Searing Locusts


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Searing Locusts is a rune effect in Locust Swarm, is a Physical Realm Witch Doctor skill.

This rune effect changes the damage type of fire, as a cloud of flaming insects engulf the target. The damage increases from 360% to 468% over 8 seconds.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

Refer to the Locust Swarm rune effects page for a thorough description of all five rune effects in this skill, including screenshots, videos, and strategy tips.

Name Level Description
Locust Swarm

Physical realm spell
21 Cost: 300 Mana

Unleash a plague of locusts that swarms an enemy, dealing 1040% weapon damage as Poison over 8 seconds.

The locusts will jump to additional nearby enemies.

Searing Locusts
59 Engulf the enemy with burning locusts that deal 1480% weapon damage as Fire over 8 seconds.


Screenshots and movies will be added post-release.


Prior to the skill revision in February 2012, this rune effect was enabled by the Crimson Rune, granting the following effect with a level 7 runestone:

Searing Locusts


Ignite the locusts with fire causing them to deal 110% weapon damage per second as Fire.