Sceptre is an instant kill. As far as I know, at least. If anyone is willing to get 99 HP and use the sceptre on themselves, kudos to you for the intense spading.
the sceptre stuns and deals 10 hp of damage. Thought I have only survived that thing ones, took me from 13 to 3 hp
If that is the case, then I am completely wrong about it's power in terms of damage. Sorry if that's the case. I thought it was meant to be instant kill, though? Never assume things, I guess.
Well, then I admit I'm wrong about the sceptre's power. But still, judging by the enemies you have access to when you have the sceptre, it is still more efficient in killing, with it's homing ability and it's through-wall ability. But my argument WAS for raw damage and I won't use them as an excuse, because that is not about damage.
Ok, well. I suppose I'm all wrong and take back everything I say and apologise to anyone who I argued to with false information. But I suppose it's 10 damage limit is a GOOD thing since it kills anything you have access to at that time anyway.
Nathan, your argument IS valid for enemies, but I don't believe it hits you multiple times as it does cavemen, etc. I don't think it stays on you once it's got you. Can anyone confirm? I can't recall.
Although it's definitely possible for it to come and swing back through you more than once.
Edit: Also thank you Delver for saying that, else I'd still be going on false information. But I think it should be instant kill since it's meant to grant you "control over life and death".