The Smoldering Core is a legendary staff in Diablo III. It requires character level 31 to drop.

The bearer's own Meteor skill (including the Tal Rasha's Elements Meteors) will lure lesser enemies to its impact point (before the impact itself) for 2 seconds. It does not have a cooldown, but each enemy can only be lured once every 6 seconds. Obviously, using this staff with the Thunder Crash rune is mostly pointless.

Stats (Level 31)Edit


The Smoldering Core
Legendary Staff


  • 149.5–159.5 Damage Per Second
    • (125–133)–(174–186) Damage
    • 1.00 Attacks per Second
  • Lesser enemies are now lured to your Meteor impact areas
  • +(39–47)–(47–59) Fire Damage
  • One of 2 Magic Properties (varies):
  • +2 Random Magic Properties
  • Empty Socket

"After Azmodan’s death, I sent a squad of men to block the path to the crater. Only one of them returned, bearing this strange weapon. He was badly burned—his armor had melted into his skin in places. He perished a few hours later. We threw the staff over the walls, hoping never to see it again." —Captain Haile of Bastion's Keep

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