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Surge is a rune effect in Evasive Fire, a Hatred-generating Demon Hunter skill that blends damage with evasion.

This rune effect reduces the cost of the backflip to 2 Discipline, and changes the damage type to Lightning.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

See the Evasive Fire rune effects article for a thorough description of all five rune effect in this skill, including screenshots, videos, and strategy tips.

Name Level Description
Evasive Fire

Bow skill
1 Generate: 4 Hatred

Shoot a spread of bolts that hits the primary enemy for 200% weapon damage and two additional enemies for 100% weapon damage.

If an enemy is in front of you at close range, you will backflip away 5 yards.

MedRuneD Surge
1 Increase the backflip distance to 15 yards.

Evasive Fire's damage turns into Lightning.


Screenshots and movies will be added post-release.


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



Shoot for 115% of weapon damage as lightning. Reduces the Discipline cost of the backflip component down to 0.