Shard of Hate

One-Handed Sword

Elemental skills have a chance to trigger a powerful attack that deals 200–250% weapon damage:

  • Cold skills trigger Freezing Skull
  • Poison skills trigger Poison Nova
  • Lightning skills trigger Charged Bolt

Item Details

Similar Items

  • You can find a list of other Legendary items that cast spells at this link.

  • Internal Cooldown: 1 / aps
  • Internal Proc: 1
  • Benefit from +% element: Yes (Cold,Poison,Lightning)
  • Can crit: Yes
  • Affected by ability proc coeff: No
  • AoE: Yes (~ 20 yards)
  • Dual wielding:
    • Activates from either weapon.
    • Scales with activating weapon damage.
  • Item quirks/potential bugs:
    • The Shard of Hate procs seems to do 300% weapon damage regardless of what the sword rolls.

Damage Formula

Proc damage = proc mod * min_max weapon damage * primary mod * +% element

proc mod: proc's damage coefficient, often displayed on the item.

  • value: 2 to 2.5

min_max weapon damage = minimum weapon damage or maximum weapon damage

primary mod = 1 + (primary attribute/100)

+% element = sum of all relevant +% element bonuses


The following videos showcase two of the elemental proc effects.

Guaranteed Stats

This item can only drop at level 70.


  • 1901.2–2274.3 Base DPS (Blizzards guide incorrectly states 392)
  • (1149–1367)–(1567–1882) Damage (Blizzards guide incorrectly states 168–392)
  • 1.40 Attacks per Second

One of 3 Magic Properties (varies)

  • +626–750 Dexterity
  • +626–750 Strength
  • +626–750 Intelligence

One of 7 Magic Properties (varies)

  • +(981–1199)–(1175–1490) Arcane Damage
  • +(981–1199)–(1175–1490) Poison Damage
  • +(981–1199)–(1175–1490) Lightning Damage
  • +(981–1199)–(1175–1490) Holy Damage
  • +(981–1199)–(1175–1490) Cold Damage
  • +(981–1199)–(1175–1490) Fire Damage
  • +(981–1199)–(1175–1490) Damage

+3 Random Magic Properties

As of Patch 2.1.2 January 13th, 2015) the following changes were made to this item:

  • Legendary power is no longer affected by Proc coefficients.
  • Can now proc more frequently

Extra Information

This weapon was a collaborative project by the Diablo 3 community. The entire direction and design behind the weapon was voted upon by the players. Here is a list of the corresponding blogs and polls that helped create the Shard of Hate. You can find more information about the project here.

Flavour Text

“Would that all the misbegotten spawn of my wayward daughter had but one heart I might plunge this through, so that they all might enjoy the gift of my pitiless ire.”-Mephisto to Hephasto, Chief Weaponsmith of the Burning Hells, upon the delivery of this blade

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