Stinging Swarm

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Stinging Swarms are a reoccurring family from Diablo II. Unlike most monsters which represent single beings, Stinging Swarms represent a collection of dozens of tiny beings that work together. They are inherently Fast, flying and have no collision giving them great mobility. Despite their harmless appearance they inflict reasonable damage on attack. Seldom appear alone, often in groups with dozens of individual swarms. Their mechanics do not mimic reality, damaging the swarm will not weaken it in any way as all members of the swarm will only die when it runs out of health. Although they pose little threat each, it is very easy for dozens to swarm around party members and attack at once which can easily kill unless precautions are taken. As swarms have low health and prefer to cluster together, splash attacks are particularly effective against them.

Abilities[edit | edit source]

  • Flying
    Continuous flight allows movement over obstacles like chasms but not though obstacles like walls. Death while over an obstacle results in any loot being teleported to the player's feet.
  • Fast
    Similar to Elite affix. Monster moves and acts more rapidly than normal. Elite versions cast skills more often and stacks with Fast to become even faster.

Variants[edit | edit source]

Normal[edit | edit source]

Champion[edit | edit source]

Unique[edit | edit source]

Image Name Affixes Variant Location Notes

Stinging Death Swarm.jpg

Stinging Death Swarm Relentless Cloud of Pain

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Random spawn in Western Channel. Required by A Unique Collection achievement series.