For the Diablo I spell of the same name, see Holy Bolt (Diablo I).
Holy Bolt

Class: Paladin
Required Level: 6
Skill Tree: Combat Skills
Cost: 2 Mana

Bolt of energy that damages undead, or heals friendly units.

Damage Type: Magic
Synergies: Fist of the Heavens, Prayer, Blessed Hammer
Other Stats: Only damages Undead enemies; Does not harm allies

Holy Bolt is a Paladin Skill in Diablo II.


The Paladin can learn to summon bolts formed of pure, righteous energies. These projectiles are vessels of life, bane to the undead, and succor to the faithful. At the battle of Taelohn Bridge, the villagers feared the day was lost when an army of the walking dead besieged them. Just as the battered militia was about to be overwhelmed, a small band of Paladins appeared. Wading through the rotting carcasses of the living dead and hurling spheres of pure Light that expelled the evil controlling the battling corpses while renewing the strength of the remaining villagers.

General InformationEdit

Holy Bolt is unique in that it is both a healing tool and a damaging skill. This is an improvement over the original spell , which could only do damage.

Unfortunately, its power is effective only against enemies of the 'Undead' subtype. While there is no shortage of undead enemies on which this skill can be unleashed (and it completely ignores their resistances), it does not possess the raw damage potential of other skills. As a healing power, Holy Bolt is still a sometimes useful utility skill, and can heal several hundred Life points per second if specialized accordingly.

Holy Bolt was buffed in Diablo II: Lord of Destruction.

Holy Bolt does not heal undead minions or allies, but it doesn't hurt them, either. The healing effect, however, works on hirelings, Golems, and party members.



Casting animation of Holy Bolt

Skill ProgressionEdit

Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Mana Cost 2 2 2.1 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.5
Magic Damage 8–16 16–24 24–32 32–40 40–48 48–56 56–64 64–72 74–83 84–94
Life Healed 1–6 3–10 5–14 7–18 9–22 11–26 13–30 15–34 17–38 19–42
Level 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 25
Mana Cost 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.8 2.8 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.1 3.1 ?
Magic Damage 94–105 104–116 114–127 124–138 134–149 144–160 157–175 170–190 183–205 196–220 ?
Life Healed 21–46 23–50 25–54 27–58 29–62 31–66 33–70 35–74 37–78 39–82 49–102


This section contains facts and trivia relevant to this article.
  • Greater Mummies hurl black bolts similar to Holy Bolt which deal damage to living enemies.
  • In Warcraft III, Paladins have a Holy Light spell with exact same functionality: healing allies and damaging hostile undead.
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