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Mana Shield

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For similar spells in other games, see Energy Shield and Energy Armor.



Mana Shield is a protection spell that allows your Mana to drain instead of your health while enemies hit you. In Diablo I at least, no matter how many times you trained the spell, it would still consume 33 mana per use. Regardless of spell level, all damage taken is cut down to 2/3 of normal damage, giving a Sorcerer's Mana a better 'effective Life pool' than + Life bonuses ever will. The effect is dispelled whenever the player enters a stairwell or a portal, or when their mana runs out (even if you use a mana potion afterwards, the effect will have already disappeared).

A Sorcerer's repertoire of spells always includes Mana Shield; without it, they are too frail to be of any good against the minions of Hell.


  • Books - spell level +1
  • Scrolls
  • Shrines - a Magical Shrine casts Mana Shield on the player, free of Mana costs.
  • Staves
Diablo I Spells
Page 1FireboltCharged BoltHealingHeal OtherHoly BoltInfernoInfravisionIdentify
Page 2Fire WallFlashLightningStone CurseTelekinesisTown Portal
Page 3Chain LightningElementalFireballFlame waveGuardianMana ShieldPhasing
Page 4ApocalypseBlood StarBone SpiritGolemTeleportNova
Page 5BerserkFire RingImmolationLightning WallReflectSearchWarp

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