Close Combat Support

Close Combat Support Close Combat Support is a support gem.

Supports melee attack skills. Cannot support skills which create minions.

Support, Melee, Attack, Duration. Level: 1–20. Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%. Requires Level 18.

  • Supported Skills deal up to (25–39)% 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% more Attack Speed to Travel Skills 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.

NameAdditional Effects From QualityWeight
Close Combat SupportSupported Skills deal (0–10)% increased Melee Damage50

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Related Gems

Level Effect

LevelRequires LevelStrengthDexteritySupported Skills deal up to 25% more Melee Damage to Enemies, based on proximityExperience
11814212569,833
222172425128,549
326192826154,553
429213127225,374
532233428320,672
635253728447,718
738274029615,318
841294230834,639
9443145311,570,760
10473348311,633,987
11503551322,151,030
12533754332,812,189
13563957343,655,184
14584058343,017,327
15604260357,818,905
166243623615,256,013
176444643726,260,555
186646663762,855,887
1968476838212,002,638
2070487039
217240
227440
237641
247842
258043
268243
278444
288645
298846
309046
319147
329247
339347
349448
359548
369649
379749
389849
399950
4010050

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) applies 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.

 
Distance Melee Damage
15 39%
20 31%
25 23%
30 16%
35 8%
40 0%

Item acquisition

Close Combat Support can drop anywhere. Drop level: 18.

Recipes

Close Combat Support can be created from the following recipes:

Amount Part Description
9 Gift of the Gemling Queen Random level 20 support gem
7 Dialla's Subjugation Random corrupted support gem with 23% quality
6 The Fox Random level 20 gem
8 Dying Anguish Random level 19 gem with 19% alternative quality
8 The Hook Random corrupted level 21 gem with 23% alternative quality
3 Gemcutter's Promise Random gem with 20% quality
1 Gemcutter's Incubator Random gem with 1–20% quality
1 The Void Random divination card set exchange

Quest reward

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

Class → Witch Shadow Ranger Duelist Marauder Templar Scion
Quest ↓
Sharp and Cruel
Act 2

Vendor reward

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

Class → Witch Shadow Ranger Duelist Marauder Templar Scion
Quest ↓
Sharp and Cruel
Act 2
Yeena
The Root of the Problem
Act 2
Yeena
A Fixture of Fate
Act 3
Siosa

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