Lashing Tail Kick

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Spin-kicking a Zombie in the head.

Lashing Tail Kick is a Secondary Monk skill unlocked at Level 2. The Monk performs a flipping, spinning roundhouse kick that adds damage and knocks back enemies.




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[edit] Background

The Monk expends spirit energy to deliver a roundhouse kick to his target, knocking them back and dealing damage.


[edit] Skill Rune Effects

The following is a very quick summary. See the Lashing Tail Kick rune effects page for a more thorough description of rune effects, or any of the individual rune pages for numbers, screenshots, blue quotes, and much more.

Name Level Description
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Lashing Tail Kick
(database)

Secondary
2 Cost: 50 Spirit


Unleash a deadly roundhouse kick that deals 755% weapon damage as Physical.

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Vulture Claw Kick
(database)
7 Release a torrent of fire that burns enemies within 10 yards for 755% weapon damage as Fire and an additional 230% weapon damage as Fire over 3 seconds.
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Sweeping Armada
(database)
15 Unleash a large roundhouse kick that deals 825% weapon damage as Physical to enemies within 15 yards.
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Spinning Flame Kick
(database)
28 Hurl a column of fire that burns through enemies, causing 755% weapon damage as Fire to each enemy it strikes.
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Scorpion Sting
(database)
38 Enemies hit are stunned for 2 seconds.


Lashing Tail Kick's damage turns into Lightning.

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Hand of Ytar
(database)
52 Enemies are chilled at long range, Slowing them by 80% for 3 seconds.


Lashing Tail Kick's damage turns into Cold.

[edit] Skill Design

Lashing Tail Kick in action.

This skill first appeared at BlizzCon 2010. There are currently no visuals available for the skill, and no reports on it from demo players. It was revealed in the skill tree.


[edit] Synergies

The following Monk passives provide a benefit to Lashing Tail Kick, runed or not:

Name Level Description
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Resolve
(database)

Passive
10 Damage you deal reduces enemy damage by 20% for 4 seconds.


[edit] Development

The aftermath.

Lashing Tail Kick was first revealed at BlizzCon 2010, but there are no gameplay reports describing this skill.

[edit] Beta

Female Monk vs. Zombies.

Skill tiers were removed shortly before the beta started in September 2011, and Lashing Tail Kick became a level 3 skill. The skill system was once again overhauled for the Beta Patch 13 in February 2012, and Lashing Tail Kick was classified as a Secondary skill and moved to level 5. For Beta Patch 14, it was moved to level 2.


[edit] Media

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[edit] References