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The Skull sceptre is obtained through defeating monsters in the Stronghold of Security and picking up the pieces of the sceptre. The Skull sceptre has five charges to teleport to the Barbarian Village, or ten, if made when wearing Varrock armour 1 or above, which is members. The doubled charges remain on and can be used on a free world. It disappears after all charges are used and therefore it cannot be recharged. The sceptre does not work over level 20 Wilderness.

It is one of the only free-to-play teleport items, the others being the tele-orb from Fist of Guthix (available only during the mini-game), the gold Explorer's ring collected as a reward for completing the medium Lumbridge and Draynor Diary challenges and the Runecrafting Teleport Tablets; the Broomstick, able to be attained by F2Ps, has the potential to teleport, but only on a member's world. Using this Barbarian village teleport is a requirement for the Varrock Diary

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, destroyed, or has disappeared. However, players can have as many Strange skulls or Runed sceptres as they want. The Skull sceptre and all its parts cannot be traded and cannot be withdrawn as noted items from the bank.

The stats are equivalent to an ordinary Staff, but there is no option to autocast spells. However, with the updates that took place on 9/2/2009, this no longer matters, as spells can now be autocast at any point, as long as the player has the needed runes and all staves have had their autocast option removed from the game. The update has also replaced the Varrock Achievement Diary's "smaller" reward regarding shop prices 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.

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A player wielding the Skull sceptre.
A player wielding the Skull sceptre.
The Skull sceptre's teleport animation.
The Skull sceptre's teleport animation.
  Attack bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged
0 -1 +7 +4 0
  Defence bonus  
Stab Slash Crush Magic Ranged Summoning
+2 +3 +1 +4 0 0
Other bonuses
Strength Ranged Strength Prayer Magic Damage (%)
+3 0 0 ?


Building a Skull Sceptre

The pieces of the skull sceptre are Left skull half, Top of sceptre, Bottom of sceptre, and Right skull half. Ankous, Catablepons, Flesh crawlers, and Minotaurs drop the pieces respectively.

  • Using the skull pieces together forms a Strange skull.
  • Using the top and bottom Skull sceptre pieces form a Runed sceptre.
  • Join the Strange skull and the Runed sceptre together to form a Skull sceptre.

If a Skull sceptre has already been made, additional Strange skulls and Runed sceptres can be assembled individually, but cannot be made into another Skull sceptre. It is entirely possible to obtain multiple separate pieces of the skull sceptre, even if you have never completed assembling a sceptre before, and even bank them together (for example, you can have two bottoms of sceptre in your bank).


Where to find the pieces

Right-click options

Option Result
Wield The sceptre is wielded in the Weapon Slot. See Worn Equipment.
Invoke Teleports the player to Barbarian Village.
Divine Shows the number of charges left.


Skull sceptre pieces
Strange skull: Right skull half | Left skull half
Runed sceptre: Bottom of sceptre | Top of sceptre

This article uses material from the "Skull sceptre" article on the Runescape wiki at Wikia and is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike License.


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