Amplify Damage

Class: Necromancer (Diablo II)
Required Level: 1
Skill Tree: Curses
Cost: 4 Mana

Increases the amount of damage received.

Damage Type: Magic
Other Stats: Only one Curse may be active on a target at a time

Amplify Damage is a Necromancer skill in Diablo II.


This deceptively potent curse rapidly advances the age and putridity of any wound. Ordinary blows will cut through flesh and carve particularly vicious wounds that fester and seethe.


  • Gives synergy to: None
  • Receives synergy from: None


Amplify Damage lowers monster Physical resistance by 100%. The amount is fixed: only radius and duration increase with the skill level. In other words, Amplify Damage doubles the effectiveness of physical damage, and is most useful against tough Unique Bosses, Champions, and monsters that raise other monsters such as Mummies. As all monsters on Hell difficulty have a minimum of 50% physical damage resistance, Amplify Damage helps a great deal when fighting monsters with very high health such as Über Duriel.

This curse breaks the Immune to Physical on monsters, though resistance penalty is greatly weakened (working at only 1/5th effectiveness) in these cases.

Due to Necromancer being unable to deal Physical damage by himself (except with basic attacks), it is most useful if one summons a horde of minions to fight for themselves, or when playing in physical-damage focused parties.

Skill ProgressionEdit

Mana Cost: 4
Damage Taken: +100%

Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Radius (yards) 2 2.6 3.3 4 4.6 5.3 6 6.6 7.3 8 8.6
Duration 8s 11s 14s 17s 20s 23s 26s 29s 32s 35s 38s
Level 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 25
Radius (yards) 9.3 10 10.6 11.3 12 12.6 13.3 14 14.6 18
Duration 41s 44s 47s 50s 53s 56s 59s 62s 65s 80s

Diablo IIIEdit

While no class in D3 can make use of Amplify Damage as a curse, it returned in form of Succubi special ability: their attacks would halve the victim's Armor (removed in later patch). Alternatively, Curse of Rust may be cast by the Enslaved Nightmares in Act IV with same effect.

Frailty is the closest equivalent to Amplify Damage that Necromancers have in Diablo III.

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