Earth Ally is a rune effect in Mystic Ally, a Spirit-spending Monk skill from the Focus category.
This rune effect boosts the maximum life of the Ally and Monk by 10%, as well as giving the Ally a damaging attack that can enrage an enemy, forcing them to attack the Ally for 3 seconds. This is useful against Elites, as it takes the pressure off the Monk and gives him time to recover, heal, escape, or rain free hits upon the distracted enemy.
Skill Rune Effects
See the Mystic Ally rune effects page for thorough description of rune effects, including screenshots, videos, and strategy tips.
|| Mystic Ally
|| Cooldown: 30 seconds|
Active: Your mystic ally has its damage increased by 50% for 10 seconds.
Passive: A mystic ally fights by your side. The ally deals 130% of your weapon damage as Physical per swing. When the ally dies, it is reborn after 5 seconds.
|| Earth Ally
|| Active: Your mystic ally turns into a boulder for 8 seconds. The boulder deals 380% weapon damage as Physical every second and rolls toward nearby enemies, knocking them up.|
Passive: A mystic ally fights by your side that increases your Life by 20%.
Screenshots and videos will be added post-release.
Prior to the February 2012 skill and rune system makeover, this effect was granted by the Obsidian Rune which created the following effect:
|| Earth Ally
Imbue the ally with the essence of earth. Maximum Life for you and the ally is increased by 50%. The ally also gains the ability to create a wave of earth, dealing 53-85 physical damage to a single enemy and forcing that enemy to attack the ally for 25 seconds.