Acid Strike is a rune effect in Bola Shot, a Hatred-generating Demon Hunter skill.
This rune effect fires three Bolas in a cluster, each of which deal 130% weapon damage as poison to the target only. They behave differently than other forms of this skill, though.
- The three Bolas go forth in a slightly forked cluster, much like the Wizard's Fork rune effect in Magic Missile. The player can not control how widely they are spaced.
- Only one of the Acid Strike Bolas can ever hit the same target. This is not a useful rune effect to try to stack big damage to a single enemy, though it works tolerably well against Champions or an Elite and his minions.
- There is no splash damage; only the target takes damage.
- The target begins taking poison DoT as soon as struck, so there's a tiny bit of damage counted off during the second before the explosion.
This rune effect is best used against small groups of enemies almost as a form of AoE, though it's much less effective than some other forms of Bola Shot since there is no splash explosion. The firing rate is very quick and the large, sticky projectiles ensure that any targeted enemy will definitely be hit by at least one shot.
Skill Rune Effects
Refer to the Bola Shot rune effects article for a thorough description of the rune effects in this skill, including screenshots, videos, and strategy tips.
|| Bola Shot
|| Generate: 3 Hatred|
Shoot out an explosive bola that wraps itself around the enemy. After 1 second, the bola explodes dealing 160% weapon damage as Fire to the enemy and an additional 110% weapon damage as Fire to all other enemies within 14 yards.
|| Acid Strike
|| Shoot 3 bolas that each deal 160% weapon damage as Poison. The bolas no longer explode for area damage to nearby enemies.
Acid Strike's triple projectiles are emerald green beauty.
Prior to the February 2012 skill and rune system overhaul, this effect was created by the Crimson Rune. That runestone produced the following effect at rune level 7:
|| Acid Strike
Shoot 9 poison bolas that deal 25% weapon damage each. The bolas no longer explode for area damage to nearby targets.