There are a number of items that reduce the resource costs of various skills. For example a 20% resource cost reduction to the Ancient Spear skill (Barbarian) would make the skill cost 20 Fury rather than 25 Fury. This seems fairly straight forward.

Ancient Spear can be runed with "Boulder Toss" which then makes the skill spend "all remaining fury to deal 20% weapon damage per fury spent" in an AOE. If you save up your default maximum of 100 Fury and then cast Ancient Spear with the Boulder Toss rune you deal 2000% weapon damage to your target and every enemy unfortunate enough to be standing in his vicinity. Pretty cool and again fairly straight forward. But wait...what happens when you mix the resource cost reduction with the skill that says "spend all the resource"?

Is the resource cost reduction stat ignored?

Does the skill deal more damage?

Is there some other way it works that I haven't thought of?

  • 1
    I've been using Boulder Toss for a while before and I had the same question, but I never bothered to experiment... I'm gonna log and check how it works now.
    – Elise
    Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 16:16

1 Answer 1


After killing everything in The Weeping Hollow with just the boulder throw, with and without fury reduction, I concluded that there is no difference in damage either way. I would love to be proven wrong, but from what I see, if you're using boulder throw, resource cost reduction is a wasted stat for you.

  • 2
    Came here to say just this. If you're using something that spends your remaining resource, a resource cost reduction is wasted on you while using those abilities.
    – Mkalafut
    Commented Apr 17, 2014 at 16:46

You must log in to answer this question.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged .