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Weapon Block
Allows an Assassin to Block when using two claw-type weapons.
Class Assassin
Skill Tree Shadow Disciplines
Level 12
Prerequisites Claw Mastery
Damage Type None
Mana Cost None
Other Stats
  • Passive Skill (always active)
Synergies None
Weapon Block is an Assassin Skill in Diablo II.
  • Passive Effect: Allows an Assassin to Block when using two claw-type weapons.
  • Required Level: 12
  • Prerequisites: Claw Mastery
  • Gives synergy to: None
  • Receives synergy from: None


After developing this skill, an Assassin wielding two Claw-class weapons can use her blades to deflect incoming attacks, thus giving herself a defensive edge without using a shield. Weapon Block allows Assassins to use two Katar (or Claw Weapons) while still having Blocking. The effect of this ability will drop severely after a few points, though it is still worth putting at least 10 or 11 points into since even a 1% Increase in Blocking will provide a great amount of protection, but don't go overboard since later in the game you will most likely have a lot of +skill items that will take you a bit higher.

You will only block while standing still or attacking. Weapon Block does not work while walking or running.

The % blocking chance that Weapon Block offers is not affected by anything that would affect a shield's Block Chance; consequently, it is reliable regardless of the Assassin's character level, but her Dexterity and Chance to Block % items do not increase it either.

Weapon Block can defend against some magical attacks that regular blocking does not defend against.

Skill ProgressionEdit

Level 1234567891011
Chance to Block 26% 32% 36% 39% 42% 44% 46% 47% 49% 50% 51%

Level 12131415161718192025
Chance to Block 52% 53% 54% 55% 56% 56% 56% 57% 57% 58%
Assassin Skills
Martial Arts Tiger StrikeDragon TalonFists of FireDragon ClawCobra StrikeClaws of ThunderDragon TailBlades of IceDragon FlightPhoenix Strike
Shadow Disciplines Claw MasteryPsychic HammerBurst of SpeedWeapon BlockCloak of ShadowsFadeShadow WarriorMind BlastVenomShadow Master
Traps Fire BlastShock WebBlade SentinelCharged Bolt SentryWake of FireBlade FuryLightning SentryWake of InfernoDeath SentryBlade Shield

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