[BLUE="ss"]Cluster Arrow is a powerful demon hunter tool, as it fires a cluster bomb which explodes on impact, releasing smaller bombs which explode shortly thereafter.
Crimson - Increases the damage of the explosion at the point of impact.
Indigo - Fires enemy-seeking missiles instead of grenades.
Obsidian - The Cluster Arrow is launched high into the air and rains down grenades.
Golden - Instead of grenades, the skill spawns shadow creatures that attack nearby enemies and leech life to the demon hunter.
Alabaster - Adds a stun effect to the grenade explosions.
[/BLUE]What's your favorite by looks? Which do you think will be most useful in various circumstances?
I'm fairly fond of all of them, since this is just a smashingly powerful looking bazooka of a skill. I want several of these with Pierce, to see the effect kick off multiple times as it plows through a pack of demons like a runaway bus.
I am so making a Grenadier DH. So many grenades!!!
I do like that this is a Golden rune for something other than lowering costs. That property strikes me as something is just fundamentally annoying/boring to balance.
The Indigo rune seems to also be out of pattern, it doesn't hit more targets as much as it makes this a spell to hunt down fast moving targets that get out of range.
The choice between Obsidian and Crimson rune seems to be whenever you want this spell to blow up targets in the back or melee rushing at you.
Alabaster I suspect will be the most popular rune overall, especially for making this into a "1 point wonder" skill. Damage skills are never in short supply, so any and every way to get a cheap CC effect (especially one as good as a stun) is valuable.
I'm guessing the indigo version's enemy seaking missles will do more damage than the golden version's shadow creatures because otherwise why would you use indigo over golden? Even if it is more damage, I suspect a lot of demon hunters will be using golden cluster arrow in the end game for its life leeching... they will probably make this skill cost relatively a lot of whatever the dh resource is just to keep people from spamming life leeching aoeness...