Slowing Strikes


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Slowing Strikes is a Tier 4 skill from the Wizard's Conjuring Skill Tree, debuffing enemies in melee combat.

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Slowing Strikes

Passive, 15 ranks

Used by: Wizard
Skill Description:
Enemies damaged by your melee attacks, Spectral Blade or Magic Weapon have their movement speed reduced by 30% and their attack speed reduced by 20% for 4 sec.
Skill Details:
Type: Debuff enemy in melee
Quantity: 30% / 20%
Effect: Self
School: Arcane
Resource cost: None
Cast time: None
Duration: 4
Cooldown: None
Synergies: Spectral Blade
Magic Weapon
Requires: N/A
Prereq of: N/A

Studies for a Wizard, in how to use her latent magical skills in melee combat to bring her foes down.

Skill Design[edit]

Interesting skill design, together with Magic Weapon, hinting at a melee-orientated Wizard.

Skill Rank Table[edit]

  • Rank 1: Target movement speed lowered by 30%. Attack speed lowered by 20%. 4 sec duration.

Only Rank 1 is currently known.


Skill Rune Effects[edit]

  • None known.


Slowing Strikes was first shown at BlizzCon 2008 when the Wizard was unveiled as a Tier 4 skill in the Conjuring Skill Tree. It was one of many new skills hinting at a melee-Wizard, with skills like Magic Weapon. It was removed sometime prior to BlizzCon 2009.