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D2R Ladder: Discussion on changes to Cooldowns
May 24, 2022

Source: MMOWTS

Before the official start of Ladder, Blizzard mentioned the changes to Cooldowns in the description of patch 2.4, especially the cancellation of all shared cooldown delays, which is very worthwhile to discuss the content of career balance adjustments.

Cooldowns are one of the most common concepts in MMORPGs, also known as Casting Delay. It refers to the time from the next time the skill is allowed to be released after the player completes the implementation of the skill. During this time, the spell is in a cumulative state and cannot be used.

Before patch 2.4, all cooldowns in Diablo 2 Respawn were shared, which meant that the cast delays several abilities. Such as Druid's Armageddon and Hurricane, were linked, and if the player chose to use one of them, it would block the use of another skill while the Cooldown is in effect. As one of the important factors that players need to consider when facing the enemy, although Casting Delay can limit the continuous release of some overly powerful skills, many players are also frustrated.

After the 2.4Patch adjustment, players will not be limited by shared cooldown delays. Especially for the Ladder season, the freedom to use skills has also been greatly increased. In addition, some career skills have also reduced or removed Cooldowns:

1. Cooldown for Amazon's Plague Javelin has been reduced from 4 seconds to 1 second.

2. Cooldown for Amazon's Valkyrie has been reduced from 6 seconds to 0.6 seconds.

3. Cooldowns for both Assassin's Shadow Warrior and Shadow Master have been reduced from six seconds to 0.6 seconds.

4. Cooldown of Druid's Molten Boulder was reduced from 2 seconds to 1 second.

5. Cooldowns from Druid's Armageddon and Hurricane have been removed.

6. Cooldown of Paladin's Fist of the Heavens has been reduced from 1 second to 0.4 seconds.

7. Cooldown from Sorceress's Hydra has been removed.

The above classes have been tweaked to greatly enhance the playability, and many Ladder players have chosen their builds. Moreover, using D2R Ladder Items such as various efficient Runewords based on the reduced restrictions of Cooldowns can help players take advantage of their careers to a greater extent.

MMOWTS will keep updating with news and guides about Diablo 2 Resurrected Ladder, so stay tuned to us.

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