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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 primarily deals DmgImpactSmall64.png Impact damage.



  • Low DmgPunctureSmall64.png Puncture and DmgSlashSmall64.png Slash damage – less effective against armor and health.
  • Lowest critical chance of all staves.
  • Drain Enemy ability locks the player into an uninterruptible animation for a moment, leaving them vulnerable to attack.


A built Broken Scepter 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.

Additional blueprints can be bought from Cephalon Simaris for ReputationBlackx64.png 100,000.

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


  • 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.png 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.
    • The orbs' trails remain visible even if the "Visible When Holstered" option is toggled off.


  • 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, which may imply that the beam comes from the Kuva and not the staff itself.


  • 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 Skins Edit

Patch History[]

Hotfix 29.0.6 (2020-09-01)

  • Fixed a script error when using the Broken Specter.

Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)

  • Mastery Rank increased from 5 to 7.
  • Damage increased from 60 to 179.
  • Range increased from 1.5 to 2.9.
  • Slam Attack increased from 120 to 537.
  • Slide Attack increased from 129 to 179.
  • Parry Angle set to 60.
  • (Undocumented) Follow Through decreased from 0.7 to 0.5.

Update 25.0 (2019-05-22)

  • 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 (2017-01-06)

  • Fixed a script error.

Update 19.0 (2016-11-11)

  • Introduced

Last updated: Update 26.0 (2019-10-31)

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