Flying Strike

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Flying Strike is a rune effect in Rain of Vengeance, a Hatred-spending Demon Hunter skill.

This rune effect causes a squadron of eight shadow beasts to plummet from the sky, dive-bombing on a targeted location and hitting for 60% weapon damage each. Impacted enemies will also receive 2 seconds of stun.


Skill Rune Effects[edit]

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

Name Level Description
Rain of Vengeance
(database)

Archery
Bow skill
1 Cooldown: 30 seconds


Fire a massive volley of arrows at a large area. Arrows fall from the sky dealing 1500% weapon damage over 5 seconds to all enemies in the area.

MedRuneD Flying Strike
(database)
1 Call a group of 8 Shadow Beasts to plummet from the sky at a targeted location dealing 3800% total weapon damage as Cold over 5 seconds and Freezing enemies hit for 2 seconds.


Media[edit]

The basic skill emulates the "massive wave of arrows" type attack that's popular in medieval and martial arts films, with various demonic/magical modifications from the skill runes. You can see all six functions in the movie below. Turn it up to 1080HD, and play it full screen for the best visuals.

Note that this video was obtained via data mining with an emulator. It was not released by Blizzard and there will likely be some modifications to the runestone effects in the final game.



Development[edit]

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

IconGolden.png
Flying Strike

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A group of 12 Shadow Beasts plummet from the sky at a targeted location dealing 126% weapon damage and stunning enemies for 2 seconds.