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Barrier

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Barrier generation creates a virtual shield that protects against damage to an amount determined by skills and items. Once the timer has expired or the Barrier points have been depleted through damage taken the damage will start to reduce your health.

What does Barrier Look Like

The player's Health Globe shows a blue hue indicating there is an active Barrier. The Barrier value can not be greater than your Base Life.

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.

Other Skills that work with Barrier

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

Barbarian

Defensive Tree
Iron skin

Iron Skin

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

Damage: Physical

Cooldown: 14 seconds

Tags: Defensive

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Enhanced Iron Skin

Iron Skin's Barrier absorbs 20% more of your Maximum Life.

Requires point in Iron Skin.

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Tactical Iron Skin

While Iron Skin is active, Heal for 10% of the Barrier's original amount as Life per second.

Requires point in Enhanced Iron Skin.


Druid

Defensive Tree
earthen bulwark

Earthen Bulwark

Rocks surround you for 3 seconds, granting a Barrier that absorbs 45% of you Base Life in damage.

Type: Nature Magic

Cooldown: 16 seconds

Lucky Hit Chance: 30%

Tags: Defensive, Nature Magic, Earth

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Innate Earthen Bulwark

Rock shrapnel flies outward when Earthen Bulwark is destroyed or expires, dealing 30% to surrounding enemies. This damage is increased by Barrier bonuses.


Sorcerer

Core Tree
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Greater Ice Shards

While you have a Barrier active, Ice Shards always receives its bonuses against Frozen enemies.

Defensive Tree
flame shield

Flame Shield

Engulf yourself in flames for 2 seconds, Burning surrounding enemies for 40% damage per second.

While Flame Shield is active, you are Immune.

Cooldown: 20 seconds

Enchantment Slot Effect

Flame Shield automatically activates when you take fatal damage. Can only happen once every 120 seconds.

Damage: Fire

Lucky Hit Chance: 35%

Tags: Defensive, Pyromancy

ice armor

Ice Armor

A Barrier of ice forms around you for 6 seconds, absorbing 30% of your Base Life in damage. While Ice Armor is active, 5% of your damage dealt is added to Barrier.

Cooldown: 20 seconds.

Enchantment Slot Effect

Upon getting hit, you have a 5% chance to apply Ice Armor.

Tags: Defensive, Frost

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Mystical Ice Armor

Damage against Vulnerable enemies contributes 50% more to Ice Armor's Barrier.

Conjuration Tree
Protection
Protection

Using a cooldown grants 10 / 20 / 30% of your Maximum Life as a Barrier for 3 seconds.

Requires a point in Align the Elements.

Mastery Tree
Icy Veil

Icy Veil

Your Barriers have a +8% increased duration.

Cold Front
Cold Front

While you have a Barrier active, you apply x 8% / 16% / 24% more Chill.

Requires point in Icy Veil.

Ultimate Tree
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Prime Deep Freeze

When Deep Freeze ends, gain 10% of your Base Life as a Barrier for 6 seconds for each enemy you Froze while it was active.


Items that work with Barrier

The following items either:

  • Grant a bonus when using Barrier
  • Create a condition Barrier can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Barrier creates


Legendary Aspects

Aspect of the Deflecting Barrier
Defensive While you have a Barrier active, there is a 7 - 13% chance to ignore incoming direct damage from Distant enemies.

Helm, Chest, Pants, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

Lost Keep
(Map)
Hawezar All
Aspect of the Protector
Defensive Damaging an Elite enemy grants you a Barrier absorbing up to [# - #] damage for 10 seconds. This effect can only happen once every 30 seconds.

Helm, Chest, Pants, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

Lost Archives
(Map)
Fractured Peaks All
Conceited Aspect
Offensive Deal x 15 - 25% increased damage while you have a Barrier active.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction All
Aspect of Mending Stone
Defensive The duration of Earthen Bulwark is increased by 6 seconds. In addition, killing an enemy with Earth Skills replenishes [X] of your active Earthen Bulwark's Barrier.

Helm, Chest, Pants, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

Sealed Archives
(Map)
Dry Steppes Druid
Aspect of Shielding Storm
Defensive Each time that Bone Storm damages an enemy, gain a Barrier equal to 2 - 5% of your Base Life for 10 seconds.

Helm, Chest, Pants, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Necromancer
Snap Frozen Aspect
Defensive Each Chilled or Frozen enemy you Evade through grants you a Barrier that absorbs [# - #] damage for 5 seconds, absorbing up to a maximum of [# - #] damage.

Helm, Chest, Pants, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Rogue
Aspect of Fortune
Utility Your Lucky Hit Chance is increased by 10 - 20% while you have a Barrier active.

Helm, Chest, Gloves, Boots, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

N/A Extraction Sorcerer
Storm Swell Aspect
Offensive You deal 21 - 30% increased damage to Vulnerable enemies while you have a Barrier.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

Onyx Hold
(Map)
Dry Steppes Sorcerer


Barrier Affixes

Affixes that affect Barrier appear on the following gear types.

Barrier Affixes appear on the following gear
Attribute Amulet Ring Helm Chest Legs Off-Hand
Barrier Generation
[7 - 14%]
Small Tick Check
Small Tick Check
Small Tick Check
Small Tick Check
Small Tick Check
Lucky Hit Chance while you have a Barrier
[X%]
Small Tick Check
Small Tick Check
When injured, your Potions also grant X% Maximum Life as a Barrier
[#]
Small Tick Check


Barrier Glyphs

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Poise

Rare: Druid

Bonus:

  • Grants + 25% (lvl 1) - 125% (lvl 21) bonus to all Rare nodes within range.

Additional Bonus:

  • You have a 30% chance when Shapeshifting to gain a Barrier that absorbs 15% of your Maximum Life in damage for 6 seconds.

Requirements: 25 Dexterity (in radius range)

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Protector

Rare: Druid

Bonus:

  • Grants + 25% (lvl 1) - 125% (lvl 21) bonus to all Rare nodes within range.

Additional Bonus:

  • You gain 15% Damage Reduction while you have an active Barrier.

Requirements: 25 Intelligence (in radius range)

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Reinforced

Rare: Sorcerer

Bonus:

  • Grants + 25% (lvl 1) - 125% (lvl 21) bonus to all Rare nodes within range.

Additional Bonus:

  • You gain 15% Damage Reduction while you have an active Barrier.

Requirements: 25 Willpower (in radius range)


Barrier Gems

Diamonds provide a boost to Barrier Generation when placed in Armor.

  • Crude - 3%
  • Chipped - 3.5%
  • Normal - 4%
  • Flawless - 4.5%
  • Royal - 5%


Name Description
Barrier A temporary additional barrier of protection that can be gained through certain skills and items worn. To boost your defense in combat and help with survivability, seek items or skills that provide additional Barrier protection.