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What is Barrier

A temporary additional barrier of protection that can be gained through certain skills and items worn.

What does Barrier Look Like

The player's Health Orb shows a blue hue indicating there is an active Barrier. As the Barrier effect depletes you'll see the blue hue drain.

Blue hue indicates Barrier is active.
Blue hue indicates Barrier is active.

Monsters with the Status Effect Barrier have their names surrounded in a blue hue which reduces as the Barrier runs out.

Diablo 4 Barrier Status Effect on Monster
The blue hue around their name means a Barrier is active.

Which Skills Grant Barrier

Only the Barbarian, Druid and Sorcerer have skills which grant or improve Barrier.


Iron skin

Iron Skin

Steel yourself, gaining a Barrier that absorbs 50% of your missing Life for 5 seconds

Cooldown: 14.0 seconds

Enhanced Iron Skin

Iron Skin absorbs +10% more Missing Life.

Requires point in Iron Skin.

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Tactical Iron Skin

While Iron Skin is active, restore Life equal to 10% of the Barrier's original amount per second.

Requires point in Enhanced Iron Skin.


Earthen Bulwark


Basic Description

Name Description
Barrier Barriers absorb damage from all sources up to a specified amount.