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Death Blow

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Death Blow is a Barbarian skill from the Weapon Mastery skill tree.

Death Blow

Death Blow

Attempt a killing strike, dealing 120% damage to enemies in front of you.

If this kills an enemy, the Cooldown is reset.

Requires any complete Arsenal weapon

Damage: Physical

Cooldown: 15 seconds

Lucky Hit Chance: 50%

Tags: Weapon Mastery


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Enhanced Death Blow

Death Blow deals 150% increased damage to Bosses.

Requires point in Death Blow.

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Fighter's Death Blow

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

Requires point in Enhanced Death Blow.

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 affect Death Blow

Basic Tree
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Combat Bash

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

Requires point in Enhanced Bash.


Weapon Mastery Tree
Expose Vulnerability

Dealing Direct Damage with a Weapon Mastery skill causes your next Core Skill to make enemies Vulnerable for 1/2/3 seconds.

Requires point in No Mercy or Slaying Strike.


Items that affect Death Blow

There are specific items that will boost Death Blow in some way.

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 [37% - 55%] chance to Stun them for [2] seconds.

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

Extraction Barbarian

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

Unique Items



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: Two-Handed Mace

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.

Affixes: - Item Power 725

Changes to Death Blow

Patch 1.1.0a, July 18, 2023

  • Enhanced Death Blow - Damage bonus to Bosses increased from 100% to 150%.