Is there any benefit to not runing a skill?



  • In Diablo 3 you can rune each skill once you get to an appropriate level. I notice that quite often the first rune you learn is "improved damage". Is there any benefit in not runing a skill, or should you always have some rune applied if you can use one?



  • For some skills, the runes really change the behavior and are not a flat-out bonus, so for these skills then yes, if that's the only rune available then there's a reason not to rune it. For example, see my question regarding Does Impending Doom decreases Exploding Palm's DPS?

    A case where it's the only rune available is, for example, with Elemental Arrow. The first rune decreases the projectile's speed, so if you don't want that then you'll have to wait until the next rune, 5 levels later. So for 5 levels you'll have a reason not to rune the skill.

    But the overwhelming majority of runes do not change the inherent skill behavior, only add to it, and they are a clear upgrade.


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