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One of a paired set of scepters fashioned from obsidian. Legend has it that these staves grant the right to lead the people of the desert, but no retainer now lives who can verify the proper appearance of these regalia.

Staff of the Scarlet Sands is a 5-star Polearm.

Ascensions and Stats[]

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Level Base
2nd Stat
(CRIT Rate)
0✦ 1/20 44 9.6%
20/20 110 17%
Ascension Cost (0 → 1)
Mora 10,000
Oasis Garden's Reminiscence 5
Chaos Storage 5
Fungal Spores 3
1✦ 20/40 141 17%
40/40 210 24.7%
Ascension Cost (1 → 2)
Mora 20,000
Oasis Garden's Kindness 5
Chaos Storage 18
Fungal Spores 12
2✦ 40/50 241 24.7%
50/50 275 28.6%
Ascension Cost (2 → 3)
Mora 30,000
Oasis Garden's Kindness 9
Chaos Module 9
Luminescent Pollen 9
3✦ 50/60 307 28.6%
60/60 341 32.5%
Ascension Cost (3 → 4)
Mora 45,000
Oasis Garden's Mourning 5
Chaos Module 18
Luminescent Pollen 14
4✦ 60/70 373 32.5%
70/70 408 36.4%
Ascension Cost (4 → 5)
Mora 55,000
Oasis Garden's Mourning 9
Chaos Bolt 14
Crystalline Cyst Dust 9
5✦ 70/80 439 36.4%
80/80 475 40.2%
Ascension Cost (5 → 6)
Mora 65,000
Oasis Garden's Truth 6
Chaos Bolt 27
Crystalline Cyst Dust 18
6✦ 80/90 506 40.2%
90/90 542 44.1%

Total Cost (0 → 6)

Mora 225,000 Mora

Gameplay Notes[]

  • Hitting multiple opponents with an Elemental Skill will grant multiple stacks.
  • The Dream of the Scarlet Sands effect cannot be obtained when the wielder is off-field.


First, the sun and the moons were created, and thus day and night came to be. She once described the night sky adorned with three bright moons to me in a language I have now forgotten — yes, the number of moons should be three.
May the shadows of the world cast their pearly shimmer upon the earth when they awake, such that people can follow the silver-plated outline of the dunes at night to find their final fate.

Next, weight was created. Thus sand sank, forming the earth. And that which was without weight became the sky. I stipulated that one should rely on the earth, but dream of the sky.
The weight should not be excessive, or the land will bind people's feet, impede those longing to travel far, and hinder expansion through exploration, while causing people to be unable to fly high, unable to explore the future.

Then the seven sage monks were established again, and they ruled the trajectories drawn by the earth, water, and stars. Even if the celestial sphere was just an illusion, myths are often born when people look up at the stars and moons.

In the original world, the barriers were torn down, and the dark poison had penetrated the earth. To heal that fragile, sad, and imperfect world, the spikes descended and pierced through the earth's crust.
However, the rules I have set are more elegant and precise, so there is no need and there should be no followers of hers who shall die meaninglessly on their account, and no poetry should be lost for their sake.

Next, the beastly trail from the poison should be cut off, for taking poison is a sin running deeper than the sky. But how sweet the whispers can be, and how clear the wisdom of which they speak...
The wind arises in the new world. The pearly moonlight, the amber afterglow, the waves of grass, and the roots of the waters have gradually ceased to be silent, all singing the poems that she left behind.


The cycle of seven must be removed, because the secret narrative will be blocked.
Fear and grief must be torn down, and so the barrier between life and death must be removed.
Remove the sun, the moons, and weight, for there should be no barriers between time and space.
Remove the original principles of rules, verdicts, and grace, so that she will no longer be afraid of the punishment that is laid on her kin.
Remove birds, beasts, fish, dragons, humans, and seven monk-kings, so that none shall steal wisdom.


"The Sand King sleeps alone in secret dreams, drawing up new theorems."
"None shall have to drink salt water in the King's realm, for everything in the new world shall be good."


This is how perfection can be achieved. I can see the three of us debating in our paradise once more. We are so close.
Yes, this is splendid. I understand now. This is what I have always wanted. That which I have always longed to find once more has never been a paradise for the many.
All the parodies of the teachings and the seven wise monks, or that so-called pure world free of all sorrows, none of those things matter anymore...

But I do not wish that the poison ingested by mistake should remain in this world. Perhaps she might, in light of our old friendship...
— Even if she will not do it for my sake, that is also fine. I only ask that she do me one last favor for the sake of our mutual friend...


The description for Staff of the Scarlet Sands is narrated by King Deshret, who created this staff alongside the Key of Khaj-Nisut as the keys to the Orchard of Pairidaeza, the "eternal oasis" created as Nabu Malikata's resting place.

Deshret begins with a story he learned from Nabu Malikata, of the Heavenly Principles's creation of the world and of the three moon sisters, Aria, Sonnet and Canon. This world was destroyed after forbidden knowledge (the "dark poison") was introduced to Teyvat, by Dragon King Nibelung during his attempt to take the world back from the usurper.[1] This event also saw the arrival of other outworlders,[2] including the Second Who Came[3] ("the barriers were torn down").

By the end of the war, the Heavenly Principles suppressed forbidden knowledge with the divine nails (the "spikes")[1] and, no longer able to suppress the original world due to the injuries it sustained during the war, created a new order.[4] The three moon sisters perished, with only one of their corpses remaining.[5] The Seelie were punished with exile and many were stripped of their intellect, becoming reduced to their wispy present-day forms.[6][7] Nabu Malikata was an exiled Seelie[8] who retained her intellect, but was cursed to never look again at the heavens.[2] As a result, Deshret's ideal world involved removing the "original principles" so "she [would] no longer be afraid of the punishment that is laid on her kin."

Despite knowing the dangers of forbidden knowledge and the Heavenly Principles' fear of it[2] ("for taking poison is a sin running deeper than the sky"), Deshret was enthralled by its potential as he grew increasingly obsessed with creating his ideal world and subverting the Heavenly Principles. Nabu Malikata supported him and ultimately sacrificed herself to help realize his ambition,[9] but Greater Lord Rukkhadevata — who had, for a time, joined the two at Ay-Khanoum ("our paradise") — disagreed with their ideals and returned to Dharma Forest.[10] When the forbidden knowledge Deshret consumed unintentionally spread to his civilization and caused widespread plagues, he hoped Rukkhadevata would lend her assistance in suppressing it ("Perhaps she might, in light of our old friendship... [...] I only ask that she do me one last favor for the sake of our mutual friend..."). She did, even consuming so much power in the process that her form turned into a child's.[11]



Weapon Event Wishes[]

Staff of the Scarlet Sands has been promoted or featured with a drop-rate boost in 3 Event Wishes:

Wish Featured Duration Version
Epitome Invocation 2022-09-28
Epitome Invocation 2022-09-28
Staff of the Scarlet Sands Staff of the Scarlet Sands Staff of the Scarlet Sands
September 28, 2022 – October 14, 2022 3.1
Epitome Invocation 2023-03-01
Epitome Invocation 2023-03-01
Staff of the Scarlet Sands Staff of the Scarlet Sands Staff of the Scarlet Sands
March 1, 2023 – March 21, 2023 3.5
Epitome Invocation 2023-11-28
Epitome Invocation 2023-11-28
Staff of the Scarlet Sands Staff of the Scarlet Sands Staff of the Scarlet Sands
November 28, 2023 – December 19, 2023 4.2

Chronicled Wishes[]

Staff of the Scarlet Sands has not been included in any Chronicled Wishes.


Other Languages[]

Staff of the Scarlet Sands

LanguageOfficial NameLiteral Meaning
EnglishStaff of the Scarlet Sands
Chìshā zhī Zhàng
Staff of the Red Sands
Chìshā zhī Zhàng
Sekisa no Tsue
Staff of the Red Sands
Korean적색 사막의 지팡이
Jeoksaek Samak-ui Jipang'i
Staff of the Red Desert
SpanishBáculo de las Arenas EscarlatasStaff of the Scarlet Sands
FrenchBâton des sables écarlatesStaff of the Scarlet Sands
RussianПосох алых песков
Posokh alykh peskov
Staff of the Scarlet Sands
ThaiStaff of the Scarlet Sands
VietnameseQuyền Trượng Cát ĐỏStaff of the Red Sands
GermanStab der roten SandeStaff of Red Sands
IndonesianStaff of the Scarlet Sands
PortugueseBáculo das Areias EscarlatesTassel of Scarlet Sands
TurkishKızıl Kum AsasıScarlet Sands Wand
ItalianBastone delle sabbie scarlatteStaff of the Scarlet Sands

Heat Haze at Horizon's End

LanguageOfficial NameLiteral Meaning
EnglishHeat Haze at Horizon's End
Shènqì Jìntóu de Rèmèng
Shènqì Jìntóu de Rèmèng
Shinkirou no Hate no Netsumu‍[!][!]
Heat Dream at Mirage's End
Korean신기루 끝의 뜨거운
Sin'giru Kkeut-ui Tteugeoun Kkum
Hot Dream at Mirage's End
SpanishSueño en el horizonteDream on the Horizon
FrenchChimère de fin de mirageChimera of Mirage End
RussianМарево на горизонте
Marevo na gorizonte
Heat Haze at the Horizon
ThaiHeat Haze at Horizon's End
VietnameseGiấc Mộng Cuối Chân TrờiDream at the Horizon's End
GermanTraum am Ende des HitzedunstsDream at the End of the Heat Haze
IndonesianHeat Haze at Horizon's End
PortugueseSonho Ardente no Fim do Horizonte
TurkishUfuk SerabıHorizon Mirage
ItalianFoschia di calore all'orizzonteHeat Haze at the Horizon

Change History[]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Story Quest, Nahida, Sapientia Oromasdis Chapter: Act II - Homecoming, Part 2: What Shape Does the Self Hold
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Artifact, Flower of Paradise Lost: Amethyst Crown
  3. Book: The Byakuyakoku Collection, Vol. 2 - Before Sun and Moon
  4. Neuvillette's Character Story: Vision
  5. Book: Moonlit Bamboo Forest, Vol. 3
  6. Book: Records of Jueyun, Vol. 4 - Mountain Spirit
  7. Artifact, Flower of Paradise Lost: Ay-Khanoum's Myriad
  8. World Quest, Aranyaka: Part III - Nursery of Lost Dreams, Part 2: For the Children of the Past
  9. Artifact, Flower of Paradise Lost: Secret-Keeper's Magic Bottle
  10. World Quest, The Dirge of Bilqis, Part 5: Dune-Entombed Fecundity: Part III
  11. Archon Quest, Chapter III, Act IV - King Deshret and the Three Magi, Part 3: Secret of the Scorching Desert