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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[edit]

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.

Specter icon small.png Specter[edit]

1 Shadow Bolt.png Shadow Bolt 0.75¾ Fire a projectile that hinders foes and helps allies.
1 ChainDouble Bolt.png Double Bolt 0.75¾ 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 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.
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.

Elementalist icon small.png Elementalist[edit]

Fire Attunement.png 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.png 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.png 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.png 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[edit]

Fire AttunementWater Attunement Fire + Water
3 Fiery Frost.png Fiery Frost 0.75¾ 15 Dual Attack. Launch a fire and ice bolt while evading.
Fire AttunementAir Attunement Fire + Air
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
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.
Water AttunementAir Attunement Water + Air
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
3 Stone Tide.png Stone Tide 0.75¾ 15 Dual Attack. Bleed your foe with ice and sharpened stones.
Air AttunementEarth Attunement Air + Earth
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[edit]

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 8 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 12 Channel a beam of energy that damages and confuses your foe.

Mirage icon small.png Mirage[edit]

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[edit]

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 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.
With  Lingering Curse.png Lingering Curse
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.

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]

Gwwlogo.png The Guild Wars Wiki has an article on Wand.