Bone Spirit

Requires: 34 Magic
Cost: 6 Life + 24 Mana (-1 per Spell Level, minimum 12)

A ghostly haunting turns loose to seek the prey and drain it of Life.

Damage Type: Magic
Other Stats: On successful hit, regain 6 Life; Reduced effect on players

Bone Spirit is a spell in Diablo I.

General InformationEdit

This spell releases a ghost that seeks targets of its own (cannot be forced to attack a specific target). Regardless of Spell Level and other stats, it will always deal damage equal to 1/3 of the target's current Life (not maximum Life) in Magic damage. Against players, it is half as effective.

The spell costs 6 Life as well as Mana (even if cast from a staff), but the expended Life is recovered if the spell strikes successfully. With Mana Shield, this cost is drained from Mana.

The ghost moves relatively slowly, but can turn around corners. The damage is reduced by resistance, if any. Also it can be blocked.

Due to the way it works, it is best used against very tough foes in the beginning of battle, and is nearly useless against weaker enemies or monsters near death.


  • Against monsters: 1/3 of target's Life
  • Against players: 1/6 of target's Life
  • Speed: 16


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Diablo 1 spells - Bone Spirit (by Decimius)

Diablo 1 spells - Bone Spirit (by Decimius)

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