- This article is about the class of weapon. For the specific weapon sold by NPC weaponsmiths, see Scepter (weapon).
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
|1||Orb of Wrath||½||Fire a slow-moving orb at your foe.|
|2||Symbol of Punishment||Symbol||¼||6||Strike foes in the target area repeatedly.|
|3||Chains of Light||½||20||Immobilize and make your foe vulnerable with ethereal chains.|
|1||Flamestrike||1||Strike your foe with flame, and create an area that delivers a lesser attack a short time later.|
|2||Dragon's Tooth||1||6||Drop an explosive dragon's tooth on your foe.|
|3||Phoenix||¼||20||Release a fiery phoenix that attacks foes in a line before exploding and returning to you, curing a condition and granting you vigor.|
|1||Ice Shards||¾||Fire three ice shards at your foe.|
|2||Shatterstone||½||3||Cast a shatterstone at the target area that explodes after one second.|
|3||Water Trident||½||20||Cast a water trident that damages foes and heals allies.|
|1||Arc Lightning||3½||Cast an arc of electricity at your foe.|
|2||Lightning Strike||5||Strike your foe with lightning.|
|3||Blinding Flash||10||Blind your foe with a flash of light.|
|1||Stone Shards||1½||Fling stone daggers at your foe to bleed them.|
|2||Rock Barrier||1||15||Envelop yourself in a stony barrier that improves toughness.|
|2||Hurl||Hurl the rocks from your rock barrier at your foe.|
|3||Dust Devil||15||Blind your foes with a blast of sand.|
Elementalist (requires Weaver)
|Fire + Water|
|3||Fiery Frost||Dual Attack||¾||15||Launch a fire and ice bolt while evading.|
|Fire + Air|
|3||Plasma Beam||Dual Attack||1¼||18||Fire a superheated jet of plasma at your foe.|
|Fire + Earth|
|3||Fracturing Strike||Dual Attack||1||12||Call a meteor from the sky that crashes to the ground, creating an eruption of magma.|
|Water + Air|
|3||Glacial Drift||Dual Attack||¾||15||Whirl air and ice together, sending out a supercooled projectile that chills enemies it strikes.|
|Water + Earth|
|3||Stone Tide||Dual Attack||¾||15||Bleed your foe with ice and sharpened stones.|
|Air + Earth|
|3||Earthen Synergy||Dual Attack||¾||20||Smite your enemies with the earth and sky, dealing damage from below and then stunning from above.|
|1||Ether Bolt||Chain||½||Shoot a bolt of energy at your target.|
|1||Ether Blast||½||Shoot a second bolt of energy at your target.|
|1||Ether Clone||Clone||¾||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.|
|1||Ether Barrage||Ambush||1½||1||Launch a barrage of chaos orbs at your foe, inflicting either confusion or torment each hit. Condition duration halved for clones.|
|2||Illusionary Counter||Clone||2||8||Block the next attack and counter by inflicting torment and creating two clones that cast Ether Bolt.|
|2||Counterspell||½||Shoot out a bolt that blinds foes in a line and summons a clone to attack the first foe it strikes..|
|3||Confusing Images||2¼||12||Channel a beam of energy that damages and confuses your foe.|
|1||Blood Curse||½||0||Bleed your foe.|
|1||Rending Curse||½||Bleed your foe.|
|1||Putrid Curse||½||Poison and bleed your foe.|
|2||Grasping Dead||¾||10||Summon skeletal hands to cripple foes in the target area.|
|3||Feast of Corruption||¾||10||Strike your target, gain life force, and corrupt boons on your foe. For each condition on your target up to the condition threshold, gain additional life force and inflict torment.|
|3||Devouring Darkness||¾||10||Corrupt boons from enemies around your target. Inflict torment and gain life force for each condition on your initial target up to the threshold. Gain extra life force for each extra foe struck.|
- Zealous Scepter — Gain might when your justice passive effect triggers; gain more might while wielding a scepter.
- Right-Hand Strength — Critical hit chance with one-handed weapons is increased. Sword skills recharge faster.
- Malicious Sorcery — Increases attack speed while wielding a scepter. Reduces recharge on scepter skills.
- Lingering Curse — While wielding a scepter, your condition damage is increased. Conditions inflicted by scepter skills have increased durations, and Feast of Corruption becomes Devouring Darkness.
- The scepter is the only one-handed weapon that cannot be used in the off-hand by any profession.