I'm wondering if hits inflicted by abilities doing AoE damage (in particular the Monks Sweeping Wind and Crippling Wave) count as hits for "Life on Hit" properties?

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They do, however, there does seem to be some sort of reduction in the effectiveness of vampiric effects when triggered by area-effect spells. The exact amount varies, but this is easy to verify in game if you switch between a single target and area spell.


They do indeed. The best way to see this working is to turn on "Show Healing" in the options menu and perform the AoE skills. Unfortunately I can't get you a screenshot of this right now, but hope this helps!

  • There don't seem to be any healing popups for any healing caused by "Life on Hit" items.
    – Wieland
    May 28, 2012 at 8:31

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