Level Required: 19
Skill Type: Archery

Cost: 12 Hatred

Shoot at random nearby enemies for 675% weapon damage while moving at 75% of normal movement speed.

Requires Bow

Element: Physical

Runes for Strafe
Skill RunesLevelElement
Icy Trail

Leave an icy trail in your wake that deals 300% weapon damage as Cold over 3 seconds and Chills enemies for 3 seconds.

Drifting Shadow

Movement speed increased to 100% of normal running speed while strafing.

Strafe's damage turns into Lightning.

Stinging Steel

Throw out knives rather than arrows that deal an extra 140% damage on Critical Hits.

Rocket Storm

In addition to regular shots, shoot off homing rockets for 130% weapon damage as Fire.


Throw out bouncy grenades that explode for 460% weapon damage as Fire to enemies within 9 yards.

Note: Information on this page is based on a level 70 Demon Hunter.
Strafe Rune Popularity
  • This chart shows the popularity of the runes for the Strafe 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 Strafe 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 Strafe 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.
Strafe Rune Popularity Chart
Popularity percentages for Strafe runes, as used by level 70 hardcore and softcore Demon Hunters. Hightlight the bars on the chart to see the percentages for each Strafe rune.
Strafe Rune Popularity Table
Popularity percentages for the Strafe runes used by level 70 softcore and hardcore Demon Hunters.
RuneSoftcore %Hardcore %
Rocket Storm41.229.2
Drifting Shadow38.433
Icy Trail13.628.6
Stinging Steel2.94.8
No Rune00
Charts Last Updated: November 3, 2018
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