Arcane Strike


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Archon is a Mastery Wizard skill unlocked at Level 30, which transforms the Wizard into a being of pure energy. While in Archon form, the Wizard has access to a powerful set of unique Archon skills.

Archon Strike is an ability the Wizard gains access to only while in Archon form. This ability is basically a melee attack for the Wizard, which hits the ground, creating a short range explosion that damages any very nearby enemies. While Disintegration Wave is the most often used Archon form attack, Archon Strike is useful when the Wizard needs to stay in melee range, such as against Elites with the Mortar affix. It's also useful when Disintegration Wave would block too much of the vision, as that can make it difficult to see incoming ranged attacks.

  • Archon Strike is available in all rune effects of Archon, as it's one of the three basic Archon spell abilities, along with Archon Blast and Disintegration Wave.

Archon Skill Rune Effects[edit]

These are the five Archon rune effects. Archon Blast is available in all five of these forms.

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.

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MedRuneD Pure Power
1 Decrease the cooldown of Archon to 100 seconds.

Archon abilities deal Lightning damage instead of Arcane.

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MedRuneA Improved Archon
1 Increase the damage of all Archon abilities by 50%.

Archon Abilities[edit]

The following abilities are only available while in Archon form. Other normal Wizard skills can *not* be used while in Archon, so there is a trade off to this form; much higher damage, but with a limited variety of offensive skills, and little or no defensive/movement skills.

Arcane Blast Cooldown: 120 seconds

Release an explosion of pure energy dealing 100% weapon damage as Arcane to all nearby enemies.
  • Available with all Archon skill runes.
Arcane Strike Strike the ground in front of you, causing 1000% weapon damage as Arcane to enemies in the area.
  • Available with all Archon skill runes.
Cancel Release the powers of the Archon and return to your natural form.
  • Available with all Archon skill runes.
Disintegration Wave Thrust a beam of pure energy forward dealing 1000% weapon damage as Arcane.
  • Available with all Archon skill runes.
Slow Time (rune effect) Cooldown: 120 seconds

Project a bubble of warped space and time that moves with you, slowing the movement and attack speed of enemies by 40% and the speed of projectiles by 60% for 10 seconds.
Teleport (rune effect) Cooldown: 120 seconds

Teleport through the ether to the selected location up to 20 yards away.