Falling Sword
Level Required: 19
Skill Type: Conviction

Cost: 25 Wrath
Cooldown: 30 seconds

Launch yourself into the heavens and come crashing down on your enemies, dealing 1700% weapon damage to everything within 14 yards of where you land.

This ability does not start its cooldown until after its effects expire.

Element: Physical

Runes for Falling Sword
Skill RunesLevelElement

The ground you fall on becomes superheated for 6 seconds, dealing 310% weapon damage as Fire per second to all enemies who pass over it.

Part the Clouds

You build a storm of lightning as you fall which covers the area you land on for 5 seconds. Lightning strikes random enemies under the cloud, dealing 605% weapon damage as Lightning and Stunning them for 2 seconds.

Rise Brothers

You land with such force that 3 Avatars of the Order are summoned forth to fight by your side for 5 seconds. Each Avatar attacks for 280% of your weapon damage as Physical.

Rapid Descent

Reduce the cooldown by 1 seconds for each enemy hit by Falling Sword. The cooldown cannot be reduced below 10 seconds.


A flurry of swords is summoned at the impact location, dealing 230% weapon damage as Holy, hurling enemies around and incapacitating them for 5 seconds.

Note: Information on this page is based on a level 70 Crusader.
Falling Sword Rune Popularity
  • This chart shows the popularity of the runes for the Falling Sword Crusader 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 Falling Sword runes as chosen by level 70 Crusaders who are currently playing the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls on PC or Mac in patch 2.3. It can also guide Crusaders looking to pick the best Falling Sword runes in Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on consoles - the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
  • See other Crusader skill data in the Most Popular Crusader Builds and Skills charts.
Falling Sword Rune Popularity Chart
Popularity percentages for Falling Sword runes, as used by level 70 hardcore and softcore Crusaders. Hightlight the bars on the chart to see the percentages for each Falling Sword rune.
Rune Popularity Table
Popularity percentages for the runes used by level 70 softcore and hardcore Crusaders.
RuneSoftcore %Hardcore %
Charts Last Updated: November 3, 2018
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