Locust Swarm
Level Required: 21
Skill Type: Secondary

Cost: 300 Mana

Unleash a plague of locusts that swarms an enemy, dealing 1040% weapon damage as Poison over 8 seconds.

The locusts will jump to additional nearby enemies.

Element: Poison

Runes for Locust Swarm
Skill RunesLevelElement
Pestilence

Locust Swarm has a 100% chance to jump to two additional enemies instead of one.

27Poison
Devouring Swarm

Gain 25 Mana a second while the first enemy hit by a Locust Swarm cast is still affected by that swarm.

33Cold
Cloud of Insects

Enemies affected deal 25% reduced damage.

37Physical
Diseased Swarm

Enemies killed while affected by Locust Swarm leave behind a cloud of locusts that deal 75% weapon damage as Poison over 3 seconds to enemies who stand in the area.

42Poison
Searing Locusts

Engulf the enemy with burning locusts that deal 1480% weapon damage as Fire over 8 seconds.

59Fire
Note: Information on this page is based on a level 70 Witch Doctor.
Locust Swarm Rune Popularity
  • This chart shows the popularity of the runes for the Locust Swarm 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 Locust Swarm 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 Locust Swarm runes in Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on consoles - the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
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Locust Swarm Rune Popularity Chart
Popularity percentages for Locust Swarm runes, as used by level 70 hardcore and softcore Witch Doctors. Hightlight the bars on the chart to see the percentages for each Locust Swarm rune.
Locust Swarm Rune Popularity Table
Popularity percentages for the Locust Swarm runes used by level 70 softcore and hardcore Witch Doctors.
RuneSoftcore %Hardcore %
Pestilence78.577.8
Searing Locusts8.810.3
Devouring Swarm5.53.7
Cloud of Insects4.35.8
Diseased Swarm32.4
No Rune00
Charts Last Updated: June 25, 2017
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