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With Patch 2.0 Some achievements were removed, some other achievements were added.

A couple of these new achievements are basically "Kill boss X without using crowd control".

What counts as crowd control? Does cold damage(wich slows) counts as crowd control? Or is it aimed for stuns or specific skills such as slow time?

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Cold doesn't count, I got the achievements while using Frozen Orb –  Mad Scientist Mar 16 at 7:12

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Crowd control spells are those which mass-stun/freeze or have specific debuffing, distracting or confusing the opponents to slip out of tight circumstances. If you use these, you cannot get the achievement. Slowing, chilling or burning effects do not count. For example, Slow Time can be used without limitation.

Some that I know of:


  • Ignore Pain
  • Ground Stomp


  • Frost Nova
  • Diamond Skin


  • Blinding Flash
  • Crippling Wave(*)
  • Seven-Sided-Strike w/ Pandemonium (stun effect)

Witch Doctor

  • Spirit Walk
  • Mass Confusion
  • Horrify

Demon Hunter

  • Smoke Screen
  • Shadow Power(*)

Also, having a freeze / stun property on your weapon or any other item also disqualifies you from the achievement. Even a 1% chance counts.

(*): Unsure of these. Have not tested yet.

There might also be more to add (Crusader, anyone?).

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Think it's mass stun or any stun? For example, Barbarian frenzy with the rune that procs a lightning stun. –  Troyen Mar 16 at 8:54
@Troyen I haven't tried it, but I suppose it is any kind of area stun. Whereas SSS-Pandemonium is one stun chance each hit, so I may be proven wrong. –  DrFish Mar 16 at 9:57
Does a wizards blizzard with the chance to freeze rune count as cc? –  z ' Mar 16 at 14:44
@z- no idea. I am inclined to say yes, though. It looks similar to seven sided strike with Pandemonium rune –  DrFish Mar 17 at 11:12
I have tested the "CC on Weapon", I noticed it about a week ago when playing on Hardcore. I did not get the achievement several times in a row until I noticed that my weapon had 1.6% chance to freeze. When I changed weapon I got the achievement. –  DiabloMonkey Mar 19 at 12:19

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