Best Served Cold


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Best Served Cold is a rune effect in Revenge, a situational Barbarian skill.

This rune effect grants a 10% bonus to the Barbarian's Critical Hit Chance for 12 seconds after using Revenge.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

Refer to the Revenge rune effects article for a thorough description of the rune effects in this skill, including screenshots and videos.

Name Level Description

1 Cost: 1 charge

Deal 300% weapon damage to all nearby enemies. You heal 4% of your maximum Life for each enemy hit.

Revenge has a 15% chance to gain a charge each time you are hit. Maximum 2 charges.

MedRuneE Best Served Cold
1 Increase your Critical Hit Chance by 8% for 6 seconds after using Revenge.

Revenge's damage turns into Cold.


Screenshots and videos will be added post-release.


Prior to the February 2012 rune and skill system renovation, this effect was created by the Alabaster Rune which granted the following effect:

Best Served Cold


After using Revenge, your critical strike chance is increased by 27% for 10 seconds.


The name of this rune effect refers to the saying that, "revenge is a dish best served cold..." In contemporary quotage this is often attributed to a "Klingon proverb," but according to wikipedia[1], the actual expression originated at least a century before Star Trek.