Throwing Hammer


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Throwing Hammer is a rune effect in Weapon Throw, a Fury-spending ranged attack Barbarian skill.

This rune effect changes the axe to a hammer, which retains the base skill damage but grants a 50% chance of stunning (rather than just slowing) the enemy, for a one duration second.

This turns the skill into more of a defensive tool, thanks to the very fast throwing rate guaranteeing a stun after a few quick tosses.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

See the Weapon Throw rune effects page for thorough descriptions of all five rune effects in this skill, including screenshots, videos, and strategy tips.

Name Level Description
Weapon Throw

17 Generate: 6 Fury per attack

Hurl a throwing weapon at an enemy dealing 275% weapon damage.

Throwing Hammer
33 Hurl a hammer with a 40% chance to Stun the enemy for 1 second.


Screenshots and movies will be added post-release.


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

Throwing Hammer


Hurl a hammer with a 33% chance to stun the target for 3 seconds.