The character swings their weapon (or both weapons if dual wielding) in an arc towards the target. Also does damage to other nearby monsters. Only works with Axes and Swords.
Deals 70% of Base Damage
When Dual Wielding, Deals 60% of Base Damage from each Weapon combined
(0 to 76)% increased Physical Damage
Wielders of the axe and sword often find themselves beset by multiple foes. Expecting this, a trained armsman will employ the deadly Cleave. With a single practiced stroke, a Cleave sweeps sideways to inflict grievous harm to anyone standing nearby, lopping off heads and limbs with ease. As a player gains skill with Cleave, they strike harder, and hit more enemies with each swing of their blade.
Deals damage with all equipped weapons to enemies in a 180 degree arc in front of the player. When dual wielding, equipment requirement applies to both weapons, and each weapon does reduced damage. As the skill levels up, damage increases. Requires an axe, sword, two-handed axe, or two-handed sword.
Skill Functions and Interactions
Accuracy: This skill is affected by accuracy, and therefore can miss.
Attack Speed: When Dual Wielding attack speed is averaged between the two weapons.
AoE: Increases to AoE will increase the radius of the affected area, but the current animation for Cleave doesn't accurately reflect this increase.
Dual Wielding: If the player's weapons have different critical strike chance values, it is possible to critical with one weapon, but not the other. It is also possible to miss with only one of the weapons swung. The decrease to dual wielding damage is additive (not multiplicative). The character tab DPS display is inaccurate for this skill because it doesn't currently account properly for dual wielding attacks.
Each 1% quality adds +0.5% increased Attack Speed.
This skill can be gained as a reward for finishing quests:
- Dying Exile in Act 1 (Normal), by Duelist
- Enemy at the Gate in Act 1 (Normal), by Marauder and Ranger
- Mercy Mission in Act 1 (Normal), by Marauder and Ranger
Alternate Skill Effects
| Demon Hand Cleave
||95|| Replaces the standard effect on a gem with a swiping, demonic claw. |