Close Combat Support
Support, Melee, Attack, Duration
Level: 1–20
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
Requires Level 18
Supports melee attack skills. Cannot support skills which create minions.
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


Additional Effects From Quality:
Supported Skills deal (0–10)% increased Melee 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.
Unusual Gems /3

Unusual Gems /3

TypeStatsWeight
Superior Supported Skills deal (0–10)% increased Melee Damage50
Anomalous (0–40)% increased Effect of Combat Rush granted by Supported Skills100
Divergent (0–20)% increased Damage with Hits to Close Range Enemies100
Quest /2

Quest /2

Close Combat Support /1

Close Combat Support /1

NameShow Full Descriptions
Perforate
Slam the ground to launch deadly spikes up at enemies. The spikes are tightly packed, can hit multiple enemies, and can hit the same enemy multiple times. Switch to Sand Stance using Blood & Sand gems to explode spikes out over a wider area.
Close Combat improves your damage against monsters close to you. As Perforate only hits nearby enemies (without Sand stance), this support is a valuable way to increase your damage. Travel Skills are also quicker after you hit enemies with this gem. Travel skills move you quickly to avoid danger.
Level Effect /40

Level Effect /40

Implicit
Cost & Reservation Multiplier: 140%
Supported Skills grant Combat Rush on Hit\nCombat 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
LevelRequires LevelStrengthDexteritySupported Skills deal up to 25% more Melee Damage to Enemies, based on proximityExperience
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Close Combat Support

Referencepoe.ninja, Community Wiki
AcronymHit, Travel, Melee
DropLevel 18
BaseType Close Combat Support
Class Support Skill Gems
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MetadataMetadata/Items/Gems/SupportGemCloseCombat
Supported Gem /61 ⍟

Supported Gem /61 ⍟

IconName
LeapSlamLeap Slam
Jump into the air, damaging and knocking back enemies with your weapon where you land. Enemies you would land on are pushed out of the way. Requires an Axe, Mace, Sceptre, Sword or Staff. Cannot be supported by Multistrike.
ChargedDashGemCharged Dash
Channel to project an illusion which you steer. You gain stages while it moves, until it stops at a maximum total distance. Waves of area damage frequently pulse along its path, based on your attack speed. Stop channelling to teleport to the illusion, dealing a final wave of damage.
ChargedAttackBlade Flurry
Repeatedly hit enemies in a circle in front of you while channelling, dealing damage to and around the enemy. The damage is continually boosted while channelling. You unleash an additional hit for each stage reached once the channelling ends. Requires a Dagger, Claw or One-Handed Sword.
SweepSweep
Swings a two handed melee weapon in a circle, knocking back monsters around the character.
GroundslamGround Slam
Slams the ground in front of you, creating a wave that travels forward and damages enemies with an increased chance to stun. The wave deals more damage to closer enemies. Requires an Axe, Mace, Sceptre, Staff or Unarmed.
CleaveCleave
The character swings their weapon (or both weapons if dual wielding) in an arc, damaging monsters in an area in front of them. Only works with Axes and Swords.
ShieldChargeShield Charge
Charges at a targeted location or enemy, pushing away enemies in your path and repeatedly dealing off-hand damage in a small area in front of you. You deal damage in a larger area when you reach the target. The further you travel, the more damage you deal, and the greater your chance of stunning enemies. Cannot be supported by Multistrike.
DoubleStrikeDouble Strike
Performs two fast strikes with a melee weapon.
DoubleSlashLacerate
Slashes twice, releasing waves of force that damage enemies they hit. Enemies in the middle of the slashes can be hit by both. The slashes will have a chance to inflict bleeding in Blood Stance, or have a wider angle in Sand Stance, Can be used with Axes and Swords. You are in Blood Stance by default.
ElementalhitElemental Hit
Each attack with this skill will choose an element at random, and will only be able to deal damage of that element. If the attack hits an enemy, it will also deal damage in an area around them, with the radius being larger if that enemy is suffering from an ailment of the chosen element. It will avoid choosing the same element twice in a row.
DualStrikeDual Strike
Attacks with both weapons, dealing the damage of both in one strike. Dual wield only. Does not work with wands.
WhirlingBladesWhirling Blades
Dive through enemies, dealing weapon damage. Only works with daggers, claws and one handed swords. Cannot be supported by Multistrike.
FrenzyFrenzy
Performs an attack that gives the character a frenzy charge if it hits. Frenzy charges increase your attack speed.
StaticGemStatic Strike
Attack with a melee weapon, gaining static energy for a duration if you hit an enemy. While you have static energy, you'll frequently hit a number of nearby enemies with beams, dealing attack damage.
FlickerStrikeFlicker Strike
Teleports the character to a nearby monster and attacks with a melee weapon. If no specific monster is targeted, one is picked at random. Grants a buff that increases movement speed for a duration. The cooldown can be bypassed by expending a Frenzy Charge.
InfernalBlowInfernal Blow
Attacks with your weapon, applying a charged debuff to enemies hit by your strike, and an uncharged debuff to any other enemies hit. Upon reaching 6 charges, expiring, or the enemy's death, the charged debuff is removed, and it deals damage to that and other nearby enemies. Enemies with either debuff explode when they die, damaging other nearby enemies. Damage from this explosion cannot be reflected. Requires a Sword, Axe, Mace, Sceptre, Staff or Unarmed.
GlacialHammerGlacial Hammer
Hits enemies, converting some of your physical damage to cold damage. If an enemy is frozen and is on less than one third life, they will shatter when hit by Glacial Hammer. If striking three times in a row, the third strike will freeze enemies more easily. Requires a Mace, Sceptre or Staff.
ViperStrikeViper Strike
Hits enemies, converting some of your physical damage to chaos damage and inflicting poison which will be affected by modifiers to skill duration. If dual wielding, will strike with both weapons. Requires a claw, dagger or sword.
RiposteRiposte
Perform a deadly counter-attack when you block. Uses both weapons while you're dual wielding.
VengeanceVengeance
Chance to perform a swift counter-attack against all enemies around you when you are hit. Weapon range increases the area of this attack. Requires a Melee Weapon.
RepulseReckoning
Perform a swift counter-attack against enemies in a cone shape when you block with your shield.
HeavyStrikeHeavy Strike
Attacks enemies with a forceful blow, knocking them back. Requires a Mace, Sceptre, Axe, Sword or Two-Handed Weapon.
LightningStrikeLightning Strike
Infuses your melee weapon with electrical energies as you swing. In addition to converting some of your physical damage to lightning damage, the stored energy is released from the weapon as projectiles as you strike, flying out to hit farther-away enemies. The projectiles cannot miss if the melee attack hits a target.
PuncturePuncture
Punctures enemies, causing a bleeding debuff, which will be affected by modifiers to skill duration. Puncture works with bows, daggers, claws or swords.
CycloneCyclone
Channel this skill to move towards a targeted location while spinning, building up stages while constantly attacking enemies in an area around you. While channelling this skill, you cannot be knocked back.
ReaveReave
Attacks a small area in front of you. Each Reave that hits an enemy grants stages, which you will begin to lose after a short period without hitting anything. Only works with Daggers, Claws, and One-Handed Swords.
VaalCycloneVaal Cyclone
Spin and attack in place, damaging nearby enemies and pulling others towards you. While using this skill, you cannot be stunned or knocked back. Cannot be supported by Ruthless.
VaalGroundslamVaal Ground Slam
Slams the ground in front of you, creating a wave that travels in all directions that damages enemies with an increased chance to stun. The wave deals more damage to closer enemies. Requires an Axe, Mace, Sceptre, Staff or Unarmed.
VaalLightningStrikeVaal Lightning Strike
Infuses your melee weapon with electrical energies as you swing. In addition to converting some of your physical damage to lightning damage, the stored energy becomes an orb attached to the enemy you hit, or the ground if you don't hit an enemy. The orb will periodically fire projectiles at other nearby enemies for a duration, which will also damage the enemy the orb is attached to.
VaalDoubleStrikeVaal Double Strike
Performs two fast strikes with a melee weapon, each of which summons a double of you for a duration to continuously attack monsters in this fashion.
VaalGlacialHammerVaal Glacial Hammer
Hits enemies, converting some of your physical damage to cold damage. It traps enemies with you in a circle of ice so that they can't escape. Requires a Mace, Sceptre or Staff.
VaalReaveVaal Reave
Repeatedly attacks a large area in different directions. Each Vaal Reave that hits an enemy grants stages, which you will begin to lose after a short period without hitting anything. Only works with Daggers, Claws, and One-Handed Swords.
MoltenStrikeMolten Strike
Infuses your melee weapon with molten energies to attack with physical and fire damage. This attack causes balls of molten magma to launch forth from the enemies you hit, divided amongst all enemies hit by the strike. These will explode, causing AoE attack damage to enemies where they land.
IceCrashGemIce Crash
Slam the ground, damaging enemies in an area around the impact in three stages. Enemies take slightly less damage on the second and third stage. Works with Swords, Maces, Sceptres, Axes, Staves and Unarmed.
IceStrikeFrost Blades
Attack enemies with increased range, releasing icy blades from the first enemy hit which fly at other enemies. Requires a Melee Weapon.
VigilantStrikeGemVigilant Strike
Attacks enemies with a powerful melee strike which grants Fortification, reducing damage you take from hits. The cooldown can be bypassed by expending an Endurance Charge. Requires a Melee Weapon.
ElementalStrikeWild Strike
Your melee weapon strikes enemies, converting physical damage to a random element. Then, depending on the element chosen, it releases a fiery explosion, an arcing bolt of lightning, or an icy wave. It will avoid choosing the same element twice in a row.
QuakeSlamEarthquake
Smashes the ground, dealing damage in an area and cracking the earth. The crack will erupt in a powerful aftershock after a short duration. Cracks created before the first one has erupted will not generate their own aftershocks. Requires an Axe, Mace, Sceptre, Staff or Unarmed.
ShockwaveSlamSunder
Slams the ground, creating a slow wave of churning terrain that damages enemies in a sequence of areas in front of you. A number of enemies hit by the wave will release a shockwave, damaging other enemies around them. Using the skill again will stop the previous wave. Requires a Mace, Sceptre, Axe, Staff or Unarmed.
AncestorTotemAncestral Protector
Summons an Ancestor Totem which attacks enemies with melee strikes while you're near it. Being near it grants you more attack speed. Requires a Melee Weapon or Unarmed.
SlamTotemGemAncestral Warchief
Summons an Ancestor Totem which attacks enemies with a powerful slam while you're near it. Being near it grants you more melee damage. Requires a Melee Weapon or Unarmed.
TectonicSlamTectonic Slam
Slam the ground, unleashing a fiery fissure in front of you, dealing area damage and randomly releasing a number of smaller fissures branching off from it. Consume an Endurance Charge every third time you slam the ground with this skill. Requires a Mace, Sceptre, Sword, Axe, Staff, or Unarmed.
VaalQuakeSlamVaal Earthquake
Smashes the ground, dealing damage in an area and cracking the earth. The crack will erupt in a powerful aftershock after a short duration. After using this skill, your steps will deal damage around you, cracking the earth if the previous cracks have erupted. This effect ends after a secondary duration, or after a maximum number of aftershocks. Requires an Axe, Mace, Sceptre, Staff or Unarmed.
SlamTotemGemVaalVaal Ancestral Warchief
Summons an Ancestor Totem which attacks enemies with a powerful cascading slam while you're near it. If the enemies are far away, it will leap toward them as it slams. Being near it grants you more melee damage. Requires a Melee Weapon or Unarmed.
HolyPathGemConsecrated Path
Slams the ground at a targeted location. If an enemy is near where you target, you'll teleport to it from a short distance away, slam, and create an area of consecrated ground. Can't be supported by Multistrike, and requires a Sword, Axe, Mace, Sceptre, Staff or Unarmed.
SmiteGemSmite
Performs a melee attack, and causes lightning to strike a targeted location or nearby enemy, dealing damage in an area. Each target can only be hit once by this skill. Hitting an enemy grants an aura, giving you and your allies additional lightning damage for a duration. Requires a Sword, Axe, Mace, Sceptre, Staff or Unarmed.
BladestormGemBladestorm
Perform a spinning attack, damaging enemies around you and creating a bladestorm matching your stance. The bladestorm repeatedly damages enemies, based on your weapon damage and attack time, for a duration. Blood bladestorms are stationary and cause Bleeding, while Sand bladestorms move slowly forwards and Blind enemies. Requires a Sword or Axe. You are in Blood Stance by default.
BloodSandSpearsSkillGemPerforate
Smash the ground to bring forth multiple spears to damage enemies. When in Blood Stance, multiple spikes burst from the ground in sequence, able to hit enemies multiple times. In Sand Stance, the spikes are thrust outwards. Requires a Sword or Axe. You are in Blood Stance by default.
ChainStrikeGemChain Hook
When used at range, throws out a chain, pulling you to the enemy hit dealing damage in an area behind them. When close to the enemy, just causes the area damage directly. Requires a One Handed Mace, Sceptre, Sword or Axe.
MambaStrikePestilent Strike
Attacks with your weapon, inflicting a debuff on enemies hit by the strike. If a debuffed enemy dies while poisoned, Pestilent Strike inflicts a secondary chaos damage over time debuff on enemies around them, based on the poisons on the slain enemy. This damage is not affected by your damage modifiers. Requires a Claw or Dagger.
SpikeSlamGemEarthshatter
Slam the ground, sending out rectangular fissures that deal area damage to enemies and thrust a spike from the ground when they end. Warcries or other Slam Attacks performed by you or allied players near any spike will cause them to shatter, damaging surrounding enemies. Works with Maces, Sceptres, Axes, Staves and Unarmed.
RageVortexRage Vortex
Spin with a sword or axe to deal damage in an area around you. Sacrifices some rage to send a ragestorm forward. While enemies are inside it, the ragestorm will slow its movement and repeatedly deal attack damage based on your attack speed.
ShieldCrushShield Crush
Swipe your shield, dealing area damage in three waves in front of you. Enemies can be hit by two of the waves where they overlap.
BoneshatterSkillGemBoneshatter
Attack enemies with a forceful melee strike that also hurts you. Successive uses will raise the damage dealt both to enemies and you. Stunning an enemy with the strike releases a damaging pulse. Requires a Mace, Sceptre, Axe or Staff.
VolcanicFissureSkillGemVolcanic Fissure
Slam the ground, creating a winding fissure that deals area damage while travelling outwards. When it reaches the target location it erupts, releasing a burst of molten projectiles. Requires an Axe, Mace, Sceptre, Staff or Unarmed.
VaalFlickerStrikeVaal Flicker Strike
Repeatedly teleports to enemies and hits them, inflicting a wound but dealing no damage. After the repeating finishes, each enemy is hit by the total damage of their wounds, which are removed.
VaalMoltenStrikeVaal Molten Strike
Infuses your melee weapon with molten energies to attack with physical and fire damage. This attack causes balls of molten magma to launch forth causing AoE attack damage to enemies where they land.
VaalCleaveVaal Cleave
The character swings their weapon (or both weapons if dual wielding) in an arc, damaging monsters in an area in front of them. Killing Blows on Rare or Unique enemies grant a buff that improves Cleave for a duration. Killing Blows on Rare Enemies also steal their modifiers for a secondary duration. Only works with Axes and Swords.
VaalVolcanicFissureSkillGemVaal Volcanic Fissure
Slam the ground, creating a winding fissure that deals area damage while travelling outwards. When it reaches the target location it erupts, releasing a burst of molten projectiles. After erupting, the fissure continues moving towards enemies to cause further eruptions. Requires an Axe, Mace, Sceptre, Staff or Unarmed.
VaalSmiteVaal Smite
Calls lightning down to infuse your weapon, then performs a melee attack and causes lightning to strike nearby enemies, dealing damage in an area around each. Hitting an enemy grants an aura, giving you and your allies additional lightning damage for a duration, and additional lightning bolts with Smite. Requires a Sword, Axe, Mace, Sceptre, Staff or Unarmed.
VaalBladeFlurryVaal Blade Flurry
Channel to create an expanding circle area around you that blinds enemies within it. When you stop channelling, deals damage in a smaller area around each enemy in the circle. Requires a Dagger, Claw or One-Handed Sword.

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Close Combat Support

CloseCombatClose 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.

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) apply 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.

The damage increase is not shown on the character screen ('Offence' tab).

Distance Melee Damage
15 59%
20 47%
25 35%
30 24%
35 12%
40 0%

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