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Awareness is a rune effect in Impale, a Hatred-spending Demon Hunter skill.

This rune effect adds an interesting effect. The original dagger throw is unchanged, but after that throw, multiple blades are automatically fired out from the Demon Hunter, much like the Fan of Knives skill. These deal 75% weapon damage to all enemies within 10 yards.

This is a tricky skill to use wisely, since 10 yards is fairly short range, almost melee distance, so the bonus effect is of no use unless the Demon Hunter is very near her enemies. It seems like this rune might be designed for a melee DH, to supplement a ranged attack with a free melee strike.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

See the Impale rune effects page for a thorough description of all five rune effects in this skill, including screenshots, videos, and strategy tips.

Name Level Description

1 Cost: 20 Hatred

Throw a knife that impales an enemy for 750% weapon damage.



Screenshots and videos will be added post-release.


Prior to the February 2012 skill and rune system overview, this effect was granted by the Golden Rune, which created the following effect (with a level seven rune):



Every use releases a burst of knives centered on you dealing 104% weapon damage to all enemies within 10 yards.