Seven-Sided Strike


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Seven Sided Strike is a Focus Monk skill unlocked at Level 17. The Monk uses holy magic to attack multiple enemies at once.


Seven Sided Strike in action.

The Monk transcends, calling the holy Light to gain supernatural speed, hitting multiple foes in the span of a second.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

The following is a very quick summary. See the Seven Sided Strike 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
Seven-Sided Strike

1 Cost: 50 Spirit

Cooldown: 30 seconds

Dash rapidly between nearby enemies, dealing 5677% weapon damage over 7 strikes.

This ability does not start its cooldown until after its effects expire.

Sudden Assault
1 Teleport to the enemy and increase damage dealt to 8285% weapon damage as Lightning over 7 strikes.
1 Seven-Sided Strike causes enemies to burn for 630% weapon damage as Fire over 3 seconds.
1 Removes the Spirit cost and enemies hit by Seven-Sided Strike are Frozen for 7 seconds.
Sustained Attack
1 Reduce the cooldown to 14 seconds.
Fulminating Onslaught
1 Each strike explodes, dealing 877% weapon damage as Holy in a 7 yard radius around the enemy.

Skill Design[edit]

A very fun skill. Much like a finishing move in a fighter. Jay Wilson described it as "Human Chain Lightning."


A video of Seven Sided Strike can be seen below, courtesy of the DiabloInc You Tube channel.


The following Monk passives provide a benefit to Seven Sided Strike, runed or not:

Name Level Description

1 Damage you deal reduces enemy damage by 20% for 4 seconds.
Beacon of Ytar

1 Reduce all cooldowns by 20%.


Seven Sided Strike in action.

Seven Sided Strike was first shown at BlizzCon 2009 as one of the originals when the Monk was unveiled. Flux was able to try it in the gameplay demo:[1]

This one was best used on single or double targets, ideally a boss that needed finishing off, especially a teleporter or another elusive one, since all the hits would go to it in rapid succession, and hit it no matter how it squirmed.


Skill tiers were removed shortly before the beta started in September 2011, and Seven Sided Strike became a level 24 skill. The skill system was once again overhauled for the Beta Patch 13 in February 2012, and Seven Sided Strike was classified as a Focus skill and moved to level 19. For Beta Patch 14, it was moved to level 17.

Previous Versions[edit]

See the Monk skill archive for more details on previous versions of Seven Sided Strike and other Monk skills.


Seven Sided Strike can be seen in action on video here:

You can find pictures in the Diablo III screenshot and picture gallery:


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