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Molten Arrow

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This skill was slightly modified in function and renamed Elemental Arrow during development. This article archives the original data on this skill, for future curiosity and reference. This page is not to be updated with current info; see the Demon Hunter skills page for current skill information.

Molten Arrow is a Demon Hunter Tier 4 skill unlocked at level 10. The Demon Hunter shoots a molten arrow that leaves a trail of fire.


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[edit] Background

Diablo III Active Skill [e]
Molten arrow flight.jpg
Molten Arrow
Used by: Demon Hunter
Enabled at: Clvl 10
Skill Description
Shoot a fiery arrow that leaves behind a molten trail.
Type: Damage/Line AoE
Resource Use: Costs Hatred
Skill Rune Effects
Alabaster rune: Unknown
Crimson rune: Unknown
Golden rune: Unknown
Indigo rune: Unknown
Obsidian rune: Unknown

The Demon Hunter fires a molten arrow that scorches the land beneath it, leaving a trail of fire that damages anything that stands on it.


[edit] Skill Design

Molten trail left by the skill.

Molten Arrow almost appears to be the equivalent of Fire Wall from previous Diablo games, but with a different mechanism for targeting it. The Demon Hunter fires in the direction of her cursor, and the initial shot does damage but leaves behind a trail of fire that functions similarly to fire wall.
This type of skill will be at its most efficient when fired down tight corridors or other enclosed areas where movement is restricted.




[edit] Molten Arrow Video

A video of Molten Arrow can be seen below, courtesy of the Diablo.IncGamers.com You Tube channel.



[edit] Skill Rank Table

Rank 1: Shoot a piercing arrow that hits targets for X% weapon damage and leaves a trail of fire dealing X-X fire damage per second to all enemies who stand in it.


[edit] Trait Synergies


[edit] Skill Rune Effects

  • No rune effects for Molten Arrow are known.


[edit] Development

We didn't start the fire.

Molten Arrow was first shown at BlizzCon 2010 as one of the originals when the Demon Hunter was unveiled. Flux related his experience with this skill in the demo:[1]

The animation is fun too, since the Demon Hunter ducks down like she’s blasting a bazooka, giving you the feel of using a mega-cannon with massive kick. Which you are, basically.

The AoE lasted for several seconds, and while it was much less damaging than the initial damage, it was plenty to finish off already wounded monsters, or to take a big bite out of healthy ones. It was nice against Zombies and other shamblers, who would linger in the burn zone long enough to get pretty well cooked.


[edit] Media

Molten Arrow can be seen in action on video here:

You can find pictures in the Diablo III screenshot and picture gallery:



[edit] References