|Increases the defense of friendly units.|
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.
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 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.
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| 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