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Offensive Auras

Protection From Evil

Required Level
1
Prerequisites
None
A new ES skill
Sanctuary is replaced by this skill. LoD items with Sanctuary are spawned with PfE in ES.
Difference from Sanctuary
Knockback and Magic Damage also works against Demons and Animals. Melee bonus also works against Demons. No negating resistance of Undead.
Pros
Knockback prevents the caster from getting mobbed. Effective against all kinds of enemy. Decent melee bonus.
Cons
Knockback can be annoying to melee characters. The melee bonus only affects the caster.
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Aura Magic Damage2-6+2+4+8+16+16
Damage% vs. Undead/Demon15+15
AR vs. Undead/Demon25+25
Radius (yards)2+0.67
Synergies
Might: +5% Damage vs. Undead/Demon Per Level
Fanaticism: +5% Damage vs. Undead/Demon Per Level
Cleansing: +8% Aura Magic Damage Per Level
Holy Bolt: +8% Aura Magic Damage Per Level
Blessed Hammer: +8% Aura Magic Damage Per Level
Fist of the Heavens: +8% Aura Magic Damage Per Level

Annihilation

Required Level
1
Prerequisites
None
A new ES skill
Blessed Aim is replaced by this skill.
Pros
Both Crushing Blow and Skill IAS are very effective.
Cons
It's not difficult to gain much Crushing Blow by items in ES.
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Skill IAS%610141720222324262728293031
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Skill IAS%3233343536
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Skill IAS%363738
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Skill IAS%383940
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Crushing Blow%12.5+2.5
Radius (yards)10.6+1.33
Synergy
Might: +2% Crushing Blow Per Level

Thorns

Required Level
6
Prerequisites
Protection From Evil
Difference from the LoD version
Improved damage return. Also grants Open Wounds and Prevent Monster Heal to the party.
Pros
The old Thorns and Conversion combo is now safe.
Cons
Useless against casters and ranged attackers.
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Damage Return% (ES)25075
Damage Return% (LoD)25040
Open Wounds%12.5+2.5
Radius (yards)10.6+1.33
Synergy
Vigor: +25% Damage Return Per Level
Conversion: +25% Damage Return Per Level
Conviction: +25% Damage Return Per Level
Vigor: +1% Open Wounds Per Level
Conversion: +1% Open Wounds Per Level
Conviction: +1% Open Wounds Per Level

Holy Fire

Required Level
12
Prerequisites
None
Difference from the LoD version
Improved synergy and damage. Aura damages more frequently.
Pros
Oskill Fire Mastery and +Fire Skill Damage are easily available in ES, which boost the attack fire damage twice.
Cons
Doesn't benefit minions and party members.
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Aura Fire Damage (ES)2-6+2+4+8+12+12
Aura Fire Damage (LoD)1-3+0.5+1+1.5+2.5+3.5
Aura Interval (seconds) (ES)1
Aura Interval (seconds) (LoD)2
Attack Fire Damage (ES)Aura Damage x 400%
Attack Fire Damage (LoD)Aura Damage x 600%
Radius (yards)4+0.67
Synergies
Protection From Fire: +12% Fire Damage Per Level
Salvation: +6% Fire Damage Per Level
Vengeance: +6% Fire Damage Per Level

Might

Required Level
18
Prerequisites
Protection From Evil
Thorns
Difference from the LoD version
Improved damage bonus.
Pros
Might grants better damage bonus than Fanaticism. IAS bonus of Fanaticism is diminishing return, so it's an idea to hire a Fanaticism mercenary and use Might for yourself.
Cons
No IAS bonus.
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Damage% (ES)50+15
Damage% (LoD)40+10
Radius (yards)10.6+1.33
Synergies
Blessed Aim: +5% Damage Per Level
Thorns: +5% Damage Per Level
Blessed Hammer: +5% Damage Per Level
Vigor: +5% Damage Per Level

Concentration

Required Level
18
Prerequisites
Annihilation
Difference from the LoD version
Slightly less damage bonus.
Pros
Uninteruptable Attack. The only aura that boosts Blessed Hammer.
Cons
No IAS bonus.
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Damage% (ES)45+14
Damage% (LoD)50+15
Uninteruptable Attack%95
Radius (yards)10.6+1.33
Synergies
Annihilation: +4% Damage Per Level
Charge: +4% Damage Per Level
Might: +4% Damage Per Level

Holy Freeze

Required Level
18
Prerequisites
Holy Fire
Difference from the LoD version
Improved synergy and damage. Aura damages more frequently.
Pros
Slowing enemy is nice. Oskill Cold Mastery and +Cold Skill Damage are easily available in ES, which boost the attack cold damage twice.
Cons
Doesn't benefit minions and party members.
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Aura Cold Damage (ES)1.5-4.5+1.5+3+6+9+9
Aura Cold Damage (LoD)2-3+1+2+3+4+5
Aura Slow%30(capped at 60 at slvl 60)
Aura Interval (seconds) (ES)1
Aura Interval (seconds) (LoD)2
Attack Cold Damage (ES)Aura Damage x 400%
Attack Cold Damage (LoD)Aura Damage x 500%
Radius (yards)4+0.67
Synergies
Protection From Cold: +12% Cold Damage Per Level
Salvation: +6% Cold Damage Per Level
Vengeance: +6% Cold Damage Per Level

Summon Anointed Bear

Required Level
30
Prerequisites
Protection From Evil
Annihilation
Thorns
Might
Concentration
Difference from Summon Grizzly
Has AR, Def, Life and Damage bonuses which is equal to the passive bonuses of Druid summons. Reported to have a less agressive AI (unconfirmed). Improved damage and run/walk speed.
Pros
Native summoning skill is always nice. Even a low level Bear is useful to control crowds and attract fire. A high level one can deal decent damage.
Cons
Reported to have a less agressive AI.
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Base Life550-750
Max Life%50+20
Min Damage30+10+20+30+40+40
Max Damage60+10+20+30+40+40
Damage%25+10
Attack Rating350+45
Mana Cost40+2
Synergies
Holy Ward: 10% Damage Per Level
Defiance: 10% Defense Per Level

Holy Shock

Required Level
24
Prerequisites
Holy Fire
Holy Freeze
Difference from the LoD version
Improved synergy and damage. Aura damages more frequently.
Pros
Oskill Lightning Mastery and +Lightning Skill Damage are easily available in ES, which boost the attack lightning damage twice.
Cons
Doesn't benefit minions and party members.
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Aura Min Lightning Damage1
Aura Max Lightning Damage (ES)10+5+9+17+25+25
Aura Max Lightning Damage (LoD)10+6+8+10+12+15
Aura Interval (seconds) (ES)1
Aura Interval (seconds) (LoD)2
Attack Lightning DamageAura Damage x 400%
Attack Lightning DamageAura Damage x 600%
Radius (yards)4+0.67
Synergies
Protection From Lightning: +12% Lightning Damage Per Level
Salvation: +6% Lightning Damage Per Level
Vengeance: +6% Lightning Damage Per Level

Fanaticism

Required Level
30
Prerequisites
Protection From Evil
Thorns
Might
Difference from the LoD version
Less damage bonus to the caster. More damage bonus to other party members. Slightly longer radius.
Pros
Skill IAS is very effective. Increases not only damage but also Attack Rating.
Cons
Short radius.
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Skill IAS%14182023252627282930313233
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Skill IAS%34353637
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Skill IAS%3839
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Skill IAS%3940
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Party's Damage% (ES)30+9
Party's Damage% (LoD)25+8.5
Caster's Damage% (ES)40+12
Caster's Damage% (LoD)50+17
Attack Rating%40+5
Radius (yards) (ES)8.67+0.67
Radius (yards) (LoD)7.33+0.67
Synergies
Might: +4% Damage Per Level
Concentration: +4% Damage Per Level

Conviction

Required Level
30
Prerequisites
Holy Fire
Holy Freeze
Holy Shock
Difference from the LoD version
Has mild diminished return. -Resist is capped at -130% and -Defense is capped at -80%.
Pros
Still the strongest immune breaking skill in the game.
Cons
Can't lower Magic and Poison resist. Because of Conviction mercenary and oskill Conviction, activating Conviction for yourself isn't absolutely necessary any longer.
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Enemy's F/C/L-30-34-38-41-43-45-47-49-51-53-54-56-57-59-60
Enemy's Def%-46-50-54-57-60-62-63-64-66-67-68-69-70-71
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Enemy's F/C/L-62-63-64-65-67-68-69-70-72-73-74-75-76-77-78
Enemy's Def%-72-73-74-75-76
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Enemy's F/C/L-80-81-82-83-84-85-86-87-88-89-90-92-93-94-95
Enemy's Def%-76-77-78
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Enemy's F/C/L-96-97-98-99-100-101-102-103-104-105-106-107-108-109-110
Enemy's Def%-78-79-80
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Radius (yards)13.33

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