Battle Command

Class: Barbarian (Diablo II)
Required Level: 30
Skill Tree: Warcries
Requires: Howl, Shout, Battle Orders
Cost: 11 Mana

Increases the Barbarian's and nearby allies' skills by one.

Damage Type: Physical
Synergies: Shout, Battle Orders

Battle Command is a Barbarian Skill in Diablo II.


Using this skill a Barbarian can examine the abilities of his companions and, during battle, determine how best the group should apply their various skills. It is this skill as well as their natural abilities as leaders that are gradually shedding the long held stereotype that the Barbarian people are merely ignorant savages.

General InformationEdit


Battle Command

Battle Command buff active

Battle Command benefits all those affected by increasing all their skills by one. Placing additional points into Battle Commands only lengthens its duration.

Increased skill levels benefits any class, and Battle Command is arguably the most useful of all Warcries. Battle Orders, with its large increases to Mana and Life, is sometimes more useful in dangerous situations.

Casting Battle Command while the Barbarian is under its effect (i.e. recasting after the first cast) makes it benefit from itself, giving an additional duration bonus. This is also true for other beneficial warcries - Battle Command should be cast first (twice), then other Warcries.

Skill ProgressionEdit

Mana Cost: 11

Note that the durations in the table may seem deceptive, as the synergies with Shout and Battle Orders increase its duration by at least 10 seconds.

Level 1234567891011
Duration 5s 15s 25s 35s 45s 55s 65s 75s 85s 95s 105s
Level 12131415161718192025
Duration 115s 125s 135s 145s 155s 165s 175s 185s 195s 245s
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