For the Furbolg tribe, see Barkskin tribe.
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Barkskin is a druid ability learned at level 44 for those with either the Balance, Guardian, or Restoration specializations.

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Tips and tacticsEdit

  • This spell gives you the opportunity to cast a spell without suffering pushback.
  • This spell is especially useful for casting [Tranquility] and [Hurricane], as they are very expensive, and Tranquility in particular has a long cooldown. Even though you can still be interrupted by counterspell mechanics, Barkskin will allow the full duration of the spell to take place in lieu of damaging attacks.
  • Barkskin has no global cooldown, so you can add it into macros to cast it automatically when using the aforementioned skills, or any other combination, such as [Frenzied Regeneration] or [Enrage].
  • If you main tank Sartharion with drakes up, Barkskin will enable you to take Flame Breaths that would otherwise one shot you.
  • In PvP, using Barkskin when [Cheap Shot] or [Kidney Shot] by a rogue or [Hammer of Justice]d by a paladin may give you the edge to survive the encounter, especially if caught in caster form.


Patch changes Edit

  • Warlords-Logo-Small Patch 6.0.2 (14-October-2014): Barkskin is now available to Balance, Guardian, and Restoration Druids.
  • Cataclysm-Logo-Small Patch 4.0.6 (8-Feb-2011): Barkskin is no longer dispellable.; Druids can correctly cast Barkskin while silenced.
  • Wrath-Logo-Small Patch 3.0.8 (2009-01-20): Shield Wall, Barkskin, Guardian Spirit, and Divine Protection are now off the Global Cooldown.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.4.3 (2008-07-15): The cost of Barkskin is now reduced by Tree of Life Form.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.3.0 (13-Nov-2007): Barkskin cannot be used while under the spell effect of Cyclone.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.1.0 (22-May-2007): Barkskin now reduces all damage taken, with its duration reduced to 12 seconds and cooldown reduced to 1 minute. The tooltip has been adjusted to indicate this ability can be used while frozen, incapacitated, or cowering in fear. That functionality was already present, but not listed in the tooltip.
  • Bc icon Patch 2.0.3 (09-Jan-2007): Barkskin is now usable while stunned. Adjusted the tooltip for Barkskin to reflect the proper functionality.
  • WoW Icon 16x16 Patch 1.3.0 (07-Mar-2005): Added.

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