Class: Barbarian (Diablo II)
Required Level: 6
Skill Tree: Warcries
Cost: 6 Mana
Increases the defense of allies.
Damage Type: Physical
Synergies: Battle Orders, Battle Command
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.
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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 it benefits all friendly beings within the radius. The only downside is that it needs to be refreshed periodically.