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Pestilence is a rune effect in Locust Swarm, is a Physical Realm Witch Doctor skill.

This rune effect causes the Locust Swarm to split and leap to two new targets, if the first target dies while infested. As with many Witch Doctor skills, Locust Swarm is an odd sort of AoE, dealing steady damage to multiple enemies, rather than big damage to a single target.

Skill Rune Effects[edit | edit source]

Refer to the Locust Swarm rune effects page for a thorough description of all five rune effects in this skill, including screenshots, videos, and strategy tips.

Name Level Description

<skill subcat="Physical realm spell" class="WitchDoctor">Locust Swarm</skill> <skill class="WitchDoctor" rune="Pestilence">Locust Swarm</skill>

Media[edit | edit source]

Screenshots and movies will be added post-release.

Development[edit | edit source]

Prior to the skill revision in February 2012, this rune effect was enabled by the Indigo Rune, granting the following effect with a level 7 runestone:



When the swarm jumps there is a 55% chance to jump to two targets instead of one.