Tap the Source


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Tap the Source is a rune effect in Arcane Orb, a high cost, high damage Offensive Wizard skill.

This rune effect reduces the cost of the skill considerably, from 35 to 20 Arcane Power. This allows for a considerable increase in output, especially as quickly as Arcane Power regenerates. While the base skill will completely empty a Wizard's bulb with 3 shots, (3 x 35 = 105, but about 10 AP regenerates between the cast of the first and the third), a Wizard can cast 6 of these in rapid succession.

This can will deal huge damage to a single target or small group, or the multiple orbs in succession can be used to blast through a pack of enemies, with each successive orb taking out another few monsters, while the next flies over their purple corpses and hits the next enemies in the path.

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.



Screenshots and videos will be added as they become available.


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:

Tap the Source


Reduce casting cost to 27 Arcane Power.

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