| Mana Shield|
Requires: 25 Magic
Active / Passive
Cost: 33 Mana
Absorbs all damage taken, draining Mana instead of Life.
Damage Type: Magic
Mana Shield is a spell in Diablo I.
Regardless of spell level, all damage taken is cut down to 2/3 of total damage the character would normally suffer, giving a Sorcerer's Mana a better "effective Life pool" than Life bonuses from equipment ever will. The effect is dispelled whenever the player enters a stairwell or a portal, or when their Mana runs out (even if one uses a Mana potion afterwards, the effect will have already disappeared). A small bubble is displayed above the character while this spell is active.
A Sorcerer's repertoire of spells should always include Mana Shield; without it, they are too frail to be of any good against the minions of Hell.
A Magical Shrine casts Mana Shield on the player, free of Mana cost.
- Damage reduction in Diablo: 33%
- Damage reduction in Hellfire: Bugged. The spell is supposed to increase the damage reduction with increasing Spell Levels, but actually does the opposite. Formula: 100/(3 x Spell Level)%, the maximum spell level is 7.
- Duration: Infinite, unless Mana drops to zero, or the character leaves the current dungeon level.