Wave of Force (BlizzCon 2008)

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Wave of Force, also known as WoF, is a Tier 2 skill from the Wizard's Arcane skill tree, creating a force wave from the Wizard, repelling enemies and projectiles.

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Background[edit | edit source]

Diablo III Skill [e]
Wave of Force

Active, 1 ranks

Used by: Wizard
Skill Description:
Project a wave of force outwards, repelling enemies and projectiles.
Skill Details:
Type: Damage & Knockback
Quantity: 1-8 damage
Effect: AoE around caster
School: Arcane
Mana cost: 25
Cast time: Instant
Duration: None
Cooldown: Unknown
Synergies: None
Requires: N/A
Prereq of: N/A

The Wizard uses pure Arcane force to push objects, projectiles and enemies alike away from her. The force is primary moving targets rather than hurting them.

Skill Design[edit | edit source]

This defensive spell casts a nova-like blast of light that deals just minor damage, but that shoves back enemies and projectiles.

Wave of Force is used twice in the Wizard Trailer released at BlizzCon 2008. The first is used in a room of skeletons -- it does little damage to the skeletons, but blasts all the destructibles in the room to glorious pieces. In the second example, the Wizard uses it while slowing down time, waiting for a group of skeletons' projectiles to come close, and then reflecting them back toward them.

It's hard to know how many scenarios in a fast-paced game like this where you could really benefit from using Slow Time and then Wave of Force to repel projectiles -- Out of the 8 projectiles in the above screenshot, only one or two actually came back to strike their targets. It will be interesting to see what practical uses there are for this spell as more gameplay videos unfold.

Wave of Force repels skeletons.

Skill Rank Table[edit | edit source]

  • Rank 1: 1-8 damage, 25 mana.
Skeleton smash.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

  • None known.

Skill Rune Effects[edit | edit source]

  • None known.

Development[edit | edit source]

Wave of Force was first shown at BlizzCon 2008 when the Wizard was unveiled. It was only changed slightly in the BlizzCon 2009 demo, lowering mana cost and damage dealt, but increasing to a maximum of 5 ranks. You can find the latest version here.

Media[edit | edit source]

You can find pictures in the Diablo 3 screenshot and picture gallery:

References[edit | edit source]