Poison Javelin
Poison Javelin

Class: Amazon
Required Level: 6
Skill Tree: Javelin and Spear Skills
Cost: 4 Mana
Cooldown: 0.5 seconds

Causes thrown javelins to leave a trail of poison and deal extra poison damage.

Damage Type: Poison
Synergies: Plague Javelin
Other Stats: Requires a Javelin; Dual Elemental Damage Type: Physical and Poison

Poison Javelin is an Amazon Skill in Diablo II.


Amazon healers have long since ascertained the potent toxicity of their native flora. Any Amazon warrior devoted to this study is able to recognize particularly lethal strains of plant life, even while traveling in foreign lands. This knowledge allows her to create weapons from particularly virulent woods.

General InformationEdit



Clouds in game

This skill causes thrown javelins to deal poison damage and leave a trail of poison clouds. It does not affect melee strikes.

Generally, without a high-level Pierce, targeting just near enemies rather than directly is more effective.  When the poison javelin misses, it will just pass by them, but still leave a poison cloud which can still poison the nearby monster. This becomes less of an issue with Pierce, which causes thrown javelins to pass through enemies and maintain their poison trail.

While Plague Javelin does significantly more damage per second, and has a large area of effect (especially compounded with Pierce), it has a long delay; Poison Javelin deals greater numbers of total damage over a much longer period of time, but has a far shorter delay so its area of effect trails can be placed more often.

Generally, against groups of opponents that are likely to run away (e.g. Fallen), this skill is better than Plague Javelin.

Skill ProgressionEdit

Level 1234567891011
Mana Cost 4 4.2 4.5 4.7 5 5.2 5.5 5.7 6 6.2 6.5
25–37 46–62 75–93 109–131 150–175 196–225 250–281 309–343 412–459 528–589 656–732
Duration 8 10 12 14 16 18 20 22 24 26 28
Level 12131415161718192025
Mana Cost 6.7 7 7.2 7.5 7.7 8 8.2 8.5 8.7 10
796–890 950–1062 1115–1248 1293–1448 1484–1662 1750–1953 2034–2264 2337–2595 2659–2946 ?
Duration 30 32 34 36 38 40 42 44 46 56
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