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Opal Sceptre
Physical Damage: 49-73
Critical Strike Chance: 6.50%
Attacks per Second: 1.25
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 60, 95 Str, 131 Int40% increased Elemental DamageGrants Level 25 Scorching Ray Skill
(12-20)% increased Cast Speed
Recover (1-3)% of Life on Kill
Recover (1-3)% of Mana on Kill
10% increased Scorching Ray beam length
After the fires swept down from the sky and swallowed the city,
all that lingered, as if locked in time,
was a memory of that which was gone, a whisper of deeds undone.
Balefire inventory icon.png
Vendor Offer
12x Alchemy Shard
3x Alteration Shard
Weapon DPS
Physical: 76.2
Phys+Chaos: 76.2
Total: 76.2
Item class: Sceptre

Balefire is a unique Opal SceptreOpal SceptreSceptre
Physical Damage: 49-73
Critical Strike Chance: 6.50%
Attacks per Second: 1.25
Weapon Range: 11
Requires Level 60, 95 Str, 131 Int40% increased Elemental Damage


Scorching Ray skill icon.pngScorching Ray (a unique variant of Scorching RayScorching RaySpell, Fire, Duration, Channelling
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (2-5) Mana
Cast Time: 0.25 sec
Requires Level 12Unleash a beam of fire that burns enemies it touches. Remaining in the beam intensifies the burning, adding a portion of the beam's damage in stages. Inflicts Fire Exposure at maximum stages. Enemies who leave the beam continue to burn for a duration. Increasing cast speed also increases the rate at which the beam can turn.Deals (13.4-780.7) Base Fire Damage per second
Base duration is 1.5 seconds
Modifiers to Spell Damage apply to this Skill's Damage Over Time effect
Burning Debuff can have a maximum of 8 stages
Additional Debuff stages add 60% of Damage
Fire Exposure applies -25% to Fire Resistance

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased beam length
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Scorching Ray skill icon.png

Item acquisition

Balefire can drop anywhere. It can be chanced.


Balefire can be created from the following recipes:

4Forbidden PowerForbidden PowerForbidden Power card art.png4Balefire
Some things should not be used. Some power is too great a risk.
corrupted BalefireM
4Atziri's ArsenalAtziri's ArsenalAtziri's Arsenal card art.png4Weapon
In the prison of all sins, will you grasp godhood or sorrow? Only hope lies under the shadows.
Random corrupted weaponA
7PrejudicePrejudicePrejudice card art.png7Item
Influenced Item
One who is blinded by their past may only see a sliver of the present.
Random influenced itemA
6Costly CurioCostly CurioCostly Curio card art.png6Item
Double-Influenced Item
"Oh no, I couldn't possibly afford this fine artefact. I'm... just looking."
Random double-influenced itemA
8Arrogance of the VaalArrogance of the VaalArrogance of the Vaal card art.png8Item
Discovery can lead to beauty, or it can lead to ruin.
Random two-implicit corrupted itemA
4Jack in the BoxJack in the BoxJack in the Box card art.png4ItemTurn the crank,
close your eyes,
and pray to the gods
for a pleasant surprise.
Random itemA
1Singular IncubatorSingular IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Unique item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Right click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
Shift click to unstack.
Random itemA
1The VoidThe VoidThe Void card art.png1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.Random divination card set exchangeA

Supporter attribution

Balefire was created by supporter Ginger_Beast. The item references an item and spell from the popular Fantasy series The Wheel of Time[1].


Version history

Version Changes
  • Introduced to the game.


  1. Ginger_Beast (December 09, 2017). "New unique sceptre: Balefire". Reddit. Retrieved August 24, 2021.