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Disambig icon.png This article is about the class of weapon. For the specific weapon sold by NPC weaponsmiths, see Scepter (weapon).
Scepter concept art.jpg

The scepter is a ranged main-hand-only weapon that is used primarily by the scholar professions, as well as the guardian soldier profession. Scepter skills typically have a range of 900 (compared to 1200 for Staff skills), making it a mid-ranged weapon. Scepters can be crafted by an artificer. The maximum damage range for scepters is 940 - 1,060.

Skills by profession[edit]

Skill Type Activation.png Tango-recharge-darker.png Description

Guardian tango icon 20px.png Guardian[edit]

Orb of Wrath.png
 Orb of Wrath
0.5½ Fire a slow-moving orb at your foe.
Symbol of Punishment.png
 Symbol of Punishment
Symbol 0.25¼ 6 Strike foes in the target area repeatedly.
Chains of Light.png
 Chains of Light
0.5½ 20 Immobilize and make your foe vulnerable with ethereal chains.

Elementalist tango icon 20px.png Elementalist[edit]

Fire Attunement.png
 Fire Attunement
1 Strike your foe with flame, and create an area that delivers a lesser attack a short time later.
Dragon's Tooth.png
 Dragon's Tooth
1 6 Drop an explosive dragon's tooth on your foe.
0.25¼ 20 Release a fiery phoenix that attacks foes in a line before exploding and returning to you, curing a condition and granting you vigor.
Water Attunement.png
 Water Attunement
Ice Shards.png
 Ice Shards
0.75¾ Fire three ice shards at your foe.
0.5½ 3 Cast a shatterstone at the target area that explodes after one second.
Water Trident.png
 Water Trident
0.5½ 20 Cast a water trident that damages foes and heals allies.
Air Attunement.png
 Air Attunement
Arc Lightning.png
 Arc Lightning
30.5½ Cast an arc of electricity at your foe.
Lightning Strike.png
 Lightning Strike
5 Strike your foe with lightning.
Blinding Flash.png
 Blinding Flash
10 Blind your foe with a flash of light.
Earth Attunement.png
 Earth Attunement
Stone Shards.png
 Stone Shards
10.5½ Fling stone daggers at your foe to bleed them.
Rock Barrier.png
 Rock Barrier
1 15 Envelop yourself in a stony barrier that improves toughness.
2 Redirect Arrow.png
Hurl the rocks from your rock barrier at your foe.
Dust Devil.png
 Dust Devil
15 Blind your foes with a blast of sand.

Mesmer tango icon 20px.png Mesmer[edit]

Ether Bolt.png
 Ether Bolt
Chain 0.5½ Shoot a bolt of energy at your target.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Ether Blast.png
 Ether Blast
0.5½ Shoot a second bolt of energy at your target.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Ether Clone.png
 Ether Clone
Clone 0.75¾ Deliver a damaging attack directly to your target. Summon a clone that casts Ether Bolt. Inflict torment instead if you have the maximum number of illusions.
Illusionary Counter.png
 Illusionary Counter
Clone 2 8 Block the next attack. Counter by applying Torment and creating a clone that casts Ether Bolt.
2 Redirect Arrow.png
0.5½ Shoot out a bolt that blinds foes in a line.
Confusing Images.png
 Confusing Images
2 12 Channel a beam of energy that damages and confuses your foe.

Necromancer tango icon 20px.png Necromancer[edit]

Blood Curse.png
 Blood Curse
0.5½ Bleed your foe.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Rending Curse.png
 Rending Curse
0.5½ Bleed your foe.
1 Redirect Arrow.png
Putrid Curse.png
 Putrid Curse
0.5½ Poison and bleed your foe.
Grasping Dead.png
 Grasping Dead
0.75¾ 10 Summon skeletal hands to cripple foes in the target area.
Feast of Corruption.png
 Feast of Corruption
0.75¾ 10 Strike your target, gain life force, and torment your foe. For each condition on your target up to the condition threshold, get additional life force gain and inflict additional torment stacks.

Related traits[edit]


  • The scepter is the only one-handed weapon that cannot be used in the off-hand by any profession.

See also[edit]