Disorienting Barbs is an ability introduced in Insect Invasion that causes a creature to release a flurry of barbs whenever it is attacked, removing the Herding and Pack Hunter bonuses of any enemies struck by them. It is similar to Deflection Armour, but does not deal damage.

This ability is only practical when given to melee creatures, as ranged and artillery attackers are less likely to come into close combat with foes. A player would do well to have at least one creature with Disorienting Barbs in their army, or they may have trouble standing up to powerful Pack Hunter enemies or taking down bulky Herds.

Animals with this abilityEdit

Porcupine (Tail)

Tarantula (Tail)