Chain Reaction


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Chain Reaction is a rune effect in Explosive Blast, an Offensive Wizard skill.

This rune effect changes the one big explosion into a chain of three explosions, each of which deals 97% of weapon damage. This is grants a total of 291% weapon damage, or just 1% less than the Time Bomb rune effect.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

Refer to the Explosive Blast 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
Explosive Blast

1 Cost: 20 Arcane Power

Cooldown: 6 seconds

Gather an infusion of energy around you that explodes after 1.5 seconds for 945% weapon damage as Arcane to all enemies within 12 yards.

Chain Reaction
1 Instead of a single explosion, release a chain of 3 consecutive explosions, each dealing 520% weapon damage as Fire.


Screenshots and movies will be added post-release.


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

Chain Reaction


8 consecutive explosions cascade off you that each cause 91% weapon damage as Physical.

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