Cluster Arrow


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Cluster Arrow in action.

Cluster Arrow is an Archery Demon Hunter skill unlocked at Level 27. The Demon Hunter fires an arrow that hits the ground (in its basic version), and grenades erupt from the consequent blast, which in turn explode to damage enemies.


The skill generates a number of grenades upon impact. The explosions damage other enemies in the immediate vicinity.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

The following is a very quick summary. See the Cluster Arrow rune effects page for a more thorough description of rune effects, or any of the individual rune pages for numbers, screenshots, blue quotes, and much more.

Name Level Description
Cluster Arrow

Bow skill
1 Cost: 40 Hatred

Fire a cluster arrow that explodes for 650% weapon damage as Fire into a series of 4 additional grenades that each explode for 250% weapon damage as Fire.

MedRuneE Dazzling Arrow
1 Enemies hit by the grenades have a 100% chance to be stunned for 1.5 seconds.

Cluster Arrow's damage turns into Lightning.

MedRuneB Shooting Stars
1 Instead of releasing grenades, release up to 2 rockets at nearby enemies that each deal 600% weapon damage as Physical.
MedRuneD Maelstrom
1 Instead of releasing grenades, release up to 3 rockets at nearby enemies that each deal 100% weapon damage as Cold. You gain 2% Life per enemy hit.
MedRuneC Cluster Bombs
1 Launch a cluster through the air, dropping grenades in a straight line that each explode for 650% weapon damage as Fire.
MedRuneA Loaded for Bear
1 Increase the damage of the explosion at the impact location to 850% weapon damage as Fire.


Skill Design[edit]

Cluster Arrow appears to have a direct damage component before generating the grenades that explode and damage the enemies within its radius with fire damage.

Three sharp red lines appear behind the demon hunter and travel forward, the blast hitting the ground with a fairly large explosion, leaving a decal on the ground, where the grenades pop out of. The grenades, much like the Grenade skill itself, will bounce around for a short while before detonating.

Cluster Arrow with every rune effect.


A video of Cluster Arrow and all its rune effects can be seen below, courtesy of the DiabloInc You Tube channel.

Grenades from the blast.


The following Demon Hunter passives provide a benefit to Cluster Arrow, runed or not:

Name Level Description
Steady Aim

1 As long as there are no enemies within 10 yards, all damage is increased by 20%.

1 Increase the damage of grenades by 10%.

Increase the explosion size of grenades by 20%.

Upon death, you drop a giant grenade that explodes for 1000% weapon damage as Fire.

Also, if using the Shooting Stars rune on Cluster Arrow, then the Passive skill Ballistics will boost the rockets' damage by 50%


Everyone loves explosions.

Cluster Arrow was the first skill from the demon hunter to be shown outside of BlizzCon 2010. It premiered with the official website update for skill runes.


Skill tiers were removed shortly before the beta started in September 2011, and Cluster Arrow became a level 23 skill, but was soon changed to 27. The skill system was once again overhauled for the Beta Patch 13, and Cluster Arrow was classified as a Devices skill and moved up to level 28. For Beta patch 14, it was re-classified as an Archery skill and moved back to level 27.


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