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Close Combat SupportSupport, Melee, Attack, Duration
Icon: s
Level: (1-20)
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 18Supports melee attack skills. Cannot support skills which create minions.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Melee Damage2% increased Effect of Combat Rush granted by Supported Skills1% increased Damage to Close Range EnemiesSupported Skills deal up to (40-59)% more Melee Damage to Enemies, based on proximity
Supported Skills grant Combat Rush on Hit
Combat Rush lasts 2 seconds or until you use a Travel Skill
Combat Rush grants (20-24)% more Attack and Cast Speed to Travel Skills that are not Supported by Close Combat
Supported Skills can only be used with Axes or Swords
This is a Support Gem. It does not grant a bonus to your character, but to skills in sockets connected to it. Place into an item socket connected to a socket containing the Active Skill Gem you wish to augment. Right click to remove from a socket.
Close Combat Support inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 18
Vendor Prices
Normal1x Orb of Alteration
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Support Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SupportGemCloseCombat


Close Combat Support is a support gem which grants the supported attack more melee damage based on how close the user is to the enemy. It also grants a buff that causes the next unsupported movement skill more attack and cast speed on the next use on hit. This support gem restricts the skill to swords and axes.

Skill functions and interactions

The "up to x% more damage" stat on Close Combat support (and the matching stat on the Slayer's Impact notable) apply the full damage bonus to targets up to a distance of 15 units from you, then linearly scales down the bonus to 0 at a distance of 40 units.[1]

Distance Melee Damage
15 59%
20 47%
25 35%
30 24%
35 12%
40 0%

Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired DexterityRequired StrengthMelee DamageAttack and Cast SpeedExp.Total Exp.
118211440%20%00
222241741%20%6983369833
326281942%20%128549198382
429312143%20%154553352935
532342344%21%225374578309
635372545%21%320672898981
738402746%21%4477181346699
841422947%21%6153181962017
944453148%22%8346392796656
1047483349%22%15707604367416
1150513550%22%16339876001403
1253543751%22%21510308152433
1356573952%23%281218910964622
1458584153%23%365518414619806
1560604254%23%301732717637133
1662624355%23%781890525456038
1764644456%24%1525601340712051
1866664657%24%2626055566972606
1968684758%24%62855887129828493
2070704859%24%212002638341831131
2172725060%25%N/AN/A
2274N/AN/A61%25%N/AN/A
2376N/AN/A62%25%N/AN/A
2478N/AN/A63%25%N/AN/A
2580N/AN/A64%26%N/AN/A
2682N/AN/A65%26%N/AN/A
2784N/AN/A66%26%N/AN/A
2886N/AN/A67%26%N/AN/A
2988N/AN/A68%27%N/AN/A
3090N/AN/A69%27%N/AN/A
3191N/AN/A70%27%N/AN/A
3292N/AN/A71%27%N/AN/A
3393N/AN/A72%28%N/AN/A
3494N/AN/A73%28%N/AN/A
3595N/AN/A74%28%N/AN/A
3696N/AN/A75%28%N/AN/A
3797N/AN/A76%29%N/AN/A
3898N/AN/A77%29%N/AN/A
3999N/AN/A78%29%N/AN/A
40100N/AN/A79%29%N/AN/A

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

This item can be acquired through the following upgrade paths or vendor recipes:

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
9Gift of the Gemling QueenGift of the Gemling Queen9Level 20 Support GemOur Lady Dialla,
as a symbol of our progress,
shines greater than all the gems.
random level 20 Support gemAutomatic
7Dialla's SubjugationDialla's Subjugation7Superior Support Gem
Quality: +23%
Corrupted
A symbol of beauty and innocence
The gems corrupted her mind
Malachai corrupted her gems
All but a glimmer of
greatness lost in madness
random corrupted superior Support gem with 23% qualityAutomatic
8Dying AnguishDying Anguish8Level 19 Gem
Alternative Quality: +19%
Moribund, he gazed upon the journey taken as blood trickled down his chin. His eye closed on the city ahead that he would never call home.
random level 19 gem with 19% alternative qualityAutomatic
1Gemcutter's IncubatorGemcutter's IncubatorAdds an incubated Quality Gem item to an equippable item
Item drops after killing # monsters
Quality GemRight click this item then left click an item to apply it. The Incubated item drops after killing a specific number of monsters.
random superior gemAutomatic
6The FoxThe Fox6Level 20 Gem"Masters of wit, strength and cunning. To survive the harsh winters, you must be like the fox."
- Ezomyte Proverb
random level 20 gemAutomatic
3Gemcutter's PromiseGemcutter's Promise3Superior Gem
Quality: +20%
"I swore to use my position to help the people. What good is power when it just accumulates on the already-powerful?" - Erasmus, Imperial Gemcutter
random superior gem with 20% qualityAutomatic
1The VoidThe Void1Reach into the Void and claim your prize.random divination card set exchangeAutomatic

Quest reward

This item is given as a quest reward for the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Sharp and Cruel
Act 2

Vendor reward

This item can be bought at the listed NPC vendors, after completing the following quests:

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Sharp and Cruel
Act 2
Yeena
The Root of the Problem
Act 2
Yeena
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

Version history

Version Changes
3.15.0
  • Now has a 150% Cost and Reservation Multiplier (previously 140%).
  • Supported Skills now deal up to 25-39% more Melee Damage to Enemies, based on proximity (previously 40-59%).
  • Combat Rush now grants 20% more Attack Speed to Travel Skills that are not Supported by Close Combat (previously 20-24% more Attack and Cast Speed).
3.7.0
  • Close Combat Support has been added to the game.

References

  1. Mark_GGG (Jun 11, 2019). "General Support Discussion". Official Path of Exile Forums. Retrieved Jun 12, 2019.