Level Required: 3
Skill Type: Primary

Generate: 6 Fury per attack

Swing your weapon in a wide arc to deal 200% weapon damage to all enemies caught in the swing.

Element: Physical

Runes for Cleave
Skill RunesLevelElement

Enemies slain by Cleave explode, causing 160% weapon damage as Fire to all other enemies within 8 yards.

Reaping Swing

Generate 1 additional Fury per enemy hit.

Cleave's damage turns into Fire.

Scattering Blast

On Critical Hits, knock enemies up into the air and deal 80% weapon damage to enemies where they land.

Broad Sweep

Swing at all enemies around you and increase damage to 235% weapon damage as Lightning.

Gathering Storm

Enemies cleaved are Chilled and take 10% increased damage from all sources for 3 seconds.

Cleave's damage turns into Cold.

Note: Information on this page is based on a level 70 Barbarian.
Cleave Rune Popularity
  • This chart shows the popularity of the runes for the Cleave 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 Cleave 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 Cleave 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.
Cleave Rune Popularity Chart
Popularity percentages for Cleave runes, as used by level 70 hardcore and softcore Barbarians. Hightlight the bars on the chart to see the percentages for each Cleave rune.
Cleave Rune Popularity Table
Popularity percentages for the Cleave runes used by level 70 softcore and hardcore Barbarians.
RuneSoftcore %Hardcore %
Reaping Swing28.431.8
Broad Sweep25.219.7
Gathering Storm22.115.3
Scattering Blast7.46.2
No Rune0.10
Charts Last Updated: November 3, 2018
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