Dead Rush


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Dead Rush is a rune effect in Wall of Zombies, a highly-damaging Physical Realm Witch Doctor skill.

This rune effect sends zombies rushing out in all directions, dealing considerable damage as physical as they collide with nearby enemies.

This effect was instantly nicknamed "Zombie Nova" for the circular spreading style of the zombie movement. It could almost be a skill in of itself, with rune effects that would create slowing zombies, waves of zombies, change the damage type, etc.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

Refer to the Wall of Zombies rune effects article for a thorough description of all five rune effects, including screenshots, videos, and strategy tips.

Name Level Description
Wall of Zombies

Physical realm spell
1 Cooldown: 8 seconds

Raise a line of zombies 28 yards wide from the ground that attacks nearby enemies for 200% weapon damage as Physical over 4 seconds.



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:

Dead Rush


Zombies run out in all directions dealing 160% weapon damage as Physical to nearby enemies.