Deep Cuts


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Deep Cuts is a rune effect in Spectral Blade, a Signature Wizard skill that deals powerful damage at melee range.

This rune effect adds a DoT effect, causing enemies struck by the attack to bleed for an additional 35% weapon damage over 3 seconds. This does add some damage, but generally targets the Wizard is hacking at with this skill are going to take a lot more damage in the next three seconds, often enough to kill them outright. This damage might be most useful against tough Elites that take a long time to kill, or that the Wizard can hit once and then run from.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

Refer to the Spectral Blade rune effects article for thorough descriptions of all five rune effects in this skill, including screenshots, videos, and strategy tips.

Name Level Description
Spectral Blade

Signature spell
1 This is a Signature spell. Signature spells are free to cast.

Summon a spectral blade that strikes all enemies up to 15 yards in front of you for 168% weapon damage as Arcane.



Screenshots and movies will be added post-release.


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

Deep Cuts


Enemies hit by the blade will bleed for an additional 45% weapon damage done over 3 seconds.