The Devil's Anvil


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The Devil's Anvil is a rune effect in Hammer of the Ancients, a Fury-spending Barbarian skill.

This rune effect creates a tremor that remains in place for 2 seconds, considerably debuffing the speed of all enemies who pass through it. Patch v1.0.4 slightly reduced the proc chances of this effect.

Post-Release Changes[edit]

Patch 1.0.4 buffed the base skill but reduced the proc chances for The Devil's Anvil from 100% to 80%.

v1.04 changes: [1]

  • Hammer of the Ancients
    • Weapon damage increased from 200% to 325%
  • Skill Rune – The Devil's Anvil
    • Proc coefficient reduced from 1 to 0.08

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

See the Hammer of the Ancients rune effects article for thorough descriptions of all the rune effects in this skill, including screenshots and videos.

Name Level Description
Hammer of the Ancients

1 Cost: 20 Fury

Call forth a massive hammer to smash enemies directly in front of you for 535% weapon damage. Hammer of the Ancients has a 1% increased Critical Hit Chance for every 5 Fury that you have.

MedRuneC The Devil's Anvil
1 Each hit creates a tremor at the point of impact for 2 seconds that Chills enemies by 80%.

Hammer of the Ancients's damage turns into Cold.


Screenshots and videos will be added post-release.


Prior to the February 2012 skill and rune system overhaul, this effect was granted by the An Obsidian Rune, which created the following effect:

The Devil's Anvil


Create a tremor at the point of impact that slows the movement speed of enemies by 40% and deals an additional 117% weapon damage over 2 seconds.

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