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Iron Maelstrom

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Iron Maelstrom is a Barbarian skill from the Ultimate skill tree.

Iron maelstrom

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 120% Bleeding damage over 5 seconds.
  • Finally your Dual Wield weapons swing around you, dealing 33% damage per hit.

Requires a Full Arsenal of weapons.

Damage: Physical

Cooldown: 45 seconds

Lucky Hit Chance: 24%

Tags: Ultimate


Prime Iron Maelstrom

Iron Maelstrom gains +30% increased Critical Strike Chance and deals x40% increased Critical Strike Damage.

Requires point in Iron Maelstrom.

Supreme Iron Maelstrom

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

Requires point in Prime Iron Maelstrom.

Other Skills that affect Iron Maelstrom

Defensive Tree
Strategic Ground Stomp

Reduce the Cooldown of your Ultimate skill by 1 second for each enemy damaged by Ground Stomp.

Requires point in Enhanced Ground Stomp.


Weapon Mastery Tree

Your Bleeding effects Slow Healthy enemies by 20%/40%/60%


Cut to the Bone

Your Bleeding effects deal x 5%/10%/15% increased damage to Vulnerable enemies.

Requires a point in Hamstrung.


Ultimate Tree
Heavy Handed

While using Two-Handed weapons you deal x 5%/10%/15% increased Critical Strike Damage.


Brute Force

Your Overpower deals x 15%/30%/45% increased damage when using a Two-Handed weapon.

Requires a point in Heavy Handed or Wallop.



Your Skills using Bludgeoning weapons deal x 5%/10%/15% increased damage if the enemy is Stunned or Vulnerable.



Lucky Hit: Skills using Bludgeoning weapons have up to a 10%/20%/30% chance to Stun enemies for 3 seconds, or up to a 15%/30%/45% chance when using a Two-Handed Bludgeoning weapon.

Requires a point in Wallop.


Key Passives Tree
Walking Arsenal

Dealing Direct Damage with a Two-Handed Bludgeoning, Two-Handed Slashing, or Dual Wielded weapons grants x10% increased damage for 6 seconds.

While all three damage bonuses are active, you gain an additional x15% increased damage.


Gushing Wounds

When causing an enemy to Bleed, you have a chance equal to your Critical Strike Chance to increase the Bleed amount by 100% of your Critical Strike Damage bonus.

Overpowering a Bleeding enemy creates an explosion that inflicts 11% Bleeding damage over 5 seconds.


Items that affect Iron Maelstrom

There are specific items that will boost Iron Maelstrom in some way.

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

  • Cooldown reduced from 60 to 45 seconds.
  • Prime Iron Maelstrom Bonus Critical Strike Chance increased from 10% to 30%.
  • Prime Iron Maelstrom Bonus Critical Strike Damage increased from 20% to 40%.