Cruelty (trait)


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This trait became the passive skill Cruelty when all traits were removed from the game prior to the press event of July 2011. This is archived for future curiosity and reference. This page is not to be updated with current info; see the skills page for current skill information. Cruelty is a trait possessed by the Barbarian, Monk, Witch Doctor, and Wizard. It enables a character to increase their chance of dealing critical strikes during combat.

Cruelty Properties[edit]


  • Clvl Req:
    • Barbarian: 27
    • Monk: 27
    • Witch Doctor: 39
    • Wizard: 27
  • Description: Increases your chance of dealing critical strikes.
  • Max points: 5
    • Rank One: Unknown.
    • Rank Two: Unknown.
    • Rank Three: Unknown.
    • Rank Four: Unknown.
    • Rank Five: Unknown.
  • Lore: Not yet known.


This is a Barbarian, Monk, Witch Doctor, and Wizard trait. It's certain to be a Demon Hunter trait as well, once her character development is more advanced.


Critical hit boosts damage with every type of attack in the game. In addition, various other traits boost critical hit likelihood, damage, or both.