Crippling Wave
Level Required: 11
Skill Type: Primary

Generate: 12 Spirit per attack

Unleash a series of large sweeping attacks that deal 155% weapon damage as Physical to all enemies in front of you.

Every third hit also dazes enemies within 11 yards, slowing their movement speed by 30% and attack speed by 20% for 3 seconds.

Element: Physical

Runes for Crippling Wave
Skill RunesLevelElement

Increase damage to 255% weapon damage as Fire.


Enemies hit by Crippling Wave deal 20% less damage for 3 seconds.

Rising Tide

Each enemy hit generates 2.5 additional Spirit.

Crippling Wave's damage turns into Holy.


Crippling Wave's third attack has its range increased to 17 yards and Freezes enemies for 1 second.

Crippling Wave's damage turns into Cold.

Breaking Wave

Enemies hit by Crippling Wave take 10% additional damage from all attacks for 3 seconds.

Note: Information on this page is based on a level 70 Monk.
Crippling Wave Rune Popularity
  • This chart shows the popularity of the runes for the Crippling Wave Monk 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 Crippling Wave runes as chosen by level 70 Monks who are currently playing the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls on PC or Mac in patch 2.3. It can also guide Monks looking to pick the best Crippling Wave runes in Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on consoles - the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
  • See other Monk skill data in the Most Popular Monk Builds and Skills charts.
Crippling Wave Rune Popularity Chart
Popularity percentages for Crippling Wave runes, as used by level 70 hardcore and softcore Monks. Hightlight the bars on the chart to see the percentages for each Crippling Wave rune.
Crippling Wave Rune Popularity Table
Popularity percentages for the Crippling Wave runes used by level 70 softcore and hardcore Monks.
RuneSoftcore %Hardcore %
Breaking Wave39.321.7
Rising Tide7.88.9
No Rune00
Charts Last Updated: November 3, 2018
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