Toad of Hugeness

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Toad of Hugeness is a rune effect in Plague of Toads, a Physical Realm Witch Doctor skill.

This skill summons a large, stationary toad. The toad does not count as a summoned creature and cannot be damaged. When summoned, the toad will use its tongue to attack a single enemy. The toad's tongue has a medium-to-long range and can hit distant enemies. When the attack hits, the enemy will be dragged towards the toad, swallowed, and will then take damage for 5 seconds.

Some enemies, such as Elites, cannot be swallowed. When an enemy cannot be swallowed, a DoT is applied to the enemy instead.

The swallow effect can be inconvenient in a party game, since no players can hit the enemy while it is inside of the toad. However, enemies affected by debuffs and Damage over Time effects will retain the debuff and the DoT effect while swallowed, making it a good idea to apply these types of effects before using Toad of Hugeness.

Skill Rune Effects[edit | edit source]

Refer to the Plague of Toads rune effects article 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">Plague of Toads</skill> <skill class="WitchDoctor" rune="Toad of Hugeness">Plague of Toads</skill>

Media[edit | edit source]

A short movie showing off the toad in some Act Two action.

Development[edit | edit source]

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

Toad of Hugeness


Summon a giant toad that swallows enemies whole for up to 5 seconds, digesting for 90% of your weapon damage per second as Physical.

This rune adds a 5 second cooldown to the skill.