Battle Cry

Class: Barbarian (Diablo II)
Required Level: 18
Skill Tree: Warcries
Requires: Howl, Taunt
Cost: 5 Mana

Lowers the nearby opponents' defense and damage.

Damage Type: Magic
Synergies: War Cry
Other Stats: Only one Warcry can be active on an enemy at a time

Battle Cry is a Barbarian Skill in Diablo II.


Gifted Barbarian warriors can benefit from their connection to their totem animals to exploit the primal fears of their opponents. Once a Barbarian unleashes the Battle Cry, even the legions of the dead will become so distracted that they falter in their quest for victory. This permits the warrior an easy kill.

General InformationEdit


Battle Cry

Graphic effect of Battle Cry

  • Gives synergy to:
  • Receives synergy from: None

Battle Cry is a debuff that affects all enemies around the Barbarian. More skill points invested will increase its effect and duration. No monster is immune to the effects of Battle Cry. 

There are three drawbacks to this skill. First, the default radius is not very large, which makes Taunt more favorable for far away targets. Second, it will override other friendly debuffs such as Curses, including very useful Life Tap and Decrepify. Last, while the effect with a single point investment is very significant, further investment is quite small, if linear.

Skill ProgressionEdit

Mana Cost: 5

Level 1234567891011
Monster Damage −25% −26% −27% −28% −29% −30% −31% −32% −33% −34% −35%
Monster Defense −50% −52% −54% −56% −58% −60% −62% −64% −66% −68% −70%
Duration 12 14.4 16.8 19.2 21.6 24 26.4 28.8 31.2 33.6 36
Level 12131415161718192025
Monster Damage −36% −37% −38% −39% −40% −41% −42% −43% −44% −49%
Monster Defense −72% −74% −76% −78% −80% −82% −84% −86% −88% −98%
Duration 38.4 40.8 43.2 45.6 48 50.4 52.8 55.2 57.6 72.6

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