Weapon Throw
Weapon Throw

Class: Barbarian (Diablo III)
Required Level: 17
Skill Category: Primary
Generate: 6 Fury

Hurls a throwing axe at an enemy for 275% damage as Physical.

Damage Type: Physical

Weapon Throw is a Primary Barbarian skill, resembling the Diablo II Double Throw skill.


Basically the only Primary ranged attack the Barbarian has in their arsenal, Weapon Throw hurls a rapid thrown axe that flies for up to 60 yards and damages the first enemy it hits. It cannot bypass walls and obstacles.

Skill RunesEdit

  • Mighty Throw: damage type changes to Lightning and increases damage to 400%. The appearance of an axe is also altered, and it rotates vertically.
  • Ricochet: damage type changes to Fire, and the axe also ricochets to up to 3 enemies within 16 yards of each other with same damage. Cannot hit the target it has already hit during a single throw.
  • Throwing Hammer: hurls a hammer instead of an axe, with a 40% chance to Stun the enemy on hit for 1 second.
  • Stupefy: each hit also has a 15% chance to Confuse the enemy for 3 seconds.
  • Balanced Weapon: damage type changes to Fire, and increases Fury generation to 9.

Non-rune enhancementsEdit

  • The Three Hundredth Spear (Legendary Spear): increases damage by 45-60%.
  • Oathkeeper (Legendary Mighty Weapon): attacks 50% faster and deals 150-200% increased damage.
  • Arreat's Law (Legendary Spear): generates up to 15-20 additional Fury based on distance to the enemy hit (maximum gain at 20 yards or more).
  • Depth Diggers (Legendary Pants): damage increases by 80-100%.
  • Simplicity's Strength (Legendary Gem): increases damage by 25% (+0.5% per rank) and heals the character for 4% of maximum Life per hit (rank 25 bonus).
  • Boyarsky's Chip (Legendary Gem): Taunts the first enemy hit for 2 seconds (rank 25 bonus).
  • Vambraces of Sescheron (Legendary Bracers): each damaging cast heals the Barbarian for 5-6% of missing (not maximum) Life.


  • No Escape: Weapon Throw deals 30% more damage to enemies at least 15 yards away from the Barbarian.


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Originally, this skill was a Fury spender, not a generator.


This section contains facts and trivia relevant to this article.
  • The axe the Barbarian is throwing is actually a Soldier Axe. Throwing Hammer hurls a Maul. The axe seen from Mighty Throw has a unique model (drawn in the same style as Hammer of the Ancients mace), and it is the only weapon the Barbarian hurls vertically.
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