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The Iron Fortress
Crusader Plate
Quality: +20%
Armour: (1202-1322)
Movement Speed: -5%
Requires Level 68, 160 Str+1% Chance to Block Attack Damage per 50 Strength
Chance to Block Spell Damage is Unlucky
+(60-120) to Strength
(80-100)% increased Armour
10% reduced Movement Speed
Strength's Damage Bonus instead grants 3% increased Melee
Physical Damage per 10 Strength
"Stand steadfast in the face of destruction.
The Council cannot afford to falter."
- Mauritius, the Iron Heart
Iron Heart inventory icon.png
Acquisition
DROP RESTRICTED
Vendor Prices
Unique5x Chaos Orb
Vendor Offer
12x Alchemy Shard
16x Alteration Shard
Metadata
Item class: Body Armours

The Iron Fortress is a unique Crusader PlateCrusader PlateArmour: 601
Movement Speed: -5%
Requires Level 59, 160 Str
. It is the fated version of Iron HeartIron Heart
Crusader Plate
Quality: +20%
Armour: (1202-1322)
Movement Speed: -5%
Requires Level 59, 160 Str(8-12)% Chance to Block Attack Damage
(80-100)% increased Armour
10% reduced Movement Speed
Cannot Block Spells
Strength's Damage Bonus instead grants 3% increased Melee
Physical Damage per 10 Strength
"The Council have a great many secrets.
Some are better kept that way, Cospri."
- Mauritius, the Iron Heart
.

Mechanics

  • Strength's Damage Bonus instead grants 3% increased Melee Physical Damage per 10 Strength: This mod will also apply to Iron Grip, Iron Grip SupportIron Grip SupportProjectile, Physical, Support
    Icon: i
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
    Requires Level 18Supports attack skills that fire projectiles, making the increase to physical melee damage from strength also increase their physical projectile damage.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% reduced Attack Speed
    Supported Skills deal 2% increased Damage
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Projectile Speed
    Strength's Damage bonus applies to Projectile Attack Damage as well for Supported Skills
    Supported Skills deal (0-38)% increased Projectile Damage
    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.
    , and Iron Will SupportIron Will SupportSpell, Support
    Icon: w
    Level: (1-20)
    Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 120%
    Requires Level 18Supports spell skills, making the increase to physical melee damage from strength also increase their spell damage.Per 1% Quality:1Superior2Anomalous3DivergentSupported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell DamageSupported Skills have 0.5% reduced Cast Speed
    Supported Skills deal 2% increased Damage
    Supported Skills have 0.5% increased Projectile Speed
    Strength's Damage bonus applies to all Spell Damage as well for Supported Skills
    Supported Skills deal (0-38)% increased Spell Damage
    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.
    .

Item acquisition
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Upgrade paths

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

AmountIngredientGeneral
Notes
Type
1Battle HardenedBattle HardenedThe eager warrior meets the Tyrant in battle. Outmatched and outwitted; he uses his strength to best his foe.You will defeat Tyrant while holding Iron Heart.Right-click to add this prophecy to your character.Seal Cost:
1x Silver Coin
Prophecy rewardManual
1Iron HeartIron Heart
Crusader Plate
Quality: +20%
Armour: (1202-1322)
Movement Speed: -5%
Requires Level 59, 160 Str(8-12)% Chance to Block Attack Damage
(80-100)% increased Armour
10% reduced Movement Speed
Cannot Block Spells
Strength's Damage Bonus instead grants 3% increased Melee
Physical Damage per 10 Strength
"The Council have a great many secrets.
Some are better kept that way, Cospri."
- Mauritius, the Iron Heart

Steps

Complete the following steps to obtain a The Iron Fortress.

  1. Obtain/buy Battle HardenedBattle HardenedThe eager warrior meets the Tyrant in battle. Outmatched and outwitted; he uses his strength to best his foe.You will defeat Tyrant while holding Iron Heart.Right-click to add this prophecy to your character.Seal Cost:
    1x Silver Coin
    prophecy and activate it
  2. Obtain/buy Iron HeartIron Heart
    Crusader Plate
    Quality: +20%
    Armour: (1202-1322)
    Movement Speed: -5%
    Requires Level 59, 160 Str(8-12)% Chance to Block Attack Damage
    (80-100)% increased Armour
    10% reduced Movement Speed
    Cannot Block Spells
    Strength's Damage Bonus instead grants 3% increased Melee
    Physical Damage per 10 Strength
    "The Council have a great many secrets.
    Some are better kept that way, Cospri."
    - Mauritius, the Iron Heart
    and carry it in your inventory
  3. Obtain and activate the Colonnade Map in your map device
  4. Kill Tyrant
  5. You will obtain a new The Iron Fortress in your inventory
  6. Optionally buy The Jeweller's TouchThe Jeweller's TouchThe Jeweller leaves five fingerprints and connects them with a single thread.You will create a fully-linked five-socket item with a single Jeweller's OrbRight-click to add this prophecy to your character.Seal Cost:
    3x Silver Coin
    prophecy, activate it and roll Jeweller's OrbJeweller's OrbStack Size: 20Reforges the number of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it. The item's quality increases the chances of obtaining more sockets.
    Shift click to unstack.
    s on your item to 5-link it
  7. Optionally buy Fated ConnectionsFated ConnectionsFive and fewer stand alone, but six draws them together.You will create a fully-linked six-socket item using only Jeweller's Orbs.Right-click to add this prophecy to your character.Seal Cost:
    1x Silver Coin
    prophecy, activate it and roll Jeweller's OrbJeweller's OrbStack Size: 20Reforges the number of sockets on an itemRight click this item then left click a socketed item to apply it. The item's quality increases the chances of obtaining more sockets.
    Shift click to unstack.
    s on your item to 6-link it

Supporter attribution

The Iron Fortress was created by supporter LostArtz.[1]

Version history

Version Changes
3.5.0
  • Added 3D art.
3.4.0
  • Introduced to the game.

References

  1. lostartz (August 30, 2018). "Iron Fortress". Path of Exile Subreddit. Retrieved August 30, 2018.
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