How does Crowd Control work in Diablo 4?

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September 21, 2023: Here is everything you need to know about crowd control in Diablo 4.

In this article, we are going to explain how crowd control works in Diablo 4. This mechanic is a very important part of your character’s combat capabilities, so it'll be useful to fully understand it.

Also, your enemies can utilise this mechanic too, so it'd be helpful to know its effects. Therefore, in this article, we will tell you about how Crowd Control works in Diablo 4 plus how to use it.

But if you are looking for more information about the game, make sure to check out our guide on how to level up fast in Diablo 4. Additionally, we've got an article on how big the Diablo 4 map is.

What is Crowd Control in Diablo 4?

Basically, Crowd Control is a debuff that prevents your enemies or your character from moving, attacking, casting spells, etc. So, they allow you to “control” your opponents by blocking their abilities or movement.

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What Crowd Control effects exist in Diablo 4?

There are various crowd control effects that you can inflict on your abilities. Here is a list of some of the most common ones:

  • Stun – Completely disables your enemies.
  • Freeze – Completely disables your enemies.
  • Slow – Slows down your enemies.
  • Daze – Prevents your enemies from attacking and casting spells.
  • Rooted – Prevents your enemies from moving.
  • Knock Back – Pushes your enemies away from you.

As you can see, some effects completely disable your enemies, while others do it only partially. However, those that are more effective usually do not last long.

How to inflict Crowd Control effects

There are lots of ways to control your enemies in Diablo 4. Barbarians have various skills that inflict Stun on anyone you hit. Sorcerers prefer to Freeze or Slow their enemies, while Rogues can Daze or even Root their opponents with special traps.

Each character has some Crowd Control abilities, and you should learn how to utilise them.

When should you use Crowd Control in Diablo 4?

This ability allows you to disable your opponents and make them vulnerable. You should have a couple of skills that can inflict such effects in your arsenal. They will help you handle various situations where your enemies outnumber you.

Can enemies inflict Crowd Control effects?


Yes, they can. There are lots of different enemies that can Stun, Freeze, or Knock Back your character. If you encounter such an opponent, you will need to be careful and focus on killing them first.

Can you remove Crowd Control effects from your character in Diablo 4?

Fortunately, the answer to this is also yes. Melee characters like Barbarian have various abilities and passive effects that allow you to become Unstoppable and remove Crowd Control effects. However, if you prefer to play a ranged character, then you will need to be more careful.

But there you have it, that’s all you need to know about Crowd Control in Diablo 4. If you are looking for more content, then be sure to check out our guide on how to get Whispering Keys in Diablo 4.

For more articles like this, take a look at our Guides and Diablo 4 page.