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Iron Maiden

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Iron Maiden is a Necromancer skill from the Curse skill tree. Its features are:

Grants Player Exploits Condition
Pysical Dmg N/A

'Creates Condition' means this skill creates this condition i.e it could make a target Vulnerable that other skills can take advantage of. 'Exploits Condition' means this skill takes advantage of a condition, not necessarily of its own making. So for example another skill might Stun and this skill could take advantage of that.

Iron Maiden Details and Upgrades

Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden

Curse the target area. Enemies afflicted by Iron Maiden take 20% damage each time they deal direct damage. Lasts 10 seconds.

Damage: Physical

Essence Cost: 10

Tags: Curse, Corruption


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Enhanced Iron Maiden

Iron Maiden no longer costs Essence. Instead, gain 5 Essence for each enemy Cursed. Does not work with enemies already cursed with Iron Maiden.

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Horrid Iron Maiden

When at least 3 enemies are afflicted by Iron Maiden, its damage is increased by x 30%.

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Abhorrent Iron Maiden

Heal for 7% of your Maximum Life when an enemy dies while afflicted with Iron Maiden.

Items that work with Iron Maiden

The following items either:

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

Legendary Aspects

Aspect of the Damned
Offensive You deal x 40 - 50% increased Shadow Damage to enemies afflicted by both Decrepify and Iron Maiden.

Gloves, Offhand, 1H Weapon, 2H Weapon (+100%), Ring, Amulet (+50%)

Uldur's Cave
Kehjistan Necromancer
Torturous Aspect
Utility Iron Maiden is now also a Darkness Skill and deals Shadow damage. Enemies afflicted by your Iron Maiden have a [15–25]% chance to be Stunned (CC) for 1 second when they deal direct damage.

Helm, Chest, Gloves, Boots, Shield, Amulet (+50%)

Deserted Underpass
Kehjistan Necromancer

Unique Items


Blood Moon Breeches

A naturally occurring curiosity, the blood moon persists as a sign of woe for the most superstitious Zakarum faithful. Children born under it are often considered cursed and cast out, lest it spread.

Type: Pants
Class: Necromancer

Description: Your Minions have a [3 - 7]% chance to curse enemies. Enemies affected by at least 1 of your Curses take 70%[x] increased Overpower damage from you.

While Injured, Your Potion Also Grants % Movement Speed for 2 Seconds


  • + # Maximum Life
  • + # Ranks of All Curse Skills
  • + # Ranks of the Amplify Damage Passive
  • + % Damage Reduction from Enemies Affected by Curse Skills

Changes to Iron Maiden

Patch 1.1.0a, July 18, 2023

Patch 1.0.3, June 27, 2023

  • Base damage increased from 10% to 20%.
  • Horrid Iron Maiden - Damage bonus increased from 15% to 20%.