|Release date||15 March 2011 (Update)|
|High Alch||6,000 coins|
|Low Alch||4,000 coins|
|Store price||Not sold|
|Exchange price||146,706 coins (info)|
|Examine||This mystical item radiates magical power.|
The Vecna skull is a very rare drop from monsters, which can only be received while wearing a ring of wealth. It can be activated an infinite number of times to gain a temporary +6 boost to your Magic level. It can only be activated every seven minutes per player, regardless of how many Vecna skulls are owned, with the exception of the Duel Arena - where, when you win or lose, the timer resets. A notice will appear once seven minutes has passed.
This item cannot be lent. The boost will not work while your magic level is already boosted by any other effect. Players additionally cannot bring the Vecna skull into Fist of Guthix or the Duel Arena to gain an advantage in magical duels if the "no potions" option is enabled.
When you click on the "Draw power" from the Vecna Skull, a text appears in your game box saying "The skull feeds off the life around you, boosting your magical ability."
The Vecna skull was not updated with the Evolution of Combat. It still only provides a +6 boost while magic potions are made much stronger, especially at higher levels. Magic potions give a higher boost at level 75 or above, super magic potion at level 42 or above, extreme magic at level 27 or above.
- Vecna is a powerful arch-lich and/or deity in "Dungeons and Dragons". His eye and hand are powerful artefacts, much like the Vecna skull. Unlike the skull, they require that the user remove an eye or a hand (depending on the item they have in their possession) and attach the item as a replacement. Both items granted unique abilities, boosted stats, and occasional bouts of madness--the hand, for example, would occasionally attempt to choke its owner to death.
- The Vecna Skull is probably named for an old anecdote about a game involving a faked magical item, the 'Head of Vecna'.
- The introductory price of the Vecna Skull was 10,000,000 coins.
- The preview image of the Vecna Skull in the Grand Exchange page on the main page under Community is zoomed in at the left eye, unlike most items that display the full item.
- When the Vecna Skull was first released there was a glitch that allowed it to be used with in the duel arena even with the potion option selected off, which gave players an unfair advantage in mage stakes.
- There is currently a glitch where if you use the Vecna skull and then trade it away to somebody, it will still say "Your skull of Vecna has regained its mysterious aura" after 7 minutes.