Poison Nova

Class: Necromancer (Diablo II)
Required Level: 30
Skill Tree: Poison and Bone Spells
Requires: Teeth, Poison Dagger, Corpse Explosion, Poison Explosion
Cost: 20 Mana

A ring of poison explodes from the Necromancer.

Damage Type: Poison
Synergies: Poison Dagger, Poison Explosion
Poison Nova

Poison Nova is a Necromancer skill in Diablo II.


This spell befouls the atmosphere surrounding the caster. With an arcane chant, the Necromancer corrupts the very air we breathe and causes it to erupt in all directions. It is from years of investigation and preparation that the Necromancer can choose a poisonous gas that is toxic to the minions of evil, yet harmless to himself and his companions.


  • Gives synergy to:
Poison Dagger: +20% Poison damage per level
Poison Explosion: +15% Poison damage per level
  • Receives synergy from:
Poison Dagger: +10% Poison damage per level
Poison Explosion: +10% Poison damage per level


Poison Nova is the last poison-based skill the Necromancer will get. It is arguably the best poison skill for necromancers, as one cast hits just about every enemy on screen and deals massive poison damage in a short amount of time.

The Breath of the Dying Runeword has a chance of casting this with each kill. In both Diablo II and Diablo III, Andariel's Visage may cast this skill upon being hit (D2) or upon hitting an enemy (D3). Mad Monarch's Scepter allows releasing Poison Nova on a kill streak.

Skill ProgressionEdit

Mana Cost: 20
Damage is over 2 seconds

Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Damage 52–93 67–108 82–123 97–138 112–153 127–168 142–183 157–198 176–217 194–236 213–254
Level 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 25
Damage 232–273 251–292 269–311 288–329 307–348 337–378 367–408 397–438 427–468

Diablo IIIEdit

In Diablo III, Poison Nova does not return, but is replaced by a functionally similar Death Nova.

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