Fists of Thunder
Level Required: 1
Skill Type: Primary

Generate: 14 Spirit per attack

Teleport to your target and unleash a series of extremely fast punches that deal 200% weapon damage as Lightning.

Every third hit deals 400% weapon damage as Lightning split between all enemies in front of you.

Element: Lightning

Runes for Fists of Thunder
Skill RunesLevelElement

Release an electric shockwave with every punch that hits all enemies within 6 yards of your primary enemy for 120% weapon damage as Lightning and causes knockback with every third hit.

Wind Blast

Every third hit Freezes enemies for 2 seconds.

Fists of Thunder's damage turns into Cold.

Static Charge

Fists of Thunder applies Static Charge to enemies hit for 6 seconds. Each time an enemy with Static Charge gets hit, there is a chance that every other enemy with Static Charge within 40 yards takes 180% weapon damage as Lightning.


Increase Spirit generated to 20.

Fists of Thunder's damage turns into Physical.

Bounding Light

Every third hit also releases arcs of holy power, dealing 240% weapon damage as Holy to up to 3 additional enemies.

Note: Information on this page is based on a level 70 Monk.
Fists of Thunder Rune Popularity
  • This chart shows the popularity of the runes for the Fists of Thunder 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 Fists of Thunder 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 Fists of Thunder 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.
Fists of Thunder Rune Popularity Chart
Popularity percentages for Fists of Thunder runes, as used by level 70 hardcore and softcore Monks. Hightlight the bars on the chart to see the percentages for each Fists of Thunder rune.
Fists of Thunder Rune Popularity Table
Popularity percentages for the Fists of Thunder runes used by level 70 softcore and hardcore Monks.
RuneSoftcore %Hardcore %
Static Charge47.628.8
Wind Blast5.76.9
Bounding Light2.33.2
No Rune00
Charts Last Updated: November 3, 2018
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