Iron Spiral is a Barbarian sword attack which releases a multiple flying swords in a spiral motion.
Although not the best at dealing single target damage like its cold counterpart (Deathgaze), it is very adept at killing multiple monsters at once. For leveling purposes, it remains inferior to Deathgaze mostly due to the skill's mechanics and the overall higher damage of axes.
Due to the skill only being around for a relatively short time, it has not undergone too many extraordinary changes in its lifetime. After its introduction it did not see any changes until Median XL 2017 1.0 where it required a sword, obtained lightning conversion and damage and attack rating buffs. In 1.1 a further increase to damage was made, elemental conversion was reduced, and the swords would always pierce. And finally in 1.3, like its other level 6 counterparts in the Barbarian's combat tree, a cooldown removable by putting hard points into the skill was added for balance reasons.
Attack - A vortex of blades shred the enemy
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The Iron Spiral skill is not found on any items yet except possibly Cornerstone of the World.
Median XL 2017
|1.3||Now has a 0.8 second cooldown that may be removed by investing 6 points into the skill.|
|1.1||Swords will now always pierce, weapon damage increased, hits per attack and elemental conversion reduced|
|1.0||Now requires a sword, damage greatly increased, now converts to lightning, added bonus to attack rating|
|XV||Skill was introduced as a brand new Barbarian skill.|