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Splinters is a rune effect in Poison Dart, is a Physical Realm Witch Doctor skill.

This rune effect fires three darts in rapid succession, each of which can hit the same target, or different targets. The damage is cut to 60% per dart, from 100% at the base skill, but since all three can hit the target, the total damage is considerably higher.

The instant an enemy takes enough damage to die additional darts will pass through it, so even though they are very close together and very fast, if the first or second dart kills, the next dart or two will pass on, potentially striking another target.

Skill Rune Effects[edit | edit source]

Refer to the Poison Dart rune effects page for thorough descriptions of all five rune effects in this skill, including screenshots, videos, and strategy tips.

Name Level Description

<skill subcat="Physical realm spell" class="WitchDoctor">Poison Dart</skill> <skill class="WitchDoctor" rune="Splinters">Poison Dart</skill>

Media[edit | edit source]

This video was taken from an emulator during the beta and shows a non-final version of the graphics.

Development[edit | edit source]

Earlier in development, each level of the Indigo rune added another shot, up to a maximum of 8 in machine gun speed. This effect was lowered to a maximum of 3 darts, though the damage of each was raised to compensate for function, if not coolness.

Prior to the skill revision in February 2012, this rune effect was enabled by the Indigo Rune, granting the following effect with a level 7 runestone.



Shoot 3 darts at once that deal 63% weapon damage as Poison each.