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Cyclone is a rune effect in Sweeping Wind, a Spirit-spending Monk skill.

This rune effect adds powerful lightning damage effects to the skill that can deal effective AoE damage.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

See the Sweeping Wind rune effects page for a thorough descriptions of all the rune effects in this skill, including screenshots and videos.

Name Level Description
Sweeping Wind

1 Cost: 75 Spirit

Surround yourself in a vortex that continuously deals 105% weapon damage to all enemies within 10 yards. The vortex lasts 6 seconds and is refreshed each time you strike an enemy with a melee attack. Landing a Critical Hit has a chance to increase the vortex effect up to 3 stacks for a total of 315% weapon damage.

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1 While your vortex is at 3 or more stacks, Critical Hits have a chance to spawn a lightning tornado that periodically electrocutes nearby enemies for 95% weapon damage as Lightning. Each spawned lightning tornado lasts 3 seconds.

Sweeping Wind's damage turns into Lightning.


Screenshots and videos will be added post-release.


Prior to the February 2012 skill and rune system overhaul, this effect was provided by the Obsidian Rune runestone which granted the following effect:



While your vortex is at the maximum stack count, every third hit spawns a lightning tornado that periodically shocks nearby enemies for 66% weapon damage as Lightning damage. Each spawned lightning tornado lasts 3 seconds.