Mad Monarch's Scepter

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Mad Monarch's Scepter.
Leoric posing with weapon.

Mad Monarch's Scepter is a legendary mace that is found only in Reaper of Souls. This item can be found and equipped by any class. Maces are popular items for all classes except Demon Hunters.

The Smart Drop system ensures that this legendary mace will usually roll with the mainstat appropriate to the class that finds it.

Mad Monarch's Scepter properties[edit | edit source]

This item has a very powerful legendary affix, launching a highly-damaging (1050-1400)% poison nova that hits every enemy within 30 yards each time ten enemies are killed. A buff icon appears on the belt interface with a counter for the 10, and since monsters killed by the nova count towards the next counter, it's possible to trigger this effect repeatedly in rapid succession on crowded screens, making a mockery of wave events such as Cursed Shrines.

Players should keep an eye on the counter and use this item strategically. For instance, if the counter is at 8 and there are 2 or 3 monsters nearby but a large group up ahead, it's wise to rush to the larger mob so as to trigger the explosion with lots of enemies in range. It can also be useful to *not* spend time beating on an Elite, and rather to run along to another large group of trash and kill them, thus triggering the nova again, and damaging the Elite with that.

  • All stats listed in the database scale up to the level of this item when dropped.
  • See the sample screenshots below to see how this item will roll at level 70.

Mad Monarch's Scepter: Legendary one-handed mace.

  • Minimum Item Level: 15

Item stats at level 70:

  • 696.4–786.7 DPS
  • (334-347) - (825-963) Damage
  • 1.20 Attacks per Second

Primary Attributes

  • +(981-1199)-(1175-1490) Damage
  • One of 3 Magic Properties (varies)
    • +(626-750) Strength
    • +(626-750) Dexterity
    • +(626-750) Intelligence
  • +(6-10)% Damage
  • +1 random primary affix

Secondary Affixes:

  • After killing 10 enemies, you release a Poison Nova that deals (1050-1400)%
    weapon damage as Poison to enemies within 30 yards.
  • +1 random secondary affix

This item of royal regalia is as much mace as scepter, and at the height of his
madness, King Leoric was known to evince his displeasure by pummeling
courtiers, servants, and even foreign dignitaries with the weighty rod.

Salvages into:

Item Examples[edit | edit source]

Several examples of this item equipped on level 70 characters can be seen below. View hundreds more samples of the Mad Monarch's Scepter via DiabloNut's armory.


Trivia[edit | edit source]

This item is identical in appearance to the massive maul wielded by Leoric, the Skeleton King, when players fight him in Act One. His version is just larger, more the size of a two-handed maul rather than a one-handed mace. See screenshot above.