Arcane Destruction


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Arcane Destruction is a rune effect in Archon, a Utility Wizard skill that greatly boosts the damage output for a limited time.

This rune effect adds something of a panic button effect to the skill, causing a very high damage explosion when the transformation is first made. As there is no other added bonus, this effect can only be beneficial by transforming when numerous monsters are in close proximity.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

Refer to the Archon rune effects article for thorough descriptions of all five rune effects in this skill, including screenshots, videos, strategy tips, and other related information.

Name Level Description

1 Cooldown: 120 seconds

Transform into a being of pure arcane energy for 20 seconds. While in Archon form, your normal abilities are replaced by powerful Archon abilities, your damage is increased by 30%, and your Armor and resistances are increased by 150%.

Each enemy killed while in Archon form increases your damage by 6% for the remaining duration of Archon.



Screenshots and movies will be added post-release.


Prior to the skill revision in February 2012, this rune effect was enabled by the Alabaster Rune, granting the following effect with a level 7 runestone:

Arcane Destruction


An explosion errupts when you transform causing 800% weapon damage as Arcane to all enemies within 15 yards.