Draining Spirit


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Draining Spirit is a rune effect in Haunt, a a Spirit Realm Witch Doctor skill.

This rune effect adds a mana steal effect, returning 10.2 mana per second to the Witch Doctor. As Haunt costs 98 mana to cast initially, and the spell lasts for 12 seconds (or possibly longer with chaining between targets) this essentially makes Haunt a mana gainer, over the long run.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

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

Name Level Description

Spirit spell
1 Cost: 50 Mana

Haunt an enemy with a spirit, dealing 4000% weapon damage as Cold over 12 seconds. If the enemy dies, the spirit will haunt another nearby enemy.

An enemy can only be affected by one Haunt at a time.

Draining Spirit
1 The spirit returns 13 Mana per second.

Haunt's damage turns into Physical.


Screenshots and movies will be added post-release.


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

Draining Spirit


The spirit returns 100% of damage done as Mana for you.

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