Did you experience a wizard who was casting Arcane Cleanse on you? I didn't.
I guess your biggest concern atm is that your latest build might not be able to resist everything...?
Fair enough - however, I tested Arcane Cleanse just for you and here are the factual results (4.0.1):
- It's an auto-hit (like Thrust of Tattered Veils and Minor Missiles)
- It can't be reflected because it's not a targeted spell but an (friendly fire) AoE spell; in fact the reflection spell will get removed as well.
- It can be resisted by Spell Resistance (like from Xoti's Lantern, Mage Slayer passive, the general passive ability and so on - chances stack multiplicatively, meaning that 20% & 20% don't result in 40% but rather get evaluated one after the other which means 0.8*0.8-1 = 36%)
Neutral bystanders will see this as an offensive spell and turn hostile if they get hit.
Since it's friendly fire and the AoE is huuuge you can easily hit your party members and bystanders with it accidentially.
Since there are other spells that have no attack resolution (see above) and since that's intended I guess it's the same case here. But there have been cases where devs simply forgot to add the attack resolution (Charge for example) and patched it in later. This may also be the case here. This last part is open to discussion.
You are welcome missus.
edit: terrible typos
Edited by Boeroer, 15 January 2019 - 06:05 AM.