Twisted Barricade is a Hex in Dark Souls 2. To cast a Hex, you must use a staff/chime or Special Weapons that can cast Hex.
"A hex that distorted local space.
For a brief moment, spells are deflected.
Hexer Gilleah never took an apprentice, making it unclear how his spells were passed down.
It is even possible that hexes originated from another source entirely.
- This spell is located in Doors of Pharros. Gyrm's Respite bonfire. Proceed through the dungeon til you reach the ladder. At the top of the ladder to the left should be a corpse holding the hex.
- Creates a barrier which deflects spells for 1.5 seconds, it is unaffected by Lingering Dragoncrest Ring.
- The stronger version of this spell is Repel