Double Strike

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Double Strike is a Tier II skill from the Barbarian's Berserker Skill Tree, which gives the barbarian a chance to swing both weapons. It is the prerequisite of Slashing Strike.


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Background[edit]

Diablo III Skill [e]
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Double Strike

Passive, 5 ranks

Used by: Barbarian
Skill Description:
Gives a X% chance to swing with both weapons on every melee attack
Skill Details:
Type: Chance
Quantity: Chance per hit
Effect: Opportunity
School: Physical
Fury cost: None
Cast time: None
Duration: None
Cooldown: None
Synergies: None
Requires: N/A
Prereq of: Slashing Strike

The Barbarian sees opportunity where others do not, occasionally striking an enemy with both his weapons when such a chance occurs.


Skill Design[edit]

Double Strike is passive, giving the Barbarian a chance to swing both weapons at once. This means that when the chance activates (procs), you swing one of your weapons and then swing your other weapon without impairing or resetting the swing timer on the other weapon.

If we understand the term "swing" correctly, then it means this extra attack works like the normal attack, and has a chance to miss, to be blocked, to be parried etc. It also has chance to use effects on the weapon (Ice for example), if such exist and to deal damage somewhere between the minimum and the maximum as usual.

It becomes activated from the moment you spend a skill point into it. This skill is superb for dual wielding Barbarians of any character build. It is likely much more beneficial if the dual wielded weapons are high in damage instead of fast.


Skill Rank Table[edit]

(legend (A) = Assumed)

  • Rank: 1/5
    • Gives a 4% chance to swing with both weapons on every melee attack.
    • Fury Cost: None
  • Rank: 2/5
    • Gives a 8% chance to swing with both weapons on every melee attack.
    • Fury Cost: None
  • Rank: 3/5
    • Gives a 12% chance to swing with both weapons on every melee attack. (A)
    • Fury Cost: None
  • Rank: 4/5
    • Gives a 16% chance to swing with both weapons on every melee attack. (A)
    • Fury Cost: None
  • Rank: 5/5
    • Gives a 20% chance to swing with both weapons on every melee attack. (A)
    • Fury Cost: None


Synergies[edit]

  • None known.


Skill Rune Effects[edit]

  • None known.


Development[edit]

Double Strike was first seen in the BlizzCon 2008 demo. The earlier version had much lower proc rate to get a double swing than the version seen at BlizzCon 2009.



Media[edit]

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