The Moonlight Ward is a legendary amulet in Diablo III. It requires character level 8 to drop.

This amulet is mostly known for the highest possible Arcane damage bonus in game: (5% higher than any normal amulet). In return, it leaves very little space for variation, often making players sacrifice the Attack Speed affix if they want an additional Core stat or Critical Hit Damage roll.

The unique affix summons arcane stars orbiting the character with each successful attack against nearby enemy, and can hold up to 4 at once. Whenever an enemy comes very close to the Wizard (7.5 yards or less), one of the stars will detonate, centering the blast at the victim. There is a small (about 0.5 seconds) cooldown on how often the spheres may explode. The effect is very similar to Arcane Orb with Arcane Orbit rune, but is classified as a different skill and therefore is not affected by damage increases to Arcane Orb.

Stats (Level 8)Edit

Moonlight Ward

Moonlight Ward
Legendary Amulet


  • Arcane skills deal 20–25% more damage.
  • Attack Speed Increased by 2.0–3.0%
  • Hitting an enemy within 15 yards has a chance to ward you with shards of Arcane energy that explode when enemies get close, dealing 240–320% damage as Arcane to enemies within 15 yards
  • Critical Hit Chance Increased by 1.0%–2.0%
  • +2 Random Magic Properties

"The moonlight shrouds the warrior who walks with the spirits." —Darweshi, Knower of the Clan of the Seven Stones

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