For the spells in other games, see Walking Bomb (Origins) and Walking Bomb (Inquisition).

Walking Bomb is a mage spell from the Spirit tree in Dragon Age II.

Information Edit

  • Spirit damage: 50% of victim's maximum health vs. nearby targets upon explosion
  • Physical force: 1x vs. nearby targets upon explosion

Upgrades Edit

Walking Bomb DA2 Corrosive Walking Bomb
Requires: Level 8
Requires:3 points in Spirit
Walking Bomb now includes a corrosive effect that inflicts continual spirit damage. If the enemy dies while the effect is active, it explodes, harming all foes nearby.

Spirit damage: 2.68x vs. victim

Spirit damage: 200% vs. victim if DISORIENTED

Walking Bomb DA2 Virulent Walking Bomb
Requires: Level 10
Requires:4 points in Spirit
When a victim of Walking Bomb explodes, it can now infect nearby enemies with the same effect.

Spirit damage: 200% vs. nearby targets upon explosion if victim is DISORIENTED

Physical force: 200% vs. nearby targets upon explosion if victim is DISORIENTED
Walking Bomb infection chance: 20% vs. nearby targets

Notes Edit

  • ps3Icon ps3 Damage is not affected by +X% spirit damage enhancements on gear nor by Spirit Mastery or even the character's Magic attribute. The explosion's base damage is determined solely by 1/2 of the maximum HP of the enemy rigged to explode upon death. The final damage is still mitigated by damage resistance, but as a spirit-element attack, those values are only half as effective by default. Damage resistance reductions due to Hex of Torment will also apply, making the damage even greater to the afflicted.
  • Given the relatively high maximum health of enemies Normal-ranked and above, with this maximum increasing as enemies scale in power over the course of the game and/or at higher difficulties (Normal health + 30% = Hard health, Normal + 60% = Nightmare), 50% of such values equates to a level of damage that cracks the high hundreds as early as mid-Act 1 and hitting four digits around Act 2. On Nightmare difficulty, where friendly fire is in effect, this level of damage is often fatal to any party member caught in its blast radius, even at full health. That being said, this can be one of the most powerful spells in the game if used correctly (difficult though it may be, as melee enemies are near allies on a regular basis and ranged enemies seldom stay in groups). Items that confer +X% spirit resistance are by far the most useful way to mitigate the spell's friendly fire damage, as ordinary damage resistance is only half as effective against the spirit element.
  • The 1x physical force multiplier guarantees that the spell's explosion will have some type of physical force effect. If cast on an enemy at Normal rank or above, the explosion will have an initial force that is consistently high, i.e. equal to the damage dealt, in spite of the mere 1x value. This can make the spell a reliable source of knockback effects, particularly against the victim's fellow Normal ranks and below. (The spell only ever seems to inflict a prolonged knockback, both against the enemy and on companions who survive the friendly fire hit, despite the math allowing for a knockdown effect.)

Bugs Edit

  • Walking Bomb's white noise sound effect remains even after the opponent dies and combat stops, and can be heard if a cutscene happens in the same area as the killing.

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