- 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. Counter by applying Torment and creating a clone that casts Ether Bolt.|
|2||Counterspell||½||Shoot out a bolt that blinds foes in a line.|
|3||Confusing Images||2||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.|
- 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.
- The scepter is the only one-handed weapon that cannot be used in the off-hand by any profession.