In Diablo 3, there is an affix called "Wormhole" that causes you to be moved from one side of a pink circle to another after a second or two of delay.

This seems to be by far the most benign monster affix! Who cares if you get shifted from one spot to another? More often than not, it actually takes me out of a dangerous floor covered in fire or acid. Am I missing some hidden danger here? Are there some classes and playstyles that are actually threatened by this affix?

See this for reference.

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    It can be stressful for melee characters.
    – Humungus
    Jul 26, 2014 at 15:54
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    Most stressful for hardcore characters.
    – Sterno
    Jul 26, 2014 at 18:56
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    Depends on how many frozen pulses, poison puddles, walls, molten fire, and everything else is on the screen. On its own, it's not bad, but a poorly placed wormhole with multiple elite packs can be lethal.
    – Troyen
    Jul 26, 2014 at 21:29
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    @Sterno Everything's stressful for hardcore characters. Jul 26, 2014 at 23:33
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    sometimes I get a graphical glitch (or maybe there's just too much crap on the ground) and I can't see them, super annoying. Every once in a while too it puts you in a really out of the way spot, such as on top of a cliff and you have to back track a long way to get back.
    – l I
    Jul 28, 2014 at 12:32

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The "danger" is entirely situational, depending on what class you're playing, how many enemies there are and where you're tp'd to. But as Humungus said, it's generally more annoying than anything, especially for melee classes.

  • There's also a small amount of Arcane damage taken when you go through a wormhole, but in the vast majority of situations the damage isn't going to really affect you.
    – JonK
    Aug 15, 2014 at 15:54

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