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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%

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