Steelskin

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SteelskinSpell, Duration, Guard
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (4-16) Mana
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: Instant
Applies a buff which can take some of the damage from hits for you before being depleted. Shares a cooldown with other Guard skills.Base duration is 1.5 seconds
This Skill's Cooldown does not recover during its effect
Buff grants Immunity to Bleeding
0% of Damage from Hits is taken from the Buff before Life or Energy Shield
Buff can take (54-2209) Damage
70% of Damage from Hits is taken from the Buff before Life or Energy Shield
Buff can take 0 Damage

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Cooldown Recovery RateSteelskin Buff can take 0.5% increased amount of DamageBuff grants +1% to all Resistances
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
Drop level: 5
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Skill Gem
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:

GemStr.Dex.Int.Required level
Arcane CloakArcane CloakSpell, Duration, Guard, Lightning, Arcane
Level: (1-20)
Cooldown Time: 4.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: Instant
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.Base duration is 3 seconds
Spends (45-64)% of current Mana
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
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

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
1% increased Skill Effect Duration
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
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (21-36) Mana
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: Instant
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.Base duration is 1 seconds
20% increased Buff Duration per Endurance Charge removed
This Skill's Cooldown does not recover during its effect
(25-34)% less Elemental Damage taken
(25-35)% less Physical Damage taken
15% less Physical Damage taken per Endurance Charge removed

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
1% increased Skill Effect Duration
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
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (8-12) Mana
Cooldown Time: 4.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: Instant
AoE Radius: 15
Applies 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.Base duration is 3 seconds
This Skill's Cooldown does not recover during its effect
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

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
1% increased Skill Effect Duration
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/A1
SteelskinSteelskinSpell, Duration, Guard
Level: (1-20)
Cost: (4-16) Mana
Cooldown Time: 3.00 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Cast Time: Instant
Applies a buff which can take some of the damage from hits for you before being depleted. Shares a cooldown with other Guard skills.Base duration is 1.5 seconds
This Skill's Cooldown does not recover during its effect
Buff grants Immunity to Bleeding
0% of Damage from Hits is taken from the Buff before Life or Energy Shield
Buff can take (54-2209) Damage
70% of Damage from Hits is taken from the Buff before Life or Energy Shield
Buff can take 0 Damage

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
0.5% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate
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/A1
Vaal Molten ShellVaal Molten ShellSpell, AoE, Duration, Fire, Physical, Vaal, Guard
Level: (1-20)
Cooldown Time: 0.50 sec
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Souls Per Use: 50
Can Store 1 Use(s)
Soul Gain Prevention: 14 sec
Cast Time: Instant
Applies 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.Base duration is 9 seconds
Modifiers to Skill Effect Duration also apply to this Skill's Soul Gain Prevention
Buff grants +(50-858) to Armour
(35-39)% of Damage from Hits is taken from the Buff before your Life or Energy Shield
Buff can take Damage equal to 0% of your Armour, up to a maximum of 0
0% 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 when Buff expires or is depleted
Reflects 0% of Damage taken from Buff as Fire Damage each second,
or when Buff expires or is depleted

Additional Effects per 1% Quality:
1% increased Skill Effect Duration
CorruptedPlace 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/A1

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired StrengthMana
Cost
Buff Damage CapExp.Total Exp.
141645400
2620566841841
392758630993940
412336109743311373
5164171452289534268
6205071884972583993
72458824095714179707
828679302169595349302
9327510376283759633061
103683104644539961087057
114092115687031281790185
12441001269110612232851408
13481091283520658704917278
145211713100525071107424388
155512314115225737319998119
1658130141317761135117609470
17611361515021343790831047378
18641421517112505214756099525
19671481619464386943699968961
2070155162209242081178342050139
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

Gem quality

TypeStats (per 1% quality)Weight
Superior0.5% increased Cooldown Recovery Rate50
AnomalousSteelskin Buff can take 0.5% increased amount of Damage100
DivergentBuff grants +1% to all Resistances100

Item acquisition
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Steelskin can drop anywhere.

Recipes

Steelskin can be created from the following recipes:

AmountPartDescriptionMeta
13The CataclysmThe CataclysmThe Cataclysm card art.png13Level 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 gemA
6The FoxThe FoxThe Fox card art.png6Level 20 Gem"Masters of wit, strength and cunning. To survive the harsh winters, you must be like the fox."
- Ezomyte Proverb
Random level 20 gemA
8Dying AnguishDying AnguishDying Anguish card art.png8Level 19 Gem
Alternate Quality: +19%
Moribund, he gazed upon the journey taken as blood trickled down his chin. His eye closed on the city ahead that he would never call home.
Random level 19 gem with 19% alternative qualityA
8The HookThe HookThe Hook card art.png8Level 21 Gem
Alternate Quality: +23%
Corrupted
Every obsession began with a single, innocent taste.
Random corrupted level 21 gem with 23% alternative qualityA
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise card art.png3Gem
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 gem with 20% qualityA
1Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorStack Size: 10Adds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing {0} monsters
Right click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
Shift click to unstack.
Random gem with 1–20% qualityA
1The VoidThe VoidThe Void card art.png1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.Random divination card set exchangeA

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.LabyrinthStatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Steelskin Additional Physical Damage Reduction 166Merciless LabyrinthSteelskin grants 8% additional Physical Damage Reductionhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Steelskin Additional Physical Damage Reduction 275Eternal LabyrinthSteelskin grants 12% additional Physical Damage Reductionhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Steelskin Damage Limit 166Merciless LabyrinthSteelskin Buff can take 30% increased amount of Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Steelskin Damage Limit 275Eternal LabyrinthSteelskin Buff can take 45% increased amount of Damagehelmet 100
default 0

Alternate skill effects

Steelskin has the following alternate skill effects:

ItemEffect(s)
Stygian Steelskin EffectStygian Steelskin EffectSkill Gem EffectYour Steelskin becomes a Stygian Effect.Your Steelskin becomes a Stygian Effect.

Version history

Version Changes
3.16.0
  • Now has Buff grants Immunity to Bleeding.
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


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