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Impact is a rune effect in Impale, a Hatred-spending Demon Hunter skill.

This rune effect adds a good chance to stun and knockback the target. This is a very valuable rune effect for the Demon Hunter, as the stun can control an enemy during combat. Alternating this attack with others against tough Elite enemies can be very useful.

The stun effect on enemies will interrupt and reset their casting animations. For instance, hitting the Skeleton King with this attack just as he's about to summon skeletons will knock him out of that animation and back to normal behavior.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

See the Impale rune effects page for a thorough description of all five rune effects in this skill, including screenshots, videos, and strategy tips.

Name Level Description

1 Cost: 20 Hatred

Throw a knife that impales an enemy for 750% weapon damage.

1 The impact causes Knockback and has a 100% chance to Stun for 1.5 seconds.


Screenshots and videos will be added post-release.


Prior to the February 2012 skill and rune system overview, this effect was granted by the Indigo Rune, which created the following effect (with a level seven rune):



Shots knock the target back and stun them for 3.50 seconds.

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