Iron Maiden


Curses a group of enemies, causing them to damage themselves when damaging others. 

First Level

Mana Cost: 5
% Damage Returned: 200
Duration (seconds): 12
Radius (yards): 4.6

Class Necromancer
Skill Tree Curses
Type Active
Required Level 12
Damage Type Physical

Iron Maiden is a Necromancer Skill in Diablo 2. Iron Maiden is part of the Curses Skill Tree and requires level 12 to be unlocked. Skills usually define a character's playstyle and are divided by Class and Skill Tree. Some Skills have synergies, which provide benefits to other skills on the same Skill Tree.


This spell curses a creature, condemning them to receive whatever pains they inflict upon others. The greater the skill of the Necromancer, the greater the magnitude of torment the victim receives for his wrongdoings.


Iron Maiden Information


  • Curses a group of enemies, causing them to damage themselves when damaging others. 
  • Cast Delay: None
  • This only works on melee monsters.
  • When casted on melee monsters, any damage to you or your Minions will be reflected back to them only more so. Monsters will kill themselves by attacking you and your Minions. As more points are placed in Iron Maiden, the damage monsters receive back increases. Sometimes a monster will kill themselves by attacking in only one hit.
  • Iron Maiden makes Skeletons and Skeletal Mages very useful, even at high levels. For this spell to work, all you need is something for the monsters to hit. Skeletons, Skeletal Mages, your Golem, Revived attract the monsters, they hit them, and are killed due to the damage received back with the Iron Maiden curse.
  • Remember Iron Maiden will not work against ranged attackers. Switch to Amplify damage against spell casters and any non melee attacking monster.
  • Iron Maiden only affects physical damage dealt. The damage returned is also purely Physical (not, for example, magic). Physical Resistance is fully effective against it.
  • Iron Maiden makes quick work of Hephasto the Armorer and the Smith.
  • Iron Maiden works against the Flayer's blow gun darts.
  • Iron Maiden becomes less effective on Nightmare and Hell Difficulty.
  • Iron Maiden has an additional 1/4 damage penalty in PVP


 First Level
  • Mana Cost: 5
  • % Damage Returned: 200
  • Duration (seconds): 12
  • Radius (yards): 4.6



  • Iron Maiden Required Level: 12
  • Iron Maiden Prerequisites: Amplify Damage


Iron Maiden Synergies

Iron Maiden Receives Synergy From:

  • No synergies

Iron Maiden Provides Synergy to:

  • No synergies


Iron Maiden Progression

The following chart displays the upgrade values for each level of Iron Maiden
Mana Cost: 5
Radius: 4.6 yards

Damage Returned
1 200% 12 sec.
2 225% 14.4 sec.
3 250% 16.8 sec.
4 275% 19.2 sec.
5 300% 21.6 sec.
6 325% 24 sec.
7 350% 26.4 sec.
8 375% 28.8 sec.
9 400% 31.2 sec.
10 425% 33.6 sec.
11 450% 36 sec.
12 475% 38.4 sec.
13 500% 40.8 sec.
14 525% 43.2 sec.
15 550% 45.6 sec.
16 575% 48 sec.
17 600% 50.4 sec.
18 625% 52.8 sec.
19 650% 55.2 sec.
20 675% 57.6 sec.



Notes and Tips

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Necromancer Curses in Diablo 2
Amplify Damage  ♦  Attract  ♦  Confuse  ♦  Decrepify  ♦  Dim Vision  ♦  Life Tap  ♦  Lower Resist  ♦  Terror  ♦  Weaken

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