The Devil's Anvil

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The Devil's Anvil is a rune effect in Hammer of the Ancients, a Fury-spending Barbarian skill.

This rune effect creates a tremor that remains in place for 2 seconds, considerably debuffing the speed of all enemies who pass through it. Patch v1.0.4 slightly reduced the proc chances of this effect.

Post-Release Changes[edit | edit source]

Patch 1.0.4 buffed the base skill but reduced the proc chances for The Devil's Anvil from 100% to 80%.

v1.04 changes: [1]

  • Hammer of the Ancients
    • Weapon damage increased from 200% to 325%
  • Skill Rune – The Devil's Anvil
    • Proc coefficient reduced from 1 to 0.08

Skill Rune Effects[edit | edit source]

See the Hammer of the Ancients rune effects article for thorough descriptions of all the rune effects in this skill, including screenshots and videos.

Name Level Description

<skill class="Barbarian">Hammer of the Ancients</skill> <skill class="Barbarian" rune="The Devil's Anvil">Hammer of the Ancients</skill>

Media[edit | edit source]

Screenshots and videos will be added post-release.

Development[edit | edit source]

Prior to the February 2012 skill and rune system overhaul, this effect was granted by the An Obsidian Rune, which created the following effect:

The Devil's Anvil


Create a tremor at the point of impact that slows the movement speed of enemies by 40% and deals an additional 117% weapon damage over 2 seconds.