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Class: Amazon
Required Level: 24
Skill Tree: Passive and Magic Skills
Requires: Inner Sight, Slow Missiles
Cost: X Mana

Creates a double, confusing foes.

Damage Type: Magic
Synergies: Valkyrie
Other Stats: Summon; Only one Decoy can be active at a time

Decoy is an Amazon Skill in Diablo II.


Amazons derive another benefit while learning to fight in the rainforests of their homeland. They learn, through misdirection and deception, to fool attacking forces into thinking there is another Amazon nearby. This subterfuge causes enemies to waste time and energy hunting down false prey while the Amazon moves in for the kill.

General Information

When cast, this spell causes a decoy to appear where the mouse pointer was when the spell was cast. The Decoy looks exactly like the caster, but it does not move. The decoy may not attack, and its only purpose is to take hits intended for the Amazon. Decoys have the same health as the Amazon who creates them, and disappear when their life depletes. Only one decoy may be summoned at an moment, but it can be summoned together with one Valkyrie.

Enemies usually attack their closest target, and still attack the Amazon if she's closer to them than the decoy. Some unique monsters are not fooled by decoys. This skill is useful for avoiding damage, misdirecting and herding enemies, or as a "scout" to aggravate enemies in unknown territories. It is cheap in terms of mana cost, and making good use of it can often mean the difference between life and death.

Strafe fires more Arrows if a Decoy is summoned, which is another good reason to use Decoy. Decoys may not work well in player vs. player battles, though it may still fool those who are unfamiliar with the game.

The Decoy has resistances and skills like Avoid and Dodge. Decoy Resistance is calculated as Decoy level * 4, capped at 85.


  • Gives synergy to:
  • Receives synergy from: None

Skill Progression


Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Mana Cost 19 18 17 16 16 15 14 13 13 12 11.5
Duration 10s 15s 20s 25s 30s 35s 40s 45s 50s 55s 60s
Bonus Life 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% 110%
Level 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 25
Mana Cost 10.7 10 9.2 8.5 7.7 7 6.2 5.5 4.7
Duration 65s 70s 75s 80s 85s 90s 95s 100s 105s 130s
Bonus Life 120% 130% 140% 150% 160% 170% 180% 190% 200% 250%