|Improves Overall Defense|
|Skill Tree||Combat Masteries|
|Other Stats||Passive Skill (always active)|
The harsh grasslands of their homeland offer the Barbarian people little refuge from the elements. Constant prolonged exposure to the sun, wind, rain and other elements has toughened their skin to the resilience of natural leather.
Iron Skin is useful for Barbarians that might find themselves on the front lines. It will bolster his total defense by 30% at level 1 and provides 10% more per point afterwards, allowing him the options of more offensive equipment while still retaining a good chance at avoiding the damage of melee/ranged physical attackers.
Having a % bonus to defense has some implications on your hero. On one hand, skills like Shout and Defiance, while still being effective, begin to slide off in terms of effectiveness the higher level of Iron Skin the Barbarian has, because they do not take the effects of Iron Skin into consideration. On the other hand, effects that lower your Defense by a %, like Conviction, also begin to lose effectiveness because the effects do not take Iron Skin into consideration as well.
| Warcries — Howl • Find Potion • Taunt • Shout • Find Item • Battle Cry • Battle Orders • Grim Ward • War Cry • Battle Command|
Combat Skills — Bash • Leap • Double Swing • Stun • Double Throw • Leap Attack • Concentrate • Frenzy • Whirlwind • Berserk
Combat Masteries — Sword Mastery • Axe Mastery • Mace Mastery • Polearm Mastery • Throwing Mastery • Spear Mastery • Increased Stamina • Iron Skin • Increased Speed • Natural Resistance