Level Required: 2
Skill Type: Secondary

Cost: 20 Hatred

Throw a knife that impales an enemy for 750% weapon damage.

Element: Physical

Runes for Impale
Skill RunesLevelElement

The impact causes Knockback and has a 100% chance to Stun for 1.5 seconds.

Chemical Burn

The enemy also burns for 500% weapon damage as Fire over 2 seconds.


The knife pierces through all enemies in a straight line for Cold damage.


The knife ricochets to 2 additional nearby enemies within 20 yards of each other.

Impale's damage turns into Lightning.

Grievous Wounds

Critical Hits deal 330% additional damage.

Note: Information on this page is based on a level 70 Demon Hunter.
Impale Rune Popularity
  • This chart shows the popularity of the runes for the Impale Demon Hunter 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 Impale runes as chosen by level 70 Demon Hunters who are currently playing the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls on PC or Mac in patch 2.3. It can also guide Demon Hunters looking to pick the best Impale runes in Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on consoles - the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
  • See other Demon Hunter skill data in the Most Popular Demon Hunter Builds and Skills charts.
Impale Rune Popularity Chart
Popularity percentages for Impale runes, as used by level 70 hardcore and softcore Demon Hunters. Hightlight the bars on the chart to see the percentages for each Impale rune.
Impale Rune Popularity Table
Popularity percentages for the Impale runes used by level 70 softcore and hardcore Demon Hunters.
RuneSoftcore %Hardcore %
Grievous Wounds10.95.3
Chemical Burn7.64
No Rune0.20
Charts Last Updated: November 3, 2018
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