| Spectral Blade|
Class: Wizard (Diablo III)
Required Level: 11
Skill Category: Signature Spells
Summon a spectral blade that strikes all enemies up to 15 yards in front of you for 168% damage as Arcane.
Damage Type: Arcane
Other Stats: Signature spells are free to cast.
Spectral Blade hits a short, but broad arc before the Wizard, approximately 160 degree wide and 15 yards long. All enemies in that area are hit for Arcane damage. It counts as a Signature spell and therefore costs no Arcane Power. It is considered a melee skill, and is highly valued by melee-build Wizards.
- Flame Blades: damage type turns to Fire. Each enemy hit also increases damage of Fire spells by 1% for 5 seconds, stacking up to 30 times, but not renewed.
- Siphoning Blade: each enemy hit awards 2 Arcane Power.
- Thrown Blade: damage type changes to Lightning, and increases damage to 231% and range to 20 yards.
- Barrier Blades: each cast covers Wizard with a damage-absorbing shield (absorbs 4% of maximum Life in damage), stacking infinitely but not renewed (internal cooldown depends on attack speed). This shield is granted even if no enemy has been hit.
- Ice Blades: damage type changes to Cold, 5% chance on hit to Freeze each enemy hit, and Frozen enemies have additional +5% chance to be critically hit by Spectral Blades.
- Fragment of Destiny (Legendary Wand): the spell is cast 50% faster and deals 150-200% increased damage.
- Triumvirate (Legendary Source): casting Spectral Blade increases damage of Arcane Orb by 300-400% for 6 seconds, stacking up to 3 times, charges not consumed upon cast.
- Delsere's Magnum Opus Set (Set Bonus for 2 items): casting Spectral Blade reduces the remaining cooldown of Slow Time by 3 seconds.
- Delsere's Magnum Opus Set (Set Bonus for 6 items): enemies affected by Slow Time and 5 seconds afterwards take +8500% increased damage from Spectral Blade.
- The Shame of Delsere (Legendary Belt): the spell is cast 50% faster and restores 9-12 Arcane Power on each cast.
- Simplicity's Strength (Legendary Gem): increases damage by 25% (+0.5% per rank) and heals the character for 4% of maximum Life per hit (rank 25 bonus).
- Boyarsky's Chip (Legendary Gem): Taunts the first enemy hit for 2 seconds (rank 25 bonus).
- Ashnagarr's Blood Bracer (Legendary Bracers): potency of Barrier Blades shields increases by 75-100%.
- Prodigy: each cast restores 5 Arcane Power.
- There is an achievement for killing all Act Bosses with a Spectral Blade.