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What is the little multi-colored icon above the mercenaries head in Diablo 2? I have noticed it appear during the middle of combat and it makes a weird noise when it happens to. What exactly is happening with my mercenary at that time?

Edit: Here is the screenshot, you can see one monster is dead and the other is right next to me. So it isn't anything to do with being cursed or anything I don't think. It appeared a good 5 times pretty quickly. When I said multi-colored in the first post, it looks like this is blue/green/white and it swirls around in a circle. I guess it isn't very little, my mistake.

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Most likely a debuff going on, but without picture it's hard to tell. – Philipp Jun 28 '12 at 21:37
In what location do you get it? I think that it might be a curse. A screenshot would help a lot – Novarg Jun 28 '12 at 21:53
I will see if I can get a screenshot, it might be kind of hard since it appears and disappears kinda quickly. It happens pretty much anywhere, if I'm in a cave, field, dungeon, etc... but only during battle. – C-dizzle Jun 28 '12 at 22:11
That isn't a debuff, its sure. In fact is some kind of self-buff your companion is using. – Adam Arold Jun 28 '12 at 22:26
And it is not an icon either. :D – Adam Arold Jul 8 '12 at 9:42
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According to the Diablo2 wiki Diablo II wiki, your companion, which is a rogue, is using Inner Sight and Fire/Cold Arrow only. So I guess it is the "Inner Sight" skill.

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Yes, this graphic is inner sight. You can further demonstrate it by using the ability of the same name on the 'Amazon' class. – kalina Jun 29 '12 at 7:48
Inner sight is an active skill, not a passive. It decreases the Defense of all enemies in range (indicated by the little sparkles on their heads after she casts it). – KRyan Dec 9 '13 at 6:48

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