Dark Cloud


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Dark Cloud is a rune effect in Rain of Vengeance, a Hatred-spending Demon Hunter skill.

This rune effect lowers damage per arrow (from 75% to 35%) while increasing the duration of the rain from 5 to 12 seconds. In theory, this increases the total damage by about 12%.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

Refer to the Rain of Vengeance rune effects article for thorough descriptions of all five rune effects in this skill, including screenshots, videos, and strategy tips.

Name Level Description
Rain of Vengeance

Bow skill
1 Cooldown: 30 seconds

Fire a massive volley of arrows at a large area. Arrows fall from the sky dealing 1500% weapon damage over 5 seconds to all enemies in the area.

Dark Cloud
1 Launch a volley of guided arrows that rain down on enemies for 3500% weapon damage over 8 seconds.


The basic skill emulates the "massive wave of arrows" type attack that's popular in medieval and martial arts films, with various demonic/magical modifications from the skill runes. You can see all six functions in the movie below. Turn it up to 1080HD, and play it full screen for the best visuals.

Note that this video was obtained via data mining with an emulator. It was not released by Blizzard and there will likely be some modifications to the runestone effects in the final game.


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:

Dark Cloud


Launch a massive volley of guided arrows that rain down on enemies for the next 12 seconds for 56% weapon damage.

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