There are two ways to get the Scepter of the Devourer: at the beginning of the game and at the very end. Here’s how to do it:
Elden Ring: Where to find the Scepter of the Devourer
The first way to get the Devourer’s Scepter is to kill the usually very friendly NPC: Knight Bernal. If you’re like me, you may have just called him “The Warrior” because at the start of the game he lives in the Warrior’s Hut in Limgrave. He sells a bunch of Ashes of War, which are great for getting your feet wet in an Elden Ring fight but don’t worry if you decide to get rid of him, you can still buy his stuff by turning in his bell bearing at the shop in the Round Table.
Devourer’s Scepter stats
Strength – D
Agility – D
Vera – D
Even though he keeps the Devourer’s Scepter somewhere in his pocket, he won’t use it if you pick a fight with him. Instead, he will choose a two-handed sword, but this is not a reason to underestimate him. If you are relatively low level, around 20-30, he can cut you in just a few hits. He is also much smarter than your average NPC. His behavior is closer to a real player. He will easily dodge simple spells and lunge at you while you are trying to drink a flask. Speaking of flasks, he also takes a break to heal, but he only seems to carry one.
Go down with Bernal to the hut and you will receive the full set of Beast Champion armor he wears and the scepter. This is the first option, the easiest, but if you advance too far in the game, Bernal will disappear from the shack and go to the Volcano Estate in the northwest of the map.
Once that happens, your only option is to fight him in his ultimate form: the defiant Bernal. The second time you meet Bernal, he actually invades you in the Collapsing Farum Azula. This time, he was smart enough to use the Devourer’s Scepter himself. Because of this, he is technically more dangerous than before, but if you are also strong enough to get to the Collapsing Farum Azula area, you should be more than capable of defeating him.
The fight with the rebel Bernal is definitely the longer route to the scepter, but it also seems like the “correct” way to get it. Capturing it early in the Warmaster’s Hut is cool, but my skinny wizard won’t be able to carry it. Not to mention the stats, the Devourer’s Scepter is a nice addition to a growing collection of legendary weapons.