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How to use Crowd Control in Diablo 4

What is Crowd Control in Diablo 4 and how do I use it?

Critical Strike Chance or Vulnerable, Crowd Control in Diablo 4 is an umbrella term used for many different status effects. So, if you’ve come across abilities or gear that give you a boost to damage against Crowd Controlled enemies, here is what Crowd Control is in Diablo 4 and how to use it.

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Diablo 4: What is Crowd Control?

Crowd Control in Diablo 4 is any enemy that has Slow, Immobilize, Stun, Knockback, Knockdown, Taunt, Fear, Tether, Daze, Chill, or Freeze. These are all the status effects that fall under the Crowd Control category — so whenever you see Crowd Control, it’s talking about yourself, allies, or enemies, that are affected by one of these 11 debuffs.

Diablo 4: How to use Crowd Control

Diablo 4 Crowd Control
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While you can effectively use the best Frost Sorcerer build to Crowd Control enemies since you have Freeze and Chill at your disposal, all classes have Crowd Control elements in their arsenal.

For example, the best early-game Druid build can utilize Wind attacks to Knockback enemies, Rogues can use bow attacks to Tether enemies, and you can get caught in an enemy rune circle and get Fear. So, you use Crowd Control by using the specific debuff in your class’s toolkit.

Diablo 4: When to use Crowd Control

A quick note on Crowd Control — usually, Crowd Control debuffs work best on groups of enemies instead of elites or bosses. Elites and bosses are a lot harder to Crowd Control since they are so big and powerful. That said, you can still Crowd Control elites and bosses with the right build, like with the best early-game Necromancer build, but Crowd Control is generally best used on crowds of enemies.

Now that you know how Crowd Control works, you know exactly what’s getting a damage bonus when you get passive abilities and gear that boost your Crowd Control damage. Now, you can move on to a more complicated task like farming Governing and Tuning Stones.


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