A shattered talisman of the Grineer Elder Queen. It pulls health orbs from deceased enemies and energy orbs from destroyed robots.

The Broken Scepter is the signature staff of the Grineer Elder Queen. It has a special ability that allows the player to 'drain' deceased enemies to gain health or energy orbs.


This weapon is given on completion of The War Within, complete with a free weapon slot and a pre-installed Orokin Catalyst. A second Broken Scepter will not be given on a replay.

Manufacturing Requirements
Time: 24 hrs
MarketIcon Market Price: Platinum64 N/A Blueprint2 Blueprints Price:N/A

Additional blueprints can be bought from Cephalon Simaris for ReputationLargeBlack100,000.


This weapon primarily deals Impact b Impact damage.



  • Low Puncture b Puncture and Slash b Slash damage – less effective against armor and health.
  • Low critical chance.
  • Drain Enemy ability locks the player into an uninterruptible animation for a moment, leaving them vulnerable to attack.


  • When standing over an enemy corpse while wielding the Broken Scepter, the player gains the ability to drain the corpse by activating the Drain Enemy prompt on them by holding down on the Use Key (default X ). This will deconstruct the corpse in a manner similar to Capture targets, after which the corpse will release an orb. Organic enemies (such as Lancers) will release Health Orbs, while robotic enemies (such as MOAs) will release Energy Orbs instead. As the draining procedure consumes the corpse, this can only be done once per corpse.
    • With proper timing, it's possible to both deconstruct and Desecrate130xDark Desecrate a corpse.
  • The Broken Scepter has two small orbs that orbit around it, which act as an indicator of how many times the player can use the Scepter's draining ability consecutively. One orb is consumed when performing a drain, and if both orbs are consumed the player will be unable to drain enemy corpses until the orbs regenerate.
  • Killing an enemy while Channeling will cause the corpse to quickly float away and deconstruct. This does not activate the health or energy drops from draining an enemy, but the flying corpses can still be drained if the prompt is started soon enough. This effect still occurs when performing a finisher move.
  • As of the first stage of melee 3.0 its ability to drain enemies was temporarily unavailable.


  • During The War Within quest, Teshin reveals that the Scepter is an Orokin artifact that was utilized to command the sworn allegiance of the Orokin's Dax soldiers.
    • It is unclear whether the Broken Scepter still allows the player to command the Dax or if it requires the Kuva to be attached.
  • The Elder Queen can fire a beam from the scepter. This ability cannot be replicated by the player.


  • Sometimes the scepter will refuse to show the prompts on enemies. If this occurs, switching weapons then back to the scepter again can fix the issue.


  • Broken Scepter in Codex.

Broken Scepter Skins

Patch HistoryEdit

Update 25.0
  • Cephalon Simaris now sells Blueprints given during quests in his Offerings! This allows you to purchase these items in the event that you’ve accidentally sold them.

Hotfix 19.5.7

  • Fixed a script error.

Update 19.0

  • Introduced

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