Ripto's Sceptre is a magical sceptre that is both the signature weapon and prized possession of the maniacal Riptoc wizard Ripto. This item first appeared in Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage! and it is one of the many recurring objects in the Spyro the Dragon universe.
It is a gold rod with a red crystal on top of it.
Powers and Abilities
Since Ripto is a powerful and crafty wizard who learns dark magic for his own selfish needs, he crafted his own scepter and imbued it with magic. He uses it to cast various spells in battle, in tyranny, and in mischief.
The sceptre can shoot red fireballs, create blue electric waves on the ground and shoot out green energy blasts like a machine gun in his mischievous delight.
in Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage!, Ripto can create and unleash a mechanized version of Gulp to ride, as well as make a mechanical bird-like pterodactyl to get away.
And last but not least, in Spyro: Enter the Dragon, Ripto can also can create a barrier of crystal balls made entirely out of magic in order to protect himself, and he transform himself into an ugly, giant version of himself with his magic scepter also turned into a club-like object with a crystal on it. Also, his Sceptre creates portals as a means of transportation as well as evasion as he did demonstrated this with teleporting him and his 2 monster minions Crush and Gulp to the throne room of his beloved Chateau.
Also, Ripto can use his Sceptre's magic to conjure not only giant mystical flat gems he rides on (with 3 statue heads bearing Ripto's likeness acting as conduits of the gems' sorcerous energy) at his Chateau in Spyro: Attack of the Rhynocs, but also a deck of 3 magic playing cards with 3 hearts on each of them (with the 3 Powerup Gates connected to the cards' magic) at his secret volcano lair in Spyro 2: Season of Flame. But both the gems and the cards in the 2 videogames have one shared weakness that puts the mad but weakling spellcaster in jeopardy: They possess 3 basic colors on 3 respective elements (red/orange for fire, blue for ice, and green for electricity) which is necessary to destroy them and defeat Ripto.