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Cataclysm is a crafted legendary mace that can be created in Diablo 3 and Reaper of Souls.

This item can be created and equipped by any class. It has good damage potential for its level, but can not compare to level 60 or 70 gear with -level requirements, which can be 1300 DPS in D3 or 2000 DPS in ROS. Also, two-handed weapons are inherently less useful in D3 and RoS, though some Crusaders find them viable.

Cataclysm properties[edit]

This two-handed mace has no legendary affix, but

  • This crafted item can only be made as a level 52 item, and thus will never equal level 60 or 70 legendaries in total value for the end game.

Cataclysm: Legendary two-handed mace

  • Item Level: 52
  • 489.9–571.3 Damage Per Second
  • (508–583)–(581–687) Damage
  • 0.90 Attacks per Second

Primary Affixes:

    • +(282–344)–(338–428) Damage
    • +3–5% Damage
    • Critical Hit Damage Increased by 31.0–35.0%
    • +1 random primary affix

Secondary Affixes:

  • 25–50% chance to sunder the ground your enemies walk on when you attack.
  • +1 random secondary affix

A weapon of myth and legend. Some say that to use it is
folly -- that it will rip the land asunder and boil the oceans.

Salvages into:

Crafting Costs[edit]

This recipe is learned from the Plan: Cataclysm, which must be found as a random drop from a target of about level 52.


Item Examples[edit]

Several examples of this item can be seen below. View more samples of the Cataclysm via DiabloNut's armory.



Cataclysm is a term that describes a great natural disaster. It's also a reference to the World of WarCraft expansion, also named Cataclysm. It featured a dragon named Deathwing who sundered Azeroth in two, boiling the oceans and generally causing mayhem.