Stinging Steel


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Singing Steel is a rune effect in Strafe, a Hatred-spending Demon Hunter skill.

This rune effect changes the skill to throw out knives rather than fire arrows. The knives do an extra 100% damage on Critical Hits. (Like many tool tips, this is quite unclear. It's assumed this one means that the Critical Hit adds 100% damage onto the Demon Hunter's critical hit bonus damage. This is 100% by default, but can be raised by equipment and other skills.

For example, if your Demon Hunter had 122% damage with a Critical Hit, this skill would take that up to 222%.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

The following is a very quick summary. See the Strafe 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

Bow skill
1 Cost: 12 Hatred

Shoot at random nearby enemies for 675% weapon damage while moving at 75% of normal movement speed.

MedRuneE Stinging Steel
1 Throw out knives rather than arrows that deal an extra 140% damage on Critical Hits.


Screenshots and movies will be added post-release.


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

Stinging Steel


Throw out knives rather than arrows that do an extra 400% more weapon damage on successful critical hits.