Sweeping Wind
Level Required: 21
Skill Type: Techniques

Cost: 75 Spirit

Surround yourself in a vortex that continuously deals 105% weapon damage to all enemies within 10 yards. The vortex lasts 6 seconds and is refreshed each time you strike an enemy with a melee attack. Landing a Critical Hit has a chance to increase the vortex effect up to 3 stacks for a total of 315% weapon damage.

Element: Physical

Runes for Sweeping Wind
Skill RunesLevelElement
Master of Wind

While your vortex is at 3 or more stacks, enemies damaged by Sweeping Wind for 3 consecutive seconds are Frozen for 2 seconds.

Enemies cannot be frozen by Sweeping Wind more than once every 3 seconds.

Sweeping Wind's damage turns into Cold.

Blade Storm

Intensify the vortex, increasing the damage per stack to 145% weapon damage. This increases the damage with 3 stacks to 435% weapon damage.

Fire Storm

Increase the radius of the vortex to 14 yards.

Sweeping Wind's damage turns into Fire.

Inner Storm

As long as your vortex is at 3 or more stacks, you gain 8 Spirit per second.

Sweeping Wind's damage turns into Holy.


While your vortex is at 3 or more stacks, Critical Hits have a chance to spawn a lightning tornado that periodically electrocutes nearby enemies for 95% weapon damage as Lightning. Each spawned lightning tornado lasts 3 seconds.

Sweeping Wind's damage turns into Lightning.

Note: Information on this page is based on a level 70 Monk.
Sweeping Wind Rune Popularity
  • This chart shows the popularity of the runes for the Sweeping Wind 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 Sweeping Wind 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 Sweeping Wind 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.
Sweeping Wind Rune Popularity Chart
Popularity percentages for Sweeping Wind runes, as used by level 70 hardcore and softcore Monks. Hightlight the bars on the chart to see the percentages for each Sweeping Wind rune.
Sweeping Wind Rune Popularity Table
Popularity percentages for the Sweeping Wind runes used by level 70 softcore and hardcore Monks.
RuneSoftcore %Hardcore %
Inner Storm52.445.2
Fire Storm7.610.6
Master of Wind5.68.2
Blade Storm5.29
No Rune00
Charts Last Updated: November 3, 2018
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