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Poison Dagger
Poisondagger

Class: Necromancer (Diablo II)
Required Level: 6
Skill Tree: Poison and Bone Spells
Active / Passive
Cost: 3 Mana

Coats your weapon with a layer of poison.

Damage Type: Poison
Synergies: Poison Explosion, Poison Nova
PoisonDagger

Poison Dagger is a Necromancer spell in Diablo II.

LoreEdit

The apothecary skills of the Necromancer lay fundamentally in the studies of venoms, toxins and other poisonous substances. Not only can a skilled Necromancer identify the various strains of poison that he might come across, but he also maintains a ready supply of samples. Rarely does he shy from their use. In a common application of this skill, the Necromancer paints his dagger with a thin coat of virulent poison. The greater his ability, the more potent the poison.

In-gameEdit

UsageEdit

Poison Dagger is the Necromancer's first poison skill. It adds poison damage over time to any melee attack, and a bonus to attack rating.

Initially it is a good skill, but quickly loses potency as the Necromancer gains ranged spells such as Bone Spear and Bone Spirit. The only exception are Necromancers who specialize in using this skill. It is also a good choice for synergy with Poison Nova.

This skill only works with dagger-class weapons. Thrown Knives are not affected.

Skill ProgressionEdit

Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Mana Cost 3 3.2 3.5 3.7 4 4.2 4.5 4.7 5 5.2 5.5
Poison Damage... 7–15 13–23 20–32 30–43 40–56 53–70 67–85 82–103 104–126 129–153 155–181
...Over X seconds 2 2.4 2.8 3.2 3.6 4 4.4 4.8 5.2 5.6 6
Bonus Attack 30% 50% 70% 90% 110% 130% 150% 170% 190% 210% 230%
Level 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 25
Mana Cost 5.7 6 6.2 6.5 6.7 7 7.2 7.5 7.7 9
Poison Damage... 185–212 216–245 250–281 286–319 325–359 374–410 426–464 481–521 540–581
...Over X seconds 6.4 6.8 7.2 7.6 8 8.4 8.8 9.2 9.6 11.6
Bonus Attack 250% 270% 290% 310% 330% 350% 370% 390% 410% 510%

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