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Maelstrom is a rune effect in Cluster Arrow, a Hatred-spending Demon Hunter skill.

This rune effect changes the skill to release "shadow energy" that deals 145% weapon damage to nearby enemies. There is a 4% life leech benefit to this attack.

This effect should always be paired with Ballistics, a passive skill that adds 50% damage to all "rockets" effects.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

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

Name Level Description
Cluster Arrow

Bow skill
1 Cost: 40 Hatred

Fire a cluster arrow that explodes for 650% weapon damage as Fire into a series of 4 additional grenades that each explode for 250% weapon damage as Fire.

1 Instead of releasing grenades, release up to 3 rockets at nearby enemies that each deal 100% weapon damage as Cold. You gain 2% Life per enemy hit.


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:



Instead of releasing grenades, the cluster releases Shadow energy that deals 220% weapon damage to nearby enemies. You will gain 51% of the damage done as Life.

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