Will Thorns damage trigger the Area Damage effect?

If an enemy hits me and takes Thorns damage, does it have a chance to trigger the Area Damage on the creature that took the Thorns damage?

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    I removed the backticks as per this meta post.
    – Arperum
    Commented Apr 24, 2014 at 16:05
  • do you mean the "chance area damage on hit" type of buff on weapons?
    – horatio
    Commented Apr 24, 2014 at 17:38
  • @horatio Yes, this is about such bonus. It is not exclusive to weapons, though, and it all adds up to a value in Character Details called Area Damage.
    – Orc JMR
    Commented Apr 26, 2014 at 6:09

2 Answers 2


According to the extensive testing and research done for this article, it states that:

AD cannot be procced from thorns damage.

This article was also advertised on the official Diablo 3 website.

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    Good find! Your answer blows mine away. Commented May 22, 2014 at 19:04

While I can't give you a definitive answer, from research and the internet it would appear that it does not. Look at this post on the D3 forums. To sum up: You can't proc from a proc.

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