Arcane Orb (BlizzCon 2008)


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Arcane Orb is a Tier 3 skill from the Wizard's Arcane skill tree, exploding on touch, delivering Arcane damage.

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Diablo III Skill [e]
Arcane Orb

Active, 1 ranks

Used by: Wizard
Skill Description:
An orb of pure energy explodes on contact dealing arcane damage to all enemies in the blast area. Critical hits from arcane damage silence targets for 4 sec.
Skill Details:
Type: Direct Damage
Quantity: 12-16 damage
Effect: Circle AoE impact
School: Arcane
Mana cost: 18
Cast time: Instant
Duration: None
Cooldown: None
Synergies: None
Requires: N/A
Prereq of: N/A

The Wizard summons a glowing orb that upon touch will deal great damage to all foes and objects in its range.

Skill Design[edit]

A glowing orb of energy travels about 10 yards, before bursting in a nova of destruction. The spell looks something like the D2 Sorceress' Frozen Orb, but without the spray of ice spears as it flies across the room. The spell only allowed one point in the BlizzCon 2008 demo, but the final game will surely allow more than 1 rank to be added to it.

It works like the Fireball of Diablo I.

In the latest build, when the spell crits, it has a silence effect, like all arcane critical hits.

Skill Rank Table[edit]

  • Rank 1: 12-16 arcane damage, 1-2 AoE damage, 18 mana.


  • None known.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

  • None known.


Arcane Orb was first shown at BlizzCon 2008 when the Wizard was unveiled. IT was updated slightly in the BlizzCon 2009 demo, and you can see the latest version here.


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