Does the Barbarian's Frenzy speed bonus affect other skills?

Bruce Connor
  • Does the Barbarian's Frenzy speed bonus affect other skills? Bruce Connor

    Given that increasing your attack speed increases your DPS, do other skills take advantage of this higher DPS?

    I thought they did, but I noticed that the speed increase from the Frenzy skill doesn't affect the Damage item shown in the character menu. So now I'm not sure. If I accumulate 5 Frenzy, and then perform a different special attack (e.g. Hammer of the Ancients), will it deal more damage than without the Frenzy?

  • Attack speed does not increase the damage of your abilities (normally, it may have some effect on cooldown skills), but what it does do is decrease the animation times for your abilities. (And for the record, it should also increase the Damage stat on the character pane)

    And the frenzy stacks definitely decrease the animation times.

    The underlying problem, I believe, is more generally that the Damage value in the character pane doesn't take into account the fury stacks (I assume because of their brief length), but if you expand the pane to show weapon speed, you will see that you do have the increased speed represented there.

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