Penetrating Spells (skill)


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Penetrating Spells is a Tier 1 skill from the Wizard's Arcane skill tree, lowering opponent resistances.

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Penetrating Spells (skill)

Passive, 1 ranks

Used by: Wizard
Skill Description:
Reduces the resistance of your targets to your spells by 8%. Targets with negative resistance take additional damage from spells.
Skill Details:
Type: Indirect damage boost
Quantity: None
Effect: Self
School: Arcane
Resource cost: None
Cast time: None
Duration: None
Cooldown: None
Synergies: All spells affected by resistances.
Requires: N/A
Prereq of: N/A

Studies for a Wizard, in how to find weaknesses in opponents.

Skill Design[edit]

Another of the highly-useful passive skills possessed by the Wizard. Sort of a full time Lower Resistance aura, that seems to work with all types of magic.

Skill Rank Table[edit]

  • Rank 1: Reduces resistance by 8%.


  • All spells affected by resistances.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

  • None known.


Penetrating Spells was first shown at BlizzCon 2008 when the Wizard was unveiled. It was removed sometime prior to BlizzCon 2009.