In the skill description for Crippling Wave - Rising Tide, it is stated that

Critical Hits generate an additional 5 Spirit.

Since Crippling Wave typically hits multiple enemies with each use, is the 5 additional spirit generated for a critical hit per enemy, or per use of Crippling Wave?

(the same question applies for Fists of Thunder - Quickening and Deadly Reach - Strike from Beyond, but I'm mainly interested in the rune with Crippling Wave, since it tends to hit many more enemies)

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    gaming.stackexchange.com/questions/67514/… this question strongly implies that you will be able to crit multiple enemies at once with crippling wave. I have been unable to find any hard source that describes this effect however.
    – Ender
    Commented Jun 18, 2012 at 8:24
  • Thanks, that link does seem to imply so! Unfortunately I haven't noticed any huge jump in spirit when I've been using Rising Tide thus far. Perhaps my crit chance is too low.
    – zarkon
    Commented Jun 18, 2012 at 8:33
  • I would suspect that it works like this, the equivalent effects for Wizards do stack with multiple hits (Prodigy + Signature abilities) although that has not critical hit dependency. Saying that though, due to the RNG of critting, I would suggest that this would work => Hitting five enemies and critting three times = 15 spirit. I will test it at some point in the future and revisit this, my monk isn't quite ready for testing this.
    – kalina
    Commented Jun 18, 2012 at 8:43

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I did a test in 1.03 and the Spirit generation is per crit hit per enemy, so if one Crippling Wave hit 5 enemies out of which 2 were crit hits, 10 additional Spirit was generated.

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