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Grants a chance to move out of the way of a missile attack while standing still.
Class Amazon
Skill Tree Passive and Magic Skills
Level 12
Prerequisites Dodge
Damage Type None
Mana Cost None
Other Stats
  • Passive Skill (always active)
Synergies None
Avoid' is a Amazon Skill in Diablo II.


This ability hones the natural defensive ability of an Amazon. If she stands still, she can predict incoming missile attacks and elude them before they reach her. Most Amazon people can do this if all of their thoughts to the task, but only a warrior trained in this skill can do this even whilst caught unaware.

General InformationEdit

  • Passive Effect : Grants a chance to move out of the way of a missile attack while standing still.
  • Required Level : 12
  • Prerequisites : Dodge
  • Gives synergy to :
Valkyrie: 100% effect transferred to the Valkyrie summon
  • Receives synergy from : None

This ability will allow the Amazon to avoid incoming missile attacks while standing still. Though the points drop off quickly (less than 2% per point after 8) you still need to have at least one into this for Valkyrie.

Like Dodge and Evade, Avoid will work while attacking.

Any points put into this skill will give Valkyrie summons a chance to avoid missile attacks. The percentage for the Valkyrie is based on only the number of hard points allocated - +skill equipment increases the percentage for the Amazon but not the Valkyrie.


The "Avoid Bug":

If the Amazon has an attack in progress and Avoids an enemy's attack, the remainder of the Amazon's attack has no effect. Unfortunately, the full animation sequence of the attack is completed. For example, if the Amazon launches a 10-arrow Strafe attack, but avoids an attack after arrow #2, the other 8 arrows in the sequence still show up on the screen but do not actually have any effect. The Amazon is still "Strafe-Locked" for the duration.

Skill ProgressionEdit

Level 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Chance to Avoid 24% 31% 36% 41% 45% 48% 50% 52% 54% 55% 57%

Level 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 25
Chance to Avoid 58% 60% 61% 61% 63% 63% 64% 64% 65% 67%
Amazon Skills
Bow and Crossbow Skills Magic ArrowFire ArrowCold ArrowMultiple ShotExploding ArrowIce ArrowGuided ArrowStrafeImmolation ArrowFreezing Arrow
Passive and Magic Skills Inner SightCritical StrikeDodgeSlow MissilesAvoidPenetrateDecoyEvadeValkyriePierce
Javelin and Spear Skills JabPower StrikePoison JavelinImpaleLightning BoltCharged StrikePlague JavelinFendLightning StrikeLightning Fury

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