2.4.3 hidden change to Whirlwind Damage/AR

Instead of WW starting at -50% Enhanced Damage and gaining 8% ED per level, it now starts at 30% ED and gains 5% ED per level. It also starts with 50% Attack Rating now.

Cool change to benefit early investment into the skill, at level 25+ it deals less damage than it used to but I think it’s fine since you generally don’t reach a WW level higher than 30 or so anyways.

Credit to Kabryxis/Warren for scanning the game files for hidden changes.

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That shouldn’t be in the skill tooltip in game?

Ah by hidden I meant it wasn’t in the patch notes, the change is reflected on the ingame tooltip.

Ahhhaaaa ok. That’s a cool little surprise. :grin:

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Probably something that they did last minute, and will update come 2.5 with the next round of balance updates.

I’m going to have to check out how my full IK WW Barb does on non ladder once I finish this run with my ladder Bowa.

Now classic WW is even more OP lul


It’s been awhile since I’ve played my Ik Barb, but it did seem like he was faster whirlwinding. Seemed a bit easier to control too.

at the skill its true, but not at the display (C)
i lost over 100dmg with my lancer, even the ww skill is better…
may they changed somethin at the weaponskill?

Odd. Anyone else see anything like this?

Something snuck in. Apologies!

We are amending the notes with this bit

Whirlwind: Improve the skill at lower levels.
Starting damage% increased from -50 to +30.
Damage% per level reduced from +8 to +5.
Starting Attack increased from 0 to +50.


Great, now give us a big shared stash at classic and start to think of the consequences for classic when you change the balance for everyone.


i checked exactly before (20 baseskill)
it was 105% AR and 118% DMG
now i got 145% AR and 125% DMG
but i lost on my lancer over 100dmg - dno why
may they changed somethin at the weaponskill? - didnt checkd that before…

Can you keep these changes to expansion please? The last thing classic barb needed was a WW buff. Though please give us a shared stash.


and tell us now, why i do over 100dmg less at ww!?^^
and like bahgeraut said: add the shared stash to classic too
it wasnt in the “OLD” xpac included! - its new, so we want it also!


Just so you know there is a bug in the game that makes people’s items vanish - it’s caused by the save file limit being 8MB - if someone has too many small items it goes over the limit and the items are poofed.


becouse a skill with one of the lowest damage coefficients it definitely needed to be reduced … Gg.


Maybe early levels. It’s not much of a change once ya max WW.

Real question is how does the IAS changes affect classic…

Classic offline is completely horrendous without a shared stash…

Why is muleing only permitted on LOD?

Get us a shared stash or tcp/ip hosting for offline.


I second this don’t know why classic players get ignored

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