What is Control Impaired in Diablo 4?

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A Diablo 4 Barbarian under the effect of enemy control impaired debuff

D4 Control Impaired – The Diablo series has always been known for its diverse range of status effects, and the latest offering, Diablo IV (Diablo 4), continues this tradition. With a plethora of status effects, buffs, and debuffs, the game can admittedly get overwhelming for newcomers. One such effect to be aware of is ‘Control Impaired,’ which enemies can inflict on your character. In this article, we will delve into the details of Control Impaired, provide tips on how to handle it, and explore the various Skills and Aspects in Diablo 4 related to this effect.

Diablo 4 Control Impaired Explained

Control Impaired Duration Reduction Stat in Diablo 4 (D4)

Control Impaired is a status effect that indicates your character is under the effect of an enemy’s crowd-controlling ability. In Diablo 4, various control-impairing effects can impact your character’s movement and actions.

Below is a list of all such control-impairing effects currently in the game:

  • Chill
  • Daze
  • Fear
  • Freeze
  • Immobilize
  • Knockdown
  • Slow
  • Stun
  • Taunt
  • Tether

To counter these effects, your character has a stat called “Control Impaired Duration Reduction.” This stat, found in your class’s stats overview, represents the percentage by which the duration of enemy crowd-controlling abilities is reduced when applied to you.

How to Reduce Control Impaired in Diablo 4

Druid Class' Unrestrained Skill Reduces the Duration of Control Impairing Effects in Diablo 4 (D4)

When facing battles where you know that you will be facing frequent control impairing effects by enemies, take the following steps to mitigate their impact:

  1. Wear Gear with Control Impaired Duration Reduction: Equip gear with this affix to directly reduce the duration of enemy crowd control abilities.
  2. Make Use of the Unstoppable Effect: The Unstoppable effect grants total immunity to non-friendly Crowd Control (CC) effects, acting as a “full counter!” to control impairments.
  3. Employ Skills That Counter Control Impaired: Certain class-specific Skills can reduce the duration of control impairing effects or provide damage reduction while under their influence.
    • Below are the available Skills for each class:

Barbarian Control Impaired Skills

Quick ImpulsesPassiveReduce the duration of Control Impairing Effects by 6%.

Druid Control Impaired Skills

UnrestrainedPassiveReduce the duration of control impairing effects by 3%. Triple this effect while you have Fortify for over 50% of your Maximum Life.

Rogue Control Impaired Skills

Primary Blade ShiftUpgradeWhile Blade Shift is active, gain 15% to all Non-Physical Resistances and reduce the duration of incoming Control Impairing Effects by 20%.
Reactive DefensePassiveGain 4.5% Damage Reduction while inflicted with Control Impairing Effects.

Note: Necromancer and Sorcerer classes currently do not have any anti-control-impairing skills.

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