Damage absorb on items?

Is there no way to put %damage absorb on items?

Like the way some exclusive skills and maiven’s sphere absorbs dmg?
I’d like to give all 2-handed melee weapons 5% damage absorb.

Copy pasting what I PM’d you for the public to see:

If the damage absorb thing turns out not to pan out, what you could do is assign a passive buff via Skill Augment -> itemSkillName (and give it no autocast controller). For items with procs you can just cut/paste the proc onto the buff with the same trigger OR create a dummy prefix that merely grants the proc/skill

Nope, no way to do it directly without a workaround like putting a granted skill or something.

Figured. I thought of the same solution. Welp, saving this change for last lol.