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Punish is a rune effect in Bash, a Fury-generating Barbarian skill.

This rune effect increases the damage of all Barbarian skills for five seconds after each Bash, and can be stacked up to three times for a total damage boost of 24%. This rune is basically being used as a buff to other skills, almost like a very short duration war cry. Players want to alternate this with their other main skills, to keep the 3 stacked damage while taking advantage of the other skills, such as Cleave or Frenzy, that have a higher damage output than Bash.

Post Release Changes[edit | edit source]

The v1.0.4 patch buffed the base skill Bash, and improved the damage for this rune effect as well.[1]

  • Fury generated increased from 6 to 8
    • Weapon damage increased from 150% to 165%
  • Skill Rune – Punish
    • Bonus damage per stack increased from 6% to 8%

Skill Rune Effects[edit | edit source]

The following is a very quick summary. See the Bash rune effects page for a more thorough description of rune effects, or any of the individual rune pages for numbers, screenshots, blue quotes, and much more.

Name Level Description

<skill class="Barbarian">Bash</skill> <skill class="Barbarian" rune="Punish">Bash</skill>

Media[edit | edit source]

Screenshots and Videos will be added post-release.

Development[edit | edit source]

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



Each attack grants a 10% damage boost for 5 seconds. This effect stacks up to 8 times.