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Physical damage is one of the five damage types. It is the most common and the only one reduced by armour, rather than by a resistance. Most physical damage comes from weapon attacks, but some spells deal physical damage as well.
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 SupportIron Grip SupportProjectile, Support
Icon: iRequires 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:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Projectile DamageStrength's damage bonus applies to Projectile Attacks made with Supported Skills
Supported Skills deal (0-38)% increased Projectile DamageThis 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. gem applies the same effect to a single skill.
Skills with the attack keyword will do any physical damage of the weapon used and apply the appropriate physical damage passive skills. Some spells also deal physical damage.
Global flat added physical damage
Unique items that have global flat increases to physical damage.
Increased physical damage
Unique items that increase or decrease physical damage by a percentage.
Add a percentage of physical damage as another damage type
Unique items that add a percentage of the physical damage as another damage type.
Converted to another damage type
Unique items that convert physical damage to another damage type.
Many passive skills throughout the tree increase physical damage, but most are restricted to particular sources. Passives exist to increase physical damage from the following sources:
- Dual wielding
All of these categories of passive skills will only increase the physical damage of attacks, not spells. Passives which increase projectile damage, and the Iron Will SupportIron Will SupportSpell, Support
Icon: wRequires Level 18Supports spell skills, making the increase to physical melee damage from strength also increase their spell damage.Per 1% Quality:
Supported Skills deal 0.5% increased Spell DamageStrength's damage bonus applies to Spell Damage as well for Supported Skills
Supported Skills deal (0-38)% increased Spell DamageThis 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. support gem, apply their bonuses to all types of damage, not just physical.
These passive skills grant unrestricted physical damage bonuses. This includes physical damage generated by spells such as Ethereal KnivesEthereal KnivesProjectile, Spell
Mana Cost: (5 to 23)
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 6.00%
Projectile Speed: 1300Fires an arc of knives in front of the caster which deals physical damage.Per 1% Quality:
1% increased Projectile SpeedDeals (4-459) to (6-688) Physical Damage
9 additional Projectiles
(0-19)% increased Projectile SpeedPlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket. and Shockwave TotemShockwave TotemTotem, Spell, AoE, Duration
Mana Cost: (24 to 58)
Cast Time: 0.60 sec
Critical Strike Chance: 5.00%
Damage Effectiveness: 60%Requires Level 28Summons a totem that shakes the earth around it, knocking back and damaging nearby enemiesPer 1% Quality:
1% increased totem lifeDeals (23-231) to (46-429) Physical Damage
Totem lasts 8 seconds
25% chance to Knock Enemies Back on hit
Summons a Totem which uses this SkillPlace into an item socket of the right colour to gain this skill. Right click to remove from a socket..
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