Disintegration Wave

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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.

Disintegration Wave is an ability the Wizard gains access to only while in Archon form. This ability works much like the normal Wizard skill Disintegrate, shooting out a steady beam that deals high damage per second. The Archon version produces a much wider beam that can hit more enemies at a time, and deals much higher damage. The drawback is the beam can obscure the view of incoming attacks, making the Wizard vulnerable to missiles and other ranged attacks, as they can not be seen to be dodged.

Like all spells in Archon form, Disintegration Wave has no resource cost, and can be used indefinitely.

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


A video showing the massive potential of this ability when paired with great equipment can be seen below.

This video is somewhat deceptive as it only shows a few scenes from locations when Archon and this skill is most effective; against slow enemies, without ranged attackers, when there are numerous targets to keep refreshing the duration, etc. That said, it's still an amazing killing spree, especially given that it was recorded less than two weeks after the game's release, when Inferno was still unbalanced and too difficult for most players to survive at all.


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
Archon
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Mastery
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
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1 Decrease the cooldown of Archon to 100 seconds.


Archon abilities deal Lightning damage instead of Arcane.

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MedRuneA Improved Archon
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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.


Media[edit]

Disintegration Wave functions the same in all skill runes of Archon, but the coloration changes sometimes.