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D3 Cleave

Class: Barbarian (Diablo III)
Required Level: 3
Skill Category: Primary
Generate: 6 Fury

Swing in a wide arc to deal 200% damage as Physical to any enemies caught in the swing.

Damage Type: Physical

Cleave is a Primary Barbarian skill.


Each attack slashes a 180 degrees arc in front of the Barbarian, roughly 6 yards long, effectively hitting a broad cone.

This skill is a fast hit, but has a slight delay between uses, making it slightly slower than normal attacks. It can be delivered with one hand, and seems to alternate between forehand and backhand, so it can be used while the Barbarian is Dual-Wielding.


  • Rupture: Damage type changes to Fire, and enemies slain by Cleave explode for 160% damage as Fire to enemies within 8 yards.
  • Reaping Swing: Damage type changes to Fire, and generates 1 Fury for each enemy hit.
  • Scattering Blast: An enemy critically hit, but not killed with Cleave is also knocked back 10 yards, and enemies within 5 yards of their landing point (including the target knocked back) suffer 80% damage as Physical. If an enemy is immune to Knockback, they suffer extra damage immediately.
  • Broad Sweep: The Barbarian now swings to hit all enemies within 6 yards of themselves. In addition, the damage type changes to Lightning, and all damage dealt is increased to 235%.
  • Gathering Storm: Cleave now deals Cold damage, and all enemies hit by the Cleave are also Chilled by 60%, and suffer 10% more damage for 3 seconds. These effects do not stack.

Non-rune enhancementsEdit

  • Depth Diggers (Legendary Pants): damage increases by 80-100%.
  • Simplicity's Strength (Legendary Gem): increases damage by 25% (+0.5% per rank) and heals the character for 2% of maximum Life per hit (rank 25 bonus).
Barbarian Skills
Primary Skills
BashCleaveFrenzyWeapon Throw

Secondary Skills
Hammer of the AncientsRendSeismic SlamWhirlwindAncient Spear
Defensive Skills
Ground StompLeapSprintIgnore Pain
OverpowerRevengeFurious ChargeAvalanche
Threatening ShoutBattle RageWar Cry
EarthquakeCall of the AncientsWrath of the Berserker
Passive Skills
Pound of FleshRuthlessNerves of SteelWeapons MasterInspiring PresenceBerserker Rage
BloodthirstAnimositySuperstitionTough as NailsNo EscapeRelentless
BrawlerJuggernautUnforgivingBoon of Bul-KathosEarthen MightSword and BoardRampage

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