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Iron Maelstrom

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Iron Maelstrom is a Barbarian skill from the Ultimate skill tree. Its features are:


Iron Maelstrom

Activate three times to attach chains to each of your weapons and perform an attack:
First, your Two-Handed Bludgeoning weapon slams into the ground, dealing 60% damage and Stunning enemies for 2 seconds.
Next, your Two-Handed Slashing weapon swipes in front of you, dealing 20% damage and inflicting 24% Bleeding damage over 5 seconds.
Finally, your Dual Wield weapons swing around you, dealing 32% damage per hit.

Lucky Hit Chance: [24%
Damage: Physical Damage
Requires a Full Arsenal of weapons
Tags: Ultimate, Bludgeoning, Dual Wield


Prime Iron Maelstrom Upgrade

Prime Iron Maelstrom

Iron Maelstrom gains 30%[+] increased Critical Strike Chance and deals 40%[x] increased Critical Strike Damage.

Supreme Iron Maelstrom Upgrade

Supreme Iron Maelstrom

Dealing direct damage to an enemy after swapping weapons reduces Iron Maelstrom's Cooldown by 1 second.

Other Skills that work with Iron Maelstrom

The following skills either:

  • Create a condition Iron Maelstrom can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Iron Maelstrom creates
Defensive Tree
Strategic Ground Stomp

Reduce the Cooldown of your Ultimate skill by 2 seconds for each enemy damaged by Ground Stomp.

Requires point in Enhanced Ground Stomp.


Weapon Mastery Tree


Your Bleeding effects Slow Healthy enemies by 20%.

Damage: Physical Damage


Cut to the Bone

Your Bleeding effects deal 5%[x] increased damage to Vulnerable enemies.

Damage: Physical Damage

Ultimate Tree

Heavy Handed

While using Two-Handed weapons you deal 5%[x] increased Critical Strike Damage.

Damage: Physical Damage


Brute Force

Your Overpowers deal 8%[x] increased damage when using a Two-Handed weapon.

Damage: Physical Damage



Your Skills using Bludgeoning weapons deal 5%[x] increased damage if the enemy is Stunned (CC) or Vulnerable.

Damage: Physical Damage
Tags: Bludgeoning Passive



Lucky Hit: Skills using Bludgeoning weapons have up to a 10% chance to Stun (CC) enemies for 3 seconds, or up to a 15% chance when using a Two-Handed Bludgeoning weapon.
Damage: Physical Damage
Tags: Bludgeoning Passive

Key Passives Tree

Walking Arsenal

Dealing direct damage with a Two-Handed Bludgeoning, Two-Handed Slashing, or Dual Wielded weapons grants 12%[x] increased damage for 10 seconds.
While all three damage bonuses are active, you gain an additional 20%[x] increased damage and attack speed.

Damage: Physical Damage
Tags: Dual Wield, Bludgeoning Passive


Gushing Wounds

When causing an enemy to Bleed, you have a chance equal to your Critical Strike Chance to increase the Bleed amount by 140%[x] of your Critical Strike Damage bonus.
Overpowering a Bleeding enemy creates an explosion that inflicts 17% Bleeding damage over 5 seconds.

Damage: Physical Damage

Items that work with Iron Maelstrom

The following items either:

  • Grant a bonus when using Iron Maelstrom
  • Create a condition Iron Maelstrom can exploit
  • Exploit a condition Iron Maelstrom creates

Legendary Aspects

There are no Legendary Aspects that affect Iron Maelstrom.

Unique Items

There are no Unique Items that affect Iron Maelstrom.

Changes to Iron Maelstrom

Patch 1.0.3, June 27, 2023