Pound of Flesh (trait)


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This trait became the passive skill Pound of Flesh when all traits were removed from the game prior to the press event of July 2011. This is archived for future curiosity and reference. This page is not to be updated with current info; see the skills page for current skill information.

Pound of Flesh is a trait used by the Barbarian, Demon Hunter, and Monk. It increases the likelihood that a health globe will drop from a monster they kill.

Pound of Flesh Properties[edit]

Pound of Flesh

  • Clvl Req:
    • Barbarian: 11
    • Demon Hunter: 9
    • Monk: 39
  • Description: Increases your chance to get health globes to drop. Also increases the amount of healing provided by 10%. *
  • Max points: 5*
    • Rank One: +20% increased chance.
    • Rank Two: +40% increased chance.
    • Rank Three: +60% increased chance.
    • Rank Four: +80% increased chance.
    • Rank Five: +100% increased chance.
  • Lore: 'When the sky bleeds the crops grow tall, when our enemies bleed we grow strong.' - The Chant of the Harvest

* The Barbarian and the Demon Hunter only had 3 levels possible in this trait in the Blizzcon 2010 demo, and the Barbarian received no increased healing per globe. It's not known if this was an error in transcription by the fan who recorded the info, an error in the game display info, or if it's an intentional variation between characters in the game.

This trait improves the odds of a health globe dropping. It's assumed that this only works for kills by the character with the trait, since unlike gold and item drops, health globes are shared/seen by all characters in the game.


This is a Barbarian, Demon Hunter, and Monk, trait. The Wizard and Witch Doctor do not possess this trait.


It's not known if the Monk's Healer trait, which boosts the healing he received from his healing skills, is somehow factored into Pound of Flesh.