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Class: Paladin
Required Level: 12
Skill Tree: Defensive Auras
Requires: Prayer
Active / Passive

Reduces Poison and Curse duration for all party members.

Damage Type: Magic
Synergies: Prayer, Sanctuary
Other Stats: Only one Aura can be active at a time

Cleansing is a Paladin Skill in Diablo II.


Chaste is the Paladin in the face of all temptations. Pure in body and spirit, he trusts to the splendor of the Light to rid him of all impurities. A Knight of the Faith shall neither be tainted, nor corrupted.

General InformationEdit

Cleansing greatly decreases the duration that poison has an effect on the Paladin and his nearby allies. Cleansing does not increase poison resistance, however. In Diablo II: Lord of Destruction, it also gains the ability to heal nearby allies over time, increasing in effectiveness as the Paladin invests hard points into Prayer, but without any Mana cost, effectively replacing Prayer and incorporating its effect into its own.

Cleansing is one of only two skills in the game that can reduce curse duration, the other being the Assassin skill Fade (which cannot be used on party members). Cleansing also reduces Shrine duration. As shrines are all beneficial in Diablo II, this is detrimental.


  • Receives Synergy From:
  • Gives Synergy To:
    • Sanctuary: +7% Magic Damage Per Level to Knockback Effect Only

Skill ProgressionEdit

Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Radius(yards) 10.6 12 13.3 14.6 16 17.3 18.6 20 21.3 22.6
Duration Reduction % 39 46 51 56 60 63 65 67 69 70
Level 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 25
Radius(yards) 24 25.3 26.6 28 29.3 30.6 32 33.3 34.6 36 42.6
Duration Reduction % 72 73 75 76 76 78 78 79 79 80 ?

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