Iron bear problems

I can’t seem to activate IB even with skills equipped, I can activate on sanctuary but not in battle. Any ideas?

I’ll ask just for safety, but does it give you any error? Like “not enough space”?

No nothing like that. I am pretty new to the game so I may be missing something

Occasionally Iron Bear won’t deploy in battle. Usually has to do with where you are. Uneven ground, or near certain terrain. Usually not an issue if you are out in the open with nothing going on.