Throwing Hammer


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Throwing Hammer is a rune effect in Weapon Throw, a Fury-spending ranged attack Barbarian skill.

This rune effect changes the axe to a hammer, which retains the base skill damage but grants a 50% chance of stunning (rather than just slowing) the enemy, for a one duration second.

This turns the skill into more of a defensive tool, thanks to the very fast throwing rate guaranteeing a stun after a few quick tosses.

Skill Rune Effects[edit]

See the Weapon Throw rune effects page for thorough descriptions of all five rune effects in this skill, including screenshots, videos, and strategy tips.

Name Level Description
Weapon Throw

1 Generate: 6 Fury per attack

Hurl a throwing weapon at an enemy dealing 275% weapon damage.

Throwing Hammer
1 Hurl a hammer with a 40% chance to Stun the enemy for 1 second.


Screenshots and movies will be added post-release.


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

Throwing Hammer


Hurl a hammer with a 33% chance to stun the target for 3 seconds.

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