Death Blossom is a rune effect in
Arcane Torrent, an Offensive Wizard skill.
This rune effect causes the Arcane Torrent to fire out in all directions, leaving the Wizard no control over where it aims. The damage is greatly increased though, to 670% weapon damage.
Skill Rune Effects [ edit ]
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 ( database)
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.
Death Blossom ( database)
Unleash a torrent of power beyond your control. You no longer direct where the projectiles go, but their damage is greatly increased to 1215% weapon damage as Arcane.
Arcane Torrent damage is increased by 100% weapon damage every second, up to a maximum total of 1315% weapon damage as Arcane.
Screenshots and movies will be added post-release.
Development [ edit ]
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:
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Unleash the torrent beyond your control. You can no longer direct where the projectiles go but their damage is increased to
312% weapon damage per second as Arcane.
The rune effect function and name is an homage to the science fiction film
The Last Starfighter. The space fighter in that film had a "Death Blossom" weapon that fired all lasers in every direction in an uncontrollable spray, but which exhausted the ship entirely in the process, leaving them a sitting duck if any enemies were not killed by the assault.