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Heavy StrikeAttack, Melee, Strike
Level: (1-20)
Cost: 5 Mana
Attack Speed: 85% of base
Attack Damage: (195-250)% of base
Effectiveness of Added Damage: (195-250)%
Attacks enemies with a forceful blow, knocking them back. Requires a Mace, Sceptre, Axe, Sword or Two-Handed Weapon.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3Divergent1% increased Stun Duration on enemies
1% increased Damage
1% increased Knockback Distance5% reduced Knockback Distance
Deals (195-313)% of Base Attack Damage
Knocks Enemies Back on Hit
25% reduced Enemy Stun Threshold
+(2-4) to Melee Strike Range
20% chance to deal Double Damage
Place into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket.
Heavy Strike skill icon.pngHeavy Strike inventory icon.png
Acquisition
Area level: 5
Vendor Prices
Normal1x Scroll of Wisdom
Vendor Offer
1x Scroll Fragment
Metadata
Item class: Active Skill Gems
Metadata ID: Metadata/Items/Gems/SkillGemHeavyStrike

Heavy Strike skill screenshot.jpg

Heavy Strike is an melee strike attack skill that hits and knocks back an enemy, using a mace, axe, sword or any two-handed weapon. Each hit has a chance to deal double damage.

Skill functions and interactions

  • Dual Wielding: Dual wielders can use Heavy Strike as long as both of their weapons are an axe, sword or mace, the attack will alternate between weapons.
  • Reduced Enemy Stun Threshold: This modifier increases the chance that enemies struck by Heavy Strike are stunned. This is additive with other reduced Enemy Stun Threshold modifiers, such as from Stun SupportStun SupportSupport
    Icon: t
    Level: (1-20)
    Requires Level 8Supports any skill that hits enemies, making it easier to stun enemies with those skills.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills have 1.5% increased Stun Duration on EnemiesSupported Skills have 0.2% chance to double Stun DurationRecover 0.05% of Life when you Stun an Enemy with Supported SkillsSupported Skills have (30-49)% reduced Enemy Stun ThresholdThis 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.
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Gem level progression

LevelRequired LevelRequired StrengthDamage
Effectiveness
Attack
Damage
RangeExp.Total Exp.
110195%195%200
220198%197.9%27070
3416201%200.8%2308378
4722204%203.7%215541932
51131207%206.6%266678599
61641209%209.5%22604734646
72050212%212.4%34972584371
82458215%215.3%395714180085
92867218%218.2%3169595349680
103275221%221.1%3283759633439
113683224%223.9%34539961087435
124092227%226.8%37031281790563
1344100230%229.7%310612232851786
1448109233%232.6%420658704917656
1552117236%235.5%425071107424766
1656125238%238.4%4579893613223702
1760134241%241.3%41508391928307621
1864142244%244.2%42779273556100356
1967148247%247.1%44386973999970095
2070155250%250%4242081556342051651
2172159253%252.9%5N/AN/A
2274N/A256%255.8%5N/AN/A
2376N/A259%258.7%5N/AN/A
2478N/A262%261.6%5N/AN/A
2580N/A264%264.5%5N/AN/A
2682N/A267%267.4%5N/AN/A
2784N/A270%270.3%5N/AN/A
2886N/A273%273.2%6N/AN/A
2988N/A276%276.1%6N/AN/A
3090N/A279%278.9%6N/AN/A
3191N/A280%280.4%6N/AN/A
3292N/A282%281.8%6N/AN/A
3393N/A283%283.3%6N/AN/A
3494N/A285%284.7%6N/AN/A
3595N/A286%286.2%7N/AN/A
3696N/A288%287.6%7N/AN/A
3797N/A289%289.1%7N/AN/A
3898N/A291%290.5%7N/AN/A
3999N/A292%292%7N/AN/A
40100N/A293%293.4%7N/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
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

Vendor reward

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

Class →WitchShadowRangerDuelistMarauderTemplarScion
Quest ↓
Enemy at the Gate
Act 1
Nessa
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

In addition, Heavy Strike is the starting skill gem for Marauder. It drops after killing the first monster of the game, Hungry Corpse.

Threshold jewels

The following threshold jewels augment Heavy Strike:

ItemLimitRadiusStats
Weight of the EmpireWeight of the Empire
Crimson Jewel
Limited to: 2
Radius: Medium
(8-12)% increased Global Physical Damage
With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Heavy Strike has a
20% chance to deal Double Damage
Ondar not only betrayed his emperor,
He betrayed his friend.
And in his dying moments, Chitus ensured,
That Ondar felt the full weight of his guilt.
Place into an allocated Jewel Socket on the Passive Skill Tree. Right click to remove from the Socket.
2Medium(8-12)% increased Global Physical Damage
With at least 40 Strength in Radius, Heavy Strike has a
20% chance to deal Double Damage

Related helmet enchantments

The following helmet enchantments affect Heavy Strike.

NameFor generated item/monster modifiers the minimum item/monster level respectively. Some generation types may not require this condition to be met, however item level restrictions may be raised to 80% of this value.StatsSpawn Weighting
Enchantment Heavy Strike Attack Speed 16610% increased Heavy Strike Attack Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Heavy Strike Attack Speed 27515% increased Heavy Strike Attack Speedhelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Heavy Strike Damage 16625% increased Heavy Strike Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Heavy Strike Damage 27540% increased Heavy Strike Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Heavy Strike Double Damage 166Heavy Strike has a 8% chance to deal Double Damagehelmet 100
default 0
Enchantment Heavy Strike Double Damage 275Heavy Strike has a 12% chance to deal Double Damagehelmet 100
default 0

Version history

Version Changes
3.15.0
  • Now deals 313% of Base Damage, and has 313% Effectiveness of Added Damage at gem level 20 (previously 250%).
3.13.0
  • Now deals base weapon damage and has an added damage effectiveness of 195% at gem level 1 (from 176%), up to 250% at gem level 20 (from 222%).
3.12.0
  • Now has alternative gem quality.
3.7.0
  • Now deals base damage equal to, and has an added damage effectiveness of, 176% at gem level 1 (from 150%), up to 222% at gem level 20 (from 194%).
  • Now has +2 to melee range at gem level 1 (from 0), up to +4 at gem level 20 (from +2).
  • Now has 20% chance to deal double damage at all gem levels.
  • Now has an attack speed multiplier of 85%.
  • Now gains 1% increased Stun Duration on enemies and 1% increased damage per 1% gem quality (previously only gained increased stun duration on enemies).
3.4.0
  • Now gain additional melee weapon range every 7 levels, up to +2 at level 20 (and +3 at level 21)
2.4.0
  • 5% more damage at gem level 20.
2.1.0
  • Attack skills that have their damage based on the wielded weapon have their mana costs fixed in place from level 1 onwards.
2.0.0
  • Now grants 1% increased stun duration per 1% quality (quality no longer affects attack speed).
1.2.0
  • The mana cost of all skills has been revised.
0.11.6
  • Heavy Strike: reduced stun threshold reduction from 30% to 25%.
0.10.2
  • Heavy Strike's physical damage now increases by 5% per level rather than 4%.
0.9.12qq
  • Heavy Strike's 50% damage bonus now affects support gems and elemental damage.
    It is now represented as Damage Effectiveness.
0.9.12e
  • Fixed a client crash that could occur when using a Duelist and Heavy Strike with certain weapon combinations.
0.9.3
  • Heavy Strike has been added to the game.
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