Cyclone is a rune effect in Sweeping Wind, a Spirit-spending Monk skill.
This rune effect adds powerful lightning damage effects to the skill that can deal effective AoE damage.
Skill Rune Effects
See the Sweeping Wind rune effects page for a thorough descriptions of all the rune effects in this skill, including screenshots and videos.
|| Sweeping Wind
|| Cost: 75 Spirit|
Surround yourself in a vortex that continuously deals 105% weapon damage to all enemies within 10 yards. The vortex lasts 6 seconds and is refreshed each time you strike an enemy with a melee attack. Landing a Critical Hit has a chance to increase the vortex effect up to 3 stacks for a total of 315% weapon damage.
|| While your vortex is at 3 or more stacks, Critical Hits have a chance to spawn a lightning tornado that periodically electrocutes nearby enemies for 95% weapon damage as Lightning. Each spawned lightning tornado lasts 3 seconds.|
Sweeping Wind's damage turns into Lightning.
Screenshots and videos will be added post-release.
Prior to the February 2012 skill and rune system overhaul, this effect was provided by the Obsidian Rune runestone which granted the following effect:
While your vortex is at the maximum stack count, every third hit spawns a lightning tornado that periodically shocks nearby enemies for 66% weapon damage as Lightning damage. Each spawned lightning tornado lasts 3 seconds.