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I am using Haunt with the Consuming Spirit rune. When I cast this on an enemy, the word "Slowed" appears next to the enemy. Why is this?

Character profile on is here.

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Can you link your bnet profile ? I'm guessing that's because you have a weapon or mojo with %chance of chilling – WizLiz Jun 14 '14 at 12:22
I thought of that and checked carefully, but I'll add a link. – SabreWolfy Jun 14 '14 at 12:24
Also, the "Slowed" text is displayed only when using Haunt. Could it be as a result of the Cold damage, which Haunt does? – SabreWolfy Jun 14 '14 at 12:28
that's quite easy to test, use another rune that does not deal cold damage and see if slow still applies. On the Game Guide elemental damage are not displayed so I didnt think of that but yes cold skills slow targets. – WizLiz Jun 14 '14 at 12:32
All of Haunt's runes deal cold damage. The Grasping Spirit rune (Level 48; I'm in the low 40's now) specifically slows enemies by 60%. This is why I was surprised that the Consuming Spirit rune also slows enemies. – SabreWolfy Jun 14 '14 at 12:34
up vote 4 down vote accepted

All Haunt runes deal Cold damage, which has a secondary effect of chilling (slowing) enemies.

The curiosity of the "Grasping Spirits" (also) slowing enemies is noted here.

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The Gargantuan Humongoid rune, which deals Cold damage, does not result in "Slowed" text appearing when the pet strikes an enemy. – SabreWolfy Jun 14 '14 at 14:12

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