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CleaveCleave of RageVaal Cleave
CleaveAttack, AoE, Physical, Melee
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 6 Mana
Attack Speed: 80% of base
Attack Damage: (125-237)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (125-237)%
AoE Radius: 20
The character swings their weapon (or both weapons if dual wielding) in an arc, damaging monsters in an area in front of them. Only works with Axes and Swords.When Dual Wielding, Deals 60% Damage from each Weapon combined
(2-75) to (3-113) Added Attack Physical Damage
+(0-1) metre to radius

Additional Effects From 1-20% Quality:
+0.1 metres to radius per Nearby Enemy, up to a maximum of +1 metre
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Drop level: 5
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Item class: Skill Gem
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemCleave

Cleave is a melee attack that deals damage with all equipped weapons to enemies in a 180 degree arc in front of the player. When dual wielding, equipment requirement applies to both weapons, and each weapon does reduced damage. Requires an axe, sword, two-handed axe, or two-handed sword.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Dual Wielding: Cleave attacks with both weapons simultaneously, averaging the attack speed of both weapons and combining the attacks of both weapons into a single hit. Both weapons will roll their damage values and their accuracy and critical strike checks separately, then combine the expected damage of both weapons. It is possible to miss or crit with one weapon, but not the other.
    • On-hit effects will only check the result of the final hit.
    • Any ailments applied by the skill will scale off the final hit.
    • The final hit is considered a critical strike as long as one of the weapons rolled a crit.

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityRequired StrengthDamage
Physical DamageRadiusExp.Total Exp.
1100125%125%2 to 3N/A00
2200131%130.9%2 to 3+0.1m7070
3400137%136.8%3 to 4+0.1m308378
47014143%142.7%4 to 6+0.2m15541932
511019149%148.6%5 to 8+0.2m66678599
6161826154%154.5%7 to 11+0.3m2604734646
7202231160%160.4%9 to 13+0.3m4972584371
8242537166%166.3%11 to 17+0.4m95714180085
9282942172%172.2%14 to 20+0.4m169595349680
10323347178%178.1%16 to 25+0.5m283759633439
11363652184%183.9%20 to 30+0.5m4539961087435
12404058190%189.8%24 to 35+0.6m7031281790563
13444463196%195.7%28 to 42+0.6m10612232851786
14484868202%201.6%33 to 49+0.7m20658704917656
15525174208%207.5%39 to 58+0.7m25071107424766
16565579213%213.4%45 to 68+0.8m579893613223702
17605984219%219.3%52 to 79+0.8m1508391928307621
18646290225%225.2%61 to 91+0.9m2779273556100356
19676594231%231.1%68 to 102+0.9m4386973999970095
20706898237%237%75 to 113+1m242081556342051651
217270100243%242.9%81 to 122+1mN/AN/A
2274N/AN/A249%248.8%87 to 130+1.1mN/AN/A
2376N/AN/A255%254.7%93 to 140+1.1mN/AN/A
2478N/AN/A261%260.6%100 to 150+1.2mN/AN/A
2580N/AN/A266%266.5%107 to 160+1.2mN/AN/A
2682N/AN/A272%272.4%114 to 172+1.3mN/AN/A
2784N/AN/A278%278.3%123 to 184+1.3mN/AN/A
2886N/AN/A284%284.2%131 to 197+1.4mN/AN/A
2988N/AN/A290%290.1%140 to 210+1.4mN/AN/A
3090N/AN/A296%295.9%150 to 224+1.5mN/AN/A
3191N/AN/A299%298.9%155 to 232+1.5mN/AN/A
3292N/AN/A302%301.8%160 to 240+1.5mN/AN/A
3393N/AN/A305%304.8%165 to 248+1.6mN/AN/A
3494N/AN/A308%307.7%171 to 256+1.6mN/AN/A
3595N/AN/A311%310.7%176 to 265+1.6mN/AN/A
3696N/AN/A314%313.6%182 to 273+1.7mN/AN/A
3797N/AN/A317%316.6%188 to 282+1.7mN/AN/A
3898N/AN/A320%319.5%194 to 292+1.7mN/AN/A
3999N/AN/A322%322.5%201 to 301+1.8mN/AN/A
40100N/AN/A325%325.4%207 to 311+1.8mN/AN/A

Gem quality

TypeAdditional Effects per 1-20% QualityWeight
Superior+0.1 metres to radius per Nearby Enemy, up to a maximum of +1 metre1

Item acquisition

Cleave can drop anywhere.


Cleave can be created from the following recipes:

6The FoxThe Fox6Level 20 Gem"Masters of wit, strength and cunning. To survive the harsh winters, you must be like the fox."
- Ezomyte Proverb
Random level 20 gemA
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise3Gem
Quality: +20%
"I swore to use my position to help the people. What good is power when it just accumulates on the already-powerful?" - Erasmus, Imperial Gemcutter
Random gem with 20% qualityA
1Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Right click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
Random gem with 1–20% qualityA
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.Random divination card set exchangeA

Quest reward

This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1

Vendor reward

This item can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Cleave:

Note that the jewels may be drop disabled and only be found in the permanent leagues as legacy items.

Overwhelming OddsOverwhelming Odds
Crimson Jewel
Limited to: 1
Radius: Medium
(10-15)% increased Global Physical Damage
With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Hits with Cleave Fortify
With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Cleave has +0.1 metres to Radius per Nearby
Enemy, up to a maximum of +1 metre
Even as the tide turned, and victory swiftly became impossible,
The legionnaires of Lioneye's Watch stood their ground and fought on,
Every last man dying a brutal but honourable death.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
1Medium(10-15)% increased Global Physical Damage
With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Hits with Cleave Fortify
With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Cleave has +0.1 metres to Radius per Nearby
Enemy, up to a maximum of +1 metre

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Cleave.

Note that helmet enchantments are no longer obtainable since version 3.23.0 and can only be obtained in permanent leagues as already enchanted items from before this patch.

NameFor generated item/monster modifiers the minimum item/monster level respectively. Some generation types may not require this condition to be met, however item level restrictions may be raised to 80% of this value.LabyrinthStatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Cleave Attack Speed 166Merciless Labyrinth10% increased Cleave Attack Speedhelmet 100
Enchantment Cleave Attack Speed 275Eternal Labyrinth15% increased Cleave Attack Speedhelmet 100
Enchantment Cleave Damage 166Merciless Labyrinth25% increased Cleave Damagehelmet 100
Enchantment Cleave Damage 275Eternal Labyrinth40% increased Cleave Damagehelmet 100
Enchantment Cleave Area Of Effect 166Merciless Labyrinth16% increased Cleave Area of Effecthelmet 100
Enchantment Cleave Area Of Effect 275Eternal Labyrinth24% increased Cleave Area of Effecthelmet 100

Alternate skill effects

Cleave has the following alternate skill effects:

Demon Hand Cleave EffectDemon Hand Cleave EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Cleave becomes a swiping, demonic claw.Your Cleave becomes a swiping, demonic claw.

Version history

Version Changes
  • Quality now causes Cleave to have +0-0.1 metres to radius per Nearby Enemy, up to a maximum of +1 metre, instead of 0-10% increased Attack Speed.
  • Cleave now has +0 to Radius at gem level 1 (unchanged), up to +10 to Radius at gem level 20 (previously +8).
  • Now has +8 to radius at gem level 20 (previously +6).
  • Now deals 125% of base Attack Damage at gem level 1 (unchanged), up to 237% at gem level 20 (previously 213%).
  • Now deals 213% of Base Damage, and has 213% Effectiveness of Added Damage at gem level 20 (previously 170%).
  • Now deals base damage equal to, and has an added damage effectiveness of, 125% at gem level 1 (from 110%), up to 170% at gem level 20 (from 163%).
  • Now adds 2 to 3 physical damage to attacks at gem level 1, up to 75 to 113 at gem level 20.
  • Now has an attack speed multiplier of 80%.
  • Can now affect up to 40 targets per attack (from 20).
  • Cleave gains 1 additional unit of radius every 3 levels.
  • No longer gain increased area of effect radius.
  • 19% more damage at gem level 20.
  • Attack skills that have their damage based on the wielded weapon have their mana costs fixed in place from level 1 onwards.
  • Cleave now gains increased area of effect radius of 1% for each level after the first.
  • Damage dealt while dual wielding reduced to 60% for each weapon (from 65%). Base damage increased by 10%.
  • The mana cost of all skills has been revised.
  • Removed damage effectiveness penalty and reduced dual wield penalty from 40% to 35%.
  • Reduced Cleave penalty from -30% to -20%.
  • Fixed a bug introduced in 1.0.2 where the skill tooltip damage per second stats displayed incorrect values for Dual Strike, Double Strike and Cleave.
  • The dual wielding penalty for Cleave is now multiplicative and includes elemental damage.
  • Cleave's physical damage now increases by 4% per level rather than 3%.
  • Damage modifiers are now factored into Damage Effectiveness rather than being listed as separate stats.
  • From 1% attack speed per quality point to 0.35%
  • Fixed a newly introduced bug where Cleave would always get critical strikes.
  • Cleave now averages the attack speed of your two weapons if you are dual wielding.
  • Reduced the mana cost of level 1 Cleave.
  • Normalised the balance of Cleave slightly so that there isn't such a large disparity.
  • Removed Cleave's bonus against the selected target. The damage against non-targeted enemies is now higher.
  • Cleave now does its augmented damage to one target and half of that damage to other enemies caught within its swing.
  • The penalty for hitting with two weapons in a Cleave is now -40% total damage.
  • Fixed a bug where Cleave dealt damage with the wrong timing.
  • Increased damage and attack range of Cleave.
  • Increased damage of the Cleave skill.
  • Cleave has been added to the game.