Arcane Nova


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Arcane Nova in flight.

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

This rune effect increases the exposion splash to 20 yards, greatly improving the damage potential of the spell, especially when used against large groups of enemies. Note that doubling the radius doesn't merely double the area of effect, but increases it closer to 4x, thanks to the magic of geometry.

The damage is unchanged, remaining at 175% weapon damage, but the color changes to a dark blue, both on the orb and in the explosion graphic. This is a very useful improvement to the skill, and when used against appropriately large, bunched enemies, this can be a devastating attack, even with the hefty resource cost.

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

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.



The orb changes to a dark blue color, and of course the explosion is much larger. More screenshots to come.


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

Arcane Nova


Modify the orb to deal 205% weapon damage as Arcane to all enemies within 16 yards.

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