Golden Scourge is a crafted legendary flail for the Crusader in Diablo III. It requires character level 70 to be used.

The special effect does not affect the initial strike of Smite, but allows it to spread farther to additional enemies (but cannot hit the same enemy twice per cast). The effect is especially powerful against crowds, mostly when combined with Armor of the Kind Regent.

In addition, it is one of the three weapons (the others being Skycutter and Akanesh) that can increase damage done with Holy skills.

Despite the Game Guide stating this item has +6 random affixes, in fact it only has +3.

Stats (Level 70)Edit


Golden Scourge
Legendary Flail


  • 1892.1–2265.2 Damage Per Second
    • (1173–1391)–(1530–1845) Damage
    • 1.40 Attacks per Second
  • +(981–1199)–(1175–1490) Holy Damage
  • Holy skills deal 15–20% more damage.
  • Smite now jumps to 3 additional enemies
  • +3 Random Magic Properties

Originally wielded by the crusader Anajinn, the Golden Scourge has felled numerous enemies of the Light. At one point, Anajinn's apprentice tried to count them all, and determined that their corpses would span the distance from Kurast to Westmarch—twice.


Golden Scourge can be crafted using the Plan: Golden Scourge, 64000 gold, 20 Reusable Parts, 20 Arcane Dust, 30 Veiled Crystals, Caldeum Nightshade and Corrupted Angel Flesh.

Prior to Patch 2.0.6., it also required one Hilt of the Silver Wolf, dropped from unique Fallen Hounds.

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