Rain of Vengeance

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Rain of Vengeance (known as Rain of Arrows prior to August 2011) is an Archery Demon Hunter skill unlocked at Level 30.




Background[edit]

Rain of Vengeance in action.

The Demon Hunter fires into the air, and the area around her gets pelted by a rain of arrows that blot out the sun. This is a massive AoE effect, with arrows hitting randomly all around the area for several seconds. It's used unlike any other Demon Hunter skills, without any sort of direct targeting or control. Also, unlike any other active Demon Hunter skill, it has no effect at all on Hatred or Discipline levels.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

The following is a very quick summary. See the Rain of Vengeance 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
Rain of Vengeance
(database)

Archery
Bow skill
1 Cooldown: 30 seconds


Fire a massive volley of arrows at a large area. Arrows fall from the sky dealing 1500% weapon damage over 5 seconds to all enemies in the area.

MedRuneB Dark Cloud
(database)
1 Launch a volley of guided arrows that rain down on enemies for 3500% weapon damage over 8 seconds.
MedRuneA Shade
(database)
1 Fire a massive volley of arrows at a large area. Arrows fall from the sky dealing 2800% weapon damage as Lightning over 5 seconds to all enemies in the area.
MedRuneE Stampede
(database)
1 Summon a wave of 10 Shadow Beasts to tear across the ground, knocking back enemies and dealing 4600% total weapon damage as Fire over 3 seconds.
MedRuneC Anathema
(database)
1 Summon a Shadow Beast that drops grenades from the sky dealing 5800% weapon damage as Fire over 2 seconds.
MedRuneD Flying Strike
(database)
1 Call a group of 8 Shadow Beasts to plummet from the sky at a targeted location dealing 3800% total weapon damage as Cold over 5 seconds and Freezing enemies hit for 2 seconds.


Notes[edit]

Skill Design[edit]

The basic skill emulates the "massive wave of arrows" type attack that's popular in medieval and martial arts films, with various demonic/magical modifications from the skill runes.


Synergies[edit]

The following Demon Hunter passives provide a benefit to Rain of Vengeance, runed or not:

Name Level Description
Thrill of the Hunt
(database)

Passive
1 Enemies hit by your Hatred spenders are Slowed by 80% for 2 seconds.
Steady Aim
(database)

Passive
1 As long as there are no enemies within 10 yards, all damage is increased by 20%.


Development[edit]

Rain of Vengeance (as Rain of Arrows) was first seen at the July 2011 Press Event, where it was a level 29 skill. In August 2011, the name was changed to the cooler-sounding Rain of Vengeance.

Beta[edit]

When the beta started in September 2011, Rain of Vengeance stayed at level 29. The skill system was once again overhauled for the Beta Patch 13, and Rain of Vengeance was classified as an Archery skill and moved to level 26. For Beta Patch 14, it was moved up to level 30.

Previous Versions[edit]

See Rain of Arrows for the original version of this skill.


Media[edit]

Rain of Vengeance can be seen in action on video here:

You can find pictures in the Diablo III screenshot and picture gallery:


References[edit]