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“I may not have the staff, but I am still your general!”

The Hypnobrai Staff is the Serpentine Staff of the Hypnobrai tribe. It is currently in the possession of Skales, who obtained it after having defeated his former General, Slithraa, in a Slither Pit.

The blue-colored anti-venom in the staff can reverse the effects of the Hypnobrai hypnotism, but only if the Hypnobrai hypnotism is active. When mixed with the anti-venom of the other four Snake Staffs, a white liquid is formed that, when it drips on a piece of paper, creates a map to the four Fangblades.


Rise of the Snakes

As the staff was the symbol of leadership within the Hypnobrai, Slithraa never let it out of his hand even when the snakes attacked Jamanakai Village. However, while there, the General was attacked by Cole who claimed the staff and used the anti-venom to release the villagers of their hypnotism.


The Ninja continued to keep the staff safe from Serpentine hands at the Monastery of Spinjitzu. However, this provoked an attack by the Hypnobrai on the monastery to reclaim the staff while the Ninja were preoccupied. Skales returned to the Hypnobrai Tomb with the staff in his possession until he was challenged to a Slither Pit duel by Slithraa. Mezmo held on to the staff during the fight and presented it to Skales when he claimed victory.

The Snake King

In his efforts to take control over the four remaining Serpentine tribes, Pythor challenges the respective generals to their staffs and their allegiance in the Ouroboros Slither Pit. During the fight, Pythor used the stolen Sacred Flute to incapacitate his competition. As Skales was looking to become Pythor's second-in-command, he conspired with Pythor before the fight and subsequently wore earplugs to the fight. Thus he relinquished the Hypnobrai Staff willingly.

The Fall

Years after the events of "The Day Ninjago Stood Still", the Serpentine Staffs were placed in the vault underneath Borg Tower. Lloyd and Garmadon pass the staff while evading the Oni. descriptions

Rise of the Snakes

The Golden Hypnobrai Staff is a powerful scepter of power. It belongs to the Hypnobrai General. Also contains a vial of anti-venom which can reverse the hypnotic trance caused by the Hypnobrai stare or tail rattle.[link unavailable]

Rise of the Snakes (2017 Museum gallery)

Snake staff of the Hypnobrai tribe and a symbol of the power of the Hypnobrai general. The staff contains anti-venom that can counteract Hypnobrai hypnosis. When the anti-venom is combined with that of the other four staffs, it creates a white liquid which provides a map to the location of the Fangblades.[1]



Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Season 1: Rise of the Snakes

Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja

Tales from the Monastery of Spinjitzu

Season 10: March of the Oni

Season 13: Master of the Mountain

Video games


  • In the TV series, the Hypnobrai Staff was held by every Serpentine rank in the Hypnobrai, except for the Scout rank. Although normally wielded by the current general, it was temporarily held by Skales (as a warrior) and Mezmo prior to the Slither Pit in "Home."
    • However, in the sets, it was held by everyone except Mezmo.


Promotional media

In Ninjago: Masters of Spinjitzu

Season 1: Rise of the Snakes

Season 2: Legacy of the Green Ninja

In other media



Golden Weapons

Scythe of Quakes · Shurikens of Ice · Nunchucks of Lightning · Sword of Fire · Mega Weapon

Major ninja weapons

Golden Weapons · Elemental Blades · Techno Blades · Obsidian Weapons · Aeroblades · Prime controllers · Harpoon guns

Jadeblade Weapons

Double Jadeblade · Jadeblade Flail · Jadeblade Spear · Jadeblade Scythe

Obsidian Weapons

Obsidian Glaive · Obsidian Nunchucks · Obsidian Sais · Obsidian Scythe · Obsidian Sword

Ninja weapons

Types of weapons: Bo staff · Boomerang · Bowie Knives · Butterfly Sword · Crossbow · Dagger · Golden blade · Hammer · Katana · (Golden · Silver · Black) · Ninja Bow · Nunchucks · Sai · Scimitar · Scythe · Shield · Shurikens · Spear · Spike blade
Individual weapons: Staff of the First Spinjitzu Master · Nya's fan · Explosive shurikens · Elemental ice shurikens · Cole's hammer · Cole's golden hammer · Jay's golden kusarigama · Zane's bow · Kai's twin katanas · Lloyd's sword · Lloyd's golden sword · Nya's spear · Nya's golden spear · Nya's Munce spear · Zane's golden shurikens · Kai's golden katana · Cole's mace
Sets only: Blacksmith's Hammer · Double-Bladed Dagger · Dagger of the Dragon's Breath · Fang Dagger · The Thorn · Dark Talons · Double-Bladed Scythe · Dark Chained Whip · Golden Star Hammer · Golden Tri Scythe · Silver Serpent Striker · Golden Double-Bladed Sword · Staff of Dragons · Golden Spear · Gold-Bladed Saw Staff · The Icicle · Spear of Fire · Golden Point · Super Bolt · Zane's Golden Wiggly Fang · Zane's Ice Spike · Cole's NRG Golden Blade · Dragon's Fire on a Stick · Lava Spike · Golden Nick Daggers · Golden Chained Fang · Golden Double Scythe · Jay's spiked flail

Skulkin weapons

Silver Battle Mace · Golden Bone · Bone Daggers · Double-Bladed Bone Dagger · Dark Blade · Thunder Bolts · Silver Dark Blade · Major Spear · Chained Fang · Silver Bone · Scythe Blade · Groovy Whip · Double-Boned Skele-Scythe · Golden Dark Blade · Golden Heli-Chains · Chainsaw · Bone Scythe · Golden Hatchet Twins · Warlord's Cutlass
Axes: Bronzed Bone Axe · Silver Bone Axe · Double-Bladed Bone Axe · Dark Axe · Grim Pick Axe · Golden Double-Bladed Bone Axe · Golden Pick Axe · Golden Bone Axe

Serpentine weapons

Serpentine Staffs: Hypnobrai Staff · Fangpyre Staff · Venomari Staff · Constrictai Staff · Anacondrai Staff
Trusty Axe · Spear of Forked Tongues · Blinding Staff · Banana · Fangblades · Staff of Light · Dragon's Fire · Golden Axe · Fang of Poison · Golden Battle Mace · Knockout Nemesis 3000 · Snake strangler · Spitta's Toxic Toothpick · Badaboom Dynamite · Constrictai Double-Headed Axe · Golden Hypno Fang · Fangdam's Golden Staff · Chained Sai · Battle Spear · Double-Bladed Axe · Double-Sided Axe
Vipers: Golden Vipers · Sly Vipers · Red Vipers · Hypno Vipers · Toxic Vipers · Translucent Blue Viper · Translucent Purple Vipers · Translucent Orange Viper

Anacondrai Cultist weapons

Anacondrai Blades · Anacondrai spears · Chain bola · Crossbow ballista · Fang claws · Staff of Elements · Tan Dark Blade

Ghost Warrior weapons

Ghost Blades · Soul Archer's bow

Sky Pirate weapons

Flintlock pistols

Vermillion weapons

Vermillion sword

Dragon Hunter weapons

Chain Rifles · Iron Baron's staff

Oni weapons

Omega's staff

Pyro Viper weapons

Aspheera's staff · Char's snake scepter · Scimitar

Blizzard Samurai weapons

Zane's scepter

Unagami's army weapons


Re-Awakened weapons

Vengestone spears

Munce weapons

Spiked clubs

Keeper weapons

Lightning staff · Keeper spears

Merlopian weapons

Trident (Kalmaar's trident)

Crystal weapons

Crystal gun

Other weapons

Benthomaar's arrows · Benthomaar's spear · Blades of Deliverance (Ivory · Shadow) · Departed Blades · Destruction daggers · Djinn Blade · Dragon Blade · Driftwood bo staff · Illuma swords · Karlof's metal fists · Key-Tanas (Yellow · Orange · Purple) · Korgran's axe · Sword of Sanctuary · Time Blades (Forward · Slow-Mo · Pause · Reversal) · Yin Blade

Movie weapons

Garmadon's Club · Ultimate Weapon · Ultimate Ultimate Weapon