Mark of the Magi

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Mark of the Magi is a crafted legendary staff that can only be created in Reaper of Souls. This item requires a Behistun Rune, one of the legendary materials.

To create this item, find the Plan: Mark of the Magi, which can be dropped by any level 70 target, and teach the plan to the Blacksmith. Once learned by the smith, any character on your account can make as many of these as you can afford to create.

Mark of the Magi stats[edit | edit source]

This two-handed Staff has no legendary affix and only the standard legendary two-handed item damage. It's therefore little used, like almost all other two-handed weapons in Diablo 3 and Reaper of Souls.

Mark of the Magi: Crafted Legendary Staff

  • Item Level: 70

Primary Affixes:

  • (1177-1439)-(1410-1788) Arcane Damage
  • +3 random primary affixes

Secondary Affixes:

  • +2 random primary affixes
  • Legendary Affix: None.

It is believed the magi, practitioners of strange and esoteric
magics, died out long ago. The only proofs of their existence
are the Behistun tomes and this staff.

Salvages into:

Crafting[edit | edit source]

Once a player finds the randomly-dropped plan and teaches it to the Blacksmith, the item can be created by any character on that account. This item always has a lvl 70 requirement, no matter what level character crafts it. The Smart Loot system means that this item will usually roll with a mainstat and/or +skill damage bonus appropriate to the class of the character that creates it.

Crafting Costs:

Patch 2.0.6 controversially[1] removed Legendary Materials, which changed the crafting costs for every level 70 RoS recipe. Prior to that patch Mark of the Magi required 1 Behistun Rune.

Item Examples[edit | edit source]

Several examples of this item can be seen below. View more samples of Mark of the Magi via DiabloNut's armory.


Legendary Material[edit | edit source]

Legendary Materials were controversially[2] removed in Patch 2.0.6. The following is archived for posterity.


The required legendary material, Behistun Rune, can only be dropped by Unique (purple) Cultist Summoners and Unique Hellions (Demon Dogs). (Note that these are not the same thing as Cultist melee or Cultist mages, who drop the Cultist Blood legendary material.) These enemies are found late in Act One and throughout Act Two, making this a fairly common legendary material that hardly anyone uses since the two-handed staff is far from a top quality item.