The Arcane Destruction on the Archon skill causes an explosion when you transform to the Archon form, causing 450% weapon damage as Arcane to all enemies within 15 yards. Will the enemies killed by the explosion will count as enemies killed by the Archon form and increase the time of the form?

  • I'm pretty sure that the timer for Archon can't go above 15 seconds, and so it doesn't matter if they count or not as when you enter Archon form you are already capped at 15 seconds.
    – Justin
    Jun 19, 2012 at 9:14
  • I have reached 30 seconds with archon.
    – Philipp
    Jun 19, 2012 at 9:59
  • Yeah. I got to 2 minutes, then did a lot of back tracking to pick up loot
    – Albort
    Jun 19, 2012 at 10:35
  • @Justin, I got way over 4 minutes from the first mini boss at ACT IV, the one with the many shadow thingies.
    – SIMEL
    Jun 19, 2012 at 10:43
  • @Philipp Do you mean that Archon lasted 30 seconds as a result of killing more enimied, or that the "time remaining" buff icon listed the duration as > 15 seconds?
    – Justin
    Jun 19, 2012 at 10:46

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No, Arcane Destruction kills do not count towards increasing the time spent in Archon form. I tested by taking my wizard to Iskatu's fight in Normal, building up a lot of shadows and then blasting them by activating Archon form. The resulting timer was still 15 seconds :(.

I actually expected the opposite, but it seems that Arcane Destruction isn't counted among the archon kills for increasing the timer.

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