The Flesh is Weak


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The Flesh is Weak is a rune effect in Exploding Palm, a Spirit-Generating Monk skill unlocked at Level 12.

This rune effect adds additional damage over three seconds.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

See the Exploding Palm rune effects article for a more thorough description of all of the rune effects in this skill, including screenshots and videos.

Name Level Description
Exploding Palm

1 Cost: 40 Spirit

Cause an enemy to Bleed for 1200% weapon damage as Physical over 9 seconds. If the enemy dies while bleeding, it explodes and deals 2770% weapon damage as Physical damage to all nearby enemies.

MedRuneC The Flesh is Weak
1 Enemies hit take 20% additional damage for 9 seconds.


Screenshots and videos will be added post-release.


This skill and all of its rune effects underwent major changes shortly before release, changing from a combo style spirit-generator to a spirit-spender with a variety of effect.

Prior to the February 2012 skill and rune system overview this effect was provided by the Obsidian Rune runestone effect, which granted the following effect:

The Flesh is Weak


The first two strikes cause the enemy to take 15% additional damage for 3 seconds. This effect stacks up to 8 times on each target.