Just read the new patch :
And sadly nothing about the buggy Whirlwind.
Edit - 01/03/2022 - New patch - New update - Still No words about broken Whirlwind
We are reporting this since more than 6 months.
At the current state Whirlwind is bugged that makes Barbarian more or less unplayable.
Some of those problems have been reported since ALPHA and nothing is fixed yet.
ALPHA Report : DHA Review - Bugs/issues report - Beta - Bug Report - Diablo 3 Forums
BETA Report : DHA Review [Beta] - Report Bugs/Issues - Beta - Bug Report - Diablo 3 Forums
Detailled Bug Report about Whirlwind by aaronoob : Whirlwind is Broken [Video]
Repost of the video by aaronoob
My youtube for more infos and tests : https://youtube.com/c/DHAPvP
- Whirlwing “bugs” and broken ALT (display items) hotkey - FIXED IN PATCH 2.4
When you teleport on your ennemy (or opponent in PvP) and then swith to whirlwind, you have 90% chance to make an unwanted whirlwind namelock on your opponent or his pets/summons.
That will force you to whirlwind until you hit him then interrupt your action.
And most of the time if the opponent is going away it will lead to a “whirlwind bug” - you will follow your opponent until you hit and then the bug occurs
- D2 LOD ww bug : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygLjLsgTcZA
- D2R ww bug : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ocbzZAikSw
In D2 LOD, we could use the hotkey ALT (Display items) to fix and avoid this problem. Indeed, Holding Alt prevents you from interacting with anything besides items on the ground. For example, you could talk to NPCs or enter TPs while holding Alt.
And for whirlwind barbarian, you could not target an ennemy - no more unwanted namelock and ww bugs.
But in D2R, ALT hotkey is broken. When you hold it, you still interact with everything and so you still hit monsters/opponents.
This is a real problem because of the way Whirlwind works. It’s a skill that you hold, it’s a “travelling” skill that make multiples damage by travelling through ennemy.
How to fix this ?
- Whirlwind should be UNTARGETABLE. It’s a non sense that you can target ennemy with whirlwind.
- ALT hotkey should be fixed, not only for whirlwind but for every unwanted interactions. The only thing you want to do when you hold ALT (Display items) is to actualy pick up items, not to target monsters etc.
- Hit registry - STILL NOT FIXED
In D2 LOD, Whirlwind will immediatly register hits when engaging the skill.
That means you could do multiples damage in a row with short whirlwinds.
(PvP combo : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LwE7WRG8HSw)
In D2R, Whirlwind does not seems to register the first few frame attakcs. That means a short whirlwind does nothing to an ennemy.
- Whirlwind animation STILL NOT FIXED
Something is wrong with the D2R WW animation. In D2 LOD you could hold whirlwind in a row.
In D2R, when you hold it, it stops and repeats.
That means sometimes ennemy or opponent in PvP can hit you between two whirlwind animation. And that leads to problem Number 4.
- Visual Desynch/bug STILL NOT FIXED
Explained in aaronoob video.
A visual desynch may occur when a player receives damage between two whirlwind animation.
Please, can you fix our beloved Barbarian ?