Rolling Thunder


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Rolling Thunder is a rune effect in Hammer of the Ancients, a Fury-spending Barbarian skill.

This rune effect creates a shockwave that strikes all enemies in a straight line for 22 yards. This makes the attack quite useful when launched against large groups directly in front of the Barbarian.

Post-Release Changes[edit]

Patch 1.0.4 buffed the base skill and greatly increased the damage of Rolling Thunder as well:

v1.04 changes: [1]

  • Hammer of the Ancients
    • Weapon damage increased from 200% to 325%
  • Skill Rune – Rolling Thunder
    • Weapon damage increased from 155% to 275%

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

See the Hammer of the Ancients rune effects article for thorough descriptions of all the rune effects in this skill, including screenshots and videos.

Name Level Description
Hammer of the Ancients

1 Cost: 20 Fury

Call forth a massive hammer to smash enemies directly in front of you for 535% weapon damage. Hammer of the Ancients has a 1% increased Critical Hit Chance for every 5 Fury that you have.

MedRuneB Rolling Thunder
1 Create a shockwave that deals 505% weapon damage to all enemies within 22 yards in front of you.


Screenshots and videos will be added post-release.


Prior to the February 2012 skill and rune system overhaul, this effect was granted by the An Indigo Rune, which created the following effect:

Rolling Thunder


Modifies the strike to create a shockwave that deals 172% weapon damage to all enemies in front of you.