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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). For the thief elite specialization, see Specter.


Wayward Wand Scepter concept art.jpg

Scepter concept art.

The scepter is a mid-ranged main-hand weapon that excels in damage and control.

Skills by profession[edit]

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

Guardian icon small.png Guardian

1 Orb of Wrath.png Orb of Wrath 0.5½ Fire a slow-moving orb at your foe.
2 Symbol of Punishment.png Symbol of Punishment 0.25¼ 10 Symbol. Create a symbol on the ground that strikes foes and grants might to nearby allies.
3 Chains of Light.png Chains of Light 0.5½ 20 Immobilize and make your foe vulnerable with ethereal chains.

Revenant icon small.png Revenant

1 Serene Slash.png Serene Slash 0.5½ Condense Mists energy into a solid form to strike enemies in front of you.
1 ChainAcerbic Cut.png Acerbic Cut 0.5½ Slash at enemies again with Mists energy. Grant boons to allies after striking an enemy.
1 ChainMotivating Whirl.png Motivating Whirl 0.5½ Whirl around, damaging enemies and granting barrier to allies if an enemy is struck.
2 Blossoming Aura.png Blossoming Aura 0.75¾ 8 Envelop target friend or foe with energy from the Mists. The energy explodes outward after a short delay or when manually detonated, granting barrier to nearby allies. The amount of barrier granted increases over time. If targeting an enemy, the aura also deals damage over time, and it does additional damage when the aura explodes based on how long the aura lasts.
2 ChainDetonate Blossoming Aura.png Detonate Blossoming Aura Detonate your Blossoming Aura manually.
3 Otherworldly Bond.png Otherworldly Bond 0.75¾ 8 Form a tether through the Mists to a target ally or enemy. The strength of the tether increases over time. You can only be tethered to one target at a time, and the link is severed if you are too far away from your target or when you swap weapons.
3 ChainDeactivate Otherworldly Bond.png Deactivate Otherworldly Bond Disable the tether.
3 ChainOtherworldly Attraction (ally).png Otherworldly Attraction 5 Release the tether, shadowstepping toward your tethered ally and granting barrier to allies in the surrounding area.
3 ChainOtherworldly Attraction (enemy).png Otherworldly Attraction 0.5½ Release the tether, pulling the tethered enemy toward you and applying vulnerability to them.

Deadeye icon small.png Deadeye

1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngMalicious Shadowsquall.png Malicious Shadowsquall 20.5½ Stealth Attack. From the shadows, unleash a barrage towards your target. If this attack hits your mark, it consumes all malice and increases the duration of poison it applies

Specter icon small.png Specter

1 Shadow Bolt.png Shadow Bolt 0.75¾ Chain. Fire a projectile that hinders foes and helps allies.
1 ChainDouble Bolt.png Double Bolt 0.75¾ Chain. Fire two projectiles that hinder foes and help allies.
1 ChainTriple Bolt.png Triple Bolt 10.5½ Fire three missiles that hinder foes and help allies.
1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngShadowsquall.png Shadowsquall 20.5½ Stealth Attack. Unleash a barrage from the shadows towards your target.
2 Shadow Sap.png Shadow Sap 0.75¾ Hurl a bolt that hinders foes and helps allies.
3 Triple Threat.png Triple Threat (without offhand) 10.5½ Fire three missiles that hinder foes and help allies.
3 Measured Shot.png Measured Shot (with offhand Pistol) 0.5½ Dual Wield. Shadowstep and fire a shot that hinders foes and helps allies.
3 ChainEndless Night.png Endless Night (with offhand Pistol) 20.25¼ Dual Wield. Fire a beam that hinders foes and helps allies.
3 Twilight Combo.png Twilight Combo (with offhand Dagger) 0.5½ Dual Wield. Fire a slow-moving projectile, then fire a quick shot that accelerates the first.

Elementalist icon small.png Elementalist

Fire Attunement Fire Attunement
1 Flamestrike.png Flamestrike 0.75¾ Strike your foe with flame.
2 Dragon's Tooth.png Dragon's Tooth 0.75¾ 6 Drop an explosive dragon's tooth on your foe.
3 Phoenix.png Phoenix 0.25¼ 10 Release a fiery phoenix that attacks foes in a line before exploding and returning to you, curing a condition and granting you vigor. Inflict additional burning against foes that are already burning.
Water Attunement Water Attunement
1 Ice Shards.png Ice Shards 0.75¾ Fire three ice shards at your foe.
2 Shatterstone.png Shatterstone 0.5½ 3 Cast a shatterstone that will explode at the target area.
3 Water Trident.png Water Trident 0.5½ 1 Cast a water trident that damages foes. Deal more damage to chilled foes and heal for each target struck. Heal for a lesser amount for each target struck beyond the first.
Air Attunement Air Attunement
1 Arc Lightning.png Arc Lightning 30.5½ Cast an arc of electricity at your foe.
2 Lightning Strike.png Lightning Strike 5 Strike your foes with lightning.
3 Blinding Flash.png Blinding Flash 0.5½ Blind your foe with a flash of light. Vulnerable foes are also weakened.
Earth Attunement Earth Attunement
1 Stone Shards.png Stone Shards 10.5½ Fling stone daggers at your foe to bleed them.
2 Rock Barrier.png Rock Barrier 1 8 Envelop yourself in a stony barrier that improves toughness.
2 ChainHurl.png Hurl Hurl the rocks from your barrier at your foe.
3 Dust Devil.png Dust Devil 15 Create a dust storm that inflicts cripple to bleeding foes. The first strike of the storm blinds foes.

Weaver icon small.png Weaver

Fire AttunementWater Attunement Fire + Water Attunement
3 Fiery Frost.png Fiery Frost 0.75¾ 15 Dual Attack. Launch a fire and ice bolt while evading.
Fire AttunementAir Attunement Fire + Air Attunement
3 Plasma Beam.png Plasma Beam 10.25¼ 18 Dual Attack. Fire a superheated jet of plasma at your foe.
Fire AttunementEarth Attunement Fire + Earth Attunement
3 Fracturing Strike.png Fracturing Strike 1 12 Dual Attack. Call a meteor from the sky that crashes to the ground, creating an eruption of magma.
Air AttunementWater Attunement Air + Water Attunement
3 Glacial Drift.png Glacial Drift 0.75¾ 15 Dual Attack. Whirl air and ice together, sending out a supercooled projectile that chills enemies it strikes.
Water AttunementEarth Attunement Water + Earth Attunement
3 Stone Tide.png Stone Tide 0.75¾ 15 Dual Attack. Bleed your foe with ice and sharpened stones.
Air AttunementEarth Attunement Air + Earth Attunement
3 Earthen Synergy.png Earthen Synergy 0.75¾ 20 Dual Attack. Smite your enemies with the earth and sky, dealing damage from below and then stunning from above.

Mesmer icon small.png Mesmer

1 Ether Bolt.png Ether Bolt 0.5½ Chain. Shoot a bolt of energy at your target.
1 ChainEther Blast.png Ether Blast 0.5½ Chain. Shoot a second bolt of energy at your target.
1 ChainEther Clone.png Ether Clone 0.75¾ Clone. 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.
2 Illusionary Counter.png Illusionary Counter 2 6 Clone. Block the next attack, and counter by inflicting torment and creating clones that cast Ether Bolt.
2 ChainCounterspell.png Counterspell 0.5½ Shoot out a bolt that blinds enemies in a line and summons a clone to attack the first foe it strikes.
3 Confusing Images.png Confusing Images 20.25¼ 9 Channel a beam of energy that damages and confuses your foe.

Mirage icon small.png Mirage

1 Chain Arrow Toolbelt.pngEther Barrage.png Ether Barrage 10.5½ 1 Ambush. Launch a barrage of chaos orbs at your foe, inflicting either confusion or torment each hit. Condition duration halved for clones.

Necromancer icon small.png Necromancer

1 Blood Curse.png Blood Curse 0.5½ Chain. Bleed your foe.
1 ChainRending Curse.png Rending Curse 0.5½ Chain. Bleed your foe.
1 ChainPutrid Curse.png Putrid Curse 0.5½ Chain. Poison and bleed your foe.
2 Grasping Dead.png Grasping Dead 0.75¾ 10 Summon skeletal hands to cripple foes in the target area.
3 Devouring Darkness.png Devouring Darkness 0.75¾ 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.
3 Feast of Corruption.png Feast of Corruption 0.75¾ 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.

Related traits[edit]



Weapon strength[edit]

See also: Weapon strength

Related achievements[edit]


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

See also[edit]

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