Charged Strike
Charged Strike

Class: Amazon
Required Level: 18
Skill Tree: Javelin and Spear Skills
Requires: Jab, Poison Javelin, Power Strike, Lightning Bolt
Cost: 4 Mana

Upon striking an enemy, the Amazon's Javelin explodes with Charged Bolts.

Damage Type: Lightning
Synergies: Power Strike, Lightning Bolt, Lightning Strike, Lightning Fury
Other Stats: Requires a Spear or Javelin

Charged Strike is an Amazon Skill in Diablo II.


An Amazon devoted to the path of Zerae will be able to harness the forces of vengeance and storms. During Rites of Vengeance, Zerae will confer to the Amazon attacks that unleash a wild burst of electrical energy, striking down nearby enemies. A grizzled veteran of the Time of Troubles once said: "Spear-women walking the 'Path of Zerae' are best given wide berth, for they can be as violent and indiscriminant as the storms on the Twin Seas".

General InformationEdit


A lightning attack that releases charged bolts upon impact (not upon cast). It affects melee hits only, but applies to both Javelins and Spears.

Multiple Charged Bolts are released (absolutely identical to Sorceress skill), and since this skill is melee hit, the target is almost guaranteed to absorb one or more of these bolts, making this one of the most damaging skills in the game against single targets, especially larger ones (such as act bosses, for example).

Any extra bolts that do not hit the target still fly forward and possibly hit enemies behind it. Charged Strike is very powerful by itself but also benefits greatly from synergies. These attributes make Charged Strike one of the most popular melee skills utilized by Javazons.

Skill ProgressionEdit

Level 1234567891011
Mana Cost 4 4.2 4.5 4.7 5 5.2 5.5 5.7 6 6.2 6.5
Damage 1–30 1–42 1–54 1–66 1–78 1–90 1–102 1–114 1–130 1–146 1–162
Number of bolts 3 3 3 3 4 4 4 4 4 5 5
Level 12131415161718192025
Mana Cost 6.7 7 7.2 7.5 7.7 8 8.2 8.5 8.7 10
Damage 1–178 1–194 1–210 1–226 1–242 1–262 1–282 1–302 1–322 1–430
Number of bolts 5 5 5 6 6 6 6 6 7 8
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