Fist of War Support PoE

Fist of War Support Fist of War Support is a support gem for slam skills. When using the supported skill, it empowers your attack with more damage and area of effect. This effect has a cooldown between uses.

Supports slam skills, providing a powerful boost when they"re used, with a delay before they can be boosted again. Cannot support Vaal skills or triggered skills. Cannot modify the skills of minions. Only skills you use yourself can receive the boost.

Slam, Attack, Melee, AoE, Support. Level: 1–20. Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%. Requires Level 38.

  • Attacks with Supported Skill are Ancestrally Boosted, no more than once every (1.8–2.5) seconds
    Ancestral Boost does not apply to repeats of the Attack
  • Ancestrally Boosted Slams deal (70–98)% more Damage with Hits
  • Ancestrally Boosted Slams deal (50–69)% more Damage with Ailments
  • Ancestrally Boosted Slams have (40–59)% increased Area of Effect

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
Fist of War SupportSupported Skills have (0–10)% increased Area of Effect50

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The Fist of War Support Fist of War Support works with all slams except Vaal Slams and Ancestral Warchief Ancestral Warchief. The following slam skills can be used with the Fist of War support: Ground Slam Ground Slam, Tectonic Slam Tectonic Slam, Earthquake Earthquake, Earthshatter Earthshatter, Sunder Sunder, Ice Crash Ice Crash, Consecrated Path Consecrated Path, Perforate Perforate, Leap Slam Leap Slam, Doryani’s Touch (from the Doryani’s Fist unique item).

Main Skills Popularity Weapons Popularity
  • Earthquake Earthquake(Red): 57%
  • Vaal Earthquake Vaal Earthquake(Red): 31%
  • Earthshatter Earthshatter(Red): 17%
  • Tectonic Slam Tectonic Slam(Red): 9%
  • Ancestral Warchief Ancestral Warchief(Red): 5%
  • Ice Crash Ice Crash(Red): 5%
  • Ground Slam Ground Slam(Red): 4%
  • Vaal Ancestral Warchief Vaal Ancestral Warchief(Red): 4%
  • Consecrated Path Consecrated Path(Red): 3%
  • Vaal Ground Slam Vaal Ground Slam(Red): 2%
  • Perforate Perforate(Red): 2%
  • Leap Slam Leap Slam(Red): 1%
  • Infernal Cry Infernal Cry(Red): 1%
  • Two Handed Axe: 66%
  • Two Handed Mace: 22%
  • Staff: 6%
  • Axe / Shield: 2%
  • Two Handed Sword: 1%
  • Mace / Shield: 1%

Following is a video of the Fist Of War in action:

Fist of War Support Fist of War Support gem gameplay

Fist Of War Support gem causes an ancestor to appear above your head and to use, in unison with you, whatever slam skill you have slotted every few seconds on cooldown. It essentially supercharges your slam attack.

It’s relevant for the two-hand versus one-hand argument. If you’re using this gem with a one-handed weapon, the ancestor is going to be using a very small attack every few seconds versus doing a big attack every few seconds alongside your slam. If you can get into unison with him, the slower the better because it is making better use of the time. Both you and the ancestors will be doing more damage.

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Level Effect

LevelRequires LevelStrengthAncestrally Boosted Slams deal 70% more Damage with HitsAncestrally Boosted Slams deal 50% more Damage with AilmentsAncestrally Boosted Slams have 40% increased Area of EffectAttacks with Supported Skill are Ancestrally Boosted, no more than once every 2.5 seconds
Ancestral Boost does not apply to repeats of the Attack

Skill functions and interactions

Multiple copies of fist of war have separate cooldowns that are not connected to each other.

  • Therefore using 2 or more slam skills linked to 2 or more separate fist of war support gems will give more maximum possible attacks boosted by fist of war than 1 fist of war gem can.
    • The slam skills do not have to be different attacks, as long as you use multiple copies of the same attack gem and fist of war on separate links.

Item acquisition

Fist of War Support can drop anywhere. Drop level: 38.


Fist of War 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 ↓
The Eternal Nightmare
Act 4

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 ↓
The Eternal Nightmare
Act 4
Petarus and Vanja
Fallen from Grace
Act 6
Lilly Roth

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