Arcane Mines is a rune effect in Arcane Torrent, an Offensive Wizard skill.
This rune effect changes the spell function entirely. Instead of issuing a fountain of destruction at a distant location, the Wizard drops trap-like mines that arm after 2 seconds and explode when an enemy moves into proximity. These mines deal 150% weapon damage, and debuff enemies by slowing their movement and attack speed by 30% for 3 seconds.
Skill Rune Effects
Refer to the Arcane Torrent rune effects article for thorough descriptions of all five rune effects in this skill, including screenshots, videos, strategy tips, and other related information.
|| Arcane Torrent
|| Cost: 16 Arcane Power|
Hurl a barrage of arcane projectiles that deal 400% weapon damage as Arcane to all enemies near the impact location.
Arcane Torrent damage is increased by 100% weapon damage every second, up to a maximum total of 500% weapon damage as Arcane.
|| Arcane Mines
|| Lay Arcane mines that arm after 2 seconds. These mines explode when an enemy approaches, dealing 825% weapon damage as Arcane. Enemies caught in the explosion have their movement and attack speeds reduced by 60% for 3 seconds.
Screenshots and movies will be added post-release.
Prior to the skill revision in February 2012, this rune effect was enabled by the Obsidian Rune, granting the following effect with a level 7 runestone:
|| Arcane Mines
Instead of firing projectiles, lay Arcane mines that arm after 1 second. These mines explode when an enemy approaches, dealing 182% weapon damage as Arcane. Enemies caught in the explosion have their movement and attack speeds reduced by 30% for 3 seconds.