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SteelskinSpell, Duration, Guard
Mana Cost: (4-16)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Requires Level 4Applies a buff which can take some of the damage from hits for you before being depleted. Shares a cooldown with other Guard skills.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed
Base duration is 1.5 seconds
70% of Damage from Hits is taken from the Buff before Life or Energy Shield
Buff can take (54-2209) Damage
This Skill's Cooldown does not recover during its effect
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Steelskin skill icon.pngSteelskin inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Level: 5
Purchase Costs
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom
Sell Price
1x Scroll Fragment
Miscellaneous
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemSteelskin

Steelskin is a guard skill that grants the user a buff that absorbs incoming hits for a short period of time.

Skill functions and interactions

All Guard skills

Below are the 5 skill gems with the Guard gem tag:

Skill gemStr.Dex.Int.Lvl.
Arcane CloakArcane CloakSpell, Duration, Guard, Lightning
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 4.00 sec
Requires Level 16Spends a portion of your mana to grant a buff that takes some of the damage from hits for you until depleted. The buff grants added lightning damage based on the amount of mana spent by this skill. Shares a cooldown with other Guard skills.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Skill Effect Duration
Base duration is 3 seconds
75% of Damage from Hits is taken from Buff before your Life or Energy Shield
Buff can take Damage equal to Mana Spent by this Skill's effect
Spends (45-64)% of current Mana
Buff grants Added Lightning Damage equal to (10-14)% of Mana Spent by this Skill's effect
This Skill's Cooldown does not recover during its effect
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Arcane Cloak skill icon.png
N/AN/Ayes16
Immortal CallImmortal CallSpell, Duration, Guard
Mana Cost: (21-36)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Requires Level 34Take less Physical and Elemental Damage for a short time. Consumes up to 5 Endurance Charges to lengthen the buff and further lessen Physical Damage taken. Shares a cooldown with other Guard skills.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Skill Effect Duration
Base duration is 1 seconds
(25-34)% less Elemental Damage taken
(25-35)% less Physical Damage taken
15% less Physical Damage taken per Endurance Charge removed
20% increased Buff Duration per Endurance Charge removed
This Skill's Cooldown does not recover during its effect
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Immortal Call skill icon.png
yesN/AN/A34
Molten ShellMolten ShellSpell, AoE, Duration, Fire, Physical, Guard
Radius: 15
Mana Cost: (8-12)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 4.00 sec
Requires Level 4Applies a buff that adds to your armour, and can take some of the damage from hits for you before being depleted. When the buff expires or is depleted, the skill deals reflected damage to enemies around you based on the total damage that was taken from the buff. Shares a cooldown with other Guard skills.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Skill Effect Duration
Base duration is 3 seconds
Buff grants +(50-858) to Armour
75% of Damage from Hits is taken from the Buff before your Life or Energy Shield
Buff can take Damage equal to 20% of your Armour, up to a maximum of 10000
Reflects (100-3000)% of Damage taken from Buff as Fire Damage when Buff expires or is depleted
This Skill's Cooldown does not recover during its effect
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Molten Shell skill icon.png
yesN/AN/A4
SteelskinSteelskinSpell, Duration, Guard
Mana Cost: (4-16)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Requires Level 4Applies a buff which can take some of the damage from hits for you before being depleted. Shares a cooldown with other Guard skills.Per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Cooldown Recovery Speed
Base duration is 1.5 seconds
70% of Damage from Hits is taken from the Buff before Life or Energy Shield
Buff can take (54-2209) Damage
This Skill's Cooldown does not recover during its effect
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Steelskin skill icon.png
yesN/AN/A4
Vaal Molten ShellVaal Molten ShellVaal, Spell, AoE, Duration, Fire, Physical, Guard
Souls Per Use: 50 (N) /
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Soul Gain Prevention: 14.000 sec
Cooldown Time: 0.50 sec
Requires Level 4Applies a buff that raises your armour, and takes some of the damage from hits for you before being depleted. Each second, the skill deals reflected damage to surrounding enemies based on the damage taken by the buff in that second. When the buff is removed, the skill deals reflected damage to enemies around you based on the total damage that was taken by the buff. You cannot have the buff at the same time as any other Guard skill.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Skill Effect Duration
Base duration is 9 seconds
Buff grants +(25-429) to Armour
(30-35)% of Damage from Hits is taken from the Buff before your Life or Energy Shield
Buff can take Damage equal to 30% of your Armour, up to a maximum of 30000
Reflects (300-9000)% of Damage taken from Buff as Fire Damage each second,
or when Buff expires or is depleted
Buff grants (20-29)% more Armour
Modifiers to Skill Effect Duration also apply to this Skill's Soul Gain Prevention
Corrupted
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Vaal Molten Shell skill icon.png
yesN/AN/A4

Gem level progression

LevelLvl.strengthMana
Cost
Buff Damage CapExp.Total Exp.
141645400
2620566841841
39275863,0993,940
4123361097,43311,373
51641714522,89534,268
62050718849,72583,993
72458824095,714179,707
828679302169,595349,302
9327510376283,759633,061
10368310464453,9961,087,057
11409211568703,1281,790,185
1244100126911,061,2232,851,408
1348109128352,065,8704,917,278
14521171310052,507,1107,424,388
15551231411522,573,7319,998,119
16581301413177,611,35117,609,470
176113615150213,437,90831,047,378
186414215171125,052,14756,099,525
196714816194643,869,43699,968,961
2070155162209242,081,178342,050,139
2172159172403N/AN/A
2274N/A172611N/AN/A
2376N/A182837N/AN/A
2478N/A183080N/AN/A
2580N/A183342N/AN/A
2682N/A193624N/AN/A
2784N/A193928N/AN/A
2886N/A194257N/AN/A
2988N/A204610N/AN/A
3090N/A204991N/AN/A
3191N/A205192N/AN/A
3292N/A205401N/AN/A
3393N/A215618N/AN/A
3494N/A215842N/AN/A
3595N/A216076N/AN/A
3696N/A216318N/AN/A
3797N/A216569N/AN/A
3898N/A226829N/AN/A
3999N/A227099N/AN/A
40100N/A227379N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
6The FoxThe Fox6Level 20 Gem"Masters of wit, strength and cunning. To survive the harsh winters, you must be like the fox."
- Ezomyte Proverb
random level 20 gemAutomatic
13The CataclysmThe Cataclysm13Level 21 Spell Gem
Corrupted
The mighty warriors traded in blows, the nimble archers in arrows, yet it was the brazen thaumaturgists who would bring catastrophe to all.
random corrupted level 21 Spell gemAutomatic
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise3Superior Gem
Quality: +20%
"I swore to use my position to help the people. What good is power when it just accumulates on the already-powerful?" - Erasmus, Imperial Gemcutter
random superior gem (Q20)Automatic

Quest reward

This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1

Vendor reward

This item can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Breaking Some Eggs
Act 1
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Steelskin:

ItemLimitRadiusStats

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Steelskin.

NameFor generated item/monster modifiers the minimum item/monster level respectively. Some generation types may not require this condition to be met, however item level restrictions may be raised to 80% of this value.StatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Steelskin Additional Physical Damage Reduction 166Steelskin grants 8% additional Physical Damage Reductionhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Steelskin Additional Physical Damage Reduction 275Steelskin grants 12% additional Physical Damage Reductionhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Steelskin Damage Limit 166Steelskin Buff can take 30% increased amount of Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Steelskin Damage Limit 275Steelskin Buff can take 45% increased amount of Damagehelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
3.11.0
  • Fixed some bad visual interactions between Steelskin and several glowy cosmetics.
3.7.4
  • Added Labyrinth Enchantments
3.7.0
  • Steelskin has been added to the game.

References