The Cataclysm is a crafted legendary two-handed mace in Diablo III. It requires character level 52 to be used. Its level 70 equivalent is Sunder.

The weapon's special effect creates cracks in the ground within roughly 35 yards of the bearer (not of the attack's target) that slow enemies within that range for roughly 60%, but fade after several seconds.

It is also one of the few weapons that can roll increased Critical Hit Damage.

Stats (Level 52)Edit


Legendary Two-Handed Mace


  • 701.7–787.2 Damage Per Second
    • (731–811)–(828–939) Damage
    • 0.90 Attacks per Second
  • +(282–344)–(338–428) Damage
  • +3–5% Damage
  • Critical Hit Damage Increased by 31.0–35.0%
  • 25–50% chance to sunder the ground your enemies walk on when you attack
  • +2 Random Magic Properties

A weapon of myth and legend. Some say that to use it is folly — that it will rip the land asunder and boil the oceans.


The Cataclysm can be crafted using the Plan: Cataclysm, 15000 gold, 15 Reusable Parts, 15 Arcane Dust and 16 Veiled Crystals.

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