The unique affix only triggers off blocked melee and ranged attacks; ground-based damage and spells do not work. If the character also carries a shield (which is only achievable through Kanai's Cube or Heavenly Strength), it will both increase the effective block chance and empower all blocks (not just its own). For maximum effect, one may combine it with items like Justice Lantern or Akarat's Awakening.
Stats (Level 70)Edit
Legendary Two-Handed Sword
- 1730.4–1795.7 Damage Per Second
- (1205–1251)–(1804–1872) Damage
- 1.15 Attacks per Second
- +6–10% Damage
- Grants a 15-20% chance to block attacks. Blocked attacks inflict 30% less damage. After blocking an attack, your next attack inflicts 30% additional damage.
- One of 3 Magic Properties (varies):
- +3 Random Magic Properties
"Long ago, the demon Vi'inaz and his brother Eboeth were terrible foes of the High Heavens, though they bickered constantly. In later times, Vi'inaz alone was seen wielding a sword wrapped in demon flesh, with a still-beating heart pumping black blood along its sharp-spined length. Talus'ar does not record the fate of Eboeth, but I do not place our foes above perverse fratricide." —Archangel Ithereal[sic]