Obliteration

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Obliteration's red glow.

Obliteration is a rune effect in Arcane Orb, a high cost, high damage Offensive Wizard skill.

This rune effect increases the damage of the projectile, from 175% to 228% weapon damage. Nothing else is changed about the spell other than the red coloration, and it functions just the same in cost, speed, range, blast radius, etc.

This is obviously an upgrade over the base skill, but the Arcane Nova effect is generally far more useful with the larger radius making it a much better weapon against the large groups of regular monsters (trash mobs) that this skill is best suited to devastate.


Skill Rune Effects[edit]

Refer to the Arcane Orb 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
Arcane Orb
(database)

Secondary
1 Cost: 30 Arcane Power


Hurl an orb of pure energy that explodes on contact, dealing 435% weapon damage as Arcane to all enemies within 15 yards.

MedRuneA Obliteration
(database)
1 Increase the speed of the orb and its damage to 700% weapon damage as Arcane, but reduce the area of effect to 8 yards.


Media[edit]

This rune effect adds a bright red coloration to the orb and the explosion when it impacts the target. One screenshot can be seen above; others will be added.


Development[edit]

Prior to the skill revision in February 2012, this rune effect was enabled by the Crimson Rune, granting the following effect with a level 7 runestone:

IconCrimson.png
Obliteration

[e]

Increase the potency of the explosion to deal 292% weapon damage as Arcane.