Vampire Bats


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Vampire Bats is a rune effect in Firebats, a Physical Realm Witch Doctor skill.

As the name suggests, this rune effect siphons life to the Witch Doctor, refilling his bulb for 2.5% of the damage done by the bats.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

See the Firebats rune effects article for thorough descriptions of all five rune effects in this skill, including screenshots, videos, patch changes, and strategy tips.

Name Level Description

Physical realm spell
1 Cost: 125 Mana

Call forth a swarm of fiery bats to burn enemies in front of you for 475% weapon damage as Fire.

MedRuneD Vampire Bats
1 Firebats has an initial Mana cost of 2501 mana but no longer has a channeling cost.

Firebats' damage type turns into Physical.


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:

Vampire Bats


35% of damage done by the bats is gained as Life.