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What is Overpower Damage in Diablo 4? – Answered

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by Madison Benson
Overpower Damage in Diablo 4

As you defeat enemies in Diablo 4, you will see all kinds of numbers of various colors, sizes and values. Usually, you will see regular white numbers; Other times, you will spot orange, yellow or teal ones. These all signify different damage types, with one being Overpower damage. However, this type differs slightly from critical damage, so it is important to understand both to create powerful, optimized builds for your class. If you would like to learn more, continue reading to discover what Overpower damage is in Diablo 4.

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What is Overpower Damage in Diablo 4?

Overpower is one of several damage types that, once activated, significantly increase how much bonus damage you inflict onto enemies with one attack. It is similar to critical damage, but the two have a few differences. The main contrast is that Overpower damage has a fixed chance of activating and scales with specific stats, while critical chance rates can change.

Here is a quick summary of the Overpower damage stat:

  • Overpower has a fixed activation chance rate of 3% that you cannot change. You can, however, use weapon effects that guarantee Overpower attacks.
  • The Overpower effect grants extra damage to whichever skill you are using when it is activated.
  • Overpower scales with your Life and Fortify stats but has a base value of 50% and caps at 150%.
  • Damage over time, passive abilities and Channeled skills cannot Overpower at all.
Diablo 4 Overpower Damage Descriptions
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You will know you are dealing Overpower damage to enemies when you see large blue-green numbers appearing on your screen. Critical damage, on the other hand, shows up as yellow numbers. It is also possible to deal Overpower Critical damage, shown as orange numbers, that combine both stats.

With this in mind, you can create builds that either maximize your Overpower damage or guarantee that certain skills activate it. You can also focus on critical chance and damage so that if you Overpower simultaneously, you will dish out huge bonus damage to whoever you are fighting. There are plenty of ways to utilize this stat, with these being just a few examples you can experiment with.

Diablo 4 will be available on June 6, 2023, on PC, PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, and Xbox Series X|S.

Madison Benson

Madison is a writer who has played video games for over twenty years. If she isn't playing games on her PC, she's likely hanging out with her dogs and rabbits.