Covering Fire


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Covering Fire is a rune effect in Evasive Fire, a Hatred-generating Demon Hunter skill that blends damage with evasion.

This rune effect retains the base skill function and upgrades the offense by firing three bolts instead of just one. Each bolt deals 125% weapon damage if they strike a target. The spread on the bolts is wide enough that no two will likely hit the same enemy.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

See the Evasive Fire rune effects article for a thorough description of all five rune effect in this skill, including screenshots, videos, and strategy tips.

Name Level Description
Evasive Fire

Bow skill
1 Generate: 4 Hatred

Shoot a spread of bolts that hits the primary enemy for 200% weapon damage and two additional enemies for 100% weapon damage.

If an enemy is in front of you at close range, you will backflip away 5 yards.

Covering Fire
1 Increase the damage of side bolts to 200% weapon damage as Fire.


Screenshots and movies will be added post-release.


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

Covering Fire


As you travel, shoot arrows for 205% weapon damage at nearby targets.

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