Returning to Greatness Blizzard inadvertently allowed Diablo IVs barbarians to

Returning to Greatness: Blizzard inadvertently allowed Diablo IV’s barbarians to return to absurd damage in a matter of seconds

Users of Blizzard Entertainment’s fantasy roleplaying game Diablo IV can’t get enough of the damage caused by the addition of the Barber’s Caged Heart (or just the Barber) in Season 1 and inadvertently the current 1.1.1 patch did he even stronger.

    Image Credit: Blizzard Entertainment

Image Credit: Blizzard Entertainment

A fix for the Barbarian’s berserk carnage aspect coupled with Barber’s near-unlimited potential has resulted in one of the weakest classes now dealing over 1 billion damage to the toughest boss in the game.

Barber’s Cage Heart causes a target receiving a critical hit to absorb that damage and all subsequent damage (damage accumulated is increased by 10% per second) before exploding, returning the damage taken to all nearby enemies.

IN update 1.1.1 Fixed an issue that prevented the barbarian from dealing bleed damage while berserk. The patch also secretly adjusted how certain skills interact with Barber.

Berserk now correctly applies Bleeding and its damage is properly multiplied by Barber. This allows players to activate the barber effect and cause enough bleeding that the final explosion will instantly destroy the boss.

streamers Rob2628 showed the newfound power of the Berserker and Barber duo using Uber Lilith as an example. The player requested the change “Absolute madness” and heralded the barbarian’s return to his former greatness.

Diablo IV is on PC (, PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series 1.1.0.

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