War Cry

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War Cry is a Tactics Barbarian skill unlocked at level 28. This shout boosts the Barbarian's Fury, as well as the armor of the Barbarian and all nearby party members.

This is one of the Barbarian's shouts, and is easily the ugliest skill icon in the entire game.

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Background[edit | edit source]

War Cry in action.

A rallying cry that generates Fury and increases the armor of the Barbarian and all nearby party members.

This will not stack with Warcry's from other Barbarians. The last Warcry to be executed will apply, overwriting any previous ones.

Skill Rune Effects[edit | edit source]

Icon Name Stats (Hover over) Level Unlocked
Runea.png Hardened Wrath (Stats) 32
Runeb.png Veteran's Warning (Stats) 49
Runec.png Impunity (Stats) 60
Runed.png Charge! (Stats) 35
Runee.png Invigorate (Stats) 41

Skill Design[edit | edit source]

This skill was introduced at Blizzcon 2010. There are currently no visuals available for the skill, and no reports on it from demo players. It was revealed in the skill tree.

Synergies[edit | edit source]

The following Barbarian passive provides a benefit to War Cry, runed or not:

Development[edit | edit source]

War Cry was available in the Blizzcon 2010 demo, but the Barbarian had no points invested in it, and there are no gameplay reports describing it.

Skill tiers were removed for the July 2011 Press Event, allowing skills to unlock steadily from levels 1 to 30. Consequently, all skill levels were adjusted and War Cry became a level 14 skill.

Beta[edit | edit source]

The Diablo III Beta started in September 2011, and while it ran, all of the skills continued to undergo extensive iteration. Skill changes varied from changing the levels the skills are unlocked, to changes in resource cost, damage, and even function. A few skills were removed altogether, and a few new ones were added. Also, the entire skill system received an overhaul with the Beta Patch 13 update in February 2012, with physical runes replaced by rune effects that automatically unlock at various levels for the different skills.

War Cry remained at level 14 when the beta started. With the Patch 13 changes, it was classified as a Tactics skill and bumped up to level 21. For the Beta patch 14, it was bumped up again, to level 28.

In Other Games[edit | edit source]

Although War Cry shares a name with Diablo II's Barbarian skill War Cry, this version is a completely different skill. D2's War Cry works more like Ground Stomp.

Media[edit | edit source]

War Cry can be seen in action on video here:

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