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The Conduit Pylon grants players a zapping electrical property that kills most monsters instantly and destroys anything destructible.
When clicked the effects of the pylon will affect the player and his allies within the vicinity for 30 seconds. This duration can not be increased by wearing the Gloves of Worship but the Nemesis Bracers bonus "Shrines will spawn an enemy champion" does work when clicking a Conduit Pylon. It's not known if this is working as intended or not.
The Conduit Pylon features in the following achievements:
| Blessed Art Thou
Adventure Mode/Nephalem Rifts
|10|| Claim the power from each of the following pylons.