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Blaze
Blaze

Class: Sorceress
Required Level: 12
Skill Tree: Fire Spells
Requires: Inferno
Active
Cost: 11 Mana

Leave a wall of fire in your footsteps.

Damage Type: Fire
Synergies: Warmth, Fire Wall
D2-screenshot-Blaze

Blaze is a Sorceress Skill in Diablo II.

LoreEdit

Using this spell, the Sorceress ignites the very ground she walks upon, leaving behind a blazing wall of flame.

General InformationEdit

SynergiesEdit

  • Receives synergy from:
Warmth: +4% Fire damage per level
Fire Wall: +1% Fire damage per level

Blaze is the predecessor to the Sorceress' highest damaging fire-based skill, Fire Wall. Like Fire Wall, it leaves a trail of fire hazardous to foes; however, it is considerably weaker than Fire Wall. Although it is useful in the early stages of the game, this skill becomes less effective and a little more dangerous to use as enemies become tougher to kill and deal more damage.

Once cast, Blaze creates a wall of fire behind the Sorceress for every step she takes. Most effective in small rooms where enemies will be forced to follow you, as well as situations where a Sorceress needs to escape from pursuing enemies, Blaze is not a very direct offensive move. Specializing in Blaze is a dubious choice given its low damage and cumbersome use, but it is not necessarily useless if unlocked early: for example, Andariel can be kited and taken down with this skill due to her negative Fire Resistance and the layout of her chambers.

While Blaze is active while moving, it cannot be cast on the move, making the Sorceress stop briefly to cast it. Once cast, though, it does not require any actions or Mana expense until it wears off.

OtherEdit

Baal displays this spell in the final cinematic of Diablo II.

Fire Walkers in Diablo III are the closest equivalent to this spell available to players.

Elite Monsters in Diablo III can have a Molten modifier with functionality very similar to this spell.

Skill ProgressionEdit

Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Mana Cost 11 11.5 12 12 13 13 14 14 15 15 16
Damage 18–37 28–46 37–56 46–65 56–75 65–84 75–93 84–103 98–117 112–131 126–145
Duration (seconds) 4.6 5.6 6.6 7.6 8.6 9.6 10.6 11.6 12.6 13.6 14.6
Level 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Mana Cost 16 17 17 18 18 19 19 20 20
Damage 140–159 154–173 168–187 182–201 196–215 215–234 234–253 253–271 271–290
Duration (seconds) 15.6 16.6 17.6 18.6 19.6 20.6 21.6 22.6 23.6

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