Hail of Knives


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Hail of Knives is a rune effect in Fan of Knives, a Hatred-spending Demon Hunter skill attack.

This rune effect doubles the radius of the attack, from 10 to 20 yards, and makes it vastly more useful in the process. Ten yards is hardly more than melee range. Twenty yards is a much larger radius of effect, though it's likely that not everything in the area will be struck, since the knives in this attack are not magical or piercing. They are physical, so if this is used when multiple monsters are in the same direction, the ones in front will take the hits while the ones behind them will remain untouched.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

See the Fan of Knives rune effects article for thorough descriptions of all five rune effects in this skill, including screenshots, videos, and strategy tips.

Name Level Description
Fan of Knives

1 Cooldown: 10 seconds

Throw knives out in a spiral around you, dealing 620% weapon damage to all enemies within 20 yards. Your knives will also Slow the movement of enemies by 60% for 1 seconds.



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:

Hail of Knives


Increase the radius to deal 336% weapon damage to all enemies within 18 yards.