Gathering Storm


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Gathering Storm is a rune effect in Cleave, a Fury-generating Barbarian skill.

This rune effect debuffs enemies by slowing their movement speed 80% for 1 second after being hit. As of v1.0.4, the effect has an 80% proc chance to slow enemies hit by the attack.

Post-Release Changes[edit]

Cleave was buffed in the v1.0.4 patch, increasing the skill's damage and improving all of the rune effects in the process.[1]

  • Cleave changes in v1.0.4:
    • Weapon damage increased from 120% to 140%
  • Skill Rune – Gathering Storm
    • Proc coefficient increased from 0.5 to 0.8

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

See the Cleave rune effects article for thorough descriptions of all the rune effects in this skill, including screenshots, videos, and strategy tips.

Name Level Description


Screenshots and videos will be added post-release.


Prior to the February 2012 skill and rune system revision, this effect was created by the Indigo Rune, which yielded the following effect:

Gathering Storm


Draw enemies in from 26 yards away before the strike lands.

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