Explosive Toads


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Explosive Toads is a rune effect in Plague of Toads, a Physical Realm Witch Doctor skill.

This rune effect changes the toads to fire damage. They move at the same speed and direction, but gain a fiery red and orange color, and the damage increases from 130% to 169% weapon damage.

This is one of the Witch Doctor's most effective spell attacks in the early going, with two toads from each cast fairly likely to hit any larger monster. Casting a good carpet of these out for incoming enemies to encounter will deal huge damage. The relatively short range and slow speed of the toads is the main limiting factor on the killing power.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

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

Name Level Description
Plague of Toads

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

Release a handful of toads that deal 190% weapon damage as Poison to enemies they come in contact with.

MedRuneA Explosive Toads
1 Mutate to fire bullfrogs that explode for 245% weapon damage as Fire.


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:

Explosive Toads


Mutate to red bullfrogs that explode for 341% weapon damage as Fire.