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Blizzard (Diablo III)

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For other uses for Blizzard, see Blizzard.

Blizzard is a Cold spell used by Wizards in Diablo III. It is a remake of the classic Sorceress spell of the same name. Unlocked at level 27.


Pelts the targeted area (12 yards radius) with ice shards, causing 1075% Cold damage over 6 seconds (179% per tick) to everything the storm reaches and chilling affected targets by 60% for as long as they stay within the area of effect. Costs 40 Arcane Power, and has no cooldown. There is no limit for how many Blizzards can be summoned at a time, but multiple storms cast by the same Wizard at one location do not stack.


  • Lightning Storm: damage type changes to Lightning, and affected enemies will also take 15% increased damage from any Lightning attacks.
  • Frozen Solid: each affected enemy will be Frozen for 2.5 seconds. The same enemy cannot be frozen more than once every 3 seconds.
  • Snowbound: Arcane Power cost reduces to 10.
  • Apocalypse: damage type changes to Fire, and the radius of the storm increases to 30 yards. In return, no longer chills enemies.
  • Unrelenting Storm: damage and duration increase to 1810% over the 8 seconds (226% per tick).


Blizzard was the most useful spell for kiting prior to patch 1.0.4., as it was the only way to slow the unlimited amount of enemies for as long as needed.

Prior to Patch 2.1, it was the only Force spell that could not change its damage type.

Blizzard is the iconic fantasy spell in the games of Blizzard Entertainment, hence the name.

Wizard Skills
Primary Skills
Magic MissileShock PulseSpectral BladeElectrocute

Secondary Skills
Ray of FrostArcane OrbArcane TorrentDisintegrate
Defensive Skills
Frost NovaDiamond SkinSlow TimeTeleport
Wave of ForceEnergy TwisterHydraMeteorBlizzard
Ice ArmorStorm ArmorMagic WeaponFamiliarEnergy Armor
Explosive BlastMirror ImageArchonBlack Hole
Passive Skills
Power HungryBlurEvocationGlass CannonProdigyAstral Presence
IllusionistCold BloodedConflagrationParalysisGalvanizing WardTemporal Flux
DominanceArcane DynamoUnstable AnomalyUnwavering WillAudacityElemental Exposure
Critical Mass

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