Big Stinker


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Big Stinker is a rune effect in Gargantuan, a pet skill from the Support tab of the Witch Doctor skills.

This rune effect creates a poisonous cloud that hovers around the Gargantuan and deals 15% of the Witch Doctor's weapon damage to poisoned enemies.

Each tick of poison damage has a chance to trigger Life on Hit effects and chance-on-hit effects from equipment such as Stun, Freeze, Fear, etc.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

Refer to the Gargantuan rune effects page for a thorough description of the five rune effects in this skill, including screenshots, videos, and strategy tips.

Name Level Description

Pet spell
1 Cooldown: 60 seconds

Summon a Gargantuan zombie to fight for you. The Gargantuan attacks for 450% of your weapon damage as Physical.

MedRuneC Big Stinker
1 The Gargantuan is surrounded by a poison cloud that deals 135% weapon damage as Poison per second to nearby enemies.


Screenshots and movies will be added post-release.


Prior to the skill revision in February 2012, this rune effect was enabled by the Obsidian Rune, granting the following effect with a level 7 runestone:

Big Stinker


The Gargantuan is surrounded in a poison cloud, dealing 45% of your weapon damage per second as Poison to nearby enemies.