Hammer of the Ancients
Level Required: 2
Skill Type: Secondary

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.

Element: Physical

Runes for Hammer of the Ancients
Skill RunesLevelElement
Rolling Thunder

Create a shockwave that deals 505% weapon damage to all enemies within 22 yards in front of you.

7Physical
Smash

Smash for 640% weapon damage as Fire.

15Fire
The Devil's Anvil

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.

27Cold
Thunderstrike

When you kill an enemy with Hammer of the Ancients, other enemies within 10 yards are Stunned for 2 seconds.

Hammer of the Ancients turns into Lightning damage.

39Lightning
Birthright

Critical Hits have a 10% chance to cause enemies to drop a health globe.

53Physical
Note: Information on this page is based on a level 70 Barbarian.
Hammer of the Ancients Rune Popularity
  • This chart shows the popularity of the runes for the Hammer of the Ancients Barbarian active skill. Select the blue bars for softcore data, the red bars for hardcore data, or view all the rune statistics in the table display.
  • These are the Hammer of the Ancients runes as chosen by level 70 Barbarians who are currently playing the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls on PC or Mac in patch 2.3. It can also guide Barbarians looking to pick the best Hammer of the Ancients runes in Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on consoles - the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
  • See other Barbarian skill data in the Most Popular Barbarian Builds and Skills charts.
Hammer of the Ancients Rune Popularity Chart
Popularity percentages for Hammer of the Ancients runes, as used by level 70 hardcore and softcore Barbarians. Hightlight the bars on the chart to see the percentages for each Hammer of the Ancients rune.
Hammer of the Ancients Rune Popularity Table
Popularity percentages for the Hammer of the Ancients runes used by level 70 softcore and hardcore Barbarians.
RuneSoftcore %Hardcore %
Smash86.876
The Devil's Anvil515.3
Birthright3.41.3
Rolling Thunder2.94.6
Thunderstrike1.82.7
No Rune00
Charts Last Updated: March 29, 2017
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