Mad Monarch's Scepter

One-Handed Mace

After killing 10 enemies, you release a Poison Nova that deals 1050–1400% weapon damage as Poison to enemies within 30 yards.

Item Details

You receive a buff that tracks the of amount of souls you have collected every time you kill an enemy. This makes it easy to know how many more enemies you have to kill before the next Poison Nova is casted.

  • Enemies killed by Poison Nova do not grant you a soul towards the next Poison Nova.
  • Soul count is lost if item is unequipped.
  • Any enemy kill or assist by you gains you a soul, this includes illusions and other infinite spawning monsters.
  • Enemies killed by your follower, pets or other players (if you didn't assist) do not advance the kill count.
  • Benefits from Poison skills deal X% more damage.

Drop Location

  • Randomly drops from the Act 1 & 4 Horadric Cache, the reward for completing all 5 bounties in the act.

This item is a Reaper of Souls only item.

  • Internal Cooldown: 0
  • Internal Proc: 1
  • Benefit from +% element: Yes (Poison)
  • Can crit: Yes
  • Affected by ability proc coeff: N/A
  • AoE: Yes (30 yards)
  • Dual wielding:
    • Activates from either weapon.
    • Scales with active weapon damage.

Damage Formula

Poison explosion damage = proc mod * min_max weapon damage * primary mod * +% element

proc mod: proc's damage coefficient, often displayed on the item.

  • range: X, where X is between 10.5 and 14

min_max weapon damage = minimum weapon damage or maximum weapon damage

primary mod = 1 + (primary attribute/100)

+% element = sum of all relevant +% element bonuses

Mad Monarch's poison explosion.

Guaranteed Stats

The minimum level this item can drop at is 12. Below you will find the range of stats found on the level 12 version, however the item can drop at any level above 12. The legendary effect does not change with level.


  • 15.0 Base DPS
  • 9–16 Damage
  • 1.20 Attacks per Second

One of 3 Magic Properties (varies)

  • +36–44 Dexterity
  • +36–44 Strength
  • +36–44 Intelligence

One of 2 Magic Properties (varies)

  • +(6–7)–(8–9) Damage
  • +1–2 Minimum Damage +1–2 Maximum Damage

One of 2 Magic Properties (varies)

  • +10–15% Damage
  • +3–4% Damage

+2 Random Magic Properties


  • 1834.2–2154.0 Base DPS
  • (1297–1515)–(1760–2075) Damage
  • 1.20 Attacks per Second

Primary Stats

  • +(981–1199)–(1175–1490) Damage
  • +6–10% Damage

One of 3 Magic Properties (varies)

  • +626–750 Dexterity
  • +626–750 Strength
  • +626–750 Intelligence

+2 Random Magic Properties

Patch History

Extra Information

The Mad Monarch is a reference to the Skeleton King. It is also similar to the weapon he uses in game.

Patch History

As of Patch 2.1.0 (August 26, 2014) the following changes were made to this weapon:

  • Now counts assists in addition to kills

Flavour Text

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.

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