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OSRS – Pyramid Plunder Location and How To Play

Sharpen those Thievery skills, or die trying.

Old School RuneScape (OSRS) is a popular MMORPG with deep combat, crafting, and skill systems that are beyond what you might expect from the rather basic graphic style. The early part of the game is free to play, with players able to max out many of the skills. But the real depth of content comes for the monthly subscribers, including extra locations and mini-games, such as Pyramid Plunder. Read on for more about OSRS Pyramid Plunder, including its location and how to play.

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When should I start Old School RuneScape Pyramid Plunder?

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To participate in the minigame Pirate Plunder, you need to head to Sophanem in the Kharidian Desert. The game itself takes place when you enter the Jalsavrah Pyramid. To gain access to the area for the first time, you must have started the Icthlarin’s Little Helper quest or teleported directly to the pyramid via a Pharoah’s Sceptre. The minigame has eight rooms, with room one requiring Thievery level 21 and each subsequent room going up by 10 level requirements. So, it is not really recommended below level 61, as too much of the content won’t be accessible. Also, be warned that this is a Dangerous Activity, with unprotected items moving to a grave on death.

Related: OSRS Black Mask guide – how to get, requirements, effects

The gameplay involves entering a succession of rooms and attempting to plunder them for riches. Enter the pyramid through one of its four sides. If you encounter a Guardian Mummy (deals damage), try different sides until you make it in. Once in the first room, talk to the Guardian Mummy there. Once you start Pyramid Plunder you will be on the clock, so move fast as you only have five minutes to get as many items and experience as you can. Each room has the following:

  • A Spear Wall: Try to disable, taking one to four damage on a failure.
  • Six Doors: Two let you leave, three are fake, and one lets you progress to the next room. Aim to get to the highest-level room your Thievery skill matches as quickly as possible and loot it thoroughly to gain the best rewards. If you empty a room, then you can work backward.
  • Urns: Earn XP and loot, but it may contain Poisonous Snakes.
  • Golden Chest: Loot artifacts and the chance of a Pharoah’s Sceptre. It may contain a Scarab Swarm, low on health but hits hard.
  • Sarcophagus: Also loot for artifacts and the chance of a Pharoah’s Sceptre. Strength is required and gained for opening, not Thievery, and they usually contain a high-level Mummy that will immediately attack.

While something of a gamble, especially if you have to take gear with you, Pyramid Plunder is one of the best ways to earn Thievery experience in the game.

For more OSRS guides, check out How to get to Ivan Strom in OSRS or our Complete OSRS F2P Fishing Guide right here at Pro Game Guides.


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