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The Twisted Sword is a Legendary sword in Diablo III, added in patch 2.4.0 (though it was present in game files since patch 2.1). It requires character level 70 to drop.

The unique affix boosts each Energy Twister proportionally to how many Twisters are summoned at any given moment, up to a maximum of 5 at a time (which equals up to 750% extra damage of each).

As of patch 2.6.10, it also adds the Raging Storm rune effect (without changing the Elemental Damage type) to any other, allowing up to 5 Twisters to merge into one.

Stats (Level 70)[]


The Twisted Sword
Legendary Sword


  • 392.0 Damage Per Second
    • 168–392 Damage
    • 1.40 Attacks per Second
  • Energy Twister damage is increased by 125–150% for each currently active Energy Twister, to a maximum of 5. The Raging Storm rune is automatically applied to Energy Twister and allows the tornado to merge with 3 additional Energy Twisters.
  • One of 3 Magic Properties (varies):
  • One of 7 Magic Properties (varies):
  • +3 Random Magic Properties

Li-Ming was always experimenting. She imbued this sword with an unfathomable combination of spells that saved her life on more than one occasion. She was obviously a genius — but I’ll deny ever saying that.” — High Councilor Valthek


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When this item was added to the game, it did not have the limit on how many times its effect may stack, leading it to be severely overpowered. The item was nerfed to only allow a maximum of 8 stacks, but due to a bug, this limit did not apply. Even after a fix, it still proved to be overpowered, leading to the eventual limit of 5 stacks as of patch 2.4.2.

Originally, this sword was named Nazim's Greatness. Its description would read as follows:

"I grew up hearing of Nazim's adventures across the land of Kehjistan. He trekked from Ureh to Gea Kul, and his accounts were the most accurate source of information on these regions — until I began writing on them, of course." — Abd al-Hazir