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Devolution is a rune effect in Mass Confusion, a Spirit Realm Witch Doctor skill.

This rune effect creates a 50% chance that any enemy that dies while Confused will spawn a Zombie Dog. The odds are pretty good, but with the effect lasting only 12 seconds, and the long cooldown between uses, a Witch Doctor has to use this one carefully and scientifically to see a steady flow of Mongrels from it.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

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

Name Level Description
Mass Confusion

Spirit spell
1 Cooldown: 60 seconds

Incite paranoia in enemies, confusing them and causing some to be Charmed and fight for you for 12 seconds.

MedRuneE Devolution
1 Enemies killed while Confused have a 100% chance to spawn a Zombie Dog.


Screenshots and movies will be added post-release.


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



Targets killed while confused have a 99% chance of spawning a zombie dog.