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Bloodshed is a rune effect in Battle Rage, a Fury-spending Barbarian skill.

This rune effect is yet another in this skill that provides a special bonus for landing critical hits. This one adds a powerful AoE effect, causing an explosion of blood with every critical hit, a splash of gore that deals 20% of the damage done to all other nearby enemies.

A Barbarian of at least level 54 will tend to deal thousands of points of damage with every hit, so this is a considerable amount of bonus damage. This also encourages the Barbarian to fight mobs in tight groups, so that as many enemies as possible are in the unspecified "close" range.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

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

Name Level Description
Battle Rage

1 Cost: 20 Fury

Enter a rage which increases your damage by 10% and Critical Hit Chance by 3%. Lasts 120 seconds.

1 Critical Hits cause an explosion of blood dealing 20% of the damage done to all other nearby enemies.


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:



While under the effects of Battle Rage, critical hits cause an explosion of blood dealing 55% weapon damage to all nearby enemies.

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