Gesture of Orpheus is a Legendary Wand for the Wizard in Diablo III. It requires character level 50 to drop.

While it provides a significant cooldown reduction for Slow Time (the affix is not re-rollable), this wand is mostly valued for being the only weapon in game capable of increasing all 4 types of Wizard Elemental Damage for skills, up to 20% at level 70.

Prior to patch 2.2.0, it could only increase Arcane skill damage, making it especially valuable to Arcane build users.

Stats (Level 50)Edit

Gesture of Orpheus

Gesture of Orpheus
Legendary Wand


  • 115.5 Damage Per Second
    • 58–107 Damage
    • 1.40 Attacks per Second
  • +240–269 Intelligence
  • Reduces the cooldown of Slow Time by 30–40%
  • One of 7 Magic Properties (varies):
  • One of 4 Magic Properties (varies):
    • Lightning skills deal 10–15% more damage.
    • Cold skills deal 10–15% more damage.
    • Fire skills deal 10–15% more damage.
    • Arcane skills deal 10–15% more damage.
  • +2 Random Magic Properties

An old Skartaran legend tells of Orpheus rescuing his wife from the underworld using this wand.


This section contains facts and trivia relevant to this article.
  • The description is a reference to the famous Greek myth of Orpheus, who attempted to save his beloved Eurydice from the realm of Hades using his music. While Greek myths see him only as a musician and poet, in Egyptian version of the myth Orpheus was also a sorcerer, which was possibly an inspiration for this reference.
  • It is one of the few Legendary weapons in game that do not use an original model, but rather a recolored version of a regular Wand.
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