One of the most dangerous and mysterious of combat skills, the Iron Vortex is a deadly force to be reckoned with. The user rips open a swath in the fabric of time and space into an alternate reality that few know about. This causes a hole to be ripped open in the air, releasing a cyclonic storm of metal that slams into any foe, often leading to serious damage that can inflict dismemberment of limbs, severe lacerations and cuts, even decapitation. As the power of the skill grows, the metal grows larger and sharper. At later levels, the edges of the metal will become jagged and rough, increasing the chances of causing severe damage. At mastery level, the metal plates become rusted, invoking a chance to inflict tetanus upon any foe who happens to survive the sheer power of this attack. This skill has proven highly useful against soft opponents with minimal armor; although against mechanical opponents it appears to have an adverse effect as the metal scrapes together, resulting in a loud screeching noise. It has also been seen with those who have mastered this skill will forgo using the portal, and instead draw the metal from them, in the ground or from equipment, and have even summoned a twister of razor sharp metal to bear down right upon their foes, leaving nothing but a pool of whatever they were made out of.