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Increases the defense of friendly units.
Class Barbarian
Skill Tree Warcries
Level 6
Prerequisites Howl
Damage Type None
Mana Cost 6
Other Stats
Synergies None

Shout is a Barbarian Skill in Diablo II.


Barbarian warriors are born to command in battle. When a warrior learns this skill he can raise his voice above the din of combat to shout warnings of impending blows to his comrades in arms. This will alert them in time to allow them to guard against the incoming attack.

General InformationEdit

Shout greatly increases the Barbarian and his nearby allies' defense rating for a period of time. This is useful if grouping with classes with low armor, such as Necromancers or Sorceresses, to increase their survivability. It is also very useful for characters with high armor (such as Paladins) to improve their tanking ability.

Placing points into Shout, especially when its synergies are taken care of properly, can often reduce the need to place more than one point into Iron Skin, due to a greater bonus to the hero's Defense than Iron Skin itself provides, and the fact that when used, all friendly entities, players or otherwise, receive the bonus. The only concern one would have going this way is that eventually, the skill must be refreshed, otherwise, the Defense could suddenly fade away at critical moments. While it is possible to combine Iron Skin and Shout together, the 40 points needed to maximize their benefits are rather costly on the 110 points one would have at lv. 99 + all bonus points for all Difficulty levels.


Skill ProgressionEdit

Level 1234567891011
Defense Bonus 100% 110% 120% 130% 140% 150% 160% 170% 180% 190% 200%
Duration 20s 30s 40s 50s 60s 70s 80s 90s 100s 110s 120s
Level 12131415161718192025
Defense Bonus 210% 220% 230% 240% 250% 260% 270% 280% 290% 340%
Duration 130s 140s 150s 160s 170s 180s 190s 200s 210s 260s

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