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Whirlwind (Diablo II)

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The Barbarian spins his weapons around him, striking everything in his path.
Class Barbarian
Skill Tree Combat Skills
Level 30
Prerequisites None
Damage Type Physical
Mana Cost 25
Other Stats
Synergies None

Whirlwind is a Barbarian Skill in Diablo II.


Of the Barbarian people, the Tribe of Thunder was the first to draw upon the primal forces of the weather. Tornadoes would ravage their plains as summer turned to the harvest season. The shaman of the tribe would interpret the tornadoes as an omen of evil during times of peace, and as a harbinger of great victory during wartime. Observing the strength of the whirlwind, these Barbarians learned to emulate the swirling mélange of the cyclone in their attacks. As time went on and the tribes intermingled, the ability to attack in the manner of the whirlwind was passed down to all of the Barbarian people.

General InformationEdit

  • Active Effect: The Barbarian spins his weapons around him, striking everything in his path.
  • Required Level: 30
  • Prerequisites: None
  • Gives synergy to: None
  • Receives synergy from: None

It is his best skill simply for the fact that it deals massive bonus damage, and has the ability to cut a path through as many enemies as you can see and it hits them all depending on your Attack Rating.

When you first add points to Whirlwind, it is a little weak in the sense that it starts at a negative bonus to your damage. You must add a few more points to start to gain a positive damage bonus.

Whirlwind on Monsters
Whirlwind will hit all monsters, for the speed of your weapon, and as long as you have sufficient attack rating. A common problem with Whirlwind used to be that Oblivion Knights would cast Iron Maiden on a Barbarian before or during a Whirlwind and kill him. This is no longer an issue as of the latest patch since Obl. Knights no longer cast Iron Maiden.

Whirlwind on Players
On Casters, this attack usually deals a lot of damage, and will hit often unless the enemy is of a much higher level or has very high defense.

On Melee characters such as Paladins and Barbarians, who will have max block and high armor, Whirlwind users may consider using two melee weapons to deal the extra damage needed because Whirlwind also allows you to dual-wield.

Skill ProgressionEdit

Level 1234567891011
Bonus Damage -50% -42% -34% -26% -18% -10% -2% 6% 14% 22% 30%
Bonus Attack 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50%
Mana Cost 12.5 13 13.5 14 14.5 15 15.5 16 16.5 17 17.5

Level 12131415161718192025
Bonus Damage 38% 46% 54% 62% 70% 78% 86% 94% 102% 142%
Bonus Attack 55% 60% 65% 70% 75% 80% 85% 90% 95% 135%
Mana Cost 18 18.5 19 19.5 20 20.5 21 21.5 22 24
Barbarian Skills
Warcries HowlFind PotionTaunt ShoutFind ItemBattle CryBattle OrdersGrim WardWar CryBattle Command
Combat Skills BashLeapDouble SwingStunDouble ThrowLeap AttackConcentrateFrenzyWhirlwindBerserk
Combat Masteries Sword MasteryAxe MasteryMace MasteryPolearm MasteryThrowing MasterySpear MasteryIncreased StaminaIron SkinIncreased SpeedNatural Resistance

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