For the Barbarian skill in Diablo III of the same name, see War Cry (Diablo III).
War Cry

Class: Barbarian (Diablo II)
Required Level: 30
Skill Tree: Warcries
Requires: Howl, Taunt, Shout, Battle Cry, Battle Orders
Cost: 10 Mana

Damages and stuns enemies.

Damage Type: Physical
Synergies: Howl, Taunt, Battle Cry

War Cry is a Barbarian Skill in Diablo II.


Summoning the ancient powers known to his people, a Barbarian warrior can call on his spirit animal and lash out at his enemies with a cry that halts them in their tracks-a powerful anguish rising to burn the depths of their being. It is this skill that gives rise to the legends of Barbarians being able to sap the life from a creature with a single word.

General InformationEdit


  • Gives Synergy to: None
  • Receives synergy from:

War Cry's Stun ability makes it a useful spell to create opportunities for the user. Being an Area of Effect skill, this is especially powerful when surrounded on all sides. While War Cry deals some damage, the amount is too minor for it to be an effective killing skill past Normal mode (especially considering its rather high mana cost). War Cry is least useful when fighting bosses, who are almost always alone and are barely affected by stun.

Skill ProgressionEdit

Level 1234567891011
Damage 20–30 26–32 32–42 38–48 44–54 50–60 56–66 62–72 69–79 76–86 83–93
Stun Duration 1s 1.2s 1.4s 1.6s 1.8s 2s 2.2s 2.4s 2.6s 2.8s 3s
Mana Cost 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20
Level 12131415161718192025
Damage 90–100 97–107 104–114 111–121 118–128 126–136 134–144 142–152 150–160 191–201
Stun Duration 3.2s 3.4s 3.6s 3.8s 4s 4.2s 4.4s 4.6s 4.8s 5.8s
Mana Cost 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 34
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