceptre.

If players already have a skull scepture, they cannot create another one. However, they can create more strange skulls and runed sceptures as well as keep multiples of the component parts.

Right-click options[edit | edit source]

The skull sceptre's teleport animation
Option Result
Wield The sceptre is wielded as a 2h weapon. See Worn Equipment.
Teleport
  • Outside of the Stronghold of Security
  • Floor 1 - Vault of War
  • Floor 2 - Catacomb of Famine
  • Floor 3 - Pit of Pestilence
  • Floor 4 - Sepulchre of Death

Disassembly[edit | edit source]

Update history[edit | edit source]

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  • ninja 18 June 2018 (Update):
    • Teleport destinations on the skull sceptre are now available as right click options when worn.
  • patch 16 April 2018 (Update):
    • The Skull Sceptre teleportation animation has returned!
  • ninja 4 December 2017 (Update):
    • Players can now use the teleport option on the Skull Sceptre to teleport to a particular floor of the Stronghold of Security.
  • ninja 28 November 2016 (Update):
    • The Skull Sceptre from the Stronghold of Security no longer uses or requires charges.
      • Before this, sceptres could only be used to teleport five times before disintegrating.
  • patch 9 September 2009 (Update):
    • Ensured that the skull sceptre parts’ drop rate has increased in the Stronghold of Security.
  • update 2 September 2009 (Update):
    • Autocasting combat spells no longer requires a magic staff, and so the sceptre can now autocast spells.
  • update 2 September 2009 (Update):
    • Varrock diary's smaller reward regarding shop prices is replaced with a greater possibility of obtaining skull sceptre parts from creatures in the Stronghold of Security, as well as doubling the charges it has if you make it while wearing your Varrock armour.

Trivia[edit | edit source]

  • The 'Left skull half' which appears to be a bull-like half skull is dropped by the human-shaped Ankou, while the 'Right skull half' which is the human-like half skull is dropped by the bull-headed Minotaurs. However, when wielded, the halves appear on the correct side in relation to their namesakes.