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Breakpoints [FBR / FHR / FCR / FRW / IAS]

In Diablo 2, a second is divided into 25 frames. As a result, every action (animation) is measured in these frames. By reaching certain breakpoints, you increase the speed of the animations.

Recommended breakpoints will be marked red.

It is worth mentioning that further suggestions are rather PvP-oriented, yet they are pretty similar to PvE ones.

FBR

FBR stands for Faster Block Rate. When you get hit with physical damage, you have a chance to block it (if you have a shield). During the block animation, other physical attacks don't deal any damage.

The maximum possible block is 75%. While running, the breakpoint is cut by 2/3 and becomes 25%. So, in most cases, it is better to walk and not to run. While walking the block is still 75%.

Assassin's unique skill Weapon Block only works when she is standing still or using WW. WB does not work while running or walking.

Block's animation length is different for every character. By reaching certain breakpoints, you'll be able to shorten this animation and, as a consequence, receive less damage.

Character Weapon / Skill / Form Block Frames
17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Amazon 1H swinging weapon (*) 0 4 6 11 15 23 29 40 56 80 120 200 480
Other weapons 0 13 32 86 600
Assassin all 0 13 32 86 600
Barbarian all 0 9 20 42 86 280
Druid Human form 0 6 13 20 32 52 86 174 600
Bear form 0 5 10 16 27 40 65 109 223
Wolf form 0 7 15 27 48 86 200
Necromancer all 0 6 13 20 32 52 86 174 600
Paladin normal 0 13 32 86 600
with Holy Shield 0 86
Sorceress all 0 7 15 27 48 86 200
Character Weapon / Skill / Form 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1
Block Frames

(*) 1-handed swinging weapons include 1-handed axes, clubs, 1-handed maces, orbs, scepters, 1-handed swords, 2-handed swords wielded in one hand, throwing axes, and wands.

FBR recommendations:

Amazon: Stormshield (Eld) = 35 (32)
Assassin: Stormshield (Eld) = 35 (32)
Barbarian: Stormshield (Shael) = 55 (42)
Druid: Stormshield (Shael) = 55 (52)
Necromancer: Stormshield (Shael) = 55 (52)
Paladin: Sacred Targe + Holy Shield = 0 (0)
Sorceress: Witstan's (Shael) = 60 (48)

FCR

FCR is Faster Cast Rate. By reaching certain breakpoints, you increase spell casting speed.

For different builds, the recommendations are different, so I will explain the most popular builds below this table.

Character Skill / Form Casting Frames
23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7
Amazon all 0 7 14 22 32 48 68 99 152
Assassin all 0 8 16 27 42 65 102 174
Barbarian all 0 9 20 37 63 105 200
Druid Human 0 4 10 19 30 46 68 99 163
Bear form 0 7 15 26 40 63 99 163
Wolf form 0 6 14 26 40 60 95 157
Necromancer Human 0 9 18 30 48 75 125
Vampire 0 6 11 18 24 35 48 65 86 120 180
Paladin all 0 9 18 30 48 75 125
Sorceress Lightning / Chain Lightning 0 7 15 23 35 52 78 117 194
other spells 0 9 20 37 63 105 200
Character Skill / Form 23 22 21 20 19 18 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7
Casting Frames

FCR recommendations:

Amazon: no need

Assassin:

  • Ghost: Circlet (20) + TO (20) + Arach (20) + Ring (10)= 70 (65)
  • 102 Block sin: Hoto (40) + Circlet (20) + Magefists (20) + Arach (20) + Ring (10)= 110 (102)
  • C/C Sin: Griffon's Eye (25) + Craft Amul (20) + Magefists (20) + Arach (20) + 2x Rings (20) = 105 (102)
  • W/S Sin: Hoto (40) + Spirit (35) + Circlet (20) + Craft Amul (20) + Magefists (20) + Arach (20) + 2x Rings (20)= 175 (174)

Barbarian:

  • BvA: Magefists (20) + Arach (20) = 40 (40)
  • BvC: Circlet (20) + Magefists (20) + Arach (20) + Rare Ring (10) = 65 (63)
  • DR BvC: Circlet (20) + Magefists (20) + Craft Amul (20) + Craft Ring (10) = 65 (63)

Druid:

  • Block Druid: Hoto (40) + Craft Amul (10) + Magefists (20) + Arach (20) + Ring (10)= 100 (99)
  • Pelt Dudu: SB (50) + Spirit (35) + Magefists (20) + Arach (20) + 2x Craft Rings (20) = 165 (163)
  • Hoto Dudu: Hoto (40) + Spirit (35) + Circlet (20) + Craft Amul (20) + Magefists (20) + Arach (20) + Ring (10)= 165 (163)

Necromancer:

  • Block Necro: Hoto (40) + Circlet (20) + Craft Amul (20) + Arach (20) + Magefists (20) + Ring (10) = 130 (125)
  • Non-block Necro: White (20) + Spirit (35) + Magefists (20) + Arach (20) + Ring (10) = 125 (125)

Paladin:

  • Block: Hoto (40) + Spirit (35) + Craft Amul (20) + Magefists (20) + Ring (10)= 125 (125)
  • Non-block: Hoto (40) + Spirit (35) + Circlet (20) + Craft Amul (10) + Arach (20) = 125 (125)

Sorceress:

  • Fire: Rare Orb (20) + Spirit (35) + Tiara (20) + Craft Amul (20) + Belt (10) = 105 (105)
  • Block Fire: Rare Orb (20) + Viper (30) + Tiara (20) + Craft Amul (20) + Arach (20) = 110 (105)
  • Cold: DF (20) + Spirit (35) + Magefists (20) + Arach (20) + Ring (10) = 105 (105)
  • Block Cold: DF (20) + Magefists (20) + Arach (20) + Ring (10) = 65 (65)
  • Lightning: Rare Orb (20) + Spirit (35) + Viper (30) + Griffon (25) + Belt (10) = 120 (117)
  • Block Lightning: Eschuta's (40) + Viper (30) + Griffon (25) + Amul (10) + Arach (20) = 125 (117)

FHR

After dealing a certain amount of damage, you have a chance to trigger FHR - Faster Hit Recovery. During this animation, the enemy tries to "recover" after being hit and he can't do anything.

Character Equipped weapon Hit Recovery Frames
17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2
Amazon all 0 6 13 20 32 52 86 174 600
Assassin all 0 7 15 27 48 86 200
Barbarian all 0 7 15 27 48 86 200
Druid; Human form 1H swinging weapon (*) 0 3 7 13 19 29 42 63 99 174 456
Other weapons 0 5 10 16 26 39 56 86 152 377
Druid; Bear form all 0 5 10 16 24 37 54 86 152 360
Druid; Wolf form all 0 9 20 42 86 280
Necromancer; Human form all 0 5 10 16 26 39 56 86 152 377
Necromancer; Vampire form all 0 2 6 10 16 24 34 48 72 117 ? ? ? ?
Paladin Spears and staves 0 3 7 13 20 32 48 75 129 280
Other weapons 0 7 15 27 48 86 200
Sorceress all 0 5 9 14 20 30 42 60 86 142 280
Character Equipped weapon 17 16 15 14 13 12 11 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2
Hit Recovery Frames

(*) 1-handed swinging weapons include 1-handed axes, clubs, 1-handed maces, orbs, scepters, 1-handed swords, 2-handed swords wielded in one hand, throwing axes, and wands.

FHR starts at 1/16th hp loss of health for most skills (1/8 for Bone Spear, GA, and some others) and increases, the larger the percentage of HP you take down is as follows:

37.5% of the time, if it deals 1/16th of your max HP
75% of the time, if it deals 1/8th of your max HP
100% of the time, if it deals 1/4th of your max HP

For Bone Spear:

37.5% of the time, if it deals 1/8th of your max HP
75% of the time, if it deals 1/4th of your max HP
100% of the time, if it deals half of your max HP

After analyzing this, we can make several useful conclusions:

No Bugbelt:

  • In NvD at Spear dmg = 5900 - Druid should have >3980 hp to reduce the chance of getting FHR'd from 75% to 37.5% (8 sorb Spirit)
  • In NvB at Spear dmg = 5900 - Barb should have >8024 hp to reduce the chance of getting FHR'd from 37.5% to 0%
  • In DvB at Nado dmg = 5900 - Barb (40 fcr) with 46% DR should have >8656 hp to reduce the chance of getting FHR'd from 37.5% to 0%
  • In DvB at Nado dmg = 5900 - Barb (65 fcr) with 47% DR should have >8496 hp to reduce the chance of getting FHR'd from 37.5% to 0%

Bugbelt:

  • In NvD at Spear dmg = 6065 - Druid should have >4092 hp to reduce the chance of getting FHR'd from 75% to 37.5% (8 sorb Spirit)
  • In NvB at Spear dmg = 6065 - Barb should have >8248 hp to reduce the chance of getting FHR'd from 37.5% to 0%
  • In DvB at Nado dmg = 6086 - Barb (40/65 fcr) with 50% DR should have >8272 hp to reduce the chance of getting FHR'd from 37.5% to 0%

FHR recommendations:

Amazon: no need (if you think they need it, try to reach a breakpoint of 32)

Assassin:

  • C/C Sin: SD (30) + Claw (7) + GC (12) = 49 (48)
  • W/S Sin: Spirit (55) + SD (30) + SC (5) = 90 (86)

Barbarian:

  • BvC: 6x SC = 30 (27)
  • BvC:Tiara 2x Shael (40) + 2x SC (10) = 50 (48)
  • DR BvC: Dungo (10) + CoA (30) + 2x SC (10) = 50 (48)

Druid:

  • Wizzy Druid: Spirit (55) + SD (30) + Wizzy (10) = 102 (86)
  • Pelt Druid: Spirit (55) + SD (30) + Pelt (10) + SB (7) = 102 (99)
  • HotO Druid: Spirit (55) + Craft Boots (10) + 2x GC (24) + 2x SC (10) = 99 (99)

Necromancer:

  • Spirit (55) + Craft Boots (10) + GC (12) + 2x SC (10) = 87 (86)

Paladin:

  • Non-block: Spirit (55) + Fists (30) + SC (5) = 90 (86)
  • Block: Spirit (55) + CoA (30) + Dungo (10) = 95 (86)

Sorceress:

  • Fire: Spirit (55) + Boots (10) + 3x 7fhr Jewels in Tiara and Orb (21) = 86
  • Cold: Spirit (55) + Boots (10) + 3x 7fhr Jewelss in Tiara and Orb (21) = 86
  • Lightning: Spirit (55) + Boots (10) + 3x 7fhr Jewelss in Tiara and Orb (21) = 86

FRW

It's pretty easy — the more FRW you have, the faster you run. But diminishing returns, so don't overdo it.

FRW recommendations:

Amazon:

  • Circlet (30) + WT (30) + SC (21+) = 125+ <minimum
  • Circlet (30) + WT (30) + SC (33) = 159 <maximum, full invent of 3frw/20ar/20hp

Assassin:

  • Enigma (45) + SD (30) + BoS (18+) = 135 + BoS
  • Enigma (45) + SD (30) + Circlet (30) + BoS (18+) = 165+ <good to overstack Clay Golem's slow and walk Spirits/Spears

Barbarian:

  • Enigma (45) + Gore's (30) + Increased Speed (42+) = 117+
  • Enigma (45) + Gore's (30) + Circlet (30) + Increased Speed (42+)= 147+ <good to overstack Clay Golem's slow and walk Spirits

Druid:

  • Enigma (45) + Boots (30) + Circlet (30) = 105

Necromancer:

  • Enigma (45) + Boots (30) + Circlet (30) = 105

Paladin:

  • Enigma (45) + WW (20) + Vigor = 65 + Vigor
  • Enigma (45) + Boots (30) + Circlet (30) = 95 + Vigor <good to overstack Clay Golem's slow and walk Spirits/Spears

Sorceress:

  • Fire: Enigma (45) + Boots (30) + Circlet (30) = 105
  • Cold: Enigma (45) + Boots (30) + Circlet (30) = 105
  • Lightning: Enigma (45) + Boots (30) + Circlet (30) = 105

IAS

IAS is Increased Attack Speed. We still reach breakpoints as we did before.

If you haven't found something you were looking for, then use this IAS calc.

IAS recommendations:

Amazon:

  • GA, Multiple Shot; GMB, 15 lvl Fanaticism
IAS attack speed [ticks] attacks per second
0 11 2.27
6 10 2.5
22 9 2.77
46 8 3.12
92 7 3.57

Circlet (45) + Gloves (20) + HL(20) + Nosferatu's (10) = 95 (92)

  • Fury, Bolt; Matriarchal Javelin
IAS attack speed [ticks] attacks per second
0 14 1.78
6 13 1.92
16 12 2.08
30 11 2.27
52 10 2.5
89 9 2.77

Javelins (40) Circlet (45) + Gloves (20) + HL(20) + Nosferatu's (10) = 135 (89)

  • Fury, Bolt; Stygian Pilum
IAS attack speed [ticks] attacks per second
0 15 1.66
9 14 1.78
18 13 1.92
30 12 2.08
48 11 2.27
75 10 2.5
125 9 2.77

Javelins (40) Circlet (45) + Gloves (20) + HL(20) + Nosferatu's (10) = 135 (125)

Assasin:

There is a detailed guide on how to reach 9 frames for trap laying speed here.

For DC and DT simply use BoS. IAS will always be close to maximum (unless Clay Golem's slow. but you will lose too much trying to stack his slow, so don't even try to).

Barbarian:

  • Whirlwind; Grief BA + Beast BA, 9 lvl Fanaticism - 34+ on each BA
  • Whirlwind; Grief BA + Stormshield - 34+
  • Berserk; Grief BA + Beast BA, 9 lvl Fanaticism
IAS attack speed [ticks] attacks per second
0 12 2.08
6 11 2.27
20 10 2.5
44 9 2.77

Grief BA (40) + HL (20) = 60 (44)

  • Berserk; Grief BA + Beast BA, 9 lvl Fanaticism, Clay Golem's slow
IAS attack speed [ticks] attacks per second
52 13 1.92
72 12 2.08
102 11 2.27
152 10 2.5
259 9 2.77

If you prefer to kill with Zerk - you might try to overstack IAS against Clay Golem's slow to get 11 frames

Grief BA (40) + Circlet (20 fcr, 3x 15/40)(45) + HL (20) = 105 (102)

Paladin:

  • Smite; Grief Phase Blade - 34 lvl Fanaticism
IAS attack speed [ticks] attacks per second
0 7 3.57
6 6 4.16

We easily reach it cause Grief spawns 30-40 IAS.

  • Smite; Grief Phase Blade 40 IAS - 34 lvl Fanaticism, Clay Golem's slow
IAS attack speed [ticks] attacks per second
20 8 3.12
46 7 3.57
102 6 4.16

You might wanna put a 15 IAS jewel in your Circlet for 7 frames.

  • Smite; Grief BA 40 IAS - 32/34 lvl Fanaticism
IAS attack speed [ticks] attacks per second
15 7 3.57
50 6 4.16

You might wanna put a 15 IAS jewel in your Circlet (or use 20% IAS Gloves) for 6 frames.

  • Smite; Hoto Scourge - 20 lvl Fanaticism
IAS attack speed [ticks] attacks per second
0 8 3.12
6 7 3.57
35 6 4.16

You better use Fanaticism + Bloodfists if you are using Smite against Necro.

Bloodfists (10) = 10 (6)

Good Luck and Have Fun!

Wish you good luck in all your endeavors!

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