Vengeance (Diablo II)

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File:Vengeance Icon.png Vengeance
Adds Elemental (Fire, Lightning and Cold) damage to all melee attacks.
Class: Paladin
Skill Tree: Combat Skills
Required Level: 18
Damage Type: Physical, Fire, Cold, Lightning
Cast Delay: -
Active
Prerequisites: Sacrifice (1), Zeal (12)
Skill progression
Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10
Mana Cost 4 4.2 4.5 4.7 5 5.2 5.5 5.7 6 6.2
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Elemental Damage +% 70 76 82 88 94 100 106 112 118 124
Attack Rating +% 20 30 40 50 60 70 80 90 100 110
Cold Length 1.2 1.8 2.4 3 3.6 4.2 4.8 5.4 6 6.6
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Level 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Mana Cost 6.5 6.7 7 7.2 7.5 7.7 8 8.2 8.5 8.7
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Elemental Damage +% 130 136 142 148 154 160 166 172 178 184
Attack Rating +% 120 130 140 150 160 170 180 190 200 210
Cold Length 7.2 7.8 8.4 9 9.6 10.2 10.8 11.4 12 12.6
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Synergies
Resist Fire +10% Fire Damage Per Level
Resist Cold +10% Cold Damage Per Level
Resist Lightning +10% Lightning Damage Per Level
Salvation +2% Elemental Damage Per Level
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Description[edit | edit source]

Vengeance at first look seems quite impressive, adding lots of damage. It suffers from a major drawback however, and that is its mana cost. 4 mane per strike is too much for a lvl 18 character to handle without using lots of potions, and 8 per strike at lvl 20 drains even high-level character unless equipped with sufficient amounts of mana steal.

It can be quite a powerful skill however, especially when coupled with Conviction. Paladins using this skill are called Vindicators. The ability to inflict four types of damage with only one attack makes this skill perfect in Hell where every monster has at least one immunity, and makes a Paladin using this skill capable of killing every monster in the game short of the special Pit Lords in Chaos Tristram.

Lore[edit | edit source]

When a Paladin undertakes a crusade to banish evil, he is permitted to call upon the just souls of past crusades. Thus summoned, the spirits of the honorably vanquished manifest themselves and lend their energies to the weapons of the Paladin. [1]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Diablo II Manual, page 79. Blizzard Entertainment, 2000.