Grasp of the Dead
Level Required: 2
Skill Type: Secondary

Cost: 150 Mana
Cooldown: 8 seconds

Ghoulish hands reach out from the ground, slowing enemy movement by 60% and dealing 760% weapon damage as Physical over 8 seconds.

Element: Physical

Runes for Grasp of the Dead
Skill RunesLevelElement
Unbreakable Grasp

Removes the Mana cost and increases the amount enemies are Slowed to 80%.

Damage type is changed to Cold.

7Cold
Groping Eels

Increase the damage done to 1360% weapon damage as Physical.

15Physical
Death Is Life

Enemies who die while in the area of Grasp of the Dead have a 10% chance to drop a health globe or summon a Zombie Dog.

Damage type is changed to Poison.

25Poison
Desperate Grasp

Reduce the cooldown of Grasp of the Dead to 4 seconds.

Damage type is changed to Poison.

28Poison
Rain of Corpses

Corpses also fall from the sky, dealing 420% weapon damage as Physical over 8 seconds to nearby enemies.

53Physical
Note: Information on this page is based on a level 70 Witch Doctor.
Grasp of the Dead Rune Popularity
  • This chart shows the popularity of the runes for the Grasp of the Dead Witch Doctor 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 Grasp of the Dead runes as chosen by level 70 Witch Doctors who are currently playing the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls on PC or Mac in patch 2.3. It can also guide Witch Doctors looking to pick the best Grasp of the Dead runes in Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on consoles - the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
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Grasp of the Dead Rune Popularity Chart
Popularity percentages for Grasp of the Dead runes, as used by level 70 hardcore and softcore Witch Doctors. Hightlight the bars on the chart to see the percentages for each Grasp of the Dead rune.
Grasp of the Dead Rune Popularity Table
Popularity percentages for the Grasp of the Dead runes used by level 70 softcore and hardcore Witch Doctors.
RuneSoftcore %Hardcore %
Desperate Grasp65.442.9
Rain of Corpses1633.7
Death Is Life9.98.8
Groping Eels4.77.7
Unbreakable Grasp46.8
No Rune00
Charts Last Updated: March 25, 2017
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