Iron Grip - Path of Exile

Iron Grip is a keystone passive skill. It applies the physical damage bonus from strength to projectile attacks as well as melee attacks.

  • Strength’s Damage bonus applies to Projectile Attack Damage as well as Melee Damage

Every 10 points of strength give a 2% bonus to physical damage from melee attacks. The Iron Grip keystone passive extends this bonus to also apply to physical damage from projectiles. The Iron Grip Support Iron Grip Support gem applies the same effect to a single skill.

Iron Grip PoE

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Caustic Arrow

Caustic Arrow Caustic Arrow is a bow attack that fires an arrow dealing chaos damage and spreading caustic ground.

The strength bonus from the Iron Grip keystone passive does not affect the damage from caustic ground because it is not considered an attack nor is it based on physical damage. The increased projectile damage portion of the Iron Grip Support Iron Grip Support will increase the damage from caustic ground, but the strength bonus the support gem shares with the keystone will not apply.

Lightning Strike

Lightning Strike Lightning Strike is a melee strike attack skill that converts physical damage to lightning damage.

Taking iron grip will apply Strength damage bonus to projectile portion of attack. Without iron grip only the melee portion of attack receives damage bonus from Strength.

How to get Iron Grip?

1. Passive Skill Tree

Iron Grip is a standalone keystone located on the south side of the tree, in the outer part of the Duelist’s area.

Class Distance from start
Duelist 12
Marauder 13
Ranger 14
Scion 17
Templar 19
Shadow 21
Witch 26

2. Iron Grip Uniques

These unique items have the Iron Grip modifier, which provides the same effect as this keystone. Taking the keystone in addition to equipping one of these items will impart no additional benefit.

Item Base Item Lvl. Category Stats
Skin of the Lords Skin of the Lords Simple Robe 1 Body Armour Item has no level requirement and Energy Shield (Hidden)
Sockets cannot be modified
+1 to Level of Socketed Gems
100% increased Global Defences
You can only Socket Corrupted Gems in this item
Item has 6 Sockets and is fully linked (Hidden)

<Random Keystone>


Giantsbane Giantsbane Bronze Gauntlets 23 Gloves +(30-40) to Strength
Adds (3-6) to (10-12) Physical Damage to Attacks
(80-100)% increased Armour
Iron Grip
The Hungry Loop The Hungry Loop Unset Ring 70 Ring Has 1 SocketConsumes Socketed Uncorrupted Support Gems when they reach Maximum Level
Can Consume 4 Uncorrupted Support Gems
Has not Consumed any Gems

<Consumed support gem modifier>

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