For similar spells in other games, see Energy Shield and Energy Armor.
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.

General InformationEdit

Mana Shield is a protection spell that allows Mana to be drained instead of health on any damaging hit. In Diablo I, Spell Level does not upgrade it; Mana cost does not change.

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.

Bug: While under the effects of Mana Shield, if the damage that a character takes from a hit is greater than his maximum Life, any stun and/or knockback effects that would have applied are nullified.

  • Damage reduction in Diablo: 33%
  • Damage reduction in Hellfire: Bugged until Patch_1.07_(Diablo_I). 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.


Diablo 1 spells - Mana Shield (by Decimius)

Diablo 1 spells - Mana Shield (by Decimius)

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