Grappling Hooks


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Grappling Hooks is a rune effect in Ancient Spear, a Fury-generating Barbarian skill.

This rune effect hurls three spears, each of which is capable of pulling back any target it strikes. During development, when this skill effect was granted by the Indigo rune, the number of spears increased with each level of the rune, scaling up to a maximum possible of 8. Since runestones were removed from the game the spears are capped at 3.

You can get an idea of the fan-shape of stabbing death that level 7 Grappling Hooks would have been by watching The Butcher use his version of this attack, which covers an inescapably-wide pie wedge of the screen before him.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

Refer to the Ancient Spear rune effects article for a thorough description of the rune effects in this skill, including screenshots and videos.

Name Level Description
Ancient Spear

1 Cost: 25 Fury

Throw a spear that pierces enemies and deals 500% weapon damage.



Screenshots and videos will be added post-release.


Prior to the February 2012 skill and rune system overhaul, this effect was created by the Indigo Rune which created the following effect:

Grappling Hooks


Throw 8 spears. Each spear will pull back the enemy that it hits.