- "A rod wielded by the female honor guards of a queen."
- —Final Fantasy Tactics A2: Grimoire of the Rift description
The Crown Scepter (プリンセスガード, Purinsesu Gādo?), also known as the Crown Sceptre, Princess Rod and Princess Guard, is a recurring weapon in the Final Fantasy series. It is one of the most powerful Rod-type weapons, and as such has stats meant to empower magic users.
The Princess Guard is Aeris's strongest weapon, acquired in the Temple of the Ancients. It has 52 power, 110 hit rate and increases magic by 22, vitality by 12, and spirit by 20. The weapon's physical power multiplies for each KO'd ally in the party besides Aeris, and has three linked pairs of Materia slots, and one lone slot. It is unique in that it is the only ultimate weapon that has materia growth.
- "A magicked rod wielded by members of the royal guard."
The Crown Sceptre exists only in the PSP War of the Lions remake. It is one of the most powerful rods, having 5 power, a weapon defense of 20%, and increasing magic by 4.
The Princess Rod is the most powerful rod. It has 35 power, 5 defense and magic resist, increases magic by 2, powers up wind, water and earth-elemental damage, and teaches Illusionists the Star Cross ability.
The Crown Scepter is the most powerful rod. It has 35 power, increases defense, magic resist and evade by 5, magic by 2, makes the wielder immune to water-elemental damage, and teaches the abilities Star Cross to Illusionists and Undo to Time Mages.
The Crown Scepter is a Level 67 rod. It increases ATK by 44, DEF by 1 and HP by 220, and grants a further damage boost of 15% to the wielder's magic attacks. It can be obtained from the shop by trading in 20160 gil, Flame Rod, Opal x3, and a Purple Gem.
The Crown Scepter is a Level 30 rod. It increases ATK by 40, DEF by 2, and HP by 376, but lowers base Bravery by 84. It also increases magic damage by 5%. It can be obtained from the shop by trading in 59610 gil, Flame Rod, and a Polished Ore.
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- "This scepter will always carry with it the spirit of a certain cheerful young lady."
Princess Guard grants +10 to Attack. It can be equipped by Black Mage, Magus, Time Mage, Summoner, Aerith, and Shantotto.
- In Final Fantasy Tactics Advance, the weapon's first appearance since Final Fantasy VII, the rod's enhancements to wind, water and earth attacks may refer to Aerith being a Cetra, who are deeply in tune with The Planet, as well as the fact during development Aerith was intended to be a Geomancer.