Steel is a melee tank who uses his shield to protect his allies. Steel can use his shield defensively to block incoming damage or offensively as a means of crowd control.
Steel can take a ton of punishment with his Shield Block. Force Shield slows down all enemies and gives Shield to all allies that pass through it. Charge knocks enemies back in the direction he is moving. His Ultimate, Shield Slam allows Steel to jump into a group of enemies and knock up all of them.
Late game your ability to lock enemies down is crucial. When initiating a fight, target the enemy damage dealers and don't forget, Force Shield blocks enemy projectiles.
Card Focus: Basic Armor, Ability Armor and Health
Data in bold is the per level increase of that stat
Basic Attack Armor
Base Attack Time
1.2 (1.02128 at max level)
Melee basic attack dealing Basic Attack Damage
Basic Attack Damage: 58 Power Scaling: 0.6
Damage Increase per level: 1 Cleave Damage: 0.2
Steel's shield extends and blocks all non-AoE damage that passes through the shield. While deployed, Steel cannot turn, but can move normally otherwise. Attacking or reactivating will allow normal movement again.
Damage Block: 60%/70%/80%/90% Mana Cost: 50
Duration: 4/5/6/7 Cooldown: 12
Steel charges forward, dealing damage and knocking back any enemies he hits.
Charge Distance: 1600 Power Scaling: 0.8 Cooldown: 12
Ability Damage: 75/120/165/210 Mana Cost: 65/70/75/80
Passive: Grants Steel four stacks of Ability Armor. Taking Ability Damage removes one stack. Steel gains one stack every few seconds. This timer is reset whenever he takes new instances of Ability Damage.
Ability Armor per stack: 50/65/80/95 Stack Recharge Duration: 6/5/4/3
Max Stacks: 4
Steel slams down at a targeted area, knocking up all enemies, dealing damage and also applying a short Stun.
Stun Duration: 2 Power Scaling: 0.9 Cooldown: 90/75/60 Radius: 450
Ability Damage: 210/320/430 Mana Cost: 50/85/120 Range: 900
Beta players were able to go the Official Paragon website and use the 'Unlock Cards' feature that would allow them to select a Hero 'motivation', thus granting them an exclusive in-game hero specific items. The options for Steel are below.