How does orb damage work?

How does orb damage work?

Ive never really been able to find out the truth on how the orb damage works. The damage on orb is quite low compared to other spells. Does each bolt dish out that much damage? or just a bunch of bolts...or possibly if all of the bolts hit the same target.... which is immpossible.
 

fredsta54

Diabloii.Net Member
Each shard of ice that comes out of the spinning ice globe does its listed damage (before you counter in cold mastery) A head on orb should hit around 16 times, so in that case it would do more damage than most other spells, the probelm with this is that its pretty easy to avoid ALL of the shards. The good thing about it is that its damage is fine, its easy to use, and it has a big spray
 
I say its pretty hard to avoid ALL the shards that are coming at you, unless your at safe distance where the shards spread out.

If the person is a sorc then thats a diff. story....

If you disagree, then go ahead tell me some tips
 

mhl12

Diabloii.Net Member
thats why you need to stack cold resists when you fight cold sorcs. then you can tank all the orbs you want.
 

-Tempus-

Diabloii.Net Member
a char with +400%tocold will take very little dmg from lev 28orb, 28mastery, 20icebolt. a char with little or no resist to cold items could take close to 2k dmg if the aim of the orb is good.

-Tempus-
 
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