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DominatrixIcon Dominance
Killing an enemy grants a shield that absorbs unsaved damage for 3 seconds. This effect can stack up to 10 times. Unlike other shields, refreshing Dominance will set the shield to its maximum possible potency, and each stack will increase its total duration by 0.5 seconds.

The amount absorbed per stack equals 2% of maximum Life.

"Why waste your own energy? Using your enemy's to protect yourself strengthens you while it weakens him. What could be more perfect?" —Ennead Sage Resko

Dominance is a passive Wizard skill in Diablo III. It is unlocked at level 50.


This skill is most useful against hordes of lesser foes. 10 stacks means that a total of 20% of Life shield can be maintained, with up to 7.5 seconds duration.



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In patch 2.0, Dominance replaced Critical Mass.

Originally, it absorbed flat amount instead of maximum Life percentage.