Iron Bull sure talks a lot of smack for someone who keeps dying all the time.
But actually, he shouldn’t. The Iron Bull is a reaver; a damage dealer who, compared to champions and templars, is a bit fragile. I mean the man doesn’t even wear armor, so it’s kind of understandable. But he shouldn’t be dying all the time.
The problem with The Iron Bull is that he has a lot of berserk abilities and there’s a lot of berserk gear lying around for him. Berserk gives you a modest increase in damage dealt alongside a huge increase in damage taken.
So if one of your characters — including The Iron Bull — is dying a lot, it’s probably because they have berserk as an attribute on their armor or weapons.
Of course, berserk gear is available for everyone, so this is also the answer to “Why is Cassandra always dying?” and “Why is Blackwall always dying?” Berserk is so broken that it could almost be a developer joke. There are times when it’s useful, but they are greatly outweighed by the times that it will totally just kill you.