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Soul Cleave
Soul Cleave
Golden Soul Cleave
Spell school:Shadow
Class:Demon HunterDemon Hunter
Cost:3 Mana icon.png
Abilities:Deal damage, Lifesteal
Wiki tags:Area of effect, Random
Artist:Zoltan Boros
Deal 2 damage to two random enemy minions.
Flavor text

The way to a demon's soul is through its stomach.

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Soul Cleave is a demon hunter spell card, inducted into the Legacy set, formerly from the Basic set.

How to get[]

Two copies of regular and golden Soul Cleave are automatically given after the player completes the Ranked's New player experience system, unlocking Wild and Classic format.

They are uncraftable and cannot be crafted or disenchanted.

Previous availability[]

Prior Year of the Gryphon's rotation on March 30, 2021:

  • Two copies of Soul Cleave were automatically included in all players' collections upon unlocking the Demon Hunter class.
  • Two Golden copies of Soul Cleave were a reward for raising a Demon Hunter to levels 46 and 48.


In the right conditions, Soul Cleave can be very effective for removing low health minions or lowering their health to vulnerable levels. Ideally used against precisely two minions, allowing the demon hunter to be certain of the spell's targets.

Soul Cleave compares to the Warrior spell Cleave, which has the same damage component for one less mana and loses the 4 healing. However, Demon Hunters benefit from Lifesteal due to their Demon Claws hero power.


Soul Cleave is a Havoc Demon Hunter ability that sweeps in front of the caster, damaging all enemies hit and healing the Demon Hunter for a percentage of the damage dealt.



Soul Cleave, full art

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