Iron Skin
Level Required: 8
Skill Type: Defensive

Cooldown: 30 seconds

Your skin turns to iron, absorbing 50% of all incoming damage for 4 seconds.

Element: Physical

Runes for Iron Skin
Skill RunesLevelElement
Reflective Skin

While active, you deal 200% thorns damage to all attackers.

Steel Skin

Increase the duration to 7 seconds.

Explosive Skin

When Iron Skin expires the metal explodes off, dealing 1400% weapon damage to enemies within 12 yards.

Charged Up

Your metal skin is electrified, giving you a 20% chance to Stun enemies within 10 yards for 2 seconds.


If you take damage while Iron Skin is active, your movement speed is increased by 60% for 5 seconds and you can move through enemies unhindered.

Note: Information on this page is based on a level 70 Crusader.
Iron Skin Rune Popularity
  • This chart shows the popularity of the runes for the Iron Skin Crusader active skill. Select the blue bars for softcore data, the red bars for hardcore data, or view all the rune statistics in the table display.
  • These are the Iron Skin runes as chosen by level 70 Crusaders who are currently playing the Diablo III: Reaper of Souls on PC or Mac in patch 2.3. It can also guide Crusaders looking to pick the best Iron Skin runes in Diablo III: Ultimate Evil Edition on consoles - the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and Xbox One.
  • See other Crusader skill data in the Most Popular Crusader Builds and Skills charts.
Iron Skin Rune Popularity Chart
Popularity percentages for Iron Skin runes, as used by level 70 hardcore and softcore Crusaders. Hightlight the bars on the chart to see the percentages for each Iron Skin rune.
Iron Skin Rune Popularity Table
Popularity percentages for the Iron Skin runes used by level 70 softcore and hardcore Crusaders.
RuneSoftcore %Hardcore %
Steel Skin50.145.4
Reflective Skin2.53.3
Charged Up2.21.9
Explosive Skin2.12.9
Charts Last Updated: November 3, 2018
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