Broad Sweep


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Broad Sweep is a rune effect in Cleave, a Fury-generating Barbarian skill.

This rune effect does not change the function of Cleave, but increases the base skill damage from 140% to 175%.

Post-Release Changes[edit]

Cleave was buffed in the v1.0.4 patch, increasing the skill's damage and improving all of the rune effects in the process.[1]

  • Cleave changes in v1.0.4:
    • Weapon damage increased from 120% to 140%
  • Skill Rune – Broad Sweep
    • Weapon damage increased from 156% to 175%
    • Proc coefficient increased from 0.5 to 0.8

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

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

Name Level Description


Screenshots and videos will be added post-release.


Prior to the February 2012 skill and rune system revision, this effect was created by the Crimson Rune, which yielded the following effect:

Broad Sweep


Increases damage to 260% weapon damage to the targeted enemy and 130% weapon damage to others in the arc.

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