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Fan of Knives

Class: Demon Hunter (Diablo III)
Required Level: 14
Skill Category: Devices
Cooldown: 10 seconds

Throw knives out in a spiral around you, dealing 620% damage as Physical to all enemies within 20 yards. Your knives will also Slow the movement of enemies by 60% for 1 second.

Damage Type: Physical

Fan of Knives is a Devices Demon Hunter skill in Diablo III.


Hits all enemies within 20 yards of the Demon Hunter with a spray of blades, dealing Physical damage and slowing them down. Knives do not count as missiles.


  • Pinpoint Accuracy: damage type changes to Lightning, damage increases to 1600%, but cooldown increases to 15 seconds.
  • Bladed Armor: damage type changes to Cold, and on each cast, gain 40% additional armor for 6 seconds. This effect does not stack.
  • Knives Expert: damage type changes to Fire, removes the cooldown, but adds a 30 Hatred cost.
  • Fan of Daggers: damage type turns to Fire, and all enemies hit are Stunned for 3 seconds.
  • Assassin's Knives: in addition to normal effect, also throw five long-range (60 yards) knives that deal 620% damage as Physical to 5 additional enemies, no more than one knife per target. Can target the enemies hit by the Fan itself, provided any of them survived the hit.

Non-rune enhancements[]

  • Lord Greenstone's Fan (Legendary Dagger): every second, increases damage of the next Fan of Knives by 300-400%, stacking up to 30 times, reset after each cast.


  • Numbing Traps: enemies hit with the Fan of Knives deal 25% less damage for 5 seconds.


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