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

1 Generate: 6 Fury per attack

Swing your weapon in a wide arc to deal 200% weapon damage to all enemies caught in the swing.

Gathering Storm
1 Enemies cleaved are Chilled and take 10% increased damage from all sources for 3 seconds.

Cleave's damage turns into Cold.


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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