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Death Blow

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Death Blow is a Barbarian skill from the Weapon Mastery skill tree. Its features are:

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Death Blow

Attempt a killing strike, dealing 120% damage to enemies in front of you.
If this kills an enemy, its Cooldown is reset.

Lucky Hit Chance: 50%
Damage: Physical Damage
Requires any complete Arsenal weapon
Tags: Weapon Mastery

Upgrades

Enhanced Death Blow Upgrade

Enhanced Death Blow

Death Blow deals 150%[x] increased damage to Bosses.

Fighter's Death Blow Upgrade

Fighter's Death Blow

If Death Blow damages at least one enemy, gain 20 Fury.

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Warrior's Death Blow

If Death Blow damages at least one enemy, gain Berserking for 3 seconds.

Requires point in Enhanced Death Blow.


Other Skills that work with Death Blow

The following skills either:

  • Create a condition Death Blow can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Death Blow creates
Basic Tree
Combat Bash Upgrade

Combat Bash

After Critically Striking 4 times with Bash using a Two-Handed weapon, your next Core or Mastery Skill will Overpower.

Skill

Weapon Mastery Tree
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Expose Vulnerability

Dealing direct damage with a Mastery skill causes your next Barbarian_Skill_Tree#Core|Core Skill to make enemies Vulnerable for 1 second.

Damage: Physical Damage
Passive


Items that work with Death Blow

The following items either:

  • Grant a bonus when using Death Blow
  • Create a condition Death Blow can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Death Blow creates

Legendary Aspects

Weapon Master's Aspect
Utility Your Weapon Mastery Skills have an additional Charge.Lucky Hit: Damaging an enemy with a Weapon Mastery Skill has up to a [40 - 55]% chance to Stun (CC) them for 2 seconds.

Helm, Chest, Gloves, Boots, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Barbarian

* Extraction means the Legendary Aspect can be removed from any found Legendary item at the Occultist.

Unique Items

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Overkill

The malformed snake creatures that live in the swamps are not content with simply killing their prey. They seem to take a malicious pleasure from inflicting as much suffering as possible before death.


Type: Ancestral Unique Two-Handed Mace
Class: Barbarian

Description: Death Blow creates a shockwave, dealing [24 - 38]% of its Base damage to enemies. Enemies who die to this effect also reset Death Blow’s Cooldown.

  • +105.0% Overpower Damage

Affixes: (Item Power 925)
  • +[21.0 - 35.0]% Physical Damage
  • +[84.0 - 126.0]% Overpower Damage
  • +[42.0 - 70.0]% Damage to Injured Enemies
  • +[3 - 4] to Death Blow


Changes to Death Blow

Patch 1.1.0a, July 18, 2023